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Tenement evacuated following blaze

12 August 2014 - 9:09am
Twenty five people had to be led to safety by firefighters during a blaze in an Aberdeen tenement.

Suicides blamed on jail conditions

12 August 2014 - 9:05am
Overcrowding and lack of staff have contributed to an increase in suicides in jails in England and Wales, the chief inspector of prisons says.

Egyptian forces 'planned massacre'

12 August 2014 - 9:03am
Human Rights Watch says its year-long investigation into the deaths of hundreds of protesters in Cairo in 2013 found evidence of systematic killings.

VIDEO: After hours robots to explore Tate

12 August 2014 - 8:59am
Robots help art lovers explore London's Tate Britain after hours

Durkan borehole decision criticised

12 August 2014 - 8:52am
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan is accused of sending out the signal that Northern Ireland "is not open for business" over his decision to block an exploratory borehole in Fermanagh.

Ladbrokes first half profits plunge

12 August 2014 - 8:41am
Bookmaker Ladbrokes has reported a sharp fall in profit despite saying it had had a "good World Cup".

UK makes second air drop in Iraq

12 August 2014 - 8:30am
RAF planes dropped a second round of lifesaving aid to refugees in northern Iraq overnight, UK government confirms.

'Action needed' on foreign fighters

12 August 2014 - 8:26am
The US and Australia highlight the threat posed by foreign jihadi fighters returning from Syria and Iraq, amid horror in Australia over a graphic image of a young boy.

Sea meadows 'lost like rain forests'

12 August 2014 - 8:12am
Under sea feeding grounds for young fish are being lost at the same rate as Amazonian rain forests and could damage the fishing industry, scientists in Swansea warn.

VIDEO: Town halls must now open to cameras

12 August 2014 - 7:45am
A change in law means local council meetings can be filmed.

Emergency funds for flood damage

12 August 2014 - 7:38am
The Scottish government says it will consider emergency funding for local authorities to help deal with the costs of flood damage.

Anger over Nato protester peace camp

12 August 2014 - 6:55am
Anti-Nato protesters' plans for a park "peace camp" angers residents as Newport prepares for next month's summit.

Should cricket introduce red and yellow cards?

12 August 2014 - 6:54am
Is it time for cricket to follow football and rugby by giving umpires the power to send players off?

Russia 'sends Ukraine aid mission'

12 August 2014 - 6:36am
Almost 300 lorries carrying food, medicine and generators have left the Moscow area bound for eastern Ukraine where fighting continues, Russia says.

Club-by-club guide to the Premier League season

12 August 2014 - 6:11am
Transfers, top stories and expert predictions: BBC Sport runs you through what's happened in the Premier League this summer.

VIDEO: US actor Robin Williams found dead

12 August 2014 - 6:04am
US actor Robin Williams has been found dead, aged 63, in an apparent suicide, California police say.

Major praises 'drive' of immigrants

12 August 2014 - 6:00am
Sir John Major praises immigrants for having what he called "the very Conservative instinct" of wanting to improve their lives.

More conscript suicides in S Korea

12 August 2014 - 5:02am
Two more conscripts are found dead in apparent suicides in South Korea, amid an ongoing debate over the culture in the nation's military.

Liberia to receive Ebola trial drug

12 August 2014 - 3:09am
Liberia will receive an untested experimental drug, Zmapp, to treat people infected with Ebola, the government says following a request to the US.

Payout ruling due on jail vote ban

12 August 2014 - 2:36am
The European Court of Human Rights is due to rule on whether prisoners denied the vote should get compensation.

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