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Afghanistan lose on World Cup debut

18 February 2015 - 11:16am
Afghanistan's debut World Cup match ends in defeat as Bangladesh are victorious by 105 runs in Canberra.

Cat litter used to stem store flood

18 February 2015 - 11:13am
A supermarket is closed after thousands of gallons of water from a burst main swamp the car park.

Police 'not sure' boy is in river

18 February 2015 - 11:07am
Police say they are not "100% sure" a missing 11-year-old boy is in a river where they have been searching.

Oborne calls for Telegraph inquiry

18 February 2015 - 10:59am
The Daily Telegraph's former chief political commentator Peter Oborne calls for an independent review of the newspaper's guidelines over its HSBC tax scandal coverage.

Unemployment falls to 99,000

18 February 2015 - 10:58am
The number of people unemployed in Wales falls to 6.7%, with 3,000 more people in work between July and September last year.

Ohuruogu criticises IAAF chief

18 February 2015 - 10:57am
Christine Ohuruogu criticises the head of world athletics for saying the sport faces a "crisis" over doping allegations.

NI unemployment continuing to fall

18 February 2015 - 10:51am
The number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Northern Ireland fell by 1700 in January and now stands at just over 48,000.

Tanzanian albino boy found mutilated

18 February 2015 - 10:43am
The body of an albino boy who went missing on Sunday is found in Tanzania with his limbs hacked off in what appears to be a witchcraft killing.

Boy died after abuse case 'failings'

18 February 2015 - 10:41am
A boy died from a severe head injury after authorities failed to act while he suffered years of abuse, a serious case review finds.

Can you be part-time at the top?

18 February 2015 - 10:34am
Do you have to work a five-day week to be the boss?

Greece will request loan extension

18 February 2015 - 10:33am
Greece will request a six-month extension of its loan agreement on Wednesday, a Greek government official confirms.

Further fall in UK unemployment

18 February 2015 - 10:23am
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 97,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to December, official figures show.

Swiss raid HSBC's Geneva office

18 February 2015 - 10:21am
Swiss prosecutors are searching offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC bank in an inquiry into alleged money-laundering.

Fewer A&E patients waiting longer

18 February 2015 - 10:21am
The latest figures show 82.3% of patients in Wales were seen within four hours in accident and emergency - the Welsh government target is 95%.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

18 February 2015 - 10:20am
MPs take evidence on the tax planning industry and the fairness of tax collection by HMRC.

Ex-prison staff held in payments probe

18 February 2015 - 10:19am
Two ex-prison officers have been arrested in Suffolk, as part of an inquiry into corrupt payments to officials, police say.

Scottish unemployment down by 15,000

18 February 2015 - 10:16am
Unemployment in Scotland fell by 15,000 between October and December and now stands at 149,000, according to official figures.

Prisoner 'may be en route to UK'

18 February 2015 - 10:15am
It is understood that a prisoner who escaped from custody in the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday may be trying to get to Britain through Northern Ireland.

'Priceless' coins found off Israel

18 February 2015 - 9:52am
Scuba divers inadvertently discover the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel's Mediterranean coast.

VIDEO: Chelsea Metro incident 'threatening'

18 February 2015 - 9:29am
A man who filmed a group of Chelsea football fans preventing a black man from boarding a Metro train in Paris has been speaking about the incident.