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Death bowling must improve - Moores

posted: 15 Feb 2015

England must rethink their death bowling tactics to revive their World Cup hopes, admits coach Peter Moores.

India building collapse kills 13

posted: 15 Feb 2015

A newly constructed building collapses in northern India killing 13 people sleeping on the ground floor.

German parade off over terror threat

posted: 15 Feb 2015

A carnival parade in Braunschweig, northern Germany, is called off at short notice due to a "specific threat of Islamist attack".

Joan Baez to headline festival

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Folk star Joan Baez and chart-topper Passenger are announced as the headliners for this year's Cambridge Folk Festival.

Budapest Hotel wins writing award

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Wes Anderson's off-beat comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel wins the top film prize at the Writers Guild Awards.

Universal credit 'is under budget'

posted: 15 Feb 2015

The roll-out of the new benefit universal credit has cost less than expected and is being delivered "stage-by-stage", the work and pensions secretary says.

Holders India crush rivals Pakistan

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Virat Kohli's hundred helps India open the defence of their World Cup crown with a 76-run win over arch rivals Pakistan.

German carnival off in terror threat

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Carnival parade in Braunschweig, northern Germany, called off at short notice due to "threat of Islamist attack".

Sanchez 'not himself' says Wenger

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits star player Alexis Sanchez was "not himself" during the win over Leicester.

Rose stopped in first round

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Blackpool's Brian Rose is beaten in the first round of his light-welterweight contest with American Carson Jones.

Universal credit rollout 'under budget'

posted: 15 Feb 2015

The rollout of the new benefit, universal credit, has cost less than expected and has not been delayed, the work and pensions secretary says.

Two charged over Canada death 'plot'

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Two are charged over an alleged mass-shooting plot in Halifax, Canada - while the purported dark writings of a third suspect, now dead, also emerge.

Nutella billionaire Ferrero dies

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Billionaire Michele Ferrero, whose global chocolate empire made him Italy's richest man, has died aged 89.

Boost for Iranian cinema at film festivals

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Iranian cinema feels its way back after crackdown

Record stand helps SA beat Zimbabwe

posted: 15 Feb 2015

David Miller and JP Duminy share a record fifth-wicket stand of 256 as South Africa recover to beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs.

Ukraine 'quieter' after ceasefire

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Ukraine's army and pro-Russian rebels accuse each other of shelling despite a new ceasefire, but the truce is said to be largely holding.

Carol McGiffin reveals cancer battle

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Television celebrity and former Loose Women star Carol McGiffin reveals that she was diagnosed with cancer in April.

Universal credit benefit 'is working'

posted: 15 Feb 2015

People claiming the new universal credit benefit get work more quickly, and earn more, than those on jobseeker's allowance, the government says.

HSBC publishes newspaper apology

posted: 15 Feb 2015

HSBC has published an apology in several Sunday newspapers following allegations that its Swiss private bank helped clients evade tax.

Turkey protests over woman's murder

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Thousands of women join protests in several Turkish cities over the murder of a young woman who allegedly resisted a rape attempt.

VIDEO: Canada gang 'murderous misfits'

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Officials in Canada have branded as ''murderous misfits'' a gang they say planned to kill as many people as possible in a massacre on Valentine's Day.

VIDEO: A taste of Kabul's first chip shop

posted: 15 Feb 2015

The first British fish and chip shop has opened in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, serving up a taste of the UK to locals.

VIDEO: Women make their mark at carnival

posted: 15 Feb 2015

As the carnival season gets under way in Brazil, women have been organising parades with a feminist twist to call for a defence of their freedoms and to challenge clich├ęs.

Sexton 'fine' after Ireland victory

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Jonathan Sexton says he suffered no ill-effects despite taking another bang to his head in Ireland's win over France.

'Copenhagen gunman' shot by police

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Police in Copenhagen say they have shot dead the man they believe was behind two deadly attacks in the Danish capital hours earlier.

HSBC publishes apology in newspapers

posted: 15 Feb 2015

HSBC has published an apology in several Sunday newspapers following allegations that its Swiss private bank helped clients evade tax.

Universal Credit benefit 'is working'

posted: 15 Feb 2015

People claiming the new Universal Credit benefit get work more quickly, and earn more, than those on Jobseeker's Allowance, the government says.

Ukraine ceasefire takes effect

posted: 15 Feb 2015

A ceasefire between Ukraine's army and pro-Russian rebels in the east comes into effect, though sporadic shelling is reported in some places.

Police shoot dead man in Copenhagen

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Police in Copenhagen say they have shot dead a man who opened fire on them close to the sites of two earlier attacks in the Danish capital.

Literary festival breathes life into Lahore

posted: 15 Feb 2015

The literary festival that breathes life into Lahore

Priest steers NZ women past England

posted: 15 Feb 2015

New Zealand beat England by nine wickets in the third women's one-day international to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Zane Lowe to leave Radio 1 next month

posted: 15 Feb 2015

Zane Lowe is to leave Radio 1 next month after 12 years, with Annie Mac replacing him as presenter of the flagship early evening new music show.

Johnson 'to renounce US citizenship'

posted: 15 Feb 2015

London mayor Boris Johnson says he intends to renounce his US citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain".

Let there be light

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Swedish researchers look to help people through dark days

Confessions of a British Carnival dancer in Rio

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Confessions of a British Carnival dancer in Rio

What does Assad really think about Syria's civil w

posted: 14 Feb 2015

What does Syria's president really think about his country's civil war?

Second deadly shooting in Copenhagen

posted: 14 Feb 2015

One person is killed and two injured after shots are fired near a synagogue in Copenhagen, hours after another shooting at a cafe in the Danish capital.

England senior players urged to lead

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Eoin Morgan calls on England's senior players to help the side recover from their thrashing by Australia at the World Cup.

Rodgers praises Sturridge impact

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says striker Daniel Sturridge's return is a key reason for his side's good form.

Panahi's Taxi wins top Berlin prize

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Taxi, the third film by dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, beats 19 other contenders to win the top prize at the 65th Berlin Film Festival.

Injuries in second Denmark shooting

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Several people are injured after shots are fired near a synagogue in Copenhagen, hours after another shooting at a cafe in the Danish capital.

VIDEO: Middle East Beats: Amani Yahya

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Amani Yahya, is a Yemeni rapper from Al Hodaida who is now based in Sana'a, the capital city torn by conflict.

South Africa plans foreign land ban

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Foreigners will be banned from owning land in South Africa under new proposals outlined by President Jacob Zuma.

Ukrainian president orders ceasefire

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko orders his country's forces to begin ceasefire in line with Minsk agreement

VIDEO: Danish PM: Shooting is 'terrorist attack'

posted: 14 Feb 2015

A shooting at a free speech debate in the Danish capital, Copenhagen is being treated as "a terrorist attack", the Danish prime minister says.

Boiler-suit fans clash with police

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Fans wearing boiler suits clash with police on Borussia Moenchengladbach's pitch after the side's 1-0 win over Cologne.

Gunman hits Danish blasphemy seminar

posted: 14 Feb 2015

One person dies after shots are fired at a Copenhagen cafe where a controversial cartoonist was attending a free speech debate.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Seven-time winners Liverpool come from behind to beat Crystal Palace and move into the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Gunmen hit Danish blasphemy debate

posted: 14 Feb 2015

One person dies after shots are fired at a Copenhagen cafe where a controversial cartoonist was attending a free speech debate.

Johnson-Thompson sets high jump record

posted: 14 Feb 2015

Katarina Johnson-Thompson sets a new British high jump record as she defends her indoor title in Sheffield.