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Leicester title 'inspires the world'

34 min 49 sec ago
Leicester City's Thai vice-chairman says the "miracle" of the club's Premier League title is an "inspiration for the whole world".

Deadly air strike on Syria refugee camp

48 min 34 sec ago
Dozens of people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish border, monitors say.

Space radar to assess Europe's historic sites

1 hour 22 min ago
A satellite radar project is under way to assess the geological hazards facing the 400-plus European monuments and sites on the Unesco World Heritage List.

Former presidents will not endorse Trump

1 hour 41 min ago
Former US presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush will not endorse Donald Trump's candidacy for president, aides have told local media.

Massive Alberta wildfire spreads south

1 hour 44 min ago
A massive wildfire in Alberta, Canada has moved south, forcing more evacuations on Thursday.

MPs to review 'Boaty' naming process

1 hour 49 min ago
MPs want to examine the process that has been used to find a name for the UK's new polar research ship - a vessel the public wants to call Boaty McBoatface.

Shower gel plastic beads may face ban

2 hours 1 min ago
The UK's Environment Minister promises action to cut pollution from facial scrubs and body washes.

Murray reaches quarter-finals in Madrid

2 hours 13 min ago
Defending champion Andy Murray beats Gilles Simon 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.

UK 'less attractive' to Japan outside EU

2 hours 21 min ago
The UK would be a "less attractive" destination for Japanese investors if it votes to leave the EU, Japan's prime minister says during a visit to Downing Street.

Ex-Wallaby Ella to coach England backs

2 hours 29 min ago
Glen Ella will work with England for the three-Test series against Australia as a specialist backs and skills coach.

Rory Kinnear part of new season at ENO

2 hours 30 min ago
The new artistic director at the English National Opera says he wants to move on from the "trauma" of the past year, as the company announces Rory Kinnear's directorial debut.

US to ban e-cigarettes for under-18s

2 hours 34 min ago
The US government unveils new federal rules that include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to people aged under 18.

'Perfect storm' boosted Alberta fires

2 hours 54 min ago
The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.

Pilots report 1,400 laser incidents

2 hours 55 min ago
More than 1,400 incidents of lasers being shone at aircraft are reported to the UK's Civil Aviation Authority in a year.

Why was the New Day so short-lived?

3 hours 34 min ago
Readers on why the New Day newspaper failed

Fellaini & Huth given three-game bans

3 hours 45 min ago
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini and Leicester's Robert Huth are banned for three games for their clash in Sunday's draw.

'Smugglers in UK car' in France chase

3 hours 50 min ago
A British-registered car, reported to be involved in people trafficking, is involved in a high-speed police chase from Belgium to France.

Ranieri asks stars for 'one year more'

4 hours 5 min ago
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri asks his Premier League title winners to "stay one year more".

VIDEO: London NHS choir signs film deal

4 hours 45 min ago
The NHS choir that beat Justin Bieber to the UK's Christmas number one spot in 2015 signs a film deal to tell its story of success.

Women make up 13.6% of film directors

5 hours 5 min ago
Only 13.6% of film directors working in the UK are women, says a new report.