Case unfairly politicised says Adams

The case of Belfast woman Maíria Cahill has been unfairly politicised, says Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:48 am

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:47 am

Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria

A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:41 am

VIDEO: One killed in US school shooting

One person was shot dead and four students wounded in a school by a student who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:40 am

RAF pilot training moving to island

Basic pilot training for the RAF and Royal Navy will now take place in Anglesey, it is confirmed by the Ministry of Defence.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:28 am

Man killed in west Belfast shooting

A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway following what is believed to have been a serious brawl.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:18 am

Woman dies after two-car crash

A 49-year-old woman dies after her crash collided with another car on the A862 Dingwall to Ardullie road in the Highlands.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:13 am

Plan to clamp down on nuisance calls

Companies which cause "annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety" with marketing calls and text messages could be fined up to £500,000, ministers say.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 6:07 am

New HS2 station proposed for Crewe

A report into the route of the second phase of the controversial fast train project HS2 is expected to recommend a new station be built in Crewe.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 5:55 am

Taarabt row over, says Redknapp

QPR manager Harry Redknapp says the club have "moved on" from the row provoked by his criticism of Adel Taarabt.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 5:53 am

Iran hangs woman despite campaign

Iran defies an international campaign and hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 5:49 am

Rangers agree to Ashley funding deal

Rangers are close to accepting a funding offer from Mike Ashley, ahead of proposals from Brian Kennedy and Dave King.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 5:38 am

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 5:04 am

Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour

Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:50 am

Masked gang with iron bars hit man

A man is attacked in his County Down home by masked men carrying iron bars.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:47 am

Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'

One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:42 am

Scottish Labour leader stands down

Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office".

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:42 am

Man 'raped by priest 65 years ago'

A 72-year-old man says he was raped by a priest in a Bedfordshire boys' home 65 years ago.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:33 am

Students fined over sexist chants

A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:31 am

AUDIO: Is technology killing old loved books?

Josh Spero, author of Second Hand Stories and editor of Spear's Magazine, and the author Erica Wagner, a former literary editor of the Times mull the question of high tech and old books.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:07 am

AUDIO: Ebola health worker's audio diary fears

Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:06 am

Women 'need clear coaching pathway'

Women need a clear pathway into coaching if they are to succeed in a male-dominated environment, say industry experts.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 4:05 am

VIDEO: Learning how to leap around a city

The UK's first specialised Parkour, or freerunning, academies have opened to encourage people to learn how to do it in a safe environment.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 3:56 am

England edge Samoa in thriller

England narrowly hold on for victory against Samoa in a pulsating Four Nations encounter in Brisbane.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 3:36 am

Benefit claims wait 'unacceptable'

A charity calls for the rollout of a new benefit payment to be halted until a backlog is cleared.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 2:27 am