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Attack on Iraq prisoner convoy kills dozens

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Part of M6 motorway closed after piece of bridge falls onto carriageway

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24th Jul 2014

Commonwealth Games 2014: Best pictures from opening ceremony

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24th Jul 2014

Man who hit pensioner repeatedly across face with urine-filled catheter bag is jailed

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24th Jul 2014

Cat survives being trapped inside disused hotel for three days in soaring temperatures without food and water

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24th Jul 2014

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor gets virus

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24th Jul 2014

Attack on Iraq prisoner convoy kills dozens

Part of M6 motorway closed after piece of bridge falls onto carriageway

Commonwealth Games 2014: Best pictures from opening ceremony

Man who hit pensioner repeatedly across face with urine-filled catheter bag is jailed

Cat survives being trapped inside disused hotel for three days in soaring temperatures without food and water

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor gets virus

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EU sets 30% energy savings target

At 07:52:56 - 24 July 2014

By Matt McGrathEnvironment correspondent, BBC News EU member states will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission. In a statement, the Commission said the new goal would build on existing achievements, pointing out that new buildings across the EU now use...

Entertainment

Rod Stewart strips off in front of Celtic Board Room trophy case for “no pants” shot

The singer performed at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony tonight-giving a cracking performance of his hit Rhythm Of My Heart. John stole the night with a gay kiss, as Glasgow snubbed homophobic nations in the ceremony. Within the first few minutes of the opening ceremony, singer John kissed a man waiting at at the aisle for him before the pair skipped away hand in hand. One wrote on Twitt

Business

South Korea unveils $40bn stimulus

South Korea has unveiled a $40bn (23bn) stimulus package to help boost the economy. In April, it pushed through a $15bn economic stimulus plan, also to help boost growth. Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist from consultancy IHS says "the additional fiscal stimulus package should ensure that Korean GDP growth momentum recovers in the second half of 2014". In addition to the GDP data and th

World

Death row inmate took nearly two HOURS to die in botched execution

An Arizona death row inmate took almost two hours to die after being administered a lethal injection following a denial for a stay of execution over concerns about the new drugs. So concerned by his state of distress his attorneys applied for an emergency stay of execution as he lay on the bed. "We respectfully request that this court stop the execution and require that the Department of Correct

Technology

Google to face Europe data watchdogs

Google is to meet data regulators from across the European Union to discuss the implications of the recent "right to be forgotten" ruling. An EU court ruled in May that links to "irrelevant" and outdated data should be erased from searches on request, leading to censorship concerns. "Google is a massive commercial organisation making millions and millions out of processing people's personal info

Politics

Assault MP speaks of ‘deep regret’

By Chris MasonPolitical correspondent, BBC News Conservative MP David Ruffley has said he "deeply regrets" actions that led to a police caution for common assault on his ex-partner earlier this year. He was given a caution and a Conservative Party spokesman said the matter was dealt with by police. 'Dreadful crime' The dean is far from the only senior figure to question whether Mr Ruffley, who w

England

Aerial images reveal WW1 ‘footprint’

Aerial photographs which show the impact of World War One on the UK landscape have been released as part of a project to mark the war's centenary. Britain from Above features 95,000 images taken by the company Aerofilms Ltd which show buildings linked to the war effort. By 2006 the company had built up a collection of 1.26 million negatives but the Britain from Above project is now hoping to use

Wales

Big rise in council redundancy costs

By Nick ServiniPolitical editor, Wales Cash-strapped Welsh councils have spent nearly twice as much on making staff redundant as they did last year, BBC Wales has learned. But BBC Wales has received figures from half of the 22 councils and they say their headcount has reduced by around 1,500 over the course of the last financial year. The Welsh Local Government Association, which represents coun

Scotland

Swan causes water sports ban at pond

Edinburgh Leisure has been forced to cancel water sports at one of its venues because a swan has been attacking people. Magnus Lyon, who leads the kayak camps at Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre, said: "Health and safety is of paramount importance at Edinburgh Leisure, and following concerns about the swan we regret we have had to make this decision to protect children. They will see the