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The year in business: 2014

Wed, 2014-12-24 03:09
During 2014 in business and economics, the shine seemed to come off a multitude of big ideas which had seemed until recently unstoppable.
Categories: International News

Party leaders' Christmas messages

Wed, 2014-12-24 02:59
David Cameron speaks of the UK's "Christian values" as Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg also release Christmas messages.
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Crolla amazed at Man Utd support

Wed, 2014-12-24 02:58
Boxer Anthony Crolla says he has been amazed by the support from his Manchester United heroes as he recovers from a broken skull.
Categories: International News

Chef Pascale given new fostering post

Wed, 2014-12-24 02:57
TV chef Lorraine Pascale is to become the government's first fostering ambassador, the Department for Education says.
Categories: International News

Boxing Day predictions: Lawro v Guy Mowbray

Wed, 2014-12-24 01:43
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on MOTD commentator Guy Mowbray in his Premier League predictions.
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Amazon tribe raids Peru village

Wed, 2014-12-24 01:31
A remote Peruvian community is to be evacuated after members of an Amazon tribe looking for food raided homes and killed domestic animals
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Canada porn actor jailed for murder

Wed, 2014-12-24 01:22
A Canadian porn actor is sentenced to 25 years in prison for first-degree murder for killing and dismembering his lover in 2012.
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US shares close at record level

Wed, 2014-12-24 00:39
The Dow Jones index closes above 18,000 for the first time, after figures show the US economy growing at its fastest pace for 11 years.
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Burton and Bonham Carter split up

Wed, 2014-12-24 00:26
Director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter announce they have "separated amicably" after 13 years together.
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VIDEO: 'Brutal country': Inside IS heartland

Wed, 2014-12-24 00:05
A German author given unprecedented access to territory controlled by Islamic State tells the BBC that IS is stronger, more brutal and harder to confront than he had expected.
Categories: International News

VIDEO: Driver in disabled bay stand-off

Tue, 2014-12-23 23:01
Matthew Sanders, a driver who wrongly parked in a disabled bay in Birmingham, spends more than seven hours in his car to stop it being towed away.
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VIDEO: Pensioner's £1,000 lunch for lonely

Tue, 2014-12-23 22:37
An 86-year-old woman decides to treat dozens of strangers to Christmas dinner in a pub in Devon.
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Gay US blood donor ban 'should end'

Tue, 2014-12-23 22:26
Gay and bisexual men should no longer be banned from donating blood in the US, a key health body recommends.
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Man in disabled bay tow stand-off

Tue, 2014-12-23 22:24
A driver who parked in a disabled bay in Birmingham sits in his car for more than seven hours to stop it being towed away in a stand-off with council contractors.
Categories: International News

VIDEO: Doctor's gloom in Syrian siege city

Tue, 2014-12-23 20:28
A Red Cross doctor who returned to help treat victims of the Aleppo siege in Syria gives a gloomy assessment of the almost complete breakdown of medical treatment in the city.
Categories: International News

Key issues addressed by agreement

Tue, 2014-12-23 20:22
The Stormont House negotiations tackled a number of contentious issues, although there is less progress on some others.
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VIDEO: Francis Wheen: Abused by Napier

Tue, 2014-12-23 20:08
Writer Francis Wheen tells the BBC that paedophile Charles Napier used fizzy drinks and biscuits to groom schoolchildren.
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Smartphones 'changing our brains'

Tue, 2014-12-23 20:03
Our brains are adapting to touch screen smartphone technology say researchers who have carried out a study on human volunteers.
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Ivory smuggling suspect arrested

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:32
A Kenyan businessman suspected of being behind an international ivory smuggling ring has been arrested in Tanzania.
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VIDEO: Tsunami: Sri Lanka 10 years on

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:13
This week, the BBC is revisiting some of the areas that saw some of the worst devastation. Yogita Limaye has been to the south of Sri Lanka to see how people are getting on there.
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