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Day in pictures: 8 January 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 04:09
Images from around the world: 8 January

Ukraine blames Russia for German hack

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:56
Ukraine points the finger at Russia for German hack attack but do they have any evidence for the claims?

Petrol prices hit five year low

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:54
The price of unleaded petrol has fallen to its lowest level in five years, bringing cheer for motorists and businesses.

Armed police called to MP's office

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:46
Armed police are called to the office of the Swansea MP Sian James in the city.

Warning of bad weather extended

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:43
Winds gusting to up to 100mph and heavy rain are forecast for parts of Scotland from late Thursday night.

Green anger at Ofcom exclusion

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:39
The Green Party is 'deeply disappointed' at its exclusion from the broadcasting regulator's proposed list of major parties.

Bank keeps UK interest rates on hold

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:35
UK interest rates have been kept on hold for another month by the Bank of England at a record low of 0.5%.

Second assault on Nigerian town

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:35
Nigeria's militant Islamists carry out a second attack on the key north-eastern town of Baga, with many bodies littering its streets, an official tells the BBC.

Caption Challenge: Strings attached

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:32
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Cavern Club owner Ray McFall dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:20
Former Cavern Club owner Ray McFall, who helped launch the careers of The Beatles, dies.

Mexican police held over kidnapping

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:12
Thirteen police officers are being held in Mexico in connection with the kidnapping on 2 January of Veracruz journalist Moises Sanchez.

Punk band find stolen painting

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:03
Members of a punk band find a $250,000 artwork hours after it was stolen from a New Orleans gallery.

New Tesco stores in Scotland shelved

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 03:01
Supermarket giant Tesco confirms the cancellation of plans to build eight new stores in Scotland.

IS launches assault on Iraqi city

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 02:56
Islamic State militants have attacked Iraqi security forces in the central city of Samarra, killing two people and injuring 28 others, officials say.

Evans Oldham deal off amid 'threats'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 02:56
Oldham Athletic decide against signing convicted rapist Ched Evans following "threats to staff and their families".

Gambling with their sporting lives?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 02:53
With sportsmen three times more likely to gamble than the general population, why do so many risk so much on the 'betting buzz'?

Defoe to join Spurs for training

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 02:48
Toronto FC's former Spurs striker Jermain Defoe is to train with his former club during the MLS close season.

VIDEO: Streep on 'troubling' witch role

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 02:47
Meryl Streep: Into the Woods is a 'troubling and weird' mixture of fairy tales, with a much darker plot than a typical Disney film

Trainline rail ticket firm to float

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 02:43
Trainline, the online rail booking system, is to float on the London Stock Market in a deal expected to value the business at about £500m.

Police silence for Paris victims

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 02:38
Wales' four police forces have held a minute's silence in a show of support for those attacked in the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.