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VIDEO: Free beer for Amsterdam's alcoholics

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 22:23
Alcoholics in Amsterdam are being offered free beer to clean the streets as part of a initiative to reduce crime.

India judge: Pre-marital sex immoral

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 21:30
A judge in the Indian capital, Delhi, says pre-marital sex is "immoral" and against the "tenets of every religion".

Benefits 'turmoil' and Helmand fears

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 20:48
A mixed bag of headlines include confusion over "perks for pensioners" and warnings of a Taliban resurgence when British troops leave Afghanistan.

Oakwood prison incident 'resolved'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 20:22
Trouble that broke out on a wing at Oakwood prison, and lasted for more than five hours, has now been resolved, private security firm G4S says.

New India party to contest key polls

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 20:02
A new anti-corruption party in India will contest this year's general elections, a senior leader says.

Japan's stocks fall on profit taking

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 19:27
Japan's main stock index, the Nikkei 225, fall as much as 2.6% on Monday - the first trading day of the new year.

In pictures: Life along Kashmir border

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 19:25
Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan

VIDEO: BBC Weather: Why is it so cold in the US?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 19:06
John Hammond from the BBC Weather Centre explains how a "polar vortex" has caused record-low temperatures across the United States.

Patient data to be collected from GPs

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:28
The NHS in England is to start collecting anonymised data on patient care by GPs, with 26 million leaflets being sent out to explain the move.

UK debt 'may become harder to sell'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:19
The UK could find investors are more reticent to buy UK debt in the years ahead, the head of the office that issues the government's bonds says.

Warnings bring coastal flood fears

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:12
Dozens of flood warnings remain in place, prompting fears of fresh flooding, while forecasters warn of high winds and large waves on Monday.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: A Jacobean theatre on Bankside

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:05
Inside the Globe's new Jacobean playhouse

Bitcoin crosses $1,000 on Zynga move

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:49
The value of Bitcoin tops $1,000 once again after social gaming firm Zynga says it will start accepting the virtual currency as a payment option.

Bedroom kit promises 'smarter sleep'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:46
A system that combines sensors monitoring body movement and room temperature with a colour changing lamp is one of several sleep systems to launch in Las Vegas.

Amsterdam's alcoholic street cleaners

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:29
Dutch alcoholics get incentive to pick up litter

Is there any point giving things up for January?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:13
January is traditionally the time for resolutions - but is there any real point to giving things up for a month?

Dancing over the edge: Vienna in 1914

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:48
One hundred years ago, Vienna was at the epicentre of a world on the brink of war. Bethany Bell reflects on a century of changes in the Austrian capital.

No campaign 'must set out vision'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:38
The pro-Union campaign must set out in detail what a No vote in the independence referendum would mean for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon says.

Why are the Mint countries special?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:36
A four-part series on Radio Four focuses on the Mint countries - Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey - tipped as the next to assume their places at the high table of economic success. Jim O'Neill explains what they have in common.

The bank boss who likes to be different

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:10
No bonuses, no advertising - the bank doing things differently

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