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Motorway crash victim identified

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 00:34
Police identify a man who died in a collision on the M8 motorway on the outskirts of Edinburgh between the Gogar and Hermiston junctions.

Prince consoled hoaxed nurse's family

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 00:26
The husband of a nurse who killed herself after taking a prank call to medical staff treating the Duchess of Cambridge says he was consoled by a letter from Prince William.

Sky ride 'safe' after mid-air terror

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 00:21
The operators of a 60m amusement ride which was shut down after its carriages crashed into each other with people on board insists it is safe.

PMs 'need to engage in NI talks'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 00:19
The British and Irish prime ministers must be properly engaged in Northern Ireland's political talks for a deal to be reached, says Finance Minister Simon Hamilton.

Fresh bid to clear dead man's name

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 23:48
A fresh attempt is being made to clear the name of a Llandrindod Wells man who was convicted of armed robbery in 1970, despite the man dying two years ago.

VIDEO: The 'disaster' hitting olives and their oil

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 23:42
A disastrous harvest in Italy could lead to a rise in the price of olive oil.

'Data needed' for tax power scrutiny

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 23:40
Tax powers should not be devolved to Wales until the right data is available to measure the nation's economic performance, a leading academic says.

VIDEO: US excitement grows ahead of royal visit

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 23:31
Final preparations are under way in New York for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Sunday.

N Korea denies 'righteous' Sony hack

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 22:53
North Korea denies hacking into the computer system at Sony Pictures over a film depicting the country's leader - but praises the attack itself as "righteous".

VIDEO: Homes hit by Typhoon Hagupit

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 20:37
Several homes have been damaged by Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines, but no casualties have been reported so far.

US reporter charged by Iran court

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 20:08
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, detained in Iran for more than four months, is formally charged with unspecified crimes.

Typhoon Hagupit in pictures and tweets

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 20:04
Images and tweets from the Philippines

Archbishop urges help for hungry UK

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 19:55
More help is needed to prevent UK families going hungry, the Archbishop of Canterbury says ahead of a parliamentary report on the issue.

US Republicans boost Senate majority

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 19:22
US Republicans increase their majority in the Senate after a runoff in Louisiana from the mid-term elections ends in defeat for the Democrats.

How England inspired Middle Earth

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 19:12
How England's landscape inspired JRR Tolkien

Bill Cassidy Defeats Mary Landrieu In La. Senate Runoff

NPR News - Sat, 2014-12-06 18:01

The Republican congressman pushed out the incumbent senator, boosting the GOP majority in the Senate.

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Cuban Ebola doctor returns home

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 16:53
A Cuban doctor who recovered from Ebola after receiving experimental treatment in Switzerland is welcomed back to Havana.

Kiesza: From elite sniper to chart topper

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 16:02
How Kiesza went from elite sniper to pop star

Typhoon sweeps across Philippines

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:48
Hundreds of thousands take shelter as Typhoon Hagupit sweeps across the eastern Philippines, toppling trees and threatening coastal areas.

Thousands expected at bridge display

BBC - Sat, 2014-12-06 15:37
More than 100,000 people are expected to attend a fireworks display celebrating Clifton Suspension Bridge's 150th anniversary later, organisers say.