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Greece faces crucial presidency vote

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 18:37
The Greek parliament is to hold a third and final vote on whether to approve a new president, a decision which could trigger snap elections.

VIDEO: Hopes for jailed al-Jazeera staff

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 18:22
The first anniversary of the arrest in Egypt of three al-Jazeera journalists: Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed fell on Monday.

Five centuries of protecting sailors

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 18:02
A charity which maintains the country's lighthouses is celebrating 500 years of protecting mariners.

Asian shares head higher on US gains

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 17:32
Asian markets traded higher on Monday following new record highs on Wall Street on Friday, which boosted investor confidence.

Scores await rescue from Italy ferry

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 17:25
An Italian ferry which caught fire on route to Italy with 478 people on board is being evacuated in choppy seas and high winds.

Sony The Interview makes $15m online

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 16:43
Controversial Sony film The Interview becomes the studio's most downloaded film ever, just four days after its release online.

VIDEO: AirAsia pilot 'talented professional'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 16:31
The search has resumed for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501, which has gone missing with 162 people on board, an Indonesian official has said.

Youth vote 'key to election win'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 16:26
Up to three million young people are yet to decide how to vote in the general election, and this could be key to who wins, a think tank says.

Hitler's old house gives Austria a headache

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 16:17
Vacant birthplace of Nazi leader gives Austria a headache

Businesses warn on election tactics

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 16:04
The head of a major UK business group is calling on politicians to rise above "point-scoring" in the general election campaigns next year.

The year 2014 in archaeology

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 16:01
Stories that made impact in world of archaeology this year

Smoking rot highlighted in campaign

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 15:58
Smoking "rots" the body from within, warns this year's quit smoking campaign from Public Health England.

Female employment at record high

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 15:37
Female employment in Scotland has risen by 46,000 over the past year to a record 1,288,000, government statistics reveal.

Solar power capacity rises by third

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 15:34
Scotland's solar power capacity has increased by about a third in the past year, according to new figures.

Hearing implant upgrades for deaf

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 15:31
Severely deaf people who use cochlear implants will receive hearing aid upgrades every five years, the Scottish government announces.

Search Resumes For Missing AirAsia Flight With 162 Aboard

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-28 15:07

Flight QZ8501, traveling from Indonesia to Singapore, lost contact with air traffic control Sunday morning. The search for the plane was suspended for the night, but resumed at dawn.

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Celebrity power drives the headlines

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 15:05
We might think we aren't influenced by celebrity endorsements, says David Sillito, but we are probably wrong.

Europe in 2015: A year of insecurity

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 15:04
The economy, immigration, Russia, and the EU itself are just some of the challenges facing Europe next year, writes Gavin Hewitt.

WW1 poet Owen's home to be listed

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 15:02
The teenage home of World War One poet Wilfred Owen is to be given listed status as part of the WW1 centenary commemorations.

Pictures of the Year: 2014

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-28 15:00
Dramatic moments from the big stories