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Tories attack Labour spending plans

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 18:47
The Conservatives accuse Labour of failing to say how £20bn-worth of spending it has pledged if returned to power would be funded.

Hedge fund founder shot dead in NY

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 18:17
The founder of a $200m hedge fund, Thomas Gilbert Sr, is shot dead in his flat in New York's Manhattan district, police say.

Camera captures Nazi troops at rest

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 17:38
Images from a German soldier's camera

Revenues double at China's Xiaomi

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 17:22
China's Xiaomi said it more than doubled its revenue in 2014, just a week after it was named the world's most valuable tech start-up.

Australia PM in surprise Iraq visit

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 17:22
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott reaffirms Australia's commitment to the military campaign against Islamic State (IS) during a surprise visit to Iraq.

Cut children's sugar, parents told

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 16:54
Parents are being encouraged to cut back on the amount of sugar they feed children as part of a new public health campaign.

NHS set for a bumpy start to 2015

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 16:20
The new year has prompted a new round of political fighting over the future of the NHS. This could be just the start of an intense focus on the health service in the run up to the election.

Australia bushfire weather fears

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 16:17
Firefighters in South Australia say they are racing to get a major bushfire under control before weather conditions worsen later in the week.

Venezuela leader seeks help over oil

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 16:08
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is beginning a tour to China and oil producing countries as he tries to stem the impact of falling oil prices.

Nikkei down after holiday break

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 16:05
Japan's main share index was lower in early trading on Monday, as Asia's markets reopened for the first full week in 2015.

Free school meals for young pupils

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 15:59
All school children from primary one to three are now entitled to a free school meal, the Scottish government says.

NHS 'sticking plaster' on inequality

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-04 15:56
The NHS can only offer a "sticking plaster" for a health gap between rich and poor by itself, it has been claimed.