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Five moments that captured 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:45
Stories behind moments that captured 2014

Dead ponies 'dumped like rubbish'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:45
The RSPCA describes as "sickening" the discovery of five dead ponies whose bodies were "dumped like rubbish" in a Nottinghamshire village.

Quiz of the year pt 4: Winners of the year

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:44
Who were the winners of 2014?

Victorian Strangeness: Four Christmas incidents

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:42
Four bizarre festive calamities from the Victorian era

VIDEO: Christmas for King's College Choir

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:42
Life for the boys of King's College choir at Christmas

Family's plea over festival killer

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:41
The mother of Robert Hart who died in an unprovoked attack at the Parklife music festival on their family's first Christmas without him.

VIDEO: Items from WWI Christmas truce

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:20
Alan Wakefield from the Imperial War Museums showed Robert Hall some of the home comforts enjoyed by British soldiers during Christmas 1914.

'Successful year' for John Muir Way

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:19
The long-distance walking route, the John Muir Way, has a successful first year, according to its backers.

Scottish rents 'hit all-time high'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:14
Scottish rents reach an all-time high while tenants' finances are "stuck in a rut", according to a new report.

Bin lorry crash appeal fund launched

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:12
An appeal fund for the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash will open later as the city continues to come to terms with the tragedy.

The year in business: 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:09
During 2014 in business and economics, the shine seemed to come off a multitude of big ideas which had seemed until recently unstoppable.

VIDEO: Guard whose train was hit by tsunami

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:03
The 2004 Indian Ocean derailed a train in Sri Lanka, killing at least 802 people. Karunathilake was the train guard that day.

Energy customers 'need' debt holiday

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 15:02
Ten million householders who use pre-payment energy meters should be able to postpone their debt, says the charity Citizens Advice.

Party leaders' Christmas messages

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 14:59
David Cameron speaks of the UK's "Christian values" as Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg also release Christmas messages.

Crolla amazed at Man Utd support

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 14:58
Anthony Crolla says he has been amazed by the support from his Manchester United heroes as he recovers from a broken skull.

Chef Pascale given new fostering post

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 14:57
TV chef Lorraine Pascale is to become the government's first fostering ambassador, the Department for Education says.

Economy blow and Osborne 'savaged' - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 14:39
The revision to the latest economic growth figures are seen by some as a blow to Chancellor George Osborne, who is reportedly "under attack" from his deputy.

Boxing Day predictions: Lawro v Guy Mowbray

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 13:43
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on MOTD commentator Guy Mowbray in his Premier League predictions.

Satanic Temple's Holiday Display Vandalized In Florida Capitol

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 13:36

A woman is in custody and the atheist group behind the display said it plans to press charges. The diorama of Lucifer falling into the flames of hell was part of the Rotunda's free speech zone.

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Indians raid remote Peruvian village

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 13:31
A remote Amazonian community is to be evacuated after uncontacted Indians looking for food raided homes and killed domestic animals

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