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Climate of fear in Turkmenistan

Sat, 2014-12-20 15:20
Foreign investors are keen to do deals with Turkmenistan but a climate of fear silences dissent, writes the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Ashgabat.

Nurses in training 'at six-year low'

Sat, 2014-12-20 15:09
The number of nurses being trained in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level for six years, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

Tube's lost property treasure trove

Sat, 2014-12-20 15:04
The strange things passengers leave on the Tube

Winter fuel payment increase urged

Sat, 2014-12-20 15:00
Immediate action is needed to ensure pensioners in Scotland are not afraid to put their heating on this winter, according to the SNP.

Sunday's gossip column

Sat, 2014-12-20 14:36
Manchester United to launch Bale bid, Aaron Lennon in Italian move, Liverpool consider Rodgers replacements, plus more.

Journalist John Freeman dies at 99

Sat, 2014-12-20 14:34
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.

Gunman kills New York police officers

Sat, 2014-12-20 14:21
A gunman has shot dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in New York before killing himself, officials say.

West Ham 'are breaking barriers'

Sat, 2014-12-20 13:33
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says his club are "breaking barriers" in the Premier League as they are fourth in the table.

VIDEO: Strictly 2014 winner is crowned

Sat, 2014-12-20 13:29
Presenter Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha Kovalev are crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.

Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo

Sat, 2014-12-20 12:59
European champions Real Madrid beat Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo to lift the Club World Cup.

Second arrest over off-duty PC death

Sat, 2014-12-20 12:28
A second man is arrested on suspicion of murdering an off-duty police constable in Liverpool.

Real Madrid 2-0 San Lorenzo

Sat, 2014-12-20 12:23
European champions Real Madrid beat Copa Libertadores winner San Lorenzo to win the Club World Cup and a fourth trophy of 2014.

Saints' Hartley 'plays to the edge'

Sat, 2014-12-20 11:37
Northampton boss Jim Mallinder admits Dylan Hartley "plays to the edge" after the hooker's sending off against Leicester.

Wage cap 'keeps league competitive'

Sat, 2014-12-20 11:36
Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill says the Premiership wage cap "keeps the league competitive".

Morgan missed England captain calls

Sat, 2014-12-20 11:20
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan "misses 20 phone calls" from England selector James Whitaker offering him the role.

Draw costly to title hope - Van Gaal

Sat, 2014-12-20 10:45
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says beating teams like Aston Villa is a necessity to win the Premier League.

Woman found murdered in Gateshead

Sat, 2014-12-20 10:26
Police name a man they want to speak to in connection with the murder of a 42-year-old woman in Gateshead.

'Allahu Akbar' attacker shot in France

Sat, 2014-12-20 09:42
A man is shot dead at a police station in central France after injuring three policemen with a knife whilst shouting "Allahu Akbar!" ("God is great!").

Hartlepool boss want to sign Evans

Sat, 2014-12-20 09:28
New Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore announces he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

First UK reservists join Ebola fight

Sat, 2014-12-20 09:17
The first British army reservists along with 100 regular soldiers head to Sierra Leone to help the battle against Ebola in the West African state.