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World Cup and 1D top UK Twitter list

Tue, 2014-12-09 20:00
Tweets by members of pop group One Direction - and about the World Cup - preoccupied UK Twitter users in 2014, statistics from the social media company show.

UK braced for 'weather bomb' storm

Tue, 2014-12-09 19:15
A "weather bomb" bringing severe gales and "exceptionally high" waves is due to hit the northern UK on Wednesday, causing travel disruption.

VIDEO: The risks facing Asian firms in 2015

Tue, 2014-12-09 19:00
Richard Fenning tells the BBC what risks Asian firms should be looking out for in the year ahead.

China jails top official over bribes

Tue, 2014-12-09 18:22
Liu Tienan, a former top economic official, is jailed for life in China for taking bribes, in a case which exposed high-level corruption.

Rolls-Royce 'to create 300 new jobs'

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:46
Rolls-Royce could create hundreds of new jobs in its marine engine division just weeks after announcing massive aerospace cuts.

The rise of the Swedish cyborgs

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:42
Is implantable technology the next step for wearables?

NZ approves new anti-terror laws

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:42
New Zealand's parliament approves new anti-terrorism laws aimed at countering the domestic threat posed by overseas Islamic extremist groups.

Malala 'hopes to be Pakistan PM'

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:38
As she prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai tells the BBC of her political ambitions - and her hopes to be Pakistan PM.

Pupils re-enact Christmas truce

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:29
Pupils at a County Durham are re-enacting a football game said to have taken place during the 1914 Christmas ceasefire of World War One.

Whitehall 'too trusting' of firms

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:20
The government is too dependent on a handful of "quasi-monopoly" private companies to provide public services, MPs warn.

Government loses 100th vote in Lords

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:20
The government is defeated for the 100th time in the House of Lords since it came to power in 2010.

VIDEO: India's reluctance to talk about sex

Tue, 2014-12-09 17:14
Conservative groups in India have long pushed for an outright ban on sex education in schools and they were emboldened when the country's new health minister recently came out in support of the move.

Basel mock Liverpool, Chelsea & Spurs

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:57
Basel celebrate their Champions League win at Anfield with a witty social media post mocking the Reds, Chelsea and Spurs.

Why segregated housing is thriving in India

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:53
Segregated housing is rising in India despite increasing urbanisation, writes the BBC's Soutik Biswas.

Can Iran 'control' its cohabiting couples?

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:52
Can Iran control its cohabiting couples?

Why millions of Muslims sign up for online dating

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:46
Why millions of Muslims are looking for love online

Why did Charles Dickens have a personal postbox?

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:46
Why did Charles Dickens have a personal postbox?

How firms cashed in on WW1

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:46
And other strange adverts from World War One

Best thing since Zeta-Jones: Ramsey's incredible strike

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:45
Aaron Ramsey on THAT amazing goal which made him the "best thing to come from Wales since Catherine Zeta-Jones".

America's 'torture shame'

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:45
The US Senate's report into the torture of al-Qaeda suspects by the CIA dominates Wednesday's press, with some papers saying the nation has been "shamed".