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Christie faces new corruption claim

Mon, 2014-01-20 08:22
US Republican star Chris Christie's deputy denies allegations they made payment of disaster aid hinge upon approval for a real estate project.

S Sudan army recaptures key town

Mon, 2014-01-20 08:14
The South Sudanese army says it has recaptured the key town of Malakal but the rebel forces tell the BBC they are still in control.

Actor 'warned girl about Roache'

Mon, 2014-01-20 08:07
A fellow Coronation Street actor "warned" a teenage girl about William Roache, a court hears.

Italian conductor Abbado dies at 80

Mon, 2014-01-20 07:56
Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, dies aged 80.

French players in prostitution trial

Mon, 2014-01-20 07:54
French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, charged with having sex with an underage prostitute, go on trial in Paris.

Vanessa Mae set to compete at Sochi

Mon, 2014-01-20 07:53
Violinist Vanessa Mae is set to ski for Thailand at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which start next month.

VIDEO: McQueen: 'Awards don't matter'

Mon, 2014-01-20 07:53
Director of 12 years a slave Steve McQueen told reporters that he was not concerned about winning awards. The film has been nominated for 9 Oscars in total

Man admits ex-girlfriend murder

Mon, 2014-01-20 07:35
A man admits murdering his ex-girlfriend who was found dead at her home in Salford last June.

AUDIO: Farage: No discrimination in City

Mon, 2014-01-20 07:31
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told Radio 4's The World At One programme that women in the City of London do not suffer from discrimination.

Farage: Motherhood hampers careers

Mon, 2014-01-20 07:24
Women prepared to sacrifice family life can do as well as male colleagues in financial firms, if not better, UKIP leader Nigel Farage says.

Call the Midwife watched by 9.6m

Mon, 2014-01-20 07:11
The return of Call the Midwife is watched by an average of 9.6 million viewers, according to overnight figures.

EU plans to send troops to CAR

Mon, 2014-01-20 07:06
EU ministers agree on a plan to send hundreds of European troops to the Central African Republic on a peace mission.

VIDEO: Beached NZ whales helped back to sea

Mon, 2014-01-20 07:04
Volunteers help dozens of stranded pilot whales return to the sea at Puponga Beach in New Zealand.

Bomber strikes near Pakistan army HQ

Mon, 2014-01-20 06:52
A suicide bomber kills at least 13 people in an attack near Pakistan's army HQ in the city of Rawalpindi, the military say.

O'Sullivan 'stronger than ever'

Mon, 2014-01-20 06:43
Masters champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is a "more mature and mentally stronger" player, says snooker legend Steve Davis.

VIDEO: Do we secretly love yah-boo politics?

Mon, 2014-01-20 06:42
There are divided opinions about MPs behaving badly - particularly at Prime Minister's Questions - and whether this is a big turn-off for the public.

DJ Travis 'groped woman at dance'

Mon, 2014-01-20 06:10
DJ Dave Lee Travis told a young woman she had "won the key" to his hotel room after groping her during a dance at a corporate event, a court hears.

Twelve men face manslaughter trial

Mon, 2014-01-20 06:09
Twelve men accused of the manslaughter of Catholic community worker Kevin McDaid in County Londonderry are returned for trial.

Cosmic 'web' seen for first time

Mon, 2014-01-20 06:05
The hidden tendrils of dark matter that underlie the visible Universe may have been traced out for the first time.

How do you say Hyundai?

Mon, 2014-01-20 06:02
Hyundai is sponsoring Tate Modern's turbine hall for the next 11 years. But how do you pronounce it?

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