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Nuclear secrets in the Australian outback

Tue, 2014-12-30 22:11
Australians living with the impact of UK nuclear tests

Savage: Who needs what in January?

Tue, 2014-12-30 22:07
What does each Premier League club need to do in the transfer window? Analysis from BBC football expert Robbie Savage.

VIDEO: Forgotten sporting moments from 2014

Tue, 2014-12-30 22:03
BBC Sport looks back over 2014's biggest sporting events and picks out some of the forgotten and more amusing moments.

New Tunisian leader to be sworn in

Tue, 2014-12-30 21:36
Tunisian President-elect Beji Caid Essebsi is to take his oath of office after winning the country's first free presidential poll.

Covering Ebola from the front line

Tue, 2014-12-30 21:24
The BBC's Umaru Fofana reports on how the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has affected him.

VIDEO: Peshawar attack's traumatised children

Tue, 2014-12-30 21:03
BBC Urdu's Saba Eitizaz examines what is being done to help children affected by the Peshawar school shooting and if they can ever heal.

Children 'groomed in every town'

Tue, 2014-12-30 21:01
Young people are currently being groomed in "every town" in Britain, according to a charity which helps parents of sexually exploited children.

VIDEO: How to map the ocean floor - in 15 secs

Tue, 2014-12-30 20:54
Filming the ocean floor around Brazil's tropical island of Fernando de Noronha for Google's underwater Street View.

Blair warning to 'left-wing' Labour

Tue, 2014-12-30 20:53
Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair questions whether the party can win the general election next May on a "traditional left-wing" platform.

Has 15 years of power gone to Putin's head?

Tue, 2014-12-30 20:46
Steve Rosenberg assesses Vladimir Putin's 15 years as head of the Russian state.

Record Chinese fine for pollution

Tue, 2014-12-30 20:36
Six companies in China's Jiangsu province are fined 160 million yuan (£16.6m; $26m) for polluting rivers, the highest fine of its kind, say state media.

Ebola screening tests under scrutiny

Tue, 2014-12-30 20:08
Checks for medics returning to the UK after treating Ebola patients are to be reviewed after they cleared a nurse later diagnosed with the virus.

China's factory activity shrinks

Tue, 2014-12-30 18:48
China's manufacturing activity shrank for the first time in seven months in December, a private survey showed on Wednesday.

Virgin pilot 'just doing his job'

Tue, 2014-12-30 17:54
A pilot who landed a Virgin Atlantic jet at Gatwick Airport after discovering a landing gear problem speaks about the incident for the first time.

Miliband in 'kitchen table' promise

Tue, 2014-12-30 17:39
Ed Miliband uses his new year message to promise a recovery that reaches people's "kitchen table" if Labour wins next year's general election.

China markets mixed on factory data

Tue, 2014-12-30 17:28
Chinese shares traded mixed in thin holiday trade on manufacturing data that painted an even weaker picture of the world's second largest economy.

Venezuelan economy enters recession

Tue, 2014-12-30 17:24
The economy in oil-dependent Venezuela shrinks by 2.3% in the third quarter of the year and inflation reaches 63% amid dropping oil prices.

Numbers of the year 2014

Tue, 2014-12-30 17:05
Seven numbers that tell a story about 2014

The most romantic chocolate ever made?

Tue, 2014-12-30 17:02
The most romantic chocolate that has ever been created?

Unusually rewarding: Unsung heroes

Tue, 2014-12-30 16:37
Dullest Man of the Year and other accolades

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