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VIDEO: Russian same-sex couple's fight

Mon, 2014-12-15 15:01
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford meets a couple - Irina Shumilova and Alyona Fursova - who have defied prejudice to marry in Russia, where same-sex marriage is still not permitted.

FA must stamp out diving - McClaren

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:55
Derby County manager Steve McClaren calls on the Football Association to take retrospective action against divers.

Venezuelans in US sanction protest

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:53
Thousands of government supporters march in Venezuela to protest against sanctions approved by the US Congress last week.

Terror in Sydney - the papers

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:46
The hostage-taking that shocked Australia is the lead story in most of the day's papers, with powerful images of people fleeing the scene on front pages.

VIDEO: Tennis star Martina Navratilova marries

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:43
The tennis star Martina Navratilova has married her long-term partner Julia Lemigova in New York.

Does culture in the North need help?

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:30
The government is trying to boost culture as part of its plans for a "northern powerhouse". With great music, drama and art, does the north of England need it?

Councils flex muscle in search for local power

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:18
Could super-councils be the next stage in the devolution of power from Whitehall, asks Prof Tony Travers?

Me, my friend Pru, and our memories

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:08
Joan Bakewell on her friend Prunella Scales and the battle against dementia

Russia raises interest rate to 17%

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:40
The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate - to 17% from 10.5% - to try to stem the rouble's fall.

Everton 3-1 Queens Park Rangers

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:35
Ross Barkley's strike helps Everton move into the top half of the Premier League with victory over Queens Park Rangers.

VIDEO: City job ban for fare-dodging banker

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:35
A city fund manager who lost his job after being caught fare-dodging has now been banned from working in the financial services industry, as Gareth Furby reports

Man Utd can win title - Phil Neville

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:31
Former player and assistant coach Phil Neville says Manchester United are now genuine title contenders.

MPs back firefighter pension changes

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:29
Government plans to make firefighters in England work until they are 60 and to increase their pension contributions are backed by MPs.

Jayawardene set for final home game

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:23
Mahela Jayawardene will play a last international in Sri Lanka in Tuesday's seventh and final one-dayer against England.

Herrera named in match-fixing probe

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:08
Manchester Utd's Ander Herrera and Swansea's Jefferson Montero are among 41 people named in a Spanish match-fixing investigation.

VIDEO: US suspect 'armed and dangerous'

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:08
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.

VIDEO: Father Christmas 'lives in Derby'

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:55
A holographic projection of Father Christmas has been drawing crowds to a Derby home

Media can name Taser death officers

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:18
Five police officers who wanted anonymity at an inquest into a man shot with a Taser will be named unless they win an appeal, a coroner rules.

UKIP secures control of £1.5m EU cash

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:05
UKIP has secured a share of more than £1.5m in EU funding normally set aside for parties promoting integration, Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: Items priced at 1p after online glitch

Mon, 2014-12-15 12:02
With more and more people turning to the internet to do their Christmas shopping, there is huge pressure on retailers to ensure gifts are delivered in time.

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