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VIDEO: David Cameron's new year message

Tue, 2013-12-31 16:20
David Cameron has urged voters to stick to the "long-term plan" for the economy in 2014.

PM to Scots: We want you to stay

Tue, 2013-12-31 16:08
Prime Minister David Cameron tells Scots "We want you to stay", as the UK enters the year in which Scotland will vote on independence.

VIDEO: Festive cheer onboard stranded ship

Tue, 2013-12-31 15:24
Despite being trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week, dozens of crew and passengers on board the Akademik Shokalskiy have celebrated the new year with good cheer.

McIlroy and Wozniacki to marry

Tue, 2013-12-31 15:05
Golfer Rory McIlroy and former world number one tennis player Caroline Wozniacki are to marry, the pair announce.

Job cuts for HP and Revlon announced

Tue, 2013-12-31 13:49
Computer maker Hewlett-Packard and cosmetic firm Revlon both announce end of year job cuts of thousands of workers.

S Sudan rivals to begin peace talks

Tue, 2013-12-31 13:22
Observers say they hope talks between South Sudan's government and rebels will begin in the near future, but fighting continues to rage.

Body believed to be missing woman

Tue, 2013-12-31 12:45
The body of a woman found in water in a West Midlands nature reserve is believed to be that of missing 73-year-old Julie Middleton, police say.

Regions refuse to meet WRU deadline

Tue, 2013-12-31 12:26
The row affecting Welsh rugby continues after the regions fail to meet a deadline to sign a new legal agreement with the WRU.

VIDEO: Is the Eurozone crisis over?

Tue, 2013-12-31 12:23
A lot has changed in the Eurozone over the past two years - this year Ireland emerged from its bailout; Portugal hopes to follow suit in 2014.

New Year's Day to bring heavy rain

Tue, 2013-12-31 11:57
Forecasters warn that Scotland should expect a further spell of wet weather with heavy rain on New Year's Day.

New Year's Day flood warnings for UK

Tue, 2013-12-31 11:52
Flood warnings are issued across England and Wales as forecasters predict more heavy rain and strong winds for the first day of 2014.

Romney's black grandson mocked on TV

Tue, 2013-12-31 11:32
A US cable news presenter apologises for jokes about former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson.

Haass proposal document published

Tue, 2013-12-31 11:29
The final draft of the proposal document given to Northern Ireland's political parties by Richard Haass has been published.

Schumacher's condition improves

Tue, 2013-12-31 11:18
Seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher's condition improves slightly after an operation to relieve pressure on his brain.

Twelve in court on manslaughter charge

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:59
Twelve men have appeared in court charged with manslaughter of Kevin McDaid in Coleraine in 2009.

Seven dead in Argentina heatwave

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:54
The worst heatwave in northern Argentina since records began has killed at least seven people since Christmas Eve.

Romania dismisses UK 'invasion' talk

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:28
The Romanian foreign ministry has ridiculed talk of an "invasion" of the UK when work restrictions are lifted on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Fireworks mark new year around world

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:09
New year celebrations have been taking place across the world, welcoming the start of 2014.

VIDEO: 'Fat suit' shows effects of obesity

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:08
Hospital staff have been learning how to deal with obese patients by wearing a so-called "fat suit".

Broadcaster Geoffrey Wheeler dies

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:01
The broadcaster Geoffrey Wheeler, best known for presenting BBC quiz show Top of the Form and Songs of Praise, has died aged 83, his son confirms.

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