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MPs: Deficit cut plan 'challenging'

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:07
The Commons public spending watchdog says more information is needed on the impact of deficit reduction plans on government finances.

VIDEO: Kind of Blue: The album that changed jazz

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:05
Recording the legendary Kind Of Blue with Miles Davis

Bank 'unaware' of financial crisis

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:05
A month before the start of the financial crisis, the Bank of England was apparently unaware of impending trouble, new documents reveal.

EU tops Cameron-Merkel talks agenda

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:02
The economy and EU reforms will be discussed at talks between David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Downing Street later.

VIDEO: Why is Angela Merkel so powerful?

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:52
Andrew Marr looks at why it is that German chancellor Angela Merkel Merkel is making such a profound mark on the lives of everyone in Europe, on the eve of her visit to the UK.

US forces hold 'LRA commander'

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:31
A man claiming to be a senior defector from the Lord's Resistance Army is taken into custody by US forces in the Central African Republic.

HK consults on political reform

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:29
Hong Kong's government will begin a second round of consultation on how the territory's leader is elected, after two months of pro-democracy protests.

VIDEO: 'Great escaper' D-Day veteran dies at 90

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:26
A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend D-Day commemorations in France dies.

VIDEO: Officer accidentally shoots himself

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:16
The moment an off-duty police officer accidentally shot himself has been captured on camera.

Obama threatens Keystone XL veto

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:57
President Barack Obama will veto a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline if it passes Congress, the White House has said.

US pledges Mexico drugs support

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:56
President Barack Obama pledges to help Mexico in its fight against drug-related violence, after talks with his counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.

Auschwitz tweet councillor suspended

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:40
A Labour councillor is suspended for sharing a parody of a Conservative election poster, doctored to include an image of a Nazi death camp.

Cargo ship refloating 'delayed'

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:30
A stricken cargo ship in the Solent will not be refloated on Wednesday as more water has been discovered in the vessel, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.

Labour seeks summit to find A&E 'fix'

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:30
Labour calls on the government to hold an urgent summit on how to alleviate pressure on A&E services in English hospitals.

Everton 1-1 West Ham United

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:20
Romelu Lukaku fires in a late equaliser as Everton grab a dramatic FA Cup third-round draw against West Ham.

'Alien Earth' among eight new planets

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:12
Among eight new planets they have spied in distant solar systems, astronomers say one in particular has usurped the title of "most Earth-like alien world".

Cuba 'frees US-listed prisoners'

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:11
The Cuban government has released some of the 53 political prisoners on a US list, the state department says, amid a thaw in US-Cuban relations.

Hackett criticises top referees

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:06
Ex-referees chief Keith Hackett criticises recent decisions and calls for five officials and Mike Riley to stand down.

Germany 'must do more' to aid growth

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:02
Germany has an "urgent responsibility" to invest more in the eurozone, France's economy minister has said.

VIDEO: Squatters set up soup kitchen

Tue, 2015-01-06 12:56
Squatters in central London have set up a 24-hour soup kitchen in Trafalgar Square.