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Ukraine 'must double' defence budget

Fri, 2014-12-12 11:33
Ukraine must double its military budget next year to $3bn to fund the fight against pro-Russian rebels, the defence minister says.

Van Persie to 'play for many years'

Fri, 2014-12-12 10:59
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie feels he can continue playing at the top level for "many years to come".

Uruguay prison diary preserved by UN

Fri, 2014-12-12 10:54
The UN has formally adopted an extraordinary account of life in a Uruguayan jail during military rule written on tiny cigarette papers.

Brand row man is UKIP MEP's brother

Fri, 2014-12-12 10:40
A Question Time audience member involved in a fiery debate with comedian Russell Brand is the brother of a UKIP MEP.

Your questions to BBC correspondent Frank Gardner

Fri, 2014-12-12 10:27
In a Twitter Q&A, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardener answered questions about the redacted CIA report.

Juncker warns UK over migrant curbs

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:53
The president of the European Commission warns the UK not to "beat up" EU migrants as it tries to reduce immigration numbers.

Even in colour, Comet 67P is grey

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:50
The first colour image from the Rosetta spacecraft shows that Comet 67P is even more dark and monochrome than expected.

Striker Balotelli accepts FA charge

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:37
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli accepts an FA charge for a post on social media but writes a letter in mitigation.

Police called to man on pub roof

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:34
Police are dealing with a serious incident in Holyhead on Anglesey and have warned members of the public to avoid the area.

A whiff of hypocrisy about CIA report?

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:32
Following the release of a contentious Senate report detailing CIA interrogation techniques, the BBC's Jon Sopel questions the motives of those involved and the lasting impact of such actions.

'Ransom offer' for killed US hostage

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:09
The stepmother of journalist Luke Somers, killed in a rescue bid in Yemen, says there were negotiations for his release and an offer to pay a ransom.

Pressure still on England - Mathews

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:08
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says England remain under pressure ahead of Saturday's sixth ODI between the sides.

Mum called NHS 23 times before death

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:48
A review is launched after a woman died at home alone despite repeatedly calling the NHS 111 helpline for assistance.

Marco Polo brings Mongol empire to Netflix

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:45
Splashing out on sex and discovery in TV epic on Marco Polo

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:33
Tom Hanks uses the alias Harry Lauder, and more nuggets.

Dennis wants control of McLaren

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:33
Ron Dennis agrees with his fellow shareholders a price at which he can take a majority shareholding of the McLaren Group.

Toulon pair face misconduct charges

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:29
Toulon's Martin Castrogiovanni and Delon Armitage face misconduct charges after incidents in a European match at Leicester.

Mali confirms militant-hostage swap

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:21
Mali confirms that four Islamist militants were freed in exchange for the release of French hostage Serge Lazarevic this week.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:14
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Free buses 'only for nearest school'

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:13
A review of home to school transport recommends that free buses or taxis should only be provided to pupils' nearest school.