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VIDEO: Mass tango for Pope's birthday

Wed, 2014-12-17 05:25
Hundreds of mainly elderly couples have performed a Tango in St Peter's Square in Rome to mark the seventy-eighth birthday of Pope Francis.

Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism

Wed, 2014-12-17 05:22
Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children.

Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

Wed, 2014-12-17 05:22
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.

Rules for babies 'from three people'

Wed, 2014-12-17 05:22
The rules for creating babies from three people in the UK have been announced.

Sturridge to have rehab with Red Sox

Wed, 2014-12-17 05:20
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will spend Christmas with Boston Red Sox in a bid to speed up his return from a thigh injury.

US worker released from Cuba prison

Wed, 2014-12-17 05:15
The US and Cuba strike a deal that involves the release of American Alan Gross after five years in prison, US officials have announced.

MP sends out 40,000 Christmas cards

Wed, 2014-12-17 05:12
A Nottinghamshire MP who won his seat this summer is criticised for sending 40,000 Christmas cards to constituents.

Somalis seize Yemeni fishing boats

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:57
Somaliland seizes more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian ship for fishing illegally in its waters, a Somaliland official tells the BBC.

VIDEO: Libby Lane: 'I've been blessed'

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:56
The Church of England's first female bishop, Reverend Libby Lane, says she has been "blessed" to be given the role.

Santa fined over 'cone' statue stunt

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:53
A man dressed in a Santa suit is fined for climbing up Glasgow's cone-topped Wellington statue.

VIDEO: Watch keeper save Ronaldo's rabona

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:40
Watch Cristiano Ronaldo attempt a "rabona" in Real Madrid's 4-0 victory over Mexican side Cruz Azul in the Club World Cup semi-final.

City of Angels returns to London

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:24
Two decades after its London premiere, City of Angels returns to the stage at London's Donmar Warehouse.

VIDEO: Cameron brands Miliband 'waste of space'

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:23
David Cameron claims he is getting into the Christmas spirit, waving a leaked internal Labour document on immigration

Cameron and Miliband clash over cuts

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:20
Ed Miliband and David Cameron trade blows over the economy in the last Prime Minister's Questions of 2014.

In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:20
Families have begun burying their dead

Jeans made to block wireless signals

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:13
Jeans that block wireless RFID signals, prevent hackers accessing card details, are to go on sale.

Anti-abortion protester sentenced

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:10
An anti-abortion protester convicted of harassing a Marie Stopes clinic director is sentenced to 100 hours community service.

Richer at last?

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:03
How significant is today's confirmation that earnings are at last rising faster than inflation?

Cancer bungle 'down to incompetence'

Wed, 2014-12-17 04:00
Inaccuracies in a hospital's cancer waiting times figures were caused by managerial incompetence rather than bullying of staff, investigators find.

Pakistan cricket to donate proceeds

Wed, 2014-12-17 03:55
Pakistan donate all proceeds from Wednesday's one-day match with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre.