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Detainee proposed hour after reunion

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:31
Freed video journalist Kieron Bryan, held with the crew of a Greenpeace ship in Russia, proposed to his girlfriend an hour after they were reunited.

2014: Europe's year of decision

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:18
Reforms in Europe's economy and politics to face tough test

Schumacher 'fighting for his life'

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:16
Seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher remains in a critical condition after a ski accident and is "fighting for his life", doctors say.

W Australia issues cyclone red alert

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:08
Western Australia is braced for a powerful tropical cyclone, with winds of up to 200km/hour (120 mph) and flooding expected.

AUDIO: John Cridland: 'Pay workers more'

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:53
In his New Year's message, Director General of the CBI John Cridland told businesses to pay workers more.

Fire brigade charge for false alarms

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:49
Businesses will be charged £290 if London Fire Brigade attends more than 10 false alarms in a year, the service announces.

AUDIO: Coulthard: 'Michael's greatest challenge'

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:44
The former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard is confident that Michael Schumacher will recover from his skiing injuries.

Drugs 'killing 100 each year in NI'

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:36
The Health Minister Edwin Poots has said around 100 people each year are dying as a result of drugs misuse.

BBC computer server 'was hacked'

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:28
Reports suggest a computer server used to send media files to the BBC was breached by a Russian hacker.

Miliband makes cost of living vow

Mon, 2013-12-30 04:05
Labour has a "credible" plan to help families struggling with the cost of living and will continue to focus on the issue, Ed Miliband insists in his new year message.

VIDEO: President Xi buys steamed buns

Mon, 2013-12-30 03:50
The Chinese President has visited a popular Beijing dumpling shop where he bought and paid for his own pork and onion bun.

Day in pictures: 30 December 2013

Mon, 2013-12-30 03:44
24 hours of news photos: 30 December

Heatwave hits power in Buenos Aires

Mon, 2013-12-30 03:33
Buenos Aires officials ask public sector workers to stay at home in an attempt to drive down electricity demand heightened by a heatwave.

Man arrested over death at flat

Mon, 2013-12-30 03:26
A 20-year-old man is detained in police custody in connection with the death of another man in Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire.

VIDEO: 'Podcam' shows secret life of dolphins

Mon, 2013-12-30 03:21
Film-makers have infiltrated the ocean with secret cameras to capture dolphin behaviour in the wild as it has never been seen before.

Eight killed in south Yemen attack

Mon, 2013-12-30 03:20
At least five soldiers and three gunmen have been killed in an attack on an army position in southern Yemen, military officials say.

CBI: Firms must pay workers more

Mon, 2013-12-30 02:56
The head of the CBI, John Cridland, says too many people are "stuck" in minimum wage jobs despite an improvement in the UK economy.

PM urged to keep border controls

Mon, 2013-12-30 02:55
Ninety senior Conservative activists urge David Cameron not to lift border controls on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants on 1 January.

VIDEO: 'Zimbabwe laws protect locals'

Mon, 2013-12-30 02:52
Foreign businesses in Zimbabwe have until the end of 2013 to meet new ownership rules giving locals a majority stake.

Landing aircraft bridge 'near-miss'

Mon, 2013-12-30 02:47
A Flybe plane carrying 61 passengers was involved in a near-miss with Runcorn Bridge, a report finds.

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