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Israel ex-PM Sharon 'deteriorates'

Fri, 2014-01-03 02:44
The condition of Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - shows "a slow and gradual deterioration", doctors say.

Theatre to close for £15m revamp

Fri, 2014-01-03 02:41
A theatre, which opened in 1900 and is regarded as one of Scotland's finest, is closing for up to three years for a £15m makeover.

VIDEO: 1940s Brownie: 'It was a big family'

Fri, 2014-01-03 02:25
This year marks the centenary of the formation of the Brownies, formed by Lord Baden-Powell as girls clamoured their own version of the Scouts.

Haddin player of the series - Agnew

Fri, 2014-01-03 02:23
Jonathan Agnew on why Brad Haddin is his man of the Ashes

VIDEO: Huge crystal meth raid in China village

Fri, 2014-01-03 02:22
Police in China confiscate three tonnes of the drug methamphetamine and arrest 182 people during raids in Boshe village, Lufeng city.

AUDIO: Running a business with cancer

Fri, 2014-01-03 02:17
Tim Sparke, chief executive of Mercury Media International, speaks to the Today programme about running his business while facing terminal cancer.

Indian PM to retire after polls

Fri, 2014-01-03 02:09
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces he will not stay in the post if his party wins the next election, due in the summer.

Antarctic rescue ship 'may be stuck'

Fri, 2014-01-03 01:53
The Chinese ship that helped rescue passengers stranded on a research vessel in Antarctica may now itself be stuck in the ice.

Archives reveal pits closure plan

Fri, 2014-01-03 01:41
Cabinet papers from 1984 reveal miners' leader Arthur Scargill may have been right to claim there was a "secret hit-list" of more than 70 pits earmarked for closure.

VIDEO: 'GDP' term marks 80 year anniversary

Fri, 2014-01-03 01:25
The term Gross Domestic Product was first introduced 80 years ago today

Ashes catch-up: Rankin pain & Stokes gain

Fri, 2014-01-03 00:44
Catch up on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney as Ben Stokes takes six wickets in Australia's 326 all out

In pictures: The Car Poolers

Fri, 2014-01-03 00:29
Candid images of commuters from above

Blatter wants diving time penalty

Fri, 2014-01-03 00:28
Fifa president Sepp Blatter wants to combat diving with a time penalty for players who leave the field without serious injury.

AUDIO: 'We ran marathon every day for a year'

Fri, 2014-01-03 00:20
Janette Murray-Wakelin and her husband, both in their 60s, ran 366 marathons in as many days. Janette talks to the BBC's Sarah Montague.

Family issues plea over gun murder

Thu, 2014-01-02 23:51
The family of a 20-year-old man who died after being shot in Liverpool make an appeal on the third anniversary of his shooting.

East US battles major snow storm

Thu, 2014-01-02 23:33
Thousands of flights are grounded in the US as a major snowstorm hits eastern states, dropping 53cm (21 inches) of snow in Massachusetts.

Sales creating 'frenzy' at the shops

Thu, 2014-01-02 23:20
A "shopping frenzy" has gripped the capital since Christmas say business leaders, with others around Wales reporting "guarded confidence" for 2014.

Smith and Haddin punish England

Thu, 2014-01-02 23:14
Steve Smith's century and 75 from Brad Haddin help Australia to 326 all out on the first day of the final Ashes Test.

Cardiff chairman says sorry to fans

Thu, 2014-01-02 23:13
Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman says sorry to fans for the controversy surrounding Malky Mackay's sacking as manager.

VIDEO: 12 Years A Slave star on his moment

Thu, 2014-01-02 22:58
Chiwetel Ejiofor admits it took him "a day or so" to decide whether to take on the leading role in 12 Years A Slave.

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