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Nadal eases past Gulbis in Qatar

Thu, 2014-01-02 12:27
World number one Rafael Nadal advances to the Qatar Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over Ernests Gulbis.

Murdoch sells China television stake

Thu, 2014-01-02 11:46
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is selling its 47% holding in Chinese television company, Star China TV.

Row threatens Panama Canal expansion

Thu, 2014-01-02 11:40
The consortium building a massive expansion to the Panama Canal threatens to stop work unless a dispute over cost overruns can be resolved.

Dead priest 'was reported missing'

Thu, 2014-01-02 11:32
Police were told a priest was missing the day before he was found dead in his car outside a supermarket in Bedfordshire, it emerges.

VIDEO: Wounded soldier could ski for Britain

Thu, 2014-01-02 11:04
A British soldier who was badly wounded in Iraq could be chosen for the UK's Winter Paralympic ski team in Sochi.

Pope nearly triples Vatican crowds

Thu, 2014-01-02 10:57
Figures show Pope Francis drew more than 6.6m people to Vatican City in his first year in office - three times as many as his predecessor.

Novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard dies

Thu, 2014-01-02 10:47
The Cazalet Chronicles author Elizabeth Jane Howard, who was also an actress, model and playwright, has died aged 90.

Many held after Volgograd attacks

Thu, 2014-01-02 10:46
Russian security forces detain hundreds of people in the southern city Volgograd following the deadly bomb attacks there.

Axed helicopter deal 'damages' firm

Thu, 2014-01-02 10:00
Workers at AgustaWestland's helicopter factory in Somerset are "deeply hurt" after the Indian government cancelled a $753m (£455m) contract amid bribery claims, a union says.

Care home fined over freezing death

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:56
A care home trust is fined £140,000 over the death of a woman left outside in freezing conditions for several hours.

Missing mum's body was moved theory

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:43
Police searching for a missing mother-of-three believed to have been murdered say her body may have been moved from its initial hiding place.

Murder victim 'hit on head with axe'

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:39
North Belfast murder victim Paschal 'Basil' McAfee had head wounds consistent with being hit with an axe, police say.

Huddlestone marks goal with a haircut

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:37
Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone has a first haircut since 2011 after ending his 32-month goal drought.

Scores of Bibles seized in Malaysia

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:36
Islamic authorities in Malaysia seize more than 300 Bibles from the Bible Society because they use the word Allah to refer to God, officials say.

Toronto mayor runs for re-election

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:33
Toronto's crack-smoking leader Rob Ford says he is the "best mayor" the Canadian city has ever had, as he declares his candidacy for another term.

Fiat shares surge on Chrysler deal

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:26
Shares in Italian motor giant Fiat jump more than 15% after it agrees to buy the remaining 41% of Chrysler it does not own - creating the world's seventh largest car company.

Topless man sought over assault

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:19
A man was seriously injured in a street attack carried out by a woman and a bare-chested man early on New Year's Day, police say.

Turkey military wants 'plot' retrial

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:17
The high command of the Turkish armed forces urges a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.

Rail fare rise comes into effect

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:10
An average 2.8% increase in rail fares comes into effect on Thursday, pushing the cost of some commuter travel to more than £5,000 a year.

Fresh description of New Year rapist

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:00
Police issue an updated description of a man suspected of raping a woman in Edinburgh during new year celebrations.

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