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Two men burned in blast at flat

Monday, November 24, 2014

Two men are seriously burned in an explosion at a flat in south Birmingham.

Migration targets "scrapped"

Monday, November 24, 2014

A look at what is making the headlines in Monday's press

RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence

Monday, November 24, 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.

New appeal over Nairn gun murder

Monday, November 24, 2014

Police are expected to make a fresh appeal later for information on the murder 10 years ago of Nairn banker Alistair Wilson.

Delayed C. diff outbreak report due

Monday, November 24, 2014

A five-year inquiry into Scotland's worst outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) will be published later.

Volleyball woman out of Iran prison

Sunday, November 23, 2014

British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.

VIDEO: UK men join Syria fight against IS

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A former British soldier and another British man are fighting with Kurdish troops in Syria against Islamic State (IS) militants, it has emerged.

Price wars lead to food firms closing

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A supermarket price war is behind a sharp rise in the number of firms involved in food production folding, new research claims.

Band Aid single storms to number one

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.

BA plane in second unplanned landing

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A London-bound British Airways plane makes a second unscheduled landing at Shannon Airport within three days.

England learned lessons - Sampson

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Coach Mark Sampson believes England learned lessons from the 3-0 defeat by two-time world champions Germany.

Second title 'means more than first'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lewis Hamilton says his second world title feels more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.

VIDEO: Knox-Johnston 'not abandoning sailing'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston praises the "warm and friendly" reception he received after claiming third place in his class of the singlehanded transatlantic Route du Rhum race.

Flood warnings in place for East

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Seven flood warnings are issued across parts of the east of England due to heavy rain.

'Lewis did a better job than me'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nico Rosberg said his Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton deserved to win the drivers' title.

Briton is Scrabble world champion

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A British man is crowned World Scrabble Champion after winning the final of the five-day competition in London.

Poem by Ian Curtis fetches £1,100

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A handwritten poem written by Joy Division's late lead singer when he was at school raises £1,100 at an auction.

England 0-3 Germany

Sunday, November 23, 2014

England women are comprehensively beaten by clinical Germany in front of a record 45,619 Wembley crowd.

VIDEO: Sir Jackie Stewart: 'A great victory'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Formula One racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart hails Lewis Hamilton's world championship win in Abu Dhabi as "a great victory".

VIDEO: Charing Cross reopens after train fire

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Charing Cross station in central London was closed for about two hours following a fire on a train.

Hamilton wins World Championship

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lewis Hamilton clinches his second drivers' World Championship with a comfortable victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Thousands raised for stag man search

Sunday, November 23, 2014

More than £2,300 is raised by a fundraiser to support the search for a man who went missing on a stag weekend in Prague.

Robinson defends Campbell remarks

Sunday, November 23, 2014

DUP leader Peter Robinson defends remarks made by party colleague Gregory Campbell at Saturday's DUP conference.

UK 'unlikely to meet' migration target

Sunday, November 23, 2014

EU migration has "blown off course" the UK's target to cut net migration to the tens of thousands, the home secretary says.

New web data powers plan for police

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.

Body found in lock after fishing trip

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A body is recovered from a lock after reports of a man going missing while fishing with friends.

Abuse claims 'tip of iceberg' - May

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Claims of historic sexual abuse that have emerged are the "tip of the iceberg", Home Secretary Theresa May says.

Petrol bomb thrown at police station

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A petrol bomb is thrown over the perimeter wall of the police station in Warrenpoint, County Down.

Woolf's marriage proposal remembered

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A marriage proposal made to the English writer, Virginia Woolf, is celebrated at a Somerset railway station.

Charing Cross reopens after fire

Sunday, November 23, 2014

London's Charing Cross station reopens after a fire on a train, with some passengers describing panic and fears of a bomb.

'Up to five' terror plots stopped

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Four or five terror plots have been stopped this year, compared with an average one a year in recent years, Britain's most senior police officer says.

Pier crash bin lorry driver dies

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A bin lorry driver dies after being crushed by his own truck when he tried to stop it rolling out of a car park in South Queensferry.

19,000 new homes plan consultation

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Residents in Swansea are to be given their say on plans for more than 19,000 new homes across the city.

Gordon Brown 'to stand down' as MP

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to announce "within days" that he will stand down as an MP at the next election, reports suggest.

VIDEO: 'Stop radicalisation before it happens'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Police stopped four or five terrorist attacks in 2014, says Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

VIDEO: Understanding autism: Living in a box

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Shop worker Hayley Bicker wanted to raise awareness on autism after feeling shocked at people's reaction to an autistic child in a supermarket

'Reality dawning' on council mergers

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The "reality is dawning" on local councils that mergers will bring a significant and permanent change, the public services minister says.

VIDEO: England's blind cricket World Cup bid

Sunday, November 23, 2014

England's visually-impaired team who are preparing to take part in the fourth blind cricket World Cup later this week.

Are food foragers unfairly maligned?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Are food foragers 'annoying' or unfairly maligned?

The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dostoyevsky's characters justify murder in the name of ideological beliefs - which make them as relevant today as they were in 19th Century Russia.

The meaning of Mongol

Sunday, November 23, 2014

What is the real meaning of Mongol?

May 'bruised' over EU arrest warrant

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Home Secretary Theresa May tells Desert Island Discs she felt "battered and bruised" after denying MPs a vote on the European Arrest Warrant.

Ebola team will miss 'human touch'

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The NHS volunteers travelling to Sierra Leone

Girl's 1981 diary on Troubles life

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Northern Irish woman recreating her 1981 diary

VIDEO: Tributes paid to Alan Henning

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The widow of the murdered British aid worker Alan Henning told his memorial service that he was killed "for being what we should be, selfless and caring".

Poet's lost Oxford years remembered

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Heavy drinking, a jealous husband and Under Milk Wood

Is winning 100 caps still a big deal?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wayne Rooney's got 100 - but is it still a big deal?

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Friday, November 21, 2014

The best reads you need to catch up on

The gospel of Philly Jesus

Friday, November 21, 2014

Michael Grant is 28 years old and for the last seven months he has been walking through the streets of Philadelphia dressed up like Jesus. Why?

The day the entire German fleet surrendered

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Armistice Day is remembered as the day World War One ended, but for naval historians Britain's greatest victory came 10 days later.

VIDEO: Liaison Committee

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MPs question Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Mother of baby left in drain charged

Monday, November 24, 2014

Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.

US police kill boy carrying fake gun

Monday, November 24, 2014

Police in the US city of Cleveland shoot and kill a 12-year-old boy who had been waving what turned out to be a fake gun.

French fight for economic reputation

Monday, November 24, 2014

French come out fighting for their economic reputation

MH17 wreckage leaves rebel Ukraine

Monday, November 24, 2014

Debris from the Malaysia's Flight MH17 arrives from rebel-held areas near the crash site in east Ukraine to the government-held city of Kharkiv.

Peru probes 500 sea lion deaths

Monday, November 24, 2014

Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.

RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence

Monday, November 24, 2014

Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.

Asia shares higher on China rate cut

Monday, November 24, 2014

Asian stock markets open higher as investors cheer an interest rate cut in China and the European Central Bank's vow to fight deflation.

Egypt: The forbidden love of interfaith romances

Monday, November 24, 2014

The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples

VIDEO: The American trying to make China laugh

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Why one US comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing

Volleyball woman out of Iran prison

Sunday, November 23, 2014

British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.

Farc warning on release of general

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.

Obama praise for 'President Clinton'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.

Clarke named in Australia squad

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Captain Michael Clarke is named in the Australia squad for the first Test against India, subject to proving his fitness.

VIDEO: Cyclists find baby in Sydney drain

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A newborn baby boy is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.

Powers ponder Iran talks extension

Sunday, November 23, 2014

World powers trying to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear programme consider extending the talks, as Monday's deadline for an agreement looms.

Price wars lead to food firms closing

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A supermarket price war is behind a sharp rise in the number of firms involved in food production folding, new research claims.

Tunisia in landmark presidency poll

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Polls close after Tunisia's first presidential election since the Arab Spring, with two frontrunners claiming a narrow victory with a run-off likely.

Born in Indonesia, murdered in Hong Kong

Sunday, November 23, 2014

One woman's journey from a village to death in the big city

Kenya 'kills 100 Shabab militants'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says.

Second title 'means more than first'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lewis Hamilton says his second world title feels more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.

New computer spying bug discovered

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.

VIDEO: Nigeria: 'Horrific attack' on traders

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Islamist militants from Boko Haram have reportedly killed 48 fish traders in north eastern Nigeria.

I take all the blame - Rodgers

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he takes full responsibility for his side's third straight Premier League defeat.

Federer seals Davis Cup for Swiss

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team.

VIDEO: 'Feeling of optimism' in Tunisia

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tunisians are voting in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring"

Bomber 'kills 45' at Afghan match

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A suicide bomber in east Afghanistan kills at least 45 people at a volleyball match, as Afghan MPs approve security deals with Nato and the US.

New web data powers plan for police

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.

Australia top ODI rankings after win

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Australia beat South Africa by two wickets to win the one-day international series 4-1 and go top of the world rankings.

'Boko Haram' kills Nigeria fishermen

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram kill 48 fishermen in an attack near the border with Chad, reports from the area say.

Cosby defends rape claims silence

Sunday, November 23, 2014

US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".

Thai king quashes health concerns

Sunday, November 23, 2014

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand attends a ceremony to confirm two government ministers in Bangkok, quashing speculation about his health.

Blind Massage in Golden Horse sweep

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.

204 left, 40 right, 8 headers, 1 other: Messi's record

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Messi record: 204 left, 40 right, 8 headers, 1 other

Palestinian man shot dead in Gaza

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Palestinian man in Gaza is shot and killed by Israeli troops, local health officials say, the first such death since a 50-day summer conflict.

VIDEO: Iraq village caught between two sides

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The war in Iraq is pitting neighbour against neighbour, and for those who do not want to choose sides life can be even more dangerous.

VIDEO: Militants claim Kenya bus attack

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Responsibility for a fatal attack on a bus in northern Kenya is claimed by gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab.

Ex-Washington Mayor Marion Barry dies

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Marion Barry, a four-term Democratic mayor of Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.

VIDEO: Preparing for floods after US snowfall

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Snowfall in the north-east of the US has subsided, forecasters say, but there are now warnings of flooding as the snow melts.

VIDEO: Travelling through the Ebola heartland

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has been on a trip across two West African nations affected by Ebola to see how the authorities are dealing with the virus.

Journey through the Ebola heartland

Sunday, November 23, 2014

On a journey charting the impact of the disease

The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state

Flood warnings for US snowmelt

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.

Jerusalem's 800-year-old Indian hospice

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades

Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.

VIDEO: Sold and beaten: India's slave brides

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Andrew North investigates the practice of bride trafficking in India.

Albania opens huge Cold War bunker

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.

'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).

Ebola 'stable' in Guinea - WHO

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.

Iraq troops battle IS in Ramadi

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.

Mexico vows action on rule of law

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students.

Obama defends immigration reform

Friday, November 21, 2014

US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.

Aereo files for bankruptcy protection

Friday, November 21, 2014

Aereo, the TV streaming upstart meant to take on US cable firms, files for bankruptcy protection after a Supreme Court decision threw the company's legality into doubt.

O'Keeffe work sets female art record

Friday, November 21, 2014

A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.

VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events

Friday, November 21, 2014

How unrest in Ferguson put the US on edge

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