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Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:15
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Week in pictures: 8-14 November 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:12
News photos from around the world

VIDEO: Aerial view of M25 'collapse chaos'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:07
Three lanes of the M25 have been closed after a section collapsed and left a large pothole, following roadworks.

ISPs move on anti-terror measures

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:07
The UK's major ISPs commit to new measures to block online extremism, No 10 says, but ISPs say no specific agreement is yet in place.

Salmond sets UK election target

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:59
Alex Salmond tells the SNP conference that his party should set a target to win a majority of Scottish seats in the 2015 Westminster election.

Severn Bridge tolls to be raised

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:57
The owners of the Severn Bridge announce the increase in tolls, effective from 1 January, 2015.

VIDEO: Australia's Indian dance lessons

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:56
Living in Sydney, Australia, Indian businesswoman Madhvi Mohindra runs traditional dance classes for local students.

Boko Haram militants 'seize Chibok'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:54
Boko Haram militants seize Chibok, the north-eastern Nigerian town from which they abducted more than 200 schoolgirls this year, residents say.

Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:41
Ayan Qureshi has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the exam at the age of five.

Burton 'sorry' over Rangers T-shirt

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:34
Burton apologises to Rangers for selling a T-shirt with an altered image of the clubs founders and the slogan: "underworld division champions".

VIDEO: Boy, 15, on life as an IS hostage

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:33
In April 150 students from Kobane were kidnapped by Islamic State militants, while they were on their way home from taking exams in Aleppo.

Djokovic cruises past Berdych

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:28
Novak Djokovic breezes past Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-2 to book his place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals.

Ex-DJ Denning admits child abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:01
Former BBC DJ Chris Denning pleads guilty to 40 sexual offences against 26 boys over 21-year period

Ex-coroner is jailed for £1m theft

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:00
A former coroner who stole £1m from a dead man's estate to "prop up" his struggling law firm is jailed for five years.

Hen party crash death driver jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 05:58
A minibus driver is jailed for more than six years for causing the death of a woman in a crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire.

VIDEO: IS currency plans in 60 seconds

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 05:20
The extremist militant group, Islamic State, has announced that it plans to mint its own currency in an attempt to "get rid of the international monetary system".

UN says IS imposing rule of terror

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 04:58
The militant group Islamic State is committing war crimes and imposing a "rule of terror" in areas it controls in Syria, the UN says.

AUDIO: Could you do a crossword in Latin?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 04:57
Magazine editor Luca Desiata, and professor of Classics Eleanor Dickey, speak about Latin puzzles.

VIDEO: 'My music references sex and Russia'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 04:52
The singer-songwriter Hozier tells BBC Breakfast why one of his songs has caused some controversy.

US spy planes 'collect phone data'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 04:44
The Wall Street Journal reports that devices gathering mobile phone data are being flown over the US by the government