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VIDEO: Shopping online from a country cottage

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:07
For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.

Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 05:05
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.

Man admits murder of woman, 45

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:53
A 47-year-old man admits the murder of a Flintshire woman who was found strangled and with head injuries.

Gloucester v Bath (Sat)

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:50
Team news as Gloucester host Bath in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Kingsholm Stadium (17:30 GMT).

EU approves first stem cell therapy

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:48
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.

VIDEO: Crolla's title fight promo video

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:45
A video promoting Anthony Crolla's cancelled world title fight is released, days after he suffers a fractured skull in an attack.

A classic Westminster scandal

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:39
Mandy Rice-Davies and a classic Westminster scandal that mortally wounded a prime minister.

McCoist expects to see out notice

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:34
Rangers manager Ally McCoist reveals he plans to see out the full 12 months of his notice period.

VIDEO: Arora: 'I took my culture with me'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:32
Speaking from his shop and studio in Paris, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora talks about his success.

To Finish Up Year, Obama Will Hold A Press Conference

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:32

President Obama has a lot to talk about: From the recent protests in Ferguson to thawing relations with Cuba and Iran. Obama may also be asked about the cyber attack on Sony.

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Man, 80, jailed for teen acid attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:26
An 80-year-old man is jailed for 18 years for masterminding an acid revenge attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend.

Williams stoic in paralysis battle

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:17
Scrum V's Ross Harries catches up with Wales centre Owen Williams, whose passion for rugby endures despite suffering a serious spinal injury.

VIDEO: The struggle for Mount Sinjar

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:16
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.

Northampton v Leicester (Sat)

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:14
Team news as Northampton Saints host Leicester Tigers in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:15 GMT).

Russia warns US over sanctions bill

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:07
Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".

Dowsett in hour world record attempt

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:03
Commonwealth time-trial champion Alex Dowsett will try to break the hour world record at the Olympic Velodrome in February.

VIDEO: Top of the 2014 political pops

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:37
The top five most read stories on the BBC News web site's political pages in 2014 are revealed in a countdown.

Microsoft takes on tech scammers

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:33
The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:27
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

Police Scotland face cost challenges

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:12
Councils are urged to hold Police Scotland to account on the way national decisions impact on their own areas

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