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Driverless car UK test bases named

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:52
Bristol, London, Coventry and Milton Keynes are selected as the hosts of driverless car tests set to begin in 2015.

VIDEO: Funeral for hero who tackled bullies

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:52
Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral in Germany of a 23-year-old woman who was fatally injured while confronting a group of men harassing two girls.

Concordia captain 'feared panic'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:34
The captain of the Costa Concordia tells a court he delayed sounding the alarm on the sinking cruise ship because he feared people would jump off.

Steam Broadcasting takes on Twitch

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:20
Steam launches its own video game streaming service, creating fresh competition for Amazon's Twitch.

VIDEO: BBC editors on the Autumn Statement

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:19
The BBC's political and economics editors give their reaction to the announcements in the Autumn Statement.

Crimewatch appeal after sex attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:19
A nationwide appeal is to be made after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a gang in a Cardiff park.

VIDEO: Suits you! robot retailers on trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:15
A US hardware shop is testing out a new set of retail robots designed to help customers shop, find and visualise their purchases

Government borrowing forecast raised

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:14
The government is expected to have to borrow more money this year than had previously been predicted, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility.

Day in pictures: 3 December 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:06
24 hours of news images: 2 December

World on course for warmest year

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 06:02
This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show.

What the Autumn Statement means for you

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:56
Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement. So, what does it mean for your finances?

'I know what Sean Abbott is feeling'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:52
How does a sportsman cope with inflicting lasting damage on an opponent? Boxer Brian Rose recalls how he "overcame his demons".

Kalashnikov's New Slogan? 'Weapons Of Peace'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:42

Millions of Kalashnikov's AK-47 have found their way to battlefields across the globe. With the new branding, the company hopes to expand its business domestically and internationally.

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New North Sea tax measures outlined

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:23
Chancellor George Osborne announces a series of measures designed to encourage investment in the North Sea oil and gas sector.

Manchester to get new £78m theatre

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:21
A groundbreaking £78m theatre and arts venue is to be built on the site of the former Granada TV studios in Manchester.

Boris 'calms drunk plane passenger'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:14
London mayor Boris Johnson attempts to calm down a "drunk" passenger restrained during a long-haul flight to Heathrow from Kuala Lumpur.

Analysis: Osborne's political pitch

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 05:11
The BBC's Robin Brant offers his analysis of the George Osborne's Autumn Statement

Colombia leader warns of disloyalty

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:59
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says any member of the armed forces found to lack loyalty will be dismissed.

Ched Evans rape inquiry begins

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:45
A fast-tracked inquiry into the rape conviction of footballer Ched Evans begins, the body that examines potential miscarriages of justice says.

VIDEO: Is teenager Cahill the new Ronnie?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 04:37
Watch the best moments and reaction from 18-year-old England's James Cahill's remarkable third round victory over Ding Junhui at the UK Championship.