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Home owners 'could handle rate rise'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:37
The majority of people with mortgages could cope with a rise in interest rates, the Bank of England has said.

Maid testifies in Hong Kong trial

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:35
The Indonesian maid at the centre of a high-profile abuse case describes being "tortured" at her former employer's trial in Hong Kong.

VIDEO: Training football stars in Manchester

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:30
Manchester City's new training academy is due to be officially opened on Monday, with the aim of creating new talent for the team and regenerating the local area.

Rubbish fire burns for fourth day

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:14
Firefighters are spending a fourth day at the scene of a fire on an industrial estate in East Sussex where 200 tonnes of rubbish are alight.

'No change' to US hostage raid policy

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 23:12
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says there is no need for a review into operations to free Americans held by militants despite recent failures.

Boy, 15, killed in fight is named

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:57
A 15-year-old boy who died after he was stabbed in a fight in east London is named.

Congress Clashes Over Release Of CIA Torture Report

NPR News - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:46

Senate Democrats plan to release a long-withheld torture report this week, but the State Department wants more delay because of feared repercussions — both at home and overseas.

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Tight security for Modi in Kashmir

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:27
PM Narendra Modi is to address an election rally in Indian-administered Kashmir, days after an attack killed 11 soldiers and policemen.

Alcohol price law 'could save £900m'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:21
Setting a minimum alcohol price of 50p per unit could save Wales nearly £900m over 20 years by cutting crime and illness, a report claims.

State memorial for Hughes cancelled

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:14
A state memorial service for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died aged 25 after being struck by a ball, is cancelled.

Standards fall fear over school cut

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:11
Schools could soon be facing severe financial hardship which could effect standards because of cuts to their budgets, head teachers warn.

Man charged after taxi driver death

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 22:04
A man is expected to appear in court later in connection with the death of a taxi driver in Dalkeith in Midlothian at the weekend.

VIDEO: Screams greet royal couple in New York

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 21:52
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in New York for a tour of the east coast of the United States.

UK man dies in Australia cliff fall

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 21:43
A British man has died after falling from a cliff in Sydney, Australia, while on an outing with friends.

Warning as snow and ice affect roads

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 21:43
Drivers are urged to take more time for their journeys as snow and icy conditions affect roads in some parts of Scotland.

PlayStation hit by hack attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 21:37
An online hacker group has claimed responsibility for attacking Sony's online PlayStation store, which is down on Monday.

VIDEO: Gaza struggling to rebuild

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 21:26
Very little reconstruction has taken place in Gaza since the conflict there which killed over 2,100 Palestinians and destroyed more than 100,000 homes.

Economic recovery 'losing momentum'

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 21:26
Economic recovery in Northern Ireland is losing momentum, according to fresh data on the private sector from the Ulster Bank.

Judge to rule on Dewani trial future

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 21:20
Shrien Dewani, who is accused of arranging the murder of his wife Anni, will learn later if the case against him will continue or be thrown out.

VIDEO: Typhoon Hagupit brings 125mph winds

BBC - Sun, 2014-12-07 21:03
Typhoon Hagupit is sweeping across the Philippines and bringing with it heavy rain and winds of over 125mph (200kph).