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Pietersen shines in Big Bash defeat

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:59
Kevin Pietersen scores 66 from 46 balls but Melbourne are beaten by Adelaide in the Australian T20 Big Bash.

Boris flight passenger admits assault

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:58
An airline passenger who was calmed down by Boris Johnson on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow admits assault and being drunk on an aircraft.

Wilders faces charges of incitement

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:51
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is to be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred against Moroccans in a speech, the authorities say.

Fifa hits new low after Garcia walks

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:47
The more things seem to change at a Fifa in turmoil, the more things really stay the same, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.

New domestic abuse law revealed

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:28
A new domestic abuse offence for coercive and controlling behaviour within relationships in England and Wales is announced by the home secretary.

Not too late to drop Cook - Hussain

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:24
There is still time for England to replace Alastair Cook as captain for the World Cup, says ex-skipper Nasser Hussain.

28-day police bail limit proposed

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:22
The time people can be put on police bail could be limited to 28 days, the Home Secretary Theresa May announces.

Radio listeners save turkey pair

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:07
Two turkeys that were the subject of a radio vote criticised by animal lovers including Queen guitarist Brian May are saved from slaughter.

Gogglebox drops family over UKIP bid

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:02
The Michael family is dropped from Gogglebox because the dad is standing as UKIP candidate.

EU court gives UK visa direction

Thu, 2014-12-18 02:00
The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the county from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.

Man critical after takeaway attack

Thu, 2014-12-18 01:55
A man is left critically injured after he was attacked in a takeaway in Portrush, County Antrim.

Surviving the Peshawar school massacre

Thu, 2014-12-18 01:52
The schoolboy who was shot in the head and lived

Badger cull fails to meet target

Thu, 2014-12-18 01:45
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.

VIDEO: 'Three boys died before my eyes'

Thu, 2014-12-18 01:42
A survivor of the Pakistan school attack, Aqif Azeem, describes what happened when gunmen stormed the school.

Kenya protests halt parliament debate

Thu, 2014-12-18 01:42
Kenya's parliament is forced to adjourn after angry opposition MPs disrupt government plans to push through a tough new security bill.

VIDEO: Why energy use is falling in the UK

Thu, 2014-12-18 01:40
The amount of energy people are using in the UK is falling steadily even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.

Jack and Emily are top baby names

Thu, 2014-12-18 01:38
Jack and Emily revealed as the most popular first names for babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2014.

Libraries 'must emulate coffee shops'

Thu, 2014-12-18 01:35
Public libraries in England need to become more like coffee shops if they are to survive, a government-commissioned report concludes.

Mortgage lending dip 'continues'

Thu, 2014-12-18 01:15
UK mortgage lending in November returned to the level seen a year earlier, lenders say, offering more evidence of a post-summer slowdown.

US boy's 1944 conviction overturned

Thu, 2014-12-18 01:13
A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for murder more than 70 years ago.