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PM joins runners in festive challenge

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:47
David Cameron shakes off the post-Christmas cobwebs by joining competitors on a mile-long 'Great Brook Run' in the Cotswolds.

VIDEO: Passenger films 'faulty' Virgin plane

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:43
Virgin plane passenger Hardeek Desai films the Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 which was forced to make an emergency landing after suffering landing gear problems.

VIDEO: F1's best overtakes of 2014

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:42
Watch some of Formula 1's most memorable overtaking moves of the 2014 season, featuring passes by Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo.

The year of living dangerously

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:40
There are signals that three al-Jazeera men detained in Cairo may find freedom, but too many journalists still work in all too dangerous times.

SNP defends talk of 'kingmaker role'

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:39
The SNP rejects claims that it would be difficult for it to keep a future UK government in power if it did not include the largest party in England.

Cisse charged with violent conduct

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:36
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is charged by the FA with violent conduct after incident involving Everton's Seamus Coleman.

Rush Limbaugh and his 'black Bond' outrage

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:31
The prospect of Idris Elba as the next James Bond has conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh perturbed, which others see as racist.

US bishop admits fatal hit-and-run

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:10
Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore, the diocese says.

Right-to-die campaigner Purdy dies

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:00
Debbie Purdy, a woman with progressive multiple sclerosis who fought to clarify the law on assisted suicide, has died, her family confirms.

Egypt court bans Jewish festival

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:57
A court in Egypt bans an annual Jewish festival held in honour of a Moroccan rabbi that has taken place since 1979, citing "moral offences".

VIDEO: Glasgow police dogs among UK's first

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:48
Edwin Richardson trained Airedale terriers for the police in Glasgow before supplying canine recruits for World War One.

Rising sea to claim 7,000 properties

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:42
An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.

Obama: US now 'less racially divided'

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:36
President Barack Obama has said race relations in the US are better than when he took office, despite nationwide protests over police actions.

VIDEO: Virgin plane lands safely at Gatwick

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:30
A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane has carried out a "non-standard landing" at Gatwick airport after "a technical issue with one of the landing gears".

Air ambulance takes man to hospital

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:19
An air ambulance flies a cyclist to hospital after he was knocked down in Aberdeenshire.

Students admit insulting Thai royals

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:11
Two Thai students face years in jail after admitting to insulting the royal family in a play they performed about a 1973 uprising.

Taliban declares 'defeat' of Nato

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:10
A Taliban spokesman declares the "defeat" of the US and its allies, a day after the coalition officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan.

Tom Weir loch shore statue unveiled

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:06
A bronze statue of countryside broadcaster Tom Weir is unveiled at Balmaha Bay on the banks of Loch Lomond.

VIDEO: Ferry survivor: 'Floor started bubbling'

Mon, 2014-12-29 06:59
Nick Channing-Williams, a passenger on the Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu, has been talking about the moment he realised the vessel was on fire.

VIDEO: Good deed challenge almost complete

Mon, 2014-12-29 06:58
A man from Cheltenham is on the verge of completing a year-long challenge to keep his New Year's resolution of doing a good deed every day.