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VIDEO: Italian navy boards migrant ship

Fri, 2015-01-02 05:04
The Italian coastguard has taken control of a merchant ship carrying more than 400 migrants that is adrift in the Mediterranean without any crew on board.

VIDEO: General election campaigning begins

Fri, 2015-01-02 04:46
It is only the second day of the new year but already the starting gun has already been fired in the campaign to woo voters ahead of the general election.

'Significant fire' closes main road

Fri, 2015-01-02 04:43
One of the main roads leading into Port Talbot is closed while crews deal with a "significant fire" in a Chinese takeaway.

VIDEO: Inside China's Xinjiang province

Fri, 2015-01-02 04:36
The BBC's Carrie Gracie visits China's Xinjiang province, home to China's predominantly Muslim Uighurs, viewed by authorities as a "terrorist" threat.

The hazards of pursuing happiness

Fri, 2015-01-02 04:30
Does the pursuit of happiness make everyone miserable?

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2015-01-02 04:30
Breaking Bad is the show people most often lie about having watched, and more nuggets.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2015-01-02 04:30
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Body found after new year night out

Fri, 2015-01-02 04:26
A body is found in the search for a teenager who disappeared during a new year's night out with friends in Manchester city centre.

Belfry stabbings reports 'malicious'

Fri, 2015-01-02 04:17
The promoters of a New Year's Eve event at The Belfry resort in which six people were stabbed brand media reports of the incident "malicious".

Ebola outbreak 'will end in 2015'

Fri, 2015-01-02 04:16
The deadly Ebola outbreak will be ended in 2015, although health teams face an "epic battle", says the head of the UN team fighting the disease.

VIDEO: Can supersized holes recruit golfers?

Fri, 2015-01-02 03:49
The BBC's Jeremy Howell reports on golf is doing to get back on the financial fairway.

VIDEO: Digital tag helps you locate items

Fri, 2015-01-02 03:46
Michelle Fleury takes a look at a new kind of GPS-enabled tagging system, designed to help you find lost items.

Man glassed in face in bar attack

Fri, 2015-01-02 03:41
A man will be left permanently scarred after being glassed in the face in a pub in Edinburgh, police say.

Day in pictures: 2 January 2015

Fri, 2015-01-02 03:35
Images from around the world: 2 January

Week in pictures: 27 December 2014 - 2 January 2015

Fri, 2015-01-02 03:32
Best news photos from around the world

VIDEO: Emergency landing at Southend Airport

Fri, 2015-01-02 03:22
A flight from Jersey to London's City Airport had to be diverted after one of the plane's engines caught fire.

Ex-Bayern boss granted day release

Fri, 2015-01-02 03:17
Ex-Bayern Munich football boss Uli Hoeness is granted day release for the rest of his three-and-a-half year sentence for tax evasion, justice officials say.

Miranda finale draws warm praise

Fri, 2015-01-02 03:10
Miranda Hart's hit BBC sitcom draws to a close as the comic calls time on her alter-ego's search for happiness and love.

VIDEO: Plane 'blown off Stornoway runway'

Fri, 2015-01-02 03:08
Two passengers have suffered minor injuries after a plane came off the runway at Stornoway Airport on the Isle of Lewis.

'Violated' couple write to thieves

Fri, 2015-01-02 03:02
A couple who were left "violated and shell-shocked" after Christmas presents were stolen from their home write an open letter to the burglars.

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