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Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:45
A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.

Woods shoots worst round of career

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:44
Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open.

Secret 80s 'sex file' named diplomat

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:23
A top British diplomat engaged in "sexual perversion" in the 1960s and was vulnerable to blackmail by foreign powers, previously secret papers reveal.

Tamil becomes Sri Lanka's top judge

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:16
Sri Lanka's president appoints a Tamil judge as the new chief justice - the first member of the country's minority community to hold the post in decades.

Romney: The aura of a serial loser

Fri, 2015-01-30 10:11
Mitt Romney certainly looked the part of president, but despite his success in business, he could never pull it off.

Man injured in Belfast shooting

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:26
A man is taken to hospital following a gun attack at a fast food outlet in north Belfast.

Machines seized in gambling probe

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:25
Detectives investigating money laundering and illegal gambling seize machines and cash worth more than £500,000 in Belfast and Lisburn.

Landlady killer 'sent death text'

Fri, 2015-01-30 09:15
A man accused of murdering a hotelier sent a text message to a friend saying he had killed a woman, a court is told.

Sharapova aims to end 11-year run

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:52
World number two Maria Sharapova aims to end a losing streak against Serena Williams in the Australian Open final.

Greece shuns debt talks with troika

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:43
Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.

M4 oil spill causes 13-mile queues

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:42
A lane of the M4 is closed and traffic is queuing for 13 miles between Cardiff and Newport because of a hydraulic oil spill.

Churches oppose three-person babies

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:42
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.

Ginola out of Fifa presidential race

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:38
Ex-Premier League player David Ginola is out of the Fifa presidential election race after failing to secure nominations.

MP Murphy to stand down at election

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:30
Paul Murphy is to stand down as Labour MP for Torfaen after 28 years in parliament.

Requiem for Romney's presidential dream

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:22
Washington establishment does double-take as Mitt Romney announces his decision not to run for the presidency in 2016.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:21
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Police probe Roy Keane 'incident'

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:10
Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident in Greater Manchester involving former footballer Roy Keane.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:08
Dutch babies smile more than US babies, and other nuggets.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2015-01-30 08:08
The week's big numbers visualised.

Nokia name row with London start-up

Fri, 2015-01-30 07:59
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".