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New Saudi king promises continuity

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:55
Saudi Arabia's King Salman pledges continuity, as funeral ceremonies for King Abdullah are held in Riyadh hours after his death.

Day in pictures: 23 January 2015

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:37
Images from around the world: 23 January

VIDEO: Crew plucked from sinking boat

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:35
Dramatic video has emerged of the moment a coastguard helicopter rescued the crew of a sinking fishing boat off the western coast of Scotland.

Pensioner killed 'for rejecting sex'

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:33
A man described as having a sexual interest in much older women is found guilty of killing a widow in his village in Cornwall.

Man linked to Jewish museum killings

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:25
Belgian authorities are looking for a possible accomplice of Mehdi Nemmouche, the gunman charged with killing four people at a Jewish museum in May.

Jab plea as serious flu cases rise

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:24
The number of serious flu cases in Scotland increases as it emerges almost of those eligible for vaccinations have not had them.

Crash victim's uncle denies fraud

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:18
The uncle of a schoolboy who died in a minibus crash denies dishonestly collecting charity money in his name.

VIDEO: LIVE: Francois Hollande Davos address

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:06
French President Francois Hollande address to the World Economic Forum in Davos

Nurse murder trial jury discharged

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:06
The jury has been discharged in the trial of Victorino Chua, a former Stepping Hill Hospital nurse accused of poisoning patients.

Tram fall cyclists to sue council

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:01
A lawyer is taking Edinburgh council to court on behalf of 60 clients who claim they have fallen off their bikes due to the city's tram tracks.

Sterling jumps as shares extend gains

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:01
Sterling jumps sharply against the euro, while the FTSE 100 extends gains made in the wake of the European Central Bank's stimulus programme.

Glasgow archbishop has heart attack

Fri, 2015-01-23 04:00
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has suffered a heart attack, the church has confirmed.

'Poor boys fare worse in rich areas'

Fri, 2015-01-23 03:58
The behaviour of boys from poor families is worse when they grow up alongside wealthier neighbours, suggests research.

Philippines 'hid homeless from Pope'

Fri, 2015-01-23 03:52
The government in the Philippines is facing calls for an inquiry after it temporarily relocated homeless people during Pope Francis' visit.

Girl was 'going out' with Glitter

Fri, 2015-01-23 03:51
A 12-year-old girl who allegedly had sex with Gary Glitter told her brother she was "going out" with the singer, a court hears.

Leeds owner Cellino resigns role

Fri, 2015-01-23 03:33
Owner Massimo Cellino steps down from his role at Leeds until 10 April, with Andrew Umbers becoming temporary chairman.

Sinn Féin in TV election debate move

Fri, 2015-01-23 03:29
Sinn Féin indicates it would be prepared to take part in TV election debates if other parties such as Plaid Cymru and the Greens are involved.

US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

Fri, 2015-01-23 03:28
High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators.

Call for Greece to stay with Europe

Fri, 2015-01-23 03:27
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants Greece to "remain part of our story" ahead of elections that could throw the country's eurozone future into doubt.

UN 'not needed to defeat Boko Haram'

Fri, 2015-01-23 03:10
Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser tells the BBC.

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