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'Stephen Colbert' now belongs to the ages

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:48
Reflections on Stephen Colbert’s legacy

Nigeria court backs prisoners' vote

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:31
A court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:21
Tom Hanks uses the alias Harry Lauder, and more nuggets.

Device 'found under soldier's car'

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:19
A controlled explosion is carried out on a device found under a serving soldier's car in Portadown, County Armagh.

Peshawar prompts Pakistan executions

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:18
Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:14
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:14
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation says North Korea was behind a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures over a film about its leader Kim Jong-un.

Anti-abortion protester cautioned

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:11
A woman convicted of harassing a Marie Stopes clinic director is cautioned for breaching a court order.

Time capsule found at surgeons' hall

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:10
Two newspapers from 19 March 1909, two postcards and a list of names dated 26 March 1909 are found inside a snuff tin by workmen in Edinburgh.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:09
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:09
An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.

Fifa tarnishing football - Lineker

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:08
Former England striker Gary Lineker says football will not remain the beautiful game with Fifa in charge.

Cook removed as England ODI captain

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:00
Alastair Cook is replaced by Eoin Morgan as England's one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.

Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:59
The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.

Teen jailed over charity ride death

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:43
A teenager who crashed into and killed a cyclist during a charity bike ride is sentenced to five years in prison.

Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:42
News photo from around the world

VIDEO: Iraqi soldiers 'fighting for their lives'

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:30
Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad airbase - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.

LA River's flood role is 'paramount'

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:27
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.

Plea by parents of Aurora accused

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:19
The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.

Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:17
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.

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