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Qatar sponsorship deal for Goodwood

Mon, 2014-12-22 04:22
Glorious Goodwood will be rebranded the Qatar Goodwood Festival in a 10-year sponsorship deal, the biggest in British racing.

VIDEO: The robot that paints your nails

Mon, 2014-12-22 04:17
A Japanese robot has been programmed to take on a range of tasks - from painting nails to cooking.

Boy admits lying about baby's death

Mon, 2014-12-22 04:12
A teenager admits lying to police about the death of a six-week-old girl.

Hack causes 'damage' at steel works

Mon, 2014-12-22 04:01
A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report.

VIDEO: The 'first 3D video game' redeveloped

Mon, 2014-12-22 04:01
The 1984 video game Elite - thought to be the first to produce genuinely 3D graphics - has been redeveloped for a modern audience.

VIDEO: Floods spark retail park chaos

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:59
Firefighters have rescued 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.

Skrtel posts picture of head injury

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:58
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he needed seven staples for a head injury suffered in Sunday's draw with Arsenal.

Day in pictures: 22 December 2014

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:57
Images from around the world: 22 December

Where will the oil price settle?

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:56
The oil price may have hit bottom. But oil will continue for some months yet to be the big influence on prosperity and power.

Rate riggers face seven years jail

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:54
Chancellor George Osborne confirms that the rigging of foreign exchange rates and other financial benchmarks will become a criminal offence.

Jail over Silk Road bitcoin deals

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:53
Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace.

Ex-finance boss warns of Russia crisis

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:41
Russia's former finance minister has warned the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.

VIDEO: The history of Christmas crackers

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:39
Christmas crackers are bound to be a feature of Yuletide celebrations this Thursday, but did you know that they actually date back more than 150 years?

Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:39
Sex-slavery trauma of Yazidis seized by Islamic State

VIDEO: Could beacons transform shopping?

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:38
Spencer Kelly puts beacon technology to the test

Reds starting to recover - Lawrenson

Mon, 2014-12-22 03:02
Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson, who had described the Reds as "rudderless", says there are now signs of recovery.

Seal found in the middle of a field

Mon, 2014-12-22 02:57
A seal is found in the middle of a field in St Helens, Merseyside by a dog walker.

North Korea threatens US over Sony

Mon, 2014-12-22 02:39
North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber attacks.

Giant 'El Gordo' lottery grips Spain

Mon, 2014-12-22 02:37
Spaniards await the results of the famous "El Gordo" (The Fat One) Christmas lottery, with €2.2bn (£1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes on offer.

Parents jailed over toddler's death

Mon, 2014-12-22 02:36
A mother and father convicted of causing or allowing the death of their young son are each sentenced to nine years.