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Police contacted over MP porn 'hack'

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:29
A Labour MP is calling on police to find out who was responsible for "favouriting" a pornographic image on a Conservative MP's Twitter account.

Facebook plans drunk photo filter

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:23
Facebook is working on technology to prevent users posting photos they might come to regret.

Ex-leader to seek Nigeria presidency

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:19
Former military leader Muhammadu Buhari is set to contest Nigeria's presidential election after winning a primary for the opposition APC's candidate.

Muslim fears over Agra conversions

Thu, 2014-12-11 07:04
A dozen Muslim families flee their homes in the Indian city of Agra after reports that 57 families were converted to Hinduism against their will.

Liverpool are rudderless - Lawrenson

Thu, 2014-12-11 06:38
Liverpool are "rudderless" and manager Brendan Rodgers faces "a steep learning curve", BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson says.

Donkey protest in central Nairobi

Thu, 2014-12-11 06:32
Activists dump herd in the Kenyan capital's business district, in an apparent protest over insecurity.

Garcia Marquez archive cost withheld

Thu, 2014-12-11 06:30
The University of Texas at Austin refuses to disclose how much it paid for the archive of the Colombian Nobel laureate, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Eric Morecambe statue returns home

Thu, 2014-12-11 06:28
Eric Morecambe's statue is back in its rightful place after a man tried to saw off one of its legs.

Button hopes for long McLaren stay

Thu, 2014-12-11 06:17
Jenson Button says he hopes to stay at McLaren as Fernando Alonso's team-mate for more than just 2015.

Burglar jailed for killing pensioner

Thu, 2014-12-11 06:15
A man is jailed for four and a half years for killing a pensioner during a botched burglary at an elderly couple's home in County Londonderry.

VIDEO: MP on 'idiotic' prison book ban ruling

Thu, 2014-12-11 06:01
The judge who found the ban on sending books to prisoners unlawful was "absolutely wrong" says a Tory MP.

Xinjiang city to ban Islamic veil

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:48
The Islamic face veil is to be banned in public in the capital of China's restive Xinjiang region, home to the Muslim Uighur minority.

School evacuated in security alert

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:48
A primary school in County Tyrone has been evacuated in a security alert.

Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted'

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:36
The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and feet.

New safer lorries delayed until 2022

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:30
New lorries designed to make it easier for drivers to spot pedestrians and cyclists face delays of up to eight years, it has emerged.

Alonso has 'unfinished business'

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:24
Fernando Alonso says he has returned to McLaren because he feels he has unfinished business in trying to win the world title.

Day in pictures: 11 December 2014

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:09
News images from around the world: 11 December

Uber suspends operations in Delhi

Thu, 2014-12-11 05:03
Online taxi firm Uber accepts a ban on its service in Delhi after the alleged rape of a female passenger, saying it will review how it screens drivers.

Profile: Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:47
President Robert Mugabe's heir apparent, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, is known in Zimbabwe as "ngwena" or crocodile because of his political cunning, writes the BBC's Brian Hungwe.

Will Kerry strike gold in Lima?

Thu, 2014-12-11 04:45
As US Secretary of State John Kerry joins UN climate talks in Lima, we look at some of the hurdles on the path to an historic global deal.