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Formula 1's Jenson Button marries

Wed, 2014-12-31 22:44
Former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has married long-term partner Jessica Michibata, he confirms on Twitter.

Kashmir clashes kill five troops

Wed, 2014-12-31 22:07
Four Pakistani troops die in firing by Indian border forces on New Year's Eve, after India accuses Pakistan of killing an Indian soldier.

Three rescued from fire at flats

Wed, 2014-12-31 21:10
Three people are rescued and around 40 others are evacuated from a severe fire at a block of flats in Plymouth.

Egypt court to hear al-Jazeera case

Wed, 2014-12-31 20:47
Egypt's highest court is due to hear an appeal by three al-Jazeera journalists against their convictions for spreading false news.

Man and woman die in house fire

Wed, 2014-12-31 20:39
The bodies of a man and a woman are found inside a burned-out house in south-east London after neighbours try to rescue them but are unable to reach them.

Stand by for fascinating year in politics

Wed, 2014-12-31 20:06
Almost anything could happen in the 2015 General Election, and the months following could be thrilling, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.

Babies of addicts 'display problems'

Wed, 2014-12-31 19:47
Babies born to drug-addicted mothers have significant developmental and vision problems at six months old, a Scottish study has found.

North Korean leader proposes talks

Wed, 2014-12-31 19:23
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offers to hold talks at the highest level with South Korea, "depending on the mood and circumstances".

AirAsia plane sea search resumes

Wed, 2014-12-31 19:06
Better weather allows the search for wreckage of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 to resume, with officials hoping to locate the plane's fuselage.

In pictures: Tanzania acrobat school

Wed, 2014-12-31 17:34
Pictures of Tanzania's budding acrobats

Cuba hopes for Washington's embrace

Wed, 2014-12-31 17:25
A normalisation of relations with the US is good news for Cuba - but the real prize would be a complete lifting of the economic embargo, says the BBC's Havana correspondent Will Grant.

VIDEO: The trends of 2015 (maybe)

Wed, 2014-12-31 17:13
What will be the top social media trends of 2015?

New year, new you... new fitness band

Wed, 2014-12-31 17:08
Why I love to hate my fitness band

The big ideas of 2014: Part IV

Wed, 2014-12-31 16:41
How do you stop the work inbox taking over your life?

Just how important was Magna Carta?

Wed, 2014-12-31 16:29
Just how important is Magna Carta, 800 years on?

Major Oak aims for top tree title

Wed, 2014-12-31 16:18
Could 'Robin Hood's hideout' be Europe's best tree?

The secret to a happy life - courtesy of Tolstoy

Wed, 2014-12-31 16:12
The secret ingredients of a happy life - and they're 100 years old

Books in 2015: A look-ahead

Wed, 2014-12-31 16:11
Rebecca Jones looks at the big books coming in 2015

New rules for healthy school dinners

Wed, 2014-12-31 15:52
New rules for school meals in England come into force in the new term, restricting how often fried food can be served and promoting drinking water.

British acts fill out album top 10

Wed, 2014-12-31 15:50
British acts dominate the top 10 best-selling artist albums of the year for the first time in chart history, according to new figures.