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Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo dies

Thu, 2015-01-01 20:15
Former Democratic Governor of New York Mario Cuomo dies just before his son Andrew is inaugurated as governor for a second term, family sources say.

In pictures: Special stamps

Thu, 2015-01-01 19:40
Royal Mail is celebrating 50 years of its special stamps programme by launching a website showing all 2,663 designs.

The year 2014 in vital statistics

Thu, 2015-01-01 19:23
The key numbers of the year for 2014

10 years of Freedom of Information

Thu, 2015-01-01 19:06
10 things revealed because of the Freedom of Information Act

AirAsia underwater search to begin

Thu, 2015-01-01 19:00
The search for AirAsia flight QZ8510 which crashed into the sea on Sunday is to move underwater, with the arrival of specialist equipment.

VIDEO: Lily Cole's social network ambition

Thu, 2015-01-01 18:47
Lily Cole's mission to turn social networking into worldwide sharing

Balls: Tories cede 'centre ground'

Thu, 2015-01-01 18:26
The Conservative Party has "lurched to the right" and ceded the "centre ground" of politics to Labour, claims shadow chancellor Ed Balls.

Cuba arrests protesting activists

Thu, 2015-01-01 18:03
Cuban dissidents say police have arrested a group of political activists who were protesting outside a jail in the capital, Havana.

Egypt leader urged to free reporter

Thu, 2015-01-01 17:10
The two brothers of jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say that they will push for the Egyptian president to release him by decree.

Television in 2015: A look-ahead

Thu, 2015-01-01 16:17
Lizo Mzimba previews the year's small-screen must-sees

Australia shares start new year flat

Thu, 2015-01-01 16:06
Australian shares started the new year flat in thin trading with many of the region's markets closed ahead of the first full week of trading in 2015.

New home for cocoa quarantine

Thu, 2015-01-01 15:57
A bigger and better clearing house for all the world's new cocoa varieties opens in the UK at the University of Reading.

Woman in Black takes new direction

Thu, 2015-01-01 15:57
Can Woman in Black 2 succeed without Daniel Radcliffe?

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

Thu, 2015-01-01 15:52
Most types of cancer can simply be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study suggests.

The images used to teach soldiers to kill

Thu, 2015-01-01 15:23
When soldiers are taught to kill, what does their target look like?

Technology predictions fly into 2015

Thu, 2015-01-01 15:14
Drones, cyber attacks and spooky smartphones - 2015 is here

Gerrard Liverpool's greatest ever?

Thu, 2015-01-01 15:13
Chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses Steven Gerrard's place in the pantheon of Anfield legends.

Global economy on the up in 2015

Thu, 2015-01-01 15:13
There are encouraging signs for the world economy in 2015 - but we are a long way from boom time, says Andrew Walker.

Thousands of Scots 'face bankruptcy'

Thu, 2015-01-01 15:10
A report by business advisers BDO predicts 1,000 companies will go bust and 12,000 Scots will be made bankrupt in the coming year.

Payday loan charges cap takes effect

Thu, 2015-01-01 15:10
A cap on the cost of payday loans enforced by the City regulator has now come into effect, but one consumer group wants more action on credit.