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Voice of Babe and Rugrats dies at 51

Wed, 2014-12-31 00:22
Voice actress Christine Cavanaugh, who brought to life characters including Babe and Chuckie on Rugrats, dies aged 51.

Patient tests negative for Ebola

Wed, 2014-12-31 00:21
Tests on a patient in Cornwall suspected to have Ebola have proved negative, Public Health England confirms.

FTSE unlikely to match 2013 close

Wed, 2014-12-31 00:14
London shares edge higher in early New Year's Eve trading, but the FTSE 100 looks set to end the year lower than it did in 2013.

Kazakhstan takes Guantanamo inmates

Wed, 2014-12-31 00:13
Three Yemenis and two Tunisians held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are sent to Kazakhstan for resettlement, the Pentagon says.

Meningitis baby appeal tops £120,000

Wed, 2014-12-31 00:07
The family of a baby girl who lost her limbs due to meningitis say they have raised over £120,000 for her care.

Hundreds ignore new M4 speed cameras

Wed, 2014-12-31 00:01
Motorists are warned that enforcement action will start in the new year on average 50mph speed enforcement cameras on the M4 through Port Talbot.

£5.5m football stadium hit by delays

Tue, 2014-12-30 23:37
Manchester football team FC United's new £5.5m stadium may not open until February following a series of setbacks.

VIDEO: First same-sex weddings in Scotland

Tue, 2014-12-30 23:06
Scotland's first same-sex weddings have taken place following a change in the law earlier this month.

VIDEO: A topsy turvy year in politics

Tue, 2014-12-30 22:51
The year before a general election is not always full of political excitement, but 2014 has seen the rise of UKIP, the Scottish referendum, and one or two scandals in Westminster.

VIDEO: Trend for high end gin boosts sales

Tue, 2014-12-30 22:38
Many revellers will be raising a glass this New Year's Eve, but apparently more and more people are choosing gin as their tipple of choice.

Nuclear secrets in the Australian outback

Tue, 2014-12-30 22:11
Australians living with the impact of UK nuclear tests

Savage: Who needs what in January?

Tue, 2014-12-30 22:07
What does each Premier League club need to do in the transfer window? Analysis from BBC football expert Robbie Savage.

VIDEO: Forgotten sporting moments from 2014

Tue, 2014-12-30 22:03
BBC Sport looks back over 2014's biggest sporting events and picks out some of the forgotten and more amusing moments.

New Tunisian leader to be sworn in

Tue, 2014-12-30 21:36
Tunisian President-elect Beji Caid Essebsi is to take his oath of office after winning the country's first free presidential poll.

Covering Ebola from the front line

Tue, 2014-12-30 21:24
The BBC's Umaru Fofana reports on how the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has affected him.

VIDEO: Peshawar attack's traumatised children

Tue, 2014-12-30 21:03
BBC Urdu's Saba Eitizaz examines what is being done to help children affected by the Peshawar school shooting and if they can ever heal.

Children 'groomed in every town'

Tue, 2014-12-30 21:01
Young people are currently being groomed in "every town" in Britain, according to a charity which helps parents of sexually exploited children.

VIDEO: How to map the ocean floor - in 15 secs

Tue, 2014-12-30 20:54
Filming the ocean floor around Brazil's tropical island of Fernando de Noronha for Google's underwater Street View.

Blair warning to 'left-wing' Labour

Tue, 2014-12-30 20:53
Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair questions whether the party can win the general election next May on a "traditional left-wing" platform.

Has 15 years of power gone to Putin's head?

Tue, 2014-12-30 20:46
Steve Rosenberg assesses Vladimir Putin's 15 years as head of the Russian state.