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Mario Testino awarded honorary OBE

Wed, 2014-01-15 04:34
Photographer Mario Testino, who has photographed everyone from Kate Moss to the royal family, is given an honorary OBE from Culture minister Ed Vaizey.

Thai polls to proceed amid protests

Wed, 2014-01-15 04:20
Thailand's election will go ahead as planned on 2 February, the government says, despite protesters' "shutdown" of the capital, Bangkok.

Priest cleared of sex abuse charges

Wed, 2014-01-15 04:16
A former curate at St Matthew's Catholic Church in east Belfast has been cleared of sex abuse charges.

Anger at Scargill's bid to buy flat

Wed, 2014-01-15 04:14
Former miners' union leader Arthur Scargill tried to use laws introduced by Margaret Thatcher to buy a council flat in London, a BBC investigation finds.

UN stresses CAR disaster warning

Wed, 2014-01-15 04:11
A senior UN envoy calls or a huge international effort to tackle what he describes as a "mega-crisis" in the Central African Republic.

Court halts sacking of Bogota mayor

Wed, 2014-01-15 04:04
A Colombian court has put on hold for 10 days a decision to oust the mayor of the capital, Bogota, Gustavo Petro, for mismanagement.

I feared I might die in heat - Dodig

Wed, 2014-01-15 04:04
Ivan Dodig retires from his second-round match as high temperatures continue to be a major issue at the Australian Open.

NSA could 'spy on offline computers'

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:47
The US National Security Agency (NSA) used secret technology to spy on computers that were not even connected to the internet, it is reported.

Ex-rugby player jailed over abuse

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:46
A former Scottish rugby international from the Borders is jailed for sexually abusing two young girls in the 1980s and 1990s.

Plastic surgery app game taken down

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:34
Apple and Google remove a game in which children were encouraged to operate on an overweight woman.

Equal pay deal could force NEC sale

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:28
Landmarks such as the NEC could be sold to fund legal claims of more than £1bn, Birmingham City Council says.

Pensions bill passes latest stage

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:27
A bill to introduce major changes to public sector pensions passes its latest stage at Stormont.

VIDEO: Arterton on Hollywood: 'I don't fit in'

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:21
Gemma Arterton speaks to BBC News about starring as the Duchess of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker playhouse at the Globe in London.

Do the French really work harder than the British?

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:11
The French work harder than the British, says the French embassy in London. Is that true?

Frankel's first foal born in Ireland

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:07
Champion racehorse Frankel's first foal, a bay colt, is born at Coolmore Stud in Ireland to the mare Chrysanthemum.

Hollande actress 'blocked from post'

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:04
France's government blocks the appointment of actress Julie Gayet, linked to an affair with President Francois Hollande, to a key cultural jury.

VIDEO: Labour calls on Osborne to tackle bonuses

Wed, 2014-01-15 03:04
Labour urges the government to block "excessive" bonuses which could see Royal Bank of Scotland reward its bankers with double their annual salary.

Weapons deal boost for Belfast firm

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:59
Prime Minister David Cameron says a deal worth more than £100m to supply military equipment to Indonesia is great news for 500 workers in east Belfast.

Italy may use army in waste war

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:53
The Italian government is considering using the army to deal with mafia in Naples who are accused of dumping toxic waste around the city.

VIDEO: Ex-offenders 'could be magistrates'

Wed, 2014-01-15 02:47
it is time to look at having reformed addicts presiding over "specialised problem-solving courts", says the head of crime and justice at the Policy Exchange think tank.

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