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Day in pictures: 13 January 2014

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:11
24 hours of news photos: 13 January

Hague 'will fight for EU reform'

Mon, 2014-01-13 05:05
The foreign secretary insists he is "putting the case for a reformed Europe", despite rejecting a call by MPs for national parliaments to get a veto over EU laws.

Obesity projections 'underestimated'

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:38
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report by health campaigners claims.

TUV man's apology to Sinn Féin woman

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:31
A unionist councillor issues a High Court apology to a Sinn Féin woman for defaming her in a radio interview.

VIDEO: Treasury: debt plan to 'calm jitters'

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:24
The Treasury says it will honour all UK government debt issued up to the date of the referendum on Scottish independence.

Rwanda president warn 'traitors'

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:17
Less than two weeks after a prominent Rwandan dissident is found dead in South Africa, President Paul Kagame warns that "treason brings consequences".

Possible Syria ceasefires discussed

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:13
The US and Russia say they have discussed the possibility of "localised ceasefires" in Syria ahead of peace talks in Geneva next week.

Man jailed for killing ex-councillor

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:01
A man who killed a former leader of East Dunbartonshire Council with a single punch is jailed for five years.

Sports Direct buys Debenhams stake

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:01
Sports Direct, the casual clothing retailer run by billionaire Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, buys a 4.6% stake in Debenhams.

VIDEO: Dubai ruler gives BBC a guided tour

Mon, 2014-01-13 04:00
The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum takes the BBC's Jon Sopel on a tour of his grandfather's house and drives him through part of Dubai

Djokovic & Williams reach round two

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:52
Men's champion Novak Djokovic and women's top seed Serena Williams advance to the Australian Open second round.

Man in court over 'chess killing'

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:47
A man appears in court in Dublin charged with the murder of a man allegedly following a row over a game of chess.

VIDEO: Vic on laughing when he shouldn't

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:42
Vic Reeves joins BBC Breakfast to talk about his new sitcom and why he enjoys getting the giggles when he is performing

Court orders online critics' naming

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:41
Users who have posted negative comments on the online review site Yelp must be identified orders a US court.

Hunger Games surpasses Iron Man 3

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:39
With takings of almost $414m (£252m), the second Hunger Games film passes Iron Man 3 to become the most successful 2013 release at the US box office.

VIDEO: Academies giving work to prisoners

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:33
Conservative polices on prisons changed from the Michael Howard to the Ken Clarke eras, and today's aims see a move to keep people out of prison and help them get a job.

Death boat alarm was disconnected

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:24
An alarm had been disconnected on a fishing boat which sank, leading to the death of one of its crew, a report says.

Kalashnikov 'pain' over rifle deaths

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:20
A letter apparently reveals Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died last month, feared he was morally responsible for deaths by the AK-47 assault rifle he invented.

Mother charged over abandoned baby

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:13
A woman is charged with abandoning her newborn baby in a Birmingham park.

The men South America's coaches dread losing

Mon, 2014-01-13 03:11
World Cup year is a tense time, writes South American football expert Tim Vickery, but which players would be missed most?

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