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Driver Button's father dies aged 70

Mon, 2014-01-13 08:43
Former world champion Jenson Button's father John dies of a suspected heart attack at the age of 70.

AUDIO: How bad are things for Christianity?

Mon, 2014-01-13 08:32
New surveys have suggested that younger people are turning away from Christianity - raising concerns amongst senior members of the Church of England.

AUDIO: Essex Police taking patients to A&E

Mon, 2014-01-13 08:19
Essex police have take patients to A&E over 180 times in the past year because of ambulance delays, the BBC has found.

S Sudan talks resume in nightclub

Mon, 2014-01-13 08:16
A shift to a hotel nightclub dance-floor in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for talks on a truce in South Sudan leaves some delegates bemused.

'Why I ate man's leg'

Mon, 2014-01-13 08:04
Graphic first-person account of cannibalism in troubled CAR

VIDEO: House of Commons

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:59
The government is looking at how to extend benefit restrictions on EU migrants, MPs hear.

French first lady in Paris hospital

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:55
French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler remains in hospital following media reports of an alleged affair involving her partner, Francois Hollande.

VIDEO: Strictly goes dancing around the UK

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:50
The Strictly Come Dancing Tour is about to go on the road. Brenda Emmanus catches up with the crew at their final rehearsals.

Christmas savings club thief jailed

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:47
A woman who stole nearly £8,000 from 19 families in a Christmas savings club is jailed for a "disgraceful breach of trust".

Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam group

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:43
Suntory, the Japanese family-owned drinks maker, buys the US beverage firm behind Jim Beam bourbon, in a $16bn (£9.7bn) deal.

Ten annoying breaches of cinema etiquette

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:37
Ten annoying breaches of cinema etiquette

Suicide vest nine-year-old tells her story

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:26
A young girl who officials say was wearing a suicide vest was detained at a checkpoint in Helmand, southern Afghanistan last week. Spozhmai, who says she is nine years old, is now in the protective custody of the provincial government - she told her story to Newsday on the BBC World Service.

Nasri ruled out for eight weeks

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:17
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is ruled out for eight weeks with a knee injury suffered against Newcastle.

Abuse inquiry 'gives victims voice'

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:15
Victims have waited years to tell their stories to the biggest public inquiry into child abuse ever held in the UK, its senior counsel says.

Burial service held for Ariel Sharon

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:08
Israel holds the burial service for former PM Ariel Sharon, earlier lauded at a state memorial as an "indomitable" defender of his people.

EU aims to clarify migrant rules

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:08
New EU guidelines are aimed at minimising disputes between EU states about migrants' rights to welfare benefits.

Teen sexter convicted for child porn

Mon, 2014-01-13 07:02
A teenager in Canada is convicted of possession and dissemination of child pornography after she sent text messages containing naked images of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend.

Concussion training for pro players

Mon, 2014-01-13 06:52
Professional rugby union players in England will have compulsory education on concussion before the start of next season.

Plea over journalists held by Egypt

Mon, 2014-01-13 06:47
More than 40 senior journalists and editors sign a statement demanding the immediate release of three al-Jazeera colleagues detained in Egypt.

Britain's Sochi biathlon team named

Mon, 2014-01-13 06:30
Lee Jackson and Amanda Lightfoot are named as Great Britain's biathlon entrants for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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