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Taiwan president to quit party post

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:45
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou says he will resign as chairman of the ruling Kuomintang party, after it suffered a crushing defeat in local elections.

Scots children at risk of obesity

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:43
The Scottish Health Survey shows that although adult levels of obesity have stabilised, almost a third of children are at risk.

Froome to race in Tour de France

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:30
Britain's Chris Froome says he will compete in next year's Tour de France and will try to replicate his 2013 triumph.

The footballer who became a pop star

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:22
Do footballers and music really mix? Meet the winner of Sweden's Pop Idol now set for a top-flight career.

Patient care faces 'serious' impact

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:22
Patient care at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary faces a "serious impact" if problems are not "urgently addressed", a report says.

Russia warns of recession in 2015

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:16
The Russian government warns the economy will fall into recession next year as Western sanctions over Ukraine and falling oil prices begin to bite.

US moves to end racial profiling

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:15
The US attorney general announces plans to help end racial profiling by police after the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman.

Stray snake mistaken for bracelet

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:12
The Scottish SPCA appeals to find the owner of a stray snake which was mistaken for a loom band in Aberdeen.

Poland warns over benefits clampdown

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:12
Poland will not accept David Cameron's proposal to clampdown on EU migrants claiming benefits for four years, its deputy foreign minister says.

Tackling the UK's 'diversity deficit'

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:11
The media boss who ignored her careers adviser

VIDEO: Man clings to ice in Iowa river

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:07
A man has had a lucky escape from the Des Moines river in the US state of Iowa, after he was spotted clinging to ice by city workers.

VIDEO: Rio unveils floating Christmas tree

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:03
What is said to be the largest floating Christmas tree in the world has been unveiled in Rio de Janeiro.

UK man guilty of Bangladesh contempt

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:02
A Bangladesh court finds a British man guilty of contempt for challenging the official death toll from the 1971 war of independence.

GPs will staff 24-hour A&E service

Tue, 2014-12-02 02:01
A Pembrokeshire hospital says it will make changes to the way it works in order to maintain its 24-hour A&E service.

Improvements ordered at Dounreay

Tue, 2014-12-02 01:58
The Office for Nuclear Regulation serves the operators of the Dounreay nuclear power complex with an improvement notice following a fire.

VIDEO: Is nativity losing its religion?

Tue, 2014-12-02 01:56
A poll suggests that a growing number of schools are taking artistic licence with the tale of Jesus' birth.

VIDEO: Phone companies target rural India

Tue, 2014-12-02 01:54
Mobile phone use by women is frowned on in some rural areas of India, but phone companies and women are fighting back, as David Reid reports.

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the difference from winter blues

Tue, 2014-12-02 01:52
What's the difference between SAD and ordinary winter blues?

Curfew in Nigerian city after attack

Tue, 2014-12-02 01:50
A 24-hour curfew is imposed in the northern Nigerian city of Damaturu, a day after it was attacked by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Police run over by car theft suspect

Tue, 2014-12-02 01:47
Two police officers are run over by a suspected car thief in Wolverhampton.