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Cristiano Ronaldo’s remarkable year

Sat, 2014-01-11 23:53
Ahead of the Fifa Ballon d'Or announcement on Monday, Andy Brassell looks back at an amazing 2013 for Cristiano Ronaldo

Rhino hunt permit auctioned in US

Sat, 2014-01-11 23:45
A permit to kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia is sold at auction in the US state of Texas, despite protests and death threats.

Hurt Ukraine ex-minister 'improves'

Sat, 2014-01-11 22:00
Ukraine's ex-Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko is moved from intensive care after being treated for injuries received in clashes in the capital Kiev, an MP says.

Engineering work shuts Gatwick rail

Sat, 2014-01-11 21:38
The railway line between Purley and Gatwick Airport has closed, less than a fortnight after a week-long closure.

EU horse trading dominates headlines

Sat, 2014-01-11 20:20
There is claim and counter-claim concerning the UK's ties with the European Union on a number of Sunday's front pages.

Britons 'more optimistic' on economy

Sat, 2014-01-11 19:39
The number of British people who are optimistic about the economy has trebled since 2012, a survey suggests.

Green spaces 'improve mental health'

Sat, 2014-01-11 19:10
Living in an urban area with green spaces has a long-lasting positive impact on people's mental well-being, a study suggests.

Young Musician had 'tough time'

Sat, 2014-01-11 18:53
Violinist Nicola Benedetti tells the BBC's Desert Island Discs she had a "tough time" after winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year award at the age of 16.

Russia arrests 'terror suspects'

Sat, 2014-01-11 17:38
Russia says it has arrested five terror suspects in the restive North Caucus region, which will host the Winter Olympics next month.

The gene doping battle

Sat, 2014-01-11 17:32
Sport may be facing its toughest battle against the cheats yet

Readers' most hated online dating cliches

Sat, 2014-01-11 17:29
January is a boom month for online dating, but certain recurring irksome phrases might put off potential mates.

Kerb appeal: The paper bike helmet

Sat, 2014-01-11 17:18
The secret to a safer cycling helmet

A new start for Mongolian football?

Sat, 2014-01-11 17:04
The British coach starting a new football team in Mongolia

Australia or jail - which was worse?

Sat, 2014-01-11 16:48
Was transportation better than prison for convicts?

The dream that caused a gold rush

Sat, 2014-01-11 16:45
A dream sparks a scramble for precious metal in India

VIDEO: Paper helmet created for cyclists

Sat, 2014-01-11 16:40
Crashing his bike motivated Anirudha Surabhi to design a radically different kind of helmet - made out of paper.

VIDEO: Clampdown on bogus taxi drivers

Sat, 2014-01-11 16:34
Inside Out joins police and the council taxi enforcement team in Birmingham looking for unlicensed drivers in a clampdown on bogus hire cabs.

VIDEO: Inside Ramsgate's secret war tunnels

Sat, 2014-01-11 16:29
Discovering the secret underground tunnels of Ramsgate which saved the lives of many people by providing shelter from the blitz in World War Two.

Venezuela targets corrupt police

Sat, 2014-01-11 15:58
Venezuela's interior minister gives out his mobile phone number on live television, urging police officers to call him to report corruption.

Taxis refuse to take disabled people

Sat, 2014-01-11 15:40
Middlesbrough's biggest taxi firm says it will no longer transport disabled passengers following a row over pricing.

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