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Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:09
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:09
An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.

Fifa tarnishing football - Lineker

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:08
Former England striker Gary Lineker says football will not remain the beautiful game with Fifa in charge.

Cook removed as England ODI captain

Fri, 2014-12-19 08:00
Alastair Cook is replaced by Eoin Morgan as England's one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.

Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:59
The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.

Teen jailed over charity ride death

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:43
A teenager who crashed into and killed a cyclist during a charity bike ride is sentenced to five years in prison.

Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:42
News photo from around the world

VIDEO: Iraqi soldiers 'fighting for their lives'

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:30
Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad airbase - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.

LA River's flood role is 'paramount'

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:27
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.

Plea by parents of Aurora accused

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:19
The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.

Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:17
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.

Flat intruder guilty of knife murder

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:16
An intruder who fatally stabbed a man at a flat in Glasgow faces a life sentence after being convicted of murder.

Blackberry shares drop on earnings

Fri, 2014-12-19 07:10
Shares in Blackberry drop nearly 6% as the troubled smartphone maker reports a larger-than-expected drop in revenue during the third quarter.

Pakistan school massacre: Who are the dead?

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:43
The BBC profiles victims of the Taliban school massacre

Hazard set for new deal - Mourinho

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:34
Chelsea's Eden Hazard will sign a new contract and could become one of the club's greats, says Jose Mourinho.

Does this 90-year-old photo show the world's first 'selfie stick'?

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:27
Family photo reveals 2014's hot gadget in use in 1920s

MP received 2,500 racist tweets

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:25
An MP who received 2,500 racist tweets in three days calls for social media companies not to "host hate" on their sites.

US church crash claims fourth victim

Fri, 2014-12-19 06:04
A young boy has become the fourth fatality after a motorist slammed into a crowd in front of a California church.

VIDEO: Masseur call interrupts Van Gaal

Fri, 2014-12-19 05:28
Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal's news conference is interrupted by an announcement on the club's public address system.

Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia

Fri, 2014-12-19 05:23
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.

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