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Schumacher's condition improves

Tue, 2013-12-31 11:18
Seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher's condition improves slightly after an operation to relieve pressure on his brain.

Twelve in court on manslaughter charge

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:59
Twelve men have appeared in court charged with manslaughter of Kevin McDaid in Coleraine in 2009.

Seven dead in Argentina heatwave

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:54
The worst heatwave in northern Argentina since records began has killed at least seven people since Christmas Eve.

Romania dismisses UK 'invasion' talk

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:28
The Romanian foreign ministry has ridiculed talk of an "invasion" of the UK when work restrictions are lifted on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Fireworks mark new year around world

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:09
New year celebrations have been taking place across the world, welcoming the start of 2014.

VIDEO: 'Fat suit' shows effects of obesity

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:08
Hospital staff have been learning how to deal with obese patients by wearing a so-called "fat suit".

Broadcaster Geoffrey Wheeler dies

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:01
The broadcaster Geoffrey Wheeler, best known for presenting BBC quiz show Top of the Form and Songs of Praise, has died aged 83, his son confirms.

Chelsea report £49.4m loss in 2013

Tue, 2013-12-31 10:00
Chelsea reveal a £49.4m loss for the year to 30 June 2013 - but say that falls within Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules.

Run collapse MP 'seriously ill'

Tue, 2013-12-31 09:55
Labour MP Paul Goggins is "seriously ill" in hospital after collapsing while out running in Greater Manchester.

House-sitter murder victim named

Tue, 2013-12-31 09:54
A woman who was found murdered while house-sitting in West Sussex is identified by police.

Reporters face 15 days in Egypt jail

Tue, 2013-12-31 09:17
Three Al-Jazeera journalists accused by Egyptian prosecutors of links with the "terrorist" Muslim Brotherhood are remanded in custody for 15 days.

VIDEO: New libel law to come into force

Tue, 2013-12-31 09:13
New libel laws aimed at giving better protection to people expressing their opinions are to come into force in England and Wales on 1 January

'Selfie' and 'twerk' on banned list

Tue, 2013-12-31 09:00
US word-watchers release their annual list of words that should be banned, with "selfie", "twerking" and "hashtag" coming top.

Derailed oil train clears US town

Tue, 2013-12-31 08:57
Residents of a North Dakota town evacuate after a mile-long train carrying crude oil burst into flames after derailing nearby on Monday.

England 'peaked about two years ago'

Tue, 2013-12-31 08:56
England are past their peak according to Ken Schofield, the man who reviewed their 5-0 Ashes loss to Australia in 2006.

France to sharply reduce Mali troops

Tue, 2013-12-31 08:55
France is to reduce the number of its troops in Mali over the next three months by 60%, the French defence minister says.

Archbishop: Pope is 'person of year'

Tue, 2013-12-31 08:51
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the leader of the worldwide Anglican church, describes the Pope as an "extraordinary man" and his person of the year.

Comedian John Fortune dies aged 74

Tue, 2013-12-31 08:48
John Fortune, the British comedian and satirist who found fame through his TV collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner, dies aged 74.

Clear-up begins after flooding

Tue, 2013-12-31 08:37
A clean-up operation starts after widespread flooding in south and west Scotland, although minor roads remain closed.

'Morale high' on stranded Antarctica ship

Tue, 2013-12-31 08:34
BBC reports from on board stricken Antarctic ship

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