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VIDEO: North Korea leader hails purge

Wed, 2014-01-01 04:29
The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un praises what he described as the "elimination of factionalist filth" in what are thought to be the first public remarks on the execution of his uncle.

Cannabis goes on sale in Colorado

Wed, 2014-01-01 04:22
The US state of Colorado is making history by becoming the first in the country to allow stores to sell cannabis for recreational use.

Paraguay drug seizures up by 39%

Wed, 2014-01-01 04:04
Counternarcotics officers in Paraguay, South America's largest producer of cannabis, say they have seized record amounts of drugs in 2013.

Two new year crashes see M25 closed

Wed, 2014-01-01 04:01
A second crash occurs on the same stretch of the M25 in Surrey where a woman was killed earlier.

Latvia joins the eurozone

Wed, 2014-01-01 03:56
Latvia begins the new year by joining the eurozone, becoming the 18th member of the group of EU states which uses the euro as its currency.

VIDEO: The man who sells fake Twitter followers

Wed, 2014-01-01 03:50
Jim Vidmar, the LA-based computer programmer who sells fake Twitter followers online - in bulk.

Crowds and fireworks welcome 2014

Wed, 2014-01-01 03:48
Celebrations take place around the world to mark the start of 2014, with cities lit up by spectacular pyrotechnics and traditional ceremonies.

Hogmanay revellers see in New Year

Wed, 2014-01-01 03:19
Hogmanay events take place across the country, with an estimated 80,000 revellers attending Edinburgh's street party.

Doctors' fears over flu jab uptake

Wed, 2014-01-01 03:05
Doctors are worried that thousands of vulnerable people in Wales have still not had their flu jab, with one consultant saying many are just not aware free vaccinations are available.

Blyton to receive home town honour

Wed, 2014-01-01 03:00
A "long overdue" memorial to Enid Blyton in the town where she lived will erected this year, it is revealed.

Romania and Bulgaria controls lifted

Wed, 2014-01-01 02:57
Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria can work without restrictions across the European Union after transitional controls end.

Russell 'shocked' to lose top role

Wed, 2014-01-01 02:51
Irish champion jockey Davy Russell loses role as retained rider to Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud.

Surge-hit seal pups fund tops £90k

Wed, 2014-01-01 02:49
Donations to help care for east coast seal pups orphaned by December's tidal storm surge reach more than £90,000.

Schumacher 'stable' in hospital

Wed, 2014-01-01 02:47
Formula 1 seven-time champion Michael Schumacher is "stable" in hospital after a skiing accident on Sunday, his manager has said.

VIDEO: Schumacher stable, says manager

Wed, 2014-01-01 02:28
German Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher is in a stable condition in hospital following his skiing accident, his manager says.

Salvadoran volcano prompts evacuation

Wed, 2014-01-01 02:26
People living on the slopes of the Salvadoran volcano Chaparrastique are being evacuated as it continues to spew gas following an eruption on Sunday.

VIDEO: Victim Support 'helped me recover'

Wed, 2014-01-01 02:23
It is 40 years since the charitable organisation Victim Support was established in the UK.

Freed priest arrives back in France

Wed, 2014-01-01 02:21
A French Catholic priest freed in Cameroon nearly seven weeks after being abducted is welcomed back to France by President Francois Hollande.

'Obamacare' reforms come into force

Wed, 2014-01-01 02:16
Millions of Americans are to receive health insurance cover for the first time as President Obama's flagship healthcare reforms come into effect.

AUDIO: Bird: John Fortune 'made me funny'

Wed, 2014-01-01 02:06
John Bird pays tribute to his friend and comedy partner John Fortune, who has died aged 74.

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