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US skiers killed in Alps avalanche

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:33
Two junior members of the US ski team are killed in an avalanche near the forthcoming World Cup race venue in the Austrian Alps.

Using sunblock to protect grape crops

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:26
Why Australians are using sunblock to protect grape crops

Pakistan man given stay of execution

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:20
Pakistan's government halts the execution of a man who was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court when he was 14.

VIDEO: Near miss as building collapses on road

Mon, 2015-01-05 12:18
CCTV footage of the sudden collapse of a building in Wrexham shows how narrowly a passing driver avoided injury.

Battle of the nerds

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:27
The first skirmish of the new political year has been fought not on the NHS or immigration but on Labour's plans for the economy. And that is turf where Chancellor George Osborne is quite happy to tread.

VIDEO: AFC Wimbledon 0 Liverpool 1 (Gerrard 12')

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:18
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard heads his team in front in their FA Cup third-round tie at AFC Wimbledon.

VIDEO: Mid-match espresso perks Serena up

Mon, 2015-01-05 11:04
World number one Serena Williams calls for an espresso during a change of ends at 5-0 down in her Hopman Cup match against Flavia Pennetta.

English teacher is Costa's top poet

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:42
An English teacher from south Wales wins the Costa poetry prize for his first book, while Ali Smith's How To Be Both wins the best novel award.

'Too ugly' rape jibe councillor quits

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:31
A Liberal Democrat councillor who claimed a rape victim was too ugly to be assaulted resigns as his party's leader.

Putin critic cuts off tag in protest

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:28
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny cuts off his electronic monitoring tag in a protest against his house arrest.

Detained Christians 'freed' in Libya

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:25
A local Libyan tribal leader in Sirte says 13 Coptic Christian workers from Egypt have been freed after disappearing at the weekend.

McLaren-Honda query engine ruling

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:12
McLaren and new engine partner Honda query the latest in-season engine development ruling before the 2015 season.

VIDEO: Lebanon backlash over Syrian refugees

Mon, 2015-01-05 10:05
The Lebanese authorities have imposed restrictions on Syrian refugees crossing its border, aimed at slowing the influx of asylum seekers escaping civil war.

Wreck of Cemfjord cargo ship found

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:32
The wreck of the cargo ship Cemfjord, which sank in the Pentland Firth with eight men on board, is located on the seabed.

VIDEO: China's ice castles open to public

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:19
Some of the world's most breathtaking ice sculptures went on display on Monday at the 31st International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, China.

Podolski seals Inter loan switch

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:16
Lukas Podolski seals a move from Arsenal to Inter Milan, joining the Italian side on loan until the end of the season.

UKIP man sent in 'forged signatures'

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:14
A UKIP parliamentary candidate submitted county council election nomination forms with forged signatures, a court hears.

Rival Pegida rallies held in Germany

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:08
Rallies for and against the "anti-Islamisation" group Pegida are underway in a number of German cities, with thousands expected to take part.

Film crew driver nearly killed friend

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:06
A film crew member who almost killed a friend while driving a lorry after a drunken staff party is spared jail.

Birdman and Boyhood up for awards

Mon, 2015-01-05 08:56
Broadway satire Birdman and coming-of-age tale Boyhood are among the 10 films up for the Producers Guild of America's version of a best picture prize.

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