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Lavillenie and Adams win awards

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:09
Pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie and shot putter Valerie Adams named male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2014.

Pub bombings 40th anniversary marked

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:02
A service is held marking the 40th anniversary of bomb attacks on two Birmingham pubs which killed 21 people.

Hamilton 'like a kid at Christmas'

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:57
Lewis Hamilton says his "spectacular" Mercedes is the best F1 car he has driven as he builds up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi GP.

Man jailed for raping boy in toilets

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:57
A man from Wigan is jailed for raping an 11-year-old boy in the toilets at Manchester Arndale shopping centre.

Sheff Utd 'angry' over Evans U-turn

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:34
Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps is "angry" they have had to deny convicted rapist Ched Evans the chance to train.

VIDEO: UK joins Poland in Nato drill

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:22
UK troops take part in the largest British armoured exercise in Europe since 2008.

'Total mess' Christmas tree changed

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:10
Decorations on a town's Christmas tree, described as a "total mess" and "gaudy", are changed.

Chilean colonels jailed for torture

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:02
Two retired Chilean colonels - Ramon Caceres and Edgar Cevallos - are jailed for torturing the father of President Michelle Bachelet in 1973.

McCaw not interested in milestones

Fri, 2014-11-21 10:00
Richie McCaw says he is thinking only about beating Wales, despite the match on Saturday being his 100th as captain of the All Blacks.

France level with Swiss in Davis Cup

Fri, 2014-11-21 09:41
Gael Monfils beats Roger Federer to draw France level at 1-1 with Switzerland after day one of the Davis Cup final in Lille.

Aviva and Friends Life discuss merger

Fri, 2014-11-21 09:33
Aviva and Friends Life are in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger deal, the two insurance companies have said.

Armed gang jailed for pub robberies

Fri, 2014-11-21 09:29
A gang of robbers behind a string of armed raids on pubs and restaurants across Leeds are jailed.

Rutherford 'would back' Doha boycott

Fri, 2014-11-21 09:28
Greg Rutherford says he would support any athlete who chooses to boycott the 2019 World Championships.

VIDEO: Twitter co-founder defends application

Fri, 2014-11-21 09:18
The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.

France's Hollande to visit Guinea

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:52
France's President Francois Hollande says he will travel to the West African country of Guinea, one of the worst affected by the Ebola epidemic.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:45
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Venice considers wheeled luggage ban

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:42
The Italian city of Venice is considering a ban on noisy wheeled suitcases amid concerns they are keeping locals awake at night.

Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:39
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:39
Seals fancy penguins, and more nuggets.

Britain objects to Falklands signs

Fri, 2014-11-21 08:31
The UK criticises an Argentine law requiring public transport vehicles to carry signs declaring the country's sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands.

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