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VIDEO: Stuck Antarctic ship awaiting rescue

Fri, 2013-12-27 13:56
A rescue mission is underway in Antarctica to reach a group of scientists and tourists, whose ship has been trapped in dense pack ice since Tuesday.

Power cuts after severe weather

Fri, 2013-12-27 13:09
Around 1,300 customers may remain without electricity overnight, ferry crossings have been cancelled, and roads are blocked by fallen trees after a day of strong winds and heavy rain.

Beirut blast kills Sunni politician

Fri, 2013-12-27 13:01
Top Sunni Lebanese ex-minister Mohamad Chatah, a staunch critic of Syria's government and its Hezbollah backers, is killed in a bomb blast.

Freed Greenpeace activists back home

Fri, 2013-12-27 11:35
Five British Greenpeace activists, held in Russia for 100 days, are reunited with loved ones after being granted an amnesty from protest charges.

US and Canada outage misery persists

Fri, 2013-12-27 11:31
More than 130,000 householders in parts of the US and Canada still have no electricity supply, after last weekend's ice storm.

Locked-in footballer given ovation

Fri, 2013-12-27 11:25
Former footballer Gary Parkinson receives a standing ovation from fans while attending his first game since being diagnosed with locked-in syndrome.

Zim envoy to Australia 'defects'

Fri, 2013-12-27 10:45
The Zimbabwean ambassador to Australia has claimed asylum, branding President Robert Mugabe's government "illegitimate", local media report.

FA asks Rodgers to explain comments

Fri, 2013-12-27 10:32
The Football Association contacts Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers asking him to explain criticism of referee Lee Mason.

NSA surveillance lawful, judge says

Fri, 2013-12-27 10:23
A US federal judge rules that mass government surveillance of the phone network is legal, a week after another court found the opposite.

A very sorry state of affairs at Cardiff

Fri, 2013-12-27 09:54
If Cardiff are relegated on Tan's watch, says chief football writer Phil McNulty, there is no doubt who their fans will blame

Lawro's predictions vs Danny John-Jules

Fri, 2013-12-27 09:15
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on comedian and actor Danny John Jules

AUDIO: 'UKIP to completely change UK politics'

Fri, 2013-12-27 09:04
The UK Independence Party will "completely change British politics" if it wins next year's European elections, according to the party's head of policy.

Three killed in fresh Egypt clashes

Fri, 2013-12-27 08:55
Three people are killed in fresh clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police across Egypt.

Two cheers for human rights

Fri, 2013-12-27 08:37
Are there times when human rights are not the solution?

Ambush kills dozens of Syria rebels

Fri, 2013-12-27 07:59
Dozens of Islamist rebels have been killed by a Syrian army ambush in a strategic area near the capital Damascus, activists and state media say.

Shells kill 13 at Yemen funeral

Fri, 2013-12-27 07:58
Artillery shells hit a funeral tent in the southern Yemeni province of Daleh, killing 13 people, reports say.

Appeal over pond death 'mystery'

Fri, 2013-12-27 07:40
The death of a man in a pond in Kidderminster is described by police as "a bit of a mystery".

Man dead and woman hurt in shooting

Fri, 2013-12-27 07:03
A man is found dead and a woman is critically injured at a house they shared in Nottinghamshire.

Indian woman 'raped by two gangs'

Fri, 2013-12-27 06:58
Police in India say 10 men are in custody, after a 21-year-old woman was abducted and raped by two apparently unconnected groups of men on Christmas Eve.

Mauling of girl, 3, divides family

Fri, 2013-12-27 06:48
The mauling of a three-year-old girl by a husky divides a family after the girl's step-grandfather says there is "no point" in putting down his pet.

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