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Man dies after Christmas Eve crash

Wed, 2013-12-25 06:51
A 20-year-old driver dies and his girlfriend is in a serious condition in hospital after crashing into a tree in West Lothian.

Russia drops more Greenpeace charges

Wed, 2013-12-25 06:48
Russia is in the process of dropping charges against the remaining 29 Greenpeace crew members, arrested during a protest in the Arctic oil fields.

Archbishop highlights 'injustices'

Wed, 2013-12-25 06:18
The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his first Christmas Day sermon to highlight "injustices" facing Britain's poor and victims of world conflicts.

In pictures: Christmas around the world

Wed, 2013-12-25 06:14
Images of Christmas celebrations

Christian areas hit by Baghdad bombs

Wed, 2013-12-25 06:04
Two bombs near a Catholic church and a market in Baghdad kill at least 35 people, as Iraqi Christians celebrated Christmas, officials say.

Why 'selfies' can be good for you

Wed, 2013-12-25 05:51
The psychology behind our obsession

VIDEO: 'Christians driven into exile'

Wed, 2013-12-25 05:46
The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his first Christmas Day sermon to highlight "injustices" facing Britain's poor and victims of world conflicts.

VIDEO: Pope: Ask Lord to spare Syrians

Wed, 2013-12-25 04:35
Pope Francis has used his first Christmas address as pontiff to urge those involved in the Syrian war to allow access to humanitarian aid.

Headstone to mark footballer's grave

Wed, 2013-12-25 04:27
A campaign to create a gravestone for a top footballer who played for England in the 1880s has raised more than £3,000.

Kallis to retire from Test cricket

Wed, 2013-12-25 04:09
All-rounder Jacques Kallis will quit the South Africa Test team after the Boxing Day match against India.

Monks reject blame for 'wine crime'

Wed, 2013-12-25 04:02
Devon monks say it is "not fair" to blame their Buckfast Tonic Wine for crime in Scotland.

Floods and power cuts hit thousands

Wed, 2013-12-25 03:49
Flooding is causing difficulties for many people in southern England after storms lashed the UK, while thousands face Christmas without power.

Woman detained after man's death

Wed, 2013-12-25 03:41
A 37-year-old woman is detained in connection with the suspicious death of a man in Edinburgh, police say.

The best sports photos of 2013

Wed, 2013-12-25 03:38
A selection of some of the most iconic sporting images of the past year

AUDIO: Ringing the changes at old foundry

Wed, 2013-12-25 02:37
Britain's oldest manufacturing company - the 430-year-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry - has just started selling online.

VIDEO: Ballet dancers learn circus skills

Wed, 2013-12-25 02:34
Dancers at Northern Ballet have been taking lessons in circus skills, including juggling and stilt-walking, for their production of Cinderella.

VIDEO: Lonely at Christmas: A friendly voice

Wed, 2013-12-25 02:19
Every year charities such as Silver Line work hard to make sure those who are lonely have someone to talk to - and it can make a huge difference, as Dorothy Masters explains.

Chinese smugglers 'dig tunnel to HK'

Wed, 2013-12-25 02:06
China uncovers a tunnel from the mainland to Hong Kong, apparently built by gangs aiming to smuggle mobile phones and other electric goods.

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