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Putin in energy-focused India visit

Wed, 2014-12-10 11:46
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India for a visit pinned to a number of lucrative oil and gas deals.

Hamilton quits UKIP candidate vote

Wed, 2014-12-10 11:43
Former Tory MP Neil Hamilton withdraws from the selection process to become a prospective parliamentary candidate for UKIP in Essex.

VIDEO: Shipping Forecast 'weather bomb' tour

Wed, 2014-12-10 11:28
Coastal parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England are battered by strong winds and huge waves as a so-called 'weather bomb' strikes the UK.

Wada to investigate German TV claims

Wed, 2014-12-10 11:20
The World Anti-Doping Agency is to investigate allegations made in a series of German TV documentaries.

Joey Barton reveals death threat

Wed, 2014-12-10 11:00
QPR midfielder Joey Barton reveals a death threat he received while playing in France for Marseille.

VIDEO: Rollercoaster built through house

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:21
In a novel marketing ploy, a Dutch bank has built a rollercoaster through a house that is up for sale.

Afghanistan decries CIA 'violations'

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:15
New Afghan President Asraf Ghani adds his voice to widespread condemnation of past CIA interrogation techniques, following a US Senate report.

Comets 'not source of Earth's water'

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:05
Data from the Rosetta probe suggests that water on Earth may not have come from comets, scientists conclude.

Petrol drops below £1.20 a litre

Wed, 2014-12-10 10:03
The average price of UK petrol drops below £1.20 a litre, its lowest level since December 2010, according to government figures.

Greenpeace apologises for Nazca stunt

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:55
Activists apologise for any "moral offence" it has caused, after a publicity stunt on the ancient Nazca lines in Peru.

Northern Rock borrowers win loan case

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:43
Some 43,000 borrowers are set to get compensation after a High Court ruling over the wording of documents sent out by former bank Northern Rock.

NHS 'in trouble' without migrants

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:36
The NHS would be "in dire straits" without migrant workers, one of the UK's senior economists Stephen Nickell tells MPs.

Why interrogators prefer the soft approach

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:31
Trained interrogators believe the best intelligence comes from a friendly, logical approach, the BBC's Frank Gardner reports.

Boy dies after crash at school

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:30
A teenage boy dies and another is injured after a crash at Maesteg Comprehensive School.

More abuse allegations against Teret

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:30
Four more women contact officers claiming they were sexually abused by Ray Teret, police say.

Police death threat 'not credible'

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:29
A threat to snatch and murder a serving West Midlands officer was "not terrorist related or a credible kidnap threat", police say.

Tony Blair summoned to MPs' inquiry

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:16
Tony Blair is summoned to appear before a House of Commons inquiry to be questioned about how his government dealt with paramilitary suspects.

Mugabe appoints powerful deputy

Wed, 2014-12-10 09:09
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appoints the powerful Emmerson Mnangagwa as his deputy, making the former justice minister the favourite to succeed him.

Humpback whales return to New York

Wed, 2014-12-10 08:56
Just off the coast of the most populated city in the US, humpback whales have been frequenting the shores of New York City at rates much higher than usual.

Income tax lockstep to be dropped

Wed, 2014-12-10 08:48
Flexibility over income tax rates will help make the Welsh government more accountable to the people, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says, confirming that the 'lockstep' will be dropped.