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Years & Years win BBC Sound Of 2015

Thu, 2015-01-08 22:16
Soulful synth-pop trio Years & Years have come top of the BBC Sound Of 2015 list, which highlights the best new artists for the year ahead.

Cosby faces rape heckle in Canada

Thu, 2015-01-08 22:05
Bill Cosby is heckled by a man who shouts "you are a rapist" during a show in London, Ontario.

Last day for fire service cuts plans

Thu, 2015-01-08 22:03
A public consultation over the future of the north Wales fire service enters its final day.

Voters are 'sick of mud-slinging'

Thu, 2015-01-08 21:57
People are already sick and tired of mud-slinging ahead of the general election, a senior Plaid Cymru MP warns.

'Martinez must be more like Moyes'

Thu, 2015-01-08 21:53
Robbie Savage looks at Everton's problems in defence and attack and explains what Toffees boss Roberto Martinez can do to turn things around.

Man out of coma after Sydney fight

Thu, 2015-01-08 21:52
Patrick Lyttle, a 31-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has come out of a coma after allegedly being knocked unconscious by his brother in Sydney.

VIDEO: 50 Cent shows off headphones at CES

Thu, 2015-01-08 21:43
Rapper 50 Cent was at the Consumer Electronics Show with his new range of headphones, which double up as health monitors.

Third arrest over Randalstown murder

Thu, 2015-01-08 21:42
Two men and a woman are now being questioned by police investigating the murder of a restaurant owner, who was stabbed after his car was forced off the road.

VIDEO: BBC finds Russians fighting in Ukraine

Thu, 2015-01-08 21:34
The BBC has gained access to training camps inside Russia where fighters talk openly about taking on the Ukrainian army, despite official Russian denials of their involvement.

VIDEO: Sri Lanka leader admits defeat

Thu, 2015-01-08 21:21
Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has admitted defeat in the presidential election, his office says.

France manhunt enters third day

Thu, 2015-01-08 20:47
A huge manhunt near Paris will intensify at dawn for two suspected gunmen in Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.

'Pings' detected in AirAsia search

Thu, 2015-01-08 18:50
"Pings" have been detected in the Java Sea which could have come from the black box of AirAsia flight QZ8501, officials say.

Jackie Chan's son jailed in China

Thu, 2015-01-08 18:40
The son of Chinese film star Jackie Chan, Jaycee, is jailed for six months in China on a charge of "sheltering others to use drugs".

Race for the cross

Thu, 2015-01-08 17:58
Reuters photographer Dimitar Dilkoff on how he captured a picture of celebrations to mark Epiphany in Bulgaria.

China's inflation near five-year low

Thu, 2015-01-08 17:49
China's consumer inflation rate rises 1.5% in December from a year earlier, below the government's target of 3.5%, and sticking at a near five-year low.

Actor Rod Taylor dies in LA aged 84

Thu, 2015-01-08 17:46
Australian actor Rod Taylor, who starred in The Time Machine and Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Birds, dies aged 84, US reports say.

Why are Venezuelans posting pictures of empty shelves?

Thu, 2015-01-08 17:30
Why Venezuelans are posting pictures of bare supermarkets

VIDEO: South Dakota's underground music boom

Thu, 2015-01-08 17:10
How heavy metal rockers are uprooting South Dakota cattle culture

When believers marry atheists

Thu, 2015-01-08 17:02
What happens when believers marry atheists?

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-01-08 17:00
How did Serena Williams wake herself up?