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Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Sun, 2014-12-07 02:30
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

US frees six Guantanamo detainees

Sun, 2014-12-07 02:15
The US says it has released six men held at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of ties to al-Qaeda and has sent them to Uruguay for resettlement.

Social media a problem - Reds chief

Sun, 2014-12-07 02:08
Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre says that the use of social media by players is a problem for clubs.

Clegg: Osborne's plans don't add up

Sun, 2014-12-07 01:48
The Conservatives must "come clean" about future spending plans, Deputy PM Nick Clegg tells the BBC - as Chancellor George Osborne accuses him of planning "hefty income tax rises".

Atkinson makes swimming history

Sun, 2014-12-07 01:41
Alia Atkinson wins Jamaica's first-ever gold in the 100m breaststroke at the World Short Course Championships in Doha.

Merkel condemns Russia 'interfering'

Sun, 2014-12-07 01:32
German Chancellor Angela Merkel accuses Russia of interfering in countries seeking closer EU ties, in a newspaper interview.

Three held as man dies in stabbing

Sun, 2014-12-07 01:04
Police begin a murder inquiry as a 21-year-old man is stabbed to death in east Belfast.

Walker dies after rescue from sea

Sun, 2014-12-07 01:01
A walker dies after being airlifted from the water off Godrevy Point in west Cornwall.

US 'unaware' of second Yemen hostage

Sun, 2014-12-07 00:52
US forces who tried to free hostage Luke Somers from al-Qaeda in Yemen did not know the identity of his fellow detainee, a US official says.

Male rescued from disused mine shaft

Sun, 2014-12-07 00:52
A person who was stuck down a disused mine shaft in Ceredigion is rescued by the fire service and rescue teams.

Motorway crash victim identified

Sun, 2014-12-07 00:34
Police identify a man who died in a collision on the M8 motorway on the outskirts of Edinburgh between the Gogar and Hermiston junctions.

Prince consoled hoaxed nurse's family

Sun, 2014-12-07 00:26
The husband of a nurse who killed herself after taking a prank call to medical staff treating the Duchess of Cambridge says he was consoled by a letter from Prince William.

Sky ride 'safe' after mid-air terror

Sun, 2014-12-07 00:21
The operators of a 60m amusement ride which was shut down after its carriages crashed into each other with people on board insists it is safe.

PMs 'need to engage in NI talks'

Sun, 2014-12-07 00:19
The British and Irish prime ministers must be properly engaged in Northern Ireland's political talks for a deal to be reached, says Finance Minister Simon Hamilton.

Fresh bid to clear dead man's name

Sat, 2014-12-06 23:48
A fresh attempt is being made to clear the name of a Llandrindod Wells man who was convicted of armed robbery in 1970, despite the man dying two years ago.

VIDEO: The 'disaster' hitting olives and their oil

Sat, 2014-12-06 23:42
A disastrous harvest in Italy could lead to a rise in the price of olive oil.

'Data needed' for tax power scrutiny

Sat, 2014-12-06 23:40
Tax powers should not be devolved to Wales until the right data is available to measure the nation's economic performance, a leading academic says.

VIDEO: US excitement grows ahead of royal visit

Sat, 2014-12-06 23:31
Final preparations are under way in New York for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Sunday.

N Korea denies 'righteous' Sony hack

Sat, 2014-12-06 22:53
North Korea denies hacking into the computer system at Sony Pictures over a film depicting the country's leader - but praises the attack itself as "righteous".

VIDEO: Homes hit by Typhoon Hagupit

Sat, 2014-12-06 20:37
Several homes have been damaged by Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines, but no casualties have been reported so far.