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Ambulance wait times 'may increase'
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:45:11 GMT
-Driver attacks French pedestrians
A driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:25:59 GMT
-Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:37:45 GMT
-US mulls putting NK on terror list
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:27:26 GMT
-Elton John and David Furnish marry
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:34:33 GMT
-Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:56:02 GMT
-Obama condemns killings of NY police
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:39:01 GMT
-Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:54:12 GMT
-Grieving mother's laptop returned
A stolen laptop containing the last photographs of an ill child before she died is returned to her family.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:10:50 GMT
-Photographer Jane Bown dies aged 89
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:40:27 GMT
-Lord Sugar names his tenth Apprentice
Amstrad founder Lord Sugar names Australian businessman Mark Wright as his latest business partner, at the climax of BBC One's The Apprentice.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:01:20 GMT
-McCoist leaves Rangers manager post
Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is put on gardening leave, with Kenny McDowall taking charge.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:25:44 GMT
-VIDEO: What is the winter solstice?
In the United Kingdom the solstice is a little after 11pm on 21 December this year.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:26:22 GMT
-VIDEO: Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem
The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, is head of a diocese that covers much of the Middle East and talked to BBC News about the last year.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:44:46 GMT
-VIDEO: The secretive state of Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:22:02 GMT
-VIDEO: When Freeman met Martin Luther King
John Freeman was best known for his direct interview style and spoke with Martin Luther King about an assassination attempt that left him fighting for his life.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:18:28 GMT
-AUDIO: Jane Bown on her 'visual' approach
Photographer Jane Bown, who has died at the age of 89, spoke to Radio 4's Woman's Hour in 2006.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:31:24 GMT
-VIDEO: Elton and David's wedding menu
Daniel Boettcher reports from Windsor, where Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after their civil partnership ceremony.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:25:34 GMT
-VIDEO: Cyclist survives fall under lorry
A cyclist in China avoids serious injury after being knocked off his bike by a truck at a busy junction.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:55:43 GMT
-VIDEO: Gay Asian support group created
A support group is set up in memory of Dr Naz Mahmood - an Asian doctor who took his own life days after telling his family he was gay.
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:22:12 GMT
-Climate of fear in Turkmenistan
Foreign investors are keen to do deals with Turkmenistan but a climate of fear silences dissent, writes the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Ashgabat.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:20:03 GMT
-VIDEO: Can Luther King take on North Korea?
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:34:16 GMT
-Whips primed for election aftermath
It is beginning to dawn on MPs and peers quite how difficult it is likely to be to govern after the next election.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:58:37 GMT
-Xi Jinping and his China Dream
As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:11:20 GMT
-VIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:46:37 GMT

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