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Six people killed in bin lorry crash
Six people have been killed and eight others injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:20:07 GMT
-Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70
Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:20:06 GMT
-Van driven into shoppers in France
Ten people are injured as a van is driven into shoppers at a Christmas market in Nantes, officials say, with reports the driver then stabbed himself.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:59:44 GMT
-Northern Ireland talks continuing
Talks between the Northern Ireland political parties are continuing at Stormont, with Tuesday morning set as a deadline for agreement.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:27:26 GMT
-Carlisle in hospital after accident
Former Professional Footballers' Association chairman Clarke Carlisle is in hospital after a serious road accident.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:45:37 GMT
-Two men charged with PC's murder
Two men are charged with the murder of off-duty Merseyside police constable Neil Doyle.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:22:05 GMT
-UN discusses N Korea human rights
The UN Security Council begins a rare discussion of North Korea's human rights situation, amid reports of a large-scale internet outage in the country.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:33:20 GMT
-Tesco accounts face fresh inquiry
The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014 following the £250m mis-statement of its profits.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:27:07 GMT
-Builder fined for opening sluice gate
A builder who tampered with sluice gates during last winter's floods on the Somerset Levels is fined £1,000.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:39:31 GMT
-Pope Francis criticism stuns Vatican
The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:00:39 GMT
-VIDEO: Treasure hunter reveals ancient find
A hoard of Roman and Pictish silver was found last year but the exact location had been kept a closely guarded secret until now.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:30:46 GMT
-VIDEO: Joe Cocker playing at Woodstock
Joe Cocker and the Grease Band perform "With a little help from my friends" at Woodstock festival in 1969.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:51:16 GMT
-VIDEO: Rural shoppers boost online figures
The number of online shoppers is on the rise this Christmas, with 91% of rural dwellers now shopping online.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:56:17 GMT
-VIDEO: 'Lost' seal rescued from field
Police firefighters and animal welfare officials rescue a common seal found in a Merseyside field about 20 miles (32km) from the sea.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:29:57 GMT
-VIDEO: £2m raised after dogs' home fire
Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:00:19 GMT
-VIDEO: Men sentenced for 'lunatic' driving
Seven men are sentenced for "driving like lunatics" in a convoy which caused a head-on crash.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 19:30:56 GMT
-VIDEO: The history of Christmas crackers
Christmas crackers are bound to be a feature of Yuletide celebrations this Thursday, but did you know that they actually date back more than 150 years?
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:39:19 GMT
-VIDEO: How to make artificial snow
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood visits Snow Business, a company in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which makes snow for the film industry.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:09:02 GMT
-Where will the oil price settle?
The oil price may have hit bottom. But oil will continue for some months yet to be the big influence on prosperity and power.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:56:13 GMT
-Germany wants more women in boardroom
A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:23:21 GMT
-Digging for diversity in Botswana
A look at attempts in Botswana to move the country's economy away from a resilience on diamonds.
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:55:59 GMT
-Catching a wave of failures
With the collapse of Pelamis Wave Power, the Scottish government is taking on the cutting edge technology. It faces big financial and technology challenges. So how much does it tell us about Scottish industrial strategy?
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:01:08 GMT
-VIDEO: A look at the scale of the 2004 tsunami
The BBC takes a closer look at the scale of one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history - the tsunami of 2004
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:58:05 GMT
-Picture power: Abandoned on the border
Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:29:40 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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