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Man dies in police Taser shooting

BBC - 11 hours 19 min ago
A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.

Spanish princess to face fraud trial

BBC - 11 hours 26 min ago
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, to face tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.

Flood water strands 35 in supermarket

BBC - 11 hours 42 min ago
Firefighters say 35 people have been stranded in an Ayrshire supermarket by floodwater after a river burst its banks.

Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

BBC - 11 hours 57 min ago
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.

Higher pay awards 'on the way'

BBC - 12 hours 2 min ago
Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.

China 'is against cyber attacks'

BBC - 12 hours 5 min ago
China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.

Woman dies in car and van crash

BBC - 12 hours 22 min ago
A woman dies in a two-vehicle crash on the A74(M) motorway in Dumfriesshire, police say.

VIDEO: £2m raised after dogs' home fire

BBC - 12 hours 31 min ago
Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.

Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:51am
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.

Man shot dead while sitting in car

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:50am
A man is shot dead and another is injured when a gunman opens fire at their stationary car in Sheffield city centre.

Heart patients missing recovery help

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:16am
Thousands of Welsh people are missing out on services that could help them recover from heart problems.

Wealdstone Raider 'living a dream'

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:15am
After releasing a charity single and getting to number five in the charts, the Wealdstone Raider says he is "in dreamland".

Probe starts into factory fire

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:55am
Crews leave the scene of a big factory fire in Swansea which was tackled by 68 firefighters at its height.

Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:55am
Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.

VIDEO: Life in Cape Town's notorious gang area

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:47am
South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world and drugs and gun crime fuel the cycle of violence in the Cape Flats, an area notorious for gangs.

DNA revolution, and 'the great light switch-off'

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:40am
Monday's newspapers cover the launch of the 100,000 Genomes project, promising a revolution in personalised healthcare, and news of the country is being plunged into darkness.

Tunisia candidate refuses to concede

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:26am
Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.

NI Water staff begin work-to-rule

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:23am
More than 1,000 NI Water workers are to begin industrial action on Monday in response to a pensions dispute.

NI talks set to resume in Belfast

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:18am
The Northern Ireland cross-party talks are set to resume in Belfast later as efforts intensify to reach a deal before Christmas.

VIDEO: 2014's funniest weather moments

BBC - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:17am
2014 has seen a mixture of bright....and not so bright spells as BBC Weather presenters sparkle and stumble through the forecast.