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Obama will sign new Russia sanctions

Tue, 2014-12-16 16:39
President Obama will sign a bill imposing new Russian sanctions despite reservations, the White House says.

VIDEO: Miss World on her African heritage

Tue, 2014-12-16 16:13
Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, tells Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche how she feels her African heritage helped her clinch the crown.

VIDEO: Athletics doping cases rock Kenya

Tue, 2014-12-16 16:02
Kenyan athletics is facing serious questions after two more runners failed drug tests, as the BBC's Dennis Okari reports.

Sony hackers threaten US cinemas

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:56
Hackers targeting Sony Pictures have threatened to attack US cinemas showing the studio's controversial film The Interview.

Virtual galleries open new markets for art

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:46
Online art sales boom, led by Chinese buyers

Atul Gawande: What ails India's public health system

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:42
Atul Gawande on what ails India's public health system

VIDEO: Goa's fight for independence

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:39
The day Goa won independence, 14 years after the rest of India

Cook uncertain of World Cup role

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:28
England's Alastair Cook says he does not know if he will captain the one-day international team in the 2015 World Cup.

Boy, 13, charged with knife murder

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:27
A 13-year-old boy is charged with murdering a 53-year-old man who was stabbed to death as he entered his north London home.

Emergency over plane engine fire

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:21
An emergency is declared at Belfast International Airport after the engine of a plane goes on fire.

Body found in Pennsylvania manhunt

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:54
A body has been found in Pennsylvania woodland by police searching for a man suspected of killing six people in a shooting rampage.

Apple defeats $1bn case over iTunes

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:44
Technology behemoth Apple has been found not guilty of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by a jury in California.

Family of man killed in Walmart sues

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:36
The family of John Crawford, fatally shot by police while holding a BB gun inside an Ohio Walmart, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the incident.

Howard accepts Friedel response

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:12
Everton's Tim Howard accepts that former US team-mate Brad Friedel didn't block his 2003 move to Manchester United.

Sydney gunman was 'wanted in Iran'

Tue, 2014-12-16 14:08
Iran says it requested 14 years ago the extradition of Haron Monis, the gunman behind the Sydney siege, but Australia refused to hand him over.

Martina Navratilova's wedded bliss

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:56
Marriage at long last for Martina Navratilova

Methane 'belches' detected on Mars

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:39
The US space agency's (Nasa) Curiosity rover has detected the intermittent "belching" of methane gas on Mars.

VIDEO: Taliban attacks in Pakistan - in 60 secs

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:31
Tuesday's Peshawar school massacre was the Taliban's deadliest attack in Pakistan, as BBC News explains in 60 seconds.

VIDEO: Up close with world's largest vessel

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:11
An enormous vessel is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time. sold in £76m deal

Tue, 2014-12-16 13:10, the firm which came to fame at the height of the boom, has been sold to Swiss travel firm Bravofly Rumbo for $120m (£76m).