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Australian lender sells UK loans

Mon, 2014-12-15 19:33
National Australia Bank sells nearly $2bn of bad loans in the UK as part of a strategy to exit an unprofitable business.

Greece's Syriza prepares for power

Mon, 2014-12-15 19:14
Greece's radical left prepares for power

Life from 'deepest drill' revealed

Mon, 2014-12-15 19:10
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.

VIDEO: The human cost of S Sudan conflict

Mon, 2014-12-15 19:09
James Copnall looks at the civil war conflict in South Sudan, a year on.

Trinidad's music pirates still at large

Mon, 2014-12-15 19:02
Trinidad's music pirates are still at large

Thwarting retail's 'returnaholics'

Mon, 2014-12-15 19:01
The tech thwarting shopping's "returnaholics"

VIDEO: Russian same-sex couple's fight

Mon, 2014-12-15 19:01
The BBC's Sarah Rainsford meets a couple - Irina Shumilova and Alyona Fursova - who have defied prejudice to marry in Russia, where same-sex marriage is still not permitted.

Venezuelans in US sanction protest

Mon, 2014-12-15 18:53
Thousands of government supporters march in Venezuela to protest against sanctions approved by the US Congress last week.

VIDEO: Tennis star Martina Navratilova marries

Mon, 2014-12-15 18:43
The tennis star Martina Navratilova has married her long-term partner Julia Lemigova in New York.

Russia raises interest rate to 17%

Mon, 2014-12-15 17:40
The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate - to 17% from 10.5% - to try to stem the rouble's fall.

Everton 3-1 Queens Park Rangers

Mon, 2014-12-15 17:35
Ross Barkley's strike helps Everton move into the top half of the Premier League with victory over Queens Park Rangers.

Man Utd can win title - Phil Neville

Mon, 2014-12-15 17:31
Former player and assistant coach Phil Neville says Manchester United are now genuine title contenders.

GM switch death toll rises to 42

Mon, 2014-12-15 16:07
At least 42 people have been killed and 58 have been injured in General Motors vehicles suffering from an ignition switch defect, the latest report by the claim's administrator reveals.

UKIP secures control of £1.5m EU cash

Mon, 2014-12-15 16:05
UKIP has secured a share of more than £1.5m in EU funding normally set aside for parties promoting integration, Newsnight learns.

Cheney: 'No problem' with detaining innocents

Mon, 2014-12-15 15:41
Former US vice-president defends CIA interrogation programme

Six dead in Pennsylvania shootings

Mon, 2014-12-15 15:24
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.

Greek central bank warns on economy

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:33
Greek's economy faces "irreparable" damage from the ongoing political crisis, the boss of its central bank has warned.

Golf needs speeding up - McIlroy

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:10
World number one Rory McIlroy calls for a faster version of golf in a bid to attract young players to the sport.

VIDEO: Bond filming under way after script theft

Mon, 2014-12-15 14:10
While Daniel Craig has been filming some of the first scenes of the next James Bond adventure Spectre in London cyber hackers have managed to steal and leak an early draft of the film's script.

Peat is Amazon's carbon superstore

Mon, 2014-12-15 13:59
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.