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Russia plans 'alternative Wikipedia'

Fri, 2014-11-14 16:41
Russia's presidential library is making a "regional electronic encyclopedia" to rival Wikipedia and portray the country "objectively and accurately".

Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland

Fri, 2014-11-14 16:39
Shaun Maloney scores the only goal in a thrilling Euro 2016 qualifying win for Scotland over Republic of Ireland.

Ballesteros's son turns professional

Fri, 2014-11-14 15:54
Javier Ballesteros, the son of five-time major winner Seve, turns professional and says: "Today my dad comes to my mind."

'Hero boy' video faked by Norwegians

Fri, 2014-11-14 15:16
Norwegian director admits he staged a "Syrian" viral video

Islamic State sets sights on Saudis

Fri, 2014-11-14 14:15
The BBC's Frank Gardner argues that it was inevitable, sooner or later, that Islamic State would turn its attention to the largest and most important country in the region, Saudi Arabia.

Chaos after section of M25 collapses

Fri, 2014-11-14 13:21
Three lanes of the M25 in Surrey remain closed throughout the evening rush-hour after a section of the road collapses leaving a pothole the width of one lane.

Virgin America shares surge on debut

Fri, 2014-11-14 13:00
Shares in Richard Branson's Virgin America airline surge more than 30% in their first day of trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York.

Serial killer given 37 year sentence

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:56
Serial killer and sex offender Angus Sinclair is jailed for a minimum of 37 years for the 1977 World's End murders of Helen Scott and Christine Eadie.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:54
The volcano erupting for 31 years and other numbers from this week

Turkey Erdogan palace costs to soar

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:45
A controversial 1,000-room palace built for Turkey's president will cost even more than the original £385m ($615m) price tag, the BBC has been told.

England v Slovenia

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:21

VIDEO: Comet scientist's apology for shirt

Fri, 2014-11-14 12:16
One of the scientists involved in the Philae lander mission apologises for any offence caused over a shirt he wore earlier in the week.

Mancini returns as Inter Milan boss

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:55
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini returns to Inter Milan for his second spell in charge.

Police arrest 18 in Petrobras raids

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:38
Brazilian police have carried out a series of raids and arrested 18 people as part of a corruption investigation into the state-run oil firm Petrobras.

Coal boss indicted in mine disaster

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:28
Donald Blankenship, the former chief executive of Massey Energy, is indicted for his role in a 2010 West Virginia coal mine explosion - the US's worst coal disaster in 40 years.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:28
Hip hop relieves depression, and other nuggets

Holiday offer for convict tip-off

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:24
Lawyer wants to reward the woman who tipped-off police to an escaped murderer in Brazil.

Hen party crash death driver jailed

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:24
A minibus driver is jailed for more than six years for causing the death of a teenager in a crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire as he drove a group of women to a hen party.

Rosetta physicist's 'sexist' shirt

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:20
A scientist has apologised for wearing a 'sexist' shirt during coverage of the Rosetta Project.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2014-11-14 11:15
The best features you will want to catch up on

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