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Couples tango for Pope in Rome

Wed, 2014-12-17 11:07
Hundreds of couples dance a mass tango in Rome's St Peter's Square in honour of Pope Francis' 78th birthday.

Fifa investigator Garcia quits

Wed, 2014-12-17 10:54
Fifa's independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia resigns in protest over the handling of his World Cup bidding report.

Oil price forces new Nigeria budget

Wed, 2014-12-17 10:53
The prolonged slump in the price of oil forces oil-export dependent Nigeria to revise its budget plans, prompting its currency to fall to a record low.

MEPs back Palestinian statehood bid

Wed, 2014-12-17 10:51
European Parliament backs Palestinian bid for statehood

Castrogiovanni punished for rant

Wed, 2014-12-17 10:47
Toulon's Martin Castrogiovanni is fined and given a suspended ban for his rant to the media.

How many attacks on schools around the world?

Wed, 2014-12-17 10:45
There have been almost 10,000 attacks on education in recent years

US and Cuba 'seek to normalise ties'

Wed, 2014-12-17 10:35
US and Cuba are to start talks to normalise diplomatic ties in a historic shift in relations, media reports say.

Day in pictures: 17 December 2014

Wed, 2014-12-17 09:50
Striking images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours

Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze

Wed, 2014-12-17 09:49
Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.

Rules for babies 'from three people'

Wed, 2014-12-17 09:41
The rules for creating babies from three people - which state only two would be classed as parents - have been announced by the UK government.

A guide to the Sony Pictures hack

Wed, 2014-12-17 09:38
A guide to the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures

US worker released from Cuba prison

Wed, 2014-12-17 09:35
The US and Cuba announce a prisoner swap involving the release of American Alan Gross and three Cubans, marking a major shift in US-Cuba relations.

Sturridge to have rehab with Red Sox

Wed, 2014-12-17 09:31
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will spend Christmas with Boston Red Sox in a bid to speed up his return from a thigh injury.

VIDEO: Mass tango for Pope's birthday

Wed, 2014-12-17 09:25
Hundreds of mainly elderly couples have performed a Tango in St Peter's Square in Rome to mark the seventy-eighth birthday of Pope Francis.

Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

Wed, 2014-12-17 09:22
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.

Somalis seize Yemeni fishing boats

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:57
Somaliland seizes more than 51 Yemeni boats and an Egyptian ship for fishing illegally in its waters, a Somaliland official tells the BBC.

VIDEO: Can Pakistan unite against Taliban?

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:53
BBC reporter Nick Childs gauges the mood in Pakistan following the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar and looks at the government's response.

Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:46
Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after a Taliban attack at a school in Peshawar killed 141 people, mostly children.

City of Angels returns to London

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:24
Two decades after its London premiere, City of Angels returns to the stage at London's Donmar Warehouse.

In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath

Wed, 2014-12-17 08:20
Families have begun burying their dead