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US Senate backs anti-IS spending

Fri, 2014-12-12 17:44
The US Senate completes congressional approval of an annual defence bill expanding the military campaign against Islamic State (IS).

The gay Asian men living a lie

Fri, 2014-12-12 17:33
Britain's gay Asian men pressured into marrying women

Almeria 1-4 Real Madrid

Fri, 2014-12-12 17:33

Mudslides and floods hit California

Fri, 2014-12-12 17:04
Heavy rains in southern California trigger mudslides and flooding, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

The Pakistani women punished for love

Fri, 2014-12-12 17:01
How Pakistan's women can face brutality - and even death - if they fall in love with the wrong person.

India's 'Banksy' behind provocative graffiti

Fri, 2014-12-12 16:51
The provocative graffiti causing a stir in Kerala

Thai crown prince's wife resigns

Fri, 2014-12-12 16:30
Srirasmi, the wife of Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, resigns her royal position, the palace announces.

VIDEO: Protect Nigerians, says archbishop

Fri, 2014-12-12 15:59
The archbishop of Jos in central Nigeria has said more must be done to protect ordinary people, after at least 30 were killed in twin bomb attacks.

Mexico minister denies home scandal

Fri, 2014-12-12 15:43
Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray defends his purchase of a luxury home on national TV, after a similar case involving the president's wife.

Uruguay prison diary preserved by UN

Fri, 2014-12-12 14:54
The UN has formally adopted an extraordinary account of life in a Uruguayan jail during military rule written on tiny cigarette papers.

Ukraine 'must double' defence budget

Fri, 2014-12-12 14:40
Ukraine must double its military budget next year to $3bn to fund the fight against pro-Russian rebels, the defence minister says.

Your questions to BBC correspondent Frank Gardner

Fri, 2014-12-12 14:27
In a Twitter Q&A, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardener answered questions about the redacted CIA report.

Striker Balotelli accepts FA charge

Fri, 2014-12-12 14:15
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has written a letter of mitigation after accepting an FA charge.

Juncker warns UK over migrant curbs

Fri, 2014-12-12 13:53
The president of the European Commission warns the UK not to "beat up" EU migrants as it tries to reduce immigration numbers.

Even in colour, Comet 67P is grey

Fri, 2014-12-12 13:50
The first colour image from the Rosetta spacecraft shows that Comet 67P is even more dark and monochrome than expected.

A whiff of hypocrisy about CIA report?

Fri, 2014-12-12 13:32
Following the release of a contentious Senate report detailing CIA interrogation techniques, the BBC's Jon Sopel questions the motives of those involved and the lasting impact of such actions.

Premier League opens TV rights sale

Fri, 2014-12-12 13:11
The Premier League has opened bidding for the next tranche of television rights for three seasons from 2016.

'Ransom offer' for killed US hostage

Fri, 2014-12-12 13:09
The stepmother of journalist Luke Somers, killed in a rescue bid in Yemen, says there were negotiations for his release and an offer to pay a ransom.

Pressure still on England - Mathews

Fri, 2014-12-12 13:08
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says England remain under pressure ahead of Saturday's sixth ODI between the sides.

Iowa developing driver's licence app

Fri, 2014-12-12 12:45
The US state of Iowa is developing an application to put residents' driver's licences on mobile devices.