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Pensioner bonds to pay 2.8% and 4%

Fri, 2014-12-12 10:55
New pensioner bonds are to carry market-leading interest rates, the government announces, with the products due to be launched in January.

VIDEO: 'Cat burglar' caught in the act

Fri, 2014-12-12 10:49
A cat from Vladivostok sneaked into a display of fish at a shop in Vladivostok International Airport.

IT failure closes London airspace

Fri, 2014-12-12 10:46
All London airspace has been closed until 19:00 GMT after a computer failure, European flight safety body Eurocontrol says.

VIDEO: Time capsule from 1795 recovered

Fri, 2014-12-12 10:12
A time capsule dating back 200 years to 1795 has been recovered from the granite cornerstone of the statehouse in Massachusetts.

Ex-NoW journalist admits hacking

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:54
Former News of the World features editor Jules Stenson admits conspiring to hack phones at an Old Bailey hearing.

Fifa set to face new finance checks

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:47
Swiss politicians pass a law that aims to strengthen the oversight of some 60 sports bodies based there, including Fifa and the International Olympic Committee.

Picture power: Royal tour

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:37
Press Association photographer Jonathan Brady explains the story behind his photographs of the US royal tour.

VIDEO: Living in a shipping container

Fri, 2014-12-12 09:36
A new housing development has been built in Johannesburg, South Africa, using shipping containers and disused grain silos.

Top 10 physics breakthroughs listed

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:53
Landing on a comet, laser fusion and a working tractor beam are among the physics breakthroughs of the year, as chosen by a leading magazine.

McCoist offers Rangers resignation

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:40
Ally McCoist has offered his resignation as manager of Scottish Championship side Rangers.

Google moves engineers out of Russia

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:29
The tech giant says it "remains committed" to Russia but has confirmed that it will be removing its engineering office staff.

Free food for obese men, thin women

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:23
A restaurant in China gives discounts to overweight men, but women are rewarded for weighing less.

Day in pictures: 12 December 2014

Fri, 2014-12-12 08:16
News images from around the world: 12 December

Facebook ponders 'dislike' function

Fri, 2014-12-12 07:54
Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, founder Mark Zuckerberg says at a Q&A.

Funeral for Belgium's Queen Fabiola

Fri, 2014-12-12 07:48
Belgium holds a state funeral for the dowager Queen Fabiola, the widow of the late King Baudouin, who died last week at the age of 89.

India executive 'sent pro-IS tweets'

Fri, 2014-12-12 07:40
Police in India are investigating claims that a Bangalore business executive is behind an influential pro-Islamic State Twitter account.

'Far right link' in Germany fires

Fri, 2014-12-12 07:33
Far-right arsonists are believed to have caused fires which damaged three buildings earmarked for asylum seekers in southern Germany.

Oil price falls on energy forecast

Fri, 2014-12-12 07:27
The price of Brent crude falls on a report from the International Energy Agency which forecasts weaker demand in 2015.

Hong Kong protests: Has Beijing won?

Fri, 2014-12-12 07:24
Carrie Gracie assesses the dwindling Hong Kong protests

VIDEO: Surfer rides 'weather bomb' wave

Fri, 2014-12-12 07:23
Surfer Garrett MacNamara has tried to repeat his performance of 2011 when he surfed the world's biggest wave at 30 meters high.