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Volunteers drown in South Africa

Tue, 2014-12-09 14:49
Two British charity volunteers drown while swimming off the coast of South Africa.

American 'planned attacks in Israel'

Tue, 2014-12-09 14:39
A US citizen being held in Israel on weapons charges has told investigators he was considering attacking Muslim holy sites, Israeli police say.

In Pictures: William and Kate in US

Tue, 2014-12-09 14:38
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in US

VIDEO: Kalashnikov rifle in 60 seconds

Tue, 2014-12-09 14:31
BBC News takes a quick look at the Kalashnikov, or AK-47, one of the world's most recognisable weapons.

Aguero out for four to six weeks

Tue, 2014-12-09 14:29
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will miss between four and six weeks with a knee injury, says manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Clay composites modelled in computer

Tue, 2014-12-09 13:51
Scientists build a 'virtual lab' to predict the useful properties of clay-polymer composites from their atomic make-up.

'Giant spider dog' tops YouTube

Tue, 2014-12-09 13:24
YouTube and Facebook have reveal their most popular content of 2014.

Redmayne 'avoided Hawking TV drama'

Tue, 2014-12-09 13:21
Eddie Redmayne says he decided not watch Benedict Cumberbatch's 2004 portrayal of Stephen Hawking while he was making his his own film about the famous physicist.

UK called on Nato help in sub search

Tue, 2014-12-09 13:06
Britain called on the help of aircraft from Nato allies after a reported sighting of a submarine periscope off the west coast of Scotland last month.

Winnie the Pooh drawing fetches £314k

Tue, 2014-12-09 13:03
One of the most famous images of Winnie the Pooh has sold for £314,500 at auction in London, more than three times its estimate.

Man held over threats to kill police

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:51
A 31-year-old man is arrested in connection with threats to kidnap and kill a serving police officer.

Royal couple visit 9/11 memorial

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:46
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the 9/11 terror attacks memorial in New York on the final day of their visit to the US east coast.

Moldova arrests 'uranium smugglers'

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:18
Seven people are arrested in Moldova on suspicion of smuggling uranium worth $2.1m (£1.3m; €1.7m) from Russia.

Revolution a distant memory as Egypt escalates repression

Tue, 2014-12-09 12:02
Protesters behind Egypt's 2011 uprising hoped for fundamental reform and an end to oppression, but fear only the president has changed - and not the regime.

CIA lied over 'brutal' interrogations

Tue, 2014-12-09 11:46
The CIA carried out "brutal" interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects in the years after the 9/11 terror attacks, a long-awaited Senate report says.

VIDEO: PNG: Winning the fight against malaria

Tue, 2014-12-09 11:41
Fariba Sahr-aei reports from community villages in Papua New Guinea about the defeat of malaria and the journey to eliminating the disease entirely.

Quake victims need 'uplifting mail'

Tue, 2014-12-09 11:24
A Japanese group seeks letters from foreign schoolchildren to encourage survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Tanzania's albino community: 'Killed like animals'

Tue, 2014-12-09 11:24
Why people with albinism face death threats in Tanzania

Child rapist sentence 'unlawful'

Tue, 2014-12-09 10:52
A "very dangerous" child rapist is released from prison after a judge said it would be unlawful to keep him locked up.

CPS 'right' to pursue rape case

Tue, 2014-12-09 10:29
Prosecutors say it was right to pursue a woman who killed herself days before appearing in court accused of making a false rape allegation.