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George Bush Senior in hospital

Tue, 2014-12-23 23:00
Former US President George Bush Senior has been taken to hospital after suffering from a shortness of breath, his spokesman says.

VIDEO: The vintage car investment boom

Tue, 2014-12-23 22:02
The market for vintage cars is booming as wealthy investors seek more unusual places to invest their money.

Obama hails The Interview screenings

Tue, 2014-12-23 21:40
The US president welcomes a decision by Sony to screen a comedy about North Korea - which had been pulled following a cyber-attack and threats - in some US cinemas.

Global arms trade deal takes effect

Tue, 2014-12-23 21:22
A global arms trade treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar business comes into force - a move hailed as "a new chapter" by UN chief Ban Ki-moon.

Alibaba spends $160m fighting fakes

Tue, 2014-12-23 21:18
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba says it has spent over $160m fighting fake goods on its websites over the last two years.

Turks celebrate Father Christmas as local hero

Tue, 2014-12-23 20:19
Turkish town cherishes St Nicholas as local hero

What makes pink diamonds pink?

Tue, 2014-12-23 20:09
Why do rare diamonds change colour?

Asia shares higher on US record high

Tue, 2014-12-23 20:08
Asian shares opened higher on Wednesday, taking the lead from Wall Street where shares closed at a record level overnight.

'Super-astute' Welby faces big challenges

Tue, 2014-12-23 20:02
The new Archbishop of Canterbury has made an impressive start, says Caroline Wyatt - but his work has only just begun.

The boat that landed on a roof and saved 59 people

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:58
The boat that landed on a house and saved 59 people

Arrests in Sydney anti-terror raid

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:48
Counter-terrorism police in Sydney arrest two men, and charge one with possession of documents designed to facilitate a terrorist attack.

Five moments that captured 2014

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:45
Stories behind moments that captured 2014

Quiz of the year pt 4: Winners of the year

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:44
Who were the winners of 2014?

Victorian Strangeness: Four Christmas incidents

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:42
Four bizarre festive calamities from the Victorian era

VIDEO: Christmas for King's College Choir

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:42
Life for the boys of King's College choir at Christmas

VIDEO: Items from WWI Christmas truce

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:20
Alan Wakefield from the Imperial War Museums showed Robert Hall some of the home comforts enjoyed by British soldiers during Christmas 1914.

Bin lorry crash appeal fund launched

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:12
An appeal fund for the victims of the Glasgow bin lorry crash will open later as the city continues to come to terms with the tragedy.

The year in business: 2014

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:09
During 2014 in business and economics, the shine seemed to come off a multitude of big ideas which had seemed until recently unstoppable.

Energy customers 'need' debt holiday

Tue, 2014-12-23 19:02
Ten million householders who use pre-payment energy meters should be able to postpone their debt, says the charity Citizens Advice.

Party leaders' Christmas messages

Tue, 2014-12-23 18:59
David Cameron speaks of the UK's "Christian values" as Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg also release Christmas messages.