National News

  1. North Korea threatens US over Sony

    North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber attacks.
  2. Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged

    Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
  3. Tesco accounts face fresh inquiry

    The Financial Reporting Council announces an inquiry into Tesco's accounts for 2012, 2013 and 2014 following the £250m mis-statement of its profits.
  4. NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA

    A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.
  5. Fifa holds secret talks with Blatter

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter holds talks with executives as concerns grow over future direction of football's governing body.
  6. New York killer boasted to onlookers

    The man who shot dead two New York police officers told members of the public to "watch what I'm going to do" shortly before the attack, police say.
  7. Man dies in police Taser shooting

    A man dies after being shot by police with a Taser during a suspected burglary in Staffordshire.
  8. Spanish princess to face fraud trial

    The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.
  9. 'Disgust' at toddler death jail term

    A "selfish and manipulative" couple who denied killing their toddler are jailed for nine years, a sentence described as "disgusting".
  10. UKIP expels councillor after remarks

    The UK Independence Party says it has expelled one of its councillors, Rozanne Duncan, "for bringing the party into disrepute".
  11. Villiers hopeful of '11th hour' deal

    The Northern Ireland secretary says she believes a deal is "still possible" in the cross-party talks, as negotiations enter a final day.
  12. Dozens rescued from flooded Asda

    Firefighters rescue 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.
  13. Sainsbury's suffers website glitch

    Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the latest victim of website difficulties amid the rush for Christmas orders.
  14. VIDEO: Indian Ocean tsunami: Aceh 10 years on

    Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami struck to see how things have changed.
  15. VIDEO: £2m raised after dogs' home fire

    Almost £2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.
  16. AUDIO: 'I never thought I'd see laptop again'

    Stolen laptop containing the last photographs of a terminally ill child before she died has been returned to her family.
  17. VIDEO: The history of Christmas crackers

    Christmas crackers are bound to be a feature of Yuletide celebrations this Thursday, but did you know that they actually date back more than 150 years?
  18. VIDEO: Panto 'most difficult of all' acting

    York Theatre Royal's long-serving panto dame, Berwick Kaler, tells BBC Breakfast what it takes to excel in the role of Widow Twanky or Mother Goose.
  19. VIDEO: Who won The Apprentice final?

    Lord Sugar picks his winner in The Apprentice final on BBC One - with Mark Wright and Bianca Miller vying to be his business partner.
  20. AUDIO: BBC editors take Mastermind challenge

    BBC editors are known for their extensive knowledge of specialist subjects, but can they handle the pressure and maintain their reputations when in the spotlight?
  21. VIDEO: 2014's funniest weather moments

    2014 has seen a mixture of bright....and not so bright spells as BBC Weather presenters sparkle and stumble through the forecast.
  22. DNA revolution, and 'the great light switch-off'

    Monday's newspapers cover the launch of the 100,000 Genomes project, promising a revolution in personalised healthcare, and news of the country is being plunged into darkness.
  23. Where will the oil price settle?

    The oil price may have hit bottom. But oil will continue for some months yet to be the big influence on prosperity and power.
  24. Germany wants more women in boardroom

    A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.
  25. Digging for diversity in Botswana

    A look at attempts in Botswana to move the country's economy away from a resilience on diamonds.
  26. Catching a wave of failures

    With the collapse of Pelamis Wave Power, the Scottish government is taking on the cutting edge technology. It faces big financial and technology challenges. So how much does it tell us about Scottish industrial strategy?
  27. VIDEO: A look at the scale of the 2004 tsunami

    The BBC takes a closer look at the scale of one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history - the tsunami of 2004
  28. Picture power: Abandoned on the border

    Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.
  29. VIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs

    The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
  30. Seal found in the middle of a field

    A seal is found by a dog walker in the middle of a field in St Helens, Merseyside.
  31. Solstice crowd gathers at Stonehenge

    More than 1,000 people meet at Stonehenge to mark the winter solstice.
  32. Fans voice anger at Rangers' AGM

    Rangers' board are greeted with chants of "out, out, out" as they take their seats at the club's AGM on Monday at Ibrox.
  33. Skrtel posts picture of head injury

    Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he needed seven staples for a head injury suffered in Sunday's draw with Arsenal.
  34. Qatar sponsorship deal for Goodwood

    Glorious Goodwood will be rebranded the Qatar Goodwood Festival in a 10-year sponsorship deal, the biggest in British racing.
  35. The alternative 2014 sport awards

    From villains to unlikely heroes, strange moments and anti-climaxes, soap operas and spats, Tom Fordyce hands out his gongs.
  36. Tour de Yorkshire reveals host sites

    The start and finish locations of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire are announced.
  37. Ex-finance boss warns of Russia crisis

    Russia's former finance minister has warned the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.
  38. Rate riggers face seven years jail

    Chancellor George Osborne confirms that the rigging of foreign exchange rates and other financial benchmarks will become a criminal offence.
  39. Councils 'dim lights to save cash'

    Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
  40. Higher pay awards 'on the way'

    Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.
  41. Ambulance wait times 'may increase'

    Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
  42. First UK reservists join Ebola fight

    The first British army reservists along with 100 regular soldiers head to Sierra Leone to help the battle against Ebola in the West African state.
  43. Pakistan arrests over school attack

    Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
  44. May targets student visa 'abuse'

    Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
  45. Jail over Silk Road bitcoin deals

    Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace.
  46. Hack causes 'damage' at steel works

    A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report.
  47. Big cat trade from Burma to China up

    A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.
  48. Antarctic science archive unlocked

    Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
  49. Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

    Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
  50. Lord Sugar names his tenth Apprentice

    Amstrad founder Lord Sugar names his latest business partner at the climax of BBC One's The Apprentice.
  51. What are the chances of snow at Christmas?

    In the UK there's a greater chance of snow at Easter than at Christmas.
  52. 10 things we didn't know last week

    The NSA had a staff 'Clown Club', and more nuggets from the news.
  53. Man bailed over Avon Gorge death

    A man arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man who fell from the Avon Gorge is released on bail, police say.
  54. Frozen chicken drugs man in court

    A man appears in court charged in connection with a plot to smuggle 90kg (198lb) of MDMA into the UK hidden inside pallets of frozen chicken.
  55. Passenger hurt as train hits flood

    A passenger was hurt when a train came to a halt after striking flood water on a rail line in East Ayrshire.
  56. Murder probe after injured man dies

    Police launch a murder inquiry after a man dies two days after being found with serious injuries at his home in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.
  57. Bodybuilder jailed for nine months

    A bodybuilder who tried to save the drowning man he had earlier assaulted is jailed for nine months.
  58. 'Wee Oscar' charity fraudster jailed

    A disc jockey is jailed for eight months for stealing money from a children's cancer charity linked to the Oscar Knox appeal.
  59. Boy admits lying about baby's death

    A teenager admits lying to police about the death of a six-week-old girl.
  60. Probe starts into factory fire

    A fire at a Swansea factory forces some production to be switched to a sister site in the US, say bosses.
  61. Tunisia candidate refuses to concede

    Caretaker leader Moncef Marzouki refuses to admit defeat in Tunisia's presidential election after exit polls suggest a win for Beji Caid Essebsi.
  62. IMF cuts blamed for Ebola spread

    Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say.
  63. China investigates ex-leader's aide

    China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report.
  64. S Korea holds cyber drill after hack

    South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
  65. Pope Francis deplores Vatican 'ills'

    The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.
  66. Giant 'El Gordo' lottery grips Spain

    Spaniards await the results of the famous "El Gordo" (The Fat One) Christmas lottery, with €2.2bn (£1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes on offer.
  67. Argentine court grants rights to ape

    A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
  68. Argentine town bans beauty contests

    A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
  69. Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS

    Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
  70. Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'

    Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
  71. US mulls putting NK on terror list

    The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.
  72. Afghan Guantanamo inmates freed

    Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.
  73. Day in pictures: 22 December 2014

    Images from around the world: 22 December
  74. Brighton Winter Solstice in pictures

    Brighton's annual Burning the Clocks
  75. Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014

    News photo from around the world
  76. Picture power: Doused with milk

    Treated for the effects of pepper spray
  77. Day in pictures: 18 December 2014

    Images from around the world: 18 December
  78. Your pictures of the year 2014

    A selection of the best readers' photos
  79. In pictures: US-Cuban relations

    Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
  80. Picture power: Under the dress

    Actress America Ferrera red-faced
  81. VIDEO: Transport Committee

    MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.
  82. VIDEO: Tsunami: Pictures from then and now

    This collection of photographs shows the redevelopment of some areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
  83. VIDEO: Floods spark retail park chaos

    Firefighters have rescued 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.
  84. VIDEO: Murder rate falls in London

    The number of people being murdered in London is expected to fall below 100 for the year 2014.
  85. VIDEO: Family appeal for 'co-existence'

    The family of a New York police officer fatally shot on Friday appeals to the city's communities to "find an amicable path to peaceful co-existence".
  86. VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard

    The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.
  87. VIDEO: Actress Billie Whitelaw dies at 82

    Actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her interpretations of the works of Samuel Beckett, has died at the age of 82, her son confirms.
  88. VIDEO: Life in Cape Town's notorious gang area

    South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world and drugs and gun crime fuel the cycle of violence in the Cape Flats, an area notorious for gangs.
  89. VIDEO: Elton and David's social media marriage

    Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
  90. The mystery of Chopin's death

    His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers
  91. Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on

    BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
  92. Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book

    Neil Gaiman on how he wrote a book with Terry Pratchett
  93. Quiz of the year part pt 2: The year gone viral

    Who, and what, went viral in 2014?
  94. VIDEO: Who wants to send the Christmas mail?

    Meet the temporary Christmas posties
  95. Tim Burton fixes sights on Big Eyes

    Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America
  96. The hard side of China's soft power

    The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes
  97. Remembering the InterCity 125

    Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125
  98. Obituary: Billie Whitelaw

    Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw known for Samuel Beckett work
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