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  1. 'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UK

    There could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests.
  2. Mubarak cleared over protest deaths

    A court in Cairo clears former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 uprising in which he was ousted.
  3. Test delayed after Hughes death

    The first Test between Australia and India is delayed following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.
  4. Brown wants Scots politics 'reset'

    Former PM Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.
  5. NHS 'U-turn' over drug trial money

    NHS England says letters sent out to local health bosses suggesting the funding of patients in clinical drug trials might be cut were "incorrect".
  6. Air strikes 'failed to weaken' IS

    Two months of US-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State militants, Syria's foreign minister says, urging Turkey to tighten border controls.
  7. Service remembers Clutha crash dead

    An ecumenical service will be held in Glasgow to mark the first anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash in which 10 people died.
  8. Nigeria leader condemns mosque raid

    Nigeria's president vows to "leave no stone unturned" in tracking down the perpetrators of a mosque attack that left at least 81 people dead.
  9. Man charged with couple's murder

    A 38-year-old man is charged with the murder of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, who were found stabbed at their home in Surrey on Thursday.
  10. Pope in symbolic Istanbul visit

    Pope Francis is due to meet Muslim and Christian leaders in Istanbul on the second day of his three-day highly symbolic visit to Turkey.
  11. Tebbit suggests new EU migrant 'test'

    Lord Tebbit suggests an updated version of his famous "cricket test", to decide which EU immigrants are welcome to live in the UK.
  12. Lenny Henry to guest edit R4's Today

    Comedian Lenny Henry and former Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn are among those chosen to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme over the festive period.
  13. VIDEO: Trap door reveals church 'time capsule'

    The rector at a church in Liverpool has made a surprising discovery after noticing a trap door in the ceiling.
  14. VIDEO: New Star Wars trailer causes a storm

    The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just been released and is already being dissected by fans and trending on social media.
  15. VIDEO: Can driving improve Aboriginal health?

    A project that helps Aboriginal Australians gain their driving licenses could have positive health outcomes for themselves and their community.
  16. VIDEO: 'Black Friday' chaos filmed across UK

    Footage of shoppers scrambling to get their hand on discounted merchandise that has been emerging from across the UK.
  17. VIDEO: #PutOutYourBats tributes to Hughes

    Australians have been paying tribute to Phillip Hughes by putting their cricket bats outside their homes, as Phil Mercer reports.
  18. VIDEO: Racehorse foals fail to ignite auction

    Foals belonging to one of the world's greatest racehorses went on sale in Newmarket on Friday night, but potential buyers were unwilling to break the bank.
  19. VIDEO: Ramsay accuses father-in-law of forgery

    Gordon Ramsay is asking a judge to declare a rental agreement not binding, saying his father-in-law, Christopher Hutcheson, forged his signature in a £640,000 rental guarantee.
  20. VIDEO: The people who run with their dogs

    Canicross is a kind of cross-country running with dogs. Runners attach themselves via a harness and bungee-cord to their canine friends - and then race.
  21. PM's 'retreat' and 'Whack Friday' madness - papers

    Coverage of David Cameron's proposals to curb immigration dominate front pages, along with photographs of shoppers grappling for bargains in pre-Christmas sales.
  22. World still learning from Ethiopia famine

    Mike Wooldridge returns to Ethiopia 30 years after the famine and sees much change but fears some lessons have gone unlearned.
  23. Cameron, migration and the Germans

    In an anticipated speech on migration, British Prime Minister David Cameron set out proposals aimed at keeping both his countrymen and the continent happy.
  24. Will the public accept the cuts to come?

    The Westminster parties must balance the books by 2020 - but MPs are not yet shouting too loudly about the full scale of the cuts to come.
  25. Can art and artist be separated?

    Can we judge an artwork purely on its own merits - be it a film, painting, play or sitcom - or do we inevitably take its creator's character into account?
  26. Will Moldova choose EU or Putin?

    Moldova's general election takes on a geopolitical edge in the shadow of the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine.
  27. UK migration: What's really happening?

    Official figures published yesterday show how migration has already transformed the UK and will continue to change it in an era of mass movement of people.
  28. What if Syria were the UK?

    Understanding the scale of the humanitarian crisis in Syria can be difficult. So imagine this: what if Syria were the UK?
  29. Man injured by Dutch pop-up toilet

    A man is injured after a pop-up toilet unexpectedly emerges from underground in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, throwing a stationary scooter onto him.
  30. Mickey Rourke wins boxing match

    Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke wins an exhibition boxing match in Moscow after returning to the ring for the first time in 20 years.
  31. If we lose I don't sleep - Gatland

    Wales head coach Warren Gatland says he has had sleepless nights after close defeats by major southern hemisphere teams.
  32. England’s midfield minefield

    England have tried a staggering 43 centre combinations since the 2003 World Cup. Tom Fordyce asks if they are any nearer to solving their midfield problem.
  33. Australia retire Hughes's ODI shirt

    Australia retire the number 64 one-day international shirt number of Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday.
  34. No World Cup significance - Farrell

    England backs coach Andy Farrell says Saturday's meeting with Australia will have no bearing on the World Cup.
  35. Van Persie low after 'very bad game'

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Robin van Persie had a "very bad game" against Arsenal - and his confidence is low.
  36. Websites creak on record Black Friday

    Retailers including John Lewis and Currys head for record online sales as frenzied shopping swamps websites.
  37. VIDEO: Reintegrating Tunisia's fighters

    There are calls on the government to do more to help the return of Tunisians who travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight with extremist groups.
  38. Sturgeon out to smash glass ceiling

    Scotland's new first minister is to say that smashing to "smithereens" the glass ceiling faced by women is an important part of tackling inequality.
  39. VIDEO: 'Cameron's curbs will not stop migrants'

    Saira Grant from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says she welcomes the language used by David Cameron in his speech on immigration but the curbs will not stop migrants.
  40. Lowest ever winter deaths recorded

    The lowest ever number of winter deaths was recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show.
  41. AUDIO: Schizophrenia assumptions challenged

    A report published on Thursday challenges received wisdom about the nature of schizophrenia.
  42. Government publishes British Values

    Schools in England must ensure pupils have respect and tolerance for all faiths, races and cultures, says new government guidance on British values.
  43. VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope

    A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.
  44. Sony makes experimental paper watch

    Sony has developed a watch made from e-paper as part of an initiative to experiment with the use of the material for fashion products.
  45. VIDEO: The watch that fires lasers

    BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.
  46. Graphene promise for body armour

    The "wonder material" graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour, new research suggests.
  47. VIDEO: Grey squirrels 'should be culled'

    The government is reviewing the way grey squirrels numbers are managed in England, and is assessing whether more needs to be done to control numbers.
  48. Star Wars teaser trailer premieres

    The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unveiled online and in US cinemas
  49. VIDEO: Saving Darth Vader's childhood home

    When a sand dune in Tunisia threatened to swallow up Mos Espa - the childhood home of Darth Vader - Star Wars fans teamed up with tourist chiefs to take action.
  50. Go Figure: The week in numbers

    The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.
  51. Quiz of the week's news

    The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
  52. Manhunt after patient absconds

    A manhunt is under way for a patient who absconded from a psychiatric hospital in south-east London after assaulting two members of staff.
  53. Gerrard CCTV row officer faces jail

    A corrupt policewoman who seized CCTV of a street bust-up in order to try to blackmail Liverpool player Steven Gerrard faces jail.
  54. Craig Whyte bailed in Rangers case

    Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is released on bail following a court appearance over an alleged fraudulent takeover of the Ibrox club.
  55. Speeder jailed for killing two women

    A speeding driver who killed two women on a pedestrian crossing is jailed for nearly five years and banned from driving for a decade.
  56. Iris Robinson in 'serious breach'

    Stormont's Standards and Privileges Committee says Iris Robinson committed a serious breach of assembly rules, but First Minister Peter Robinson did not.
  57. Irish rugby legend Kyle dies aged 88

    One of Ireland's greatest ever rugby players, 1948 Grand Slam-winning fly-half Jack Kyle, dies at the age of 88.
  58. Council mergers need 'shared vision'

    Local councils in Wales facing mergers call for a "shared vision" with ministers on how the map should be re-drawn.
  59. Protest over safety on A470 road

    A protest is due to be held by motorists calling for a rethink of layout changes at a busy road junction in Gwynedd following fatal crashes and a number of near misses.
  60. Mubarak murder retrial verdict due

    A court in Egypt gathers to deliver a verdict in the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges of conspiring to kill protesters in 2011.
  61. Hollande visits Ebola-hit Guinea

    French President Francois Hollande visits Guinea on the first trip by a Western leader to a country at the centre of the West African Ebola outbreak.
  62. Taiwan holds biggest local elections

    Taiwan is holding its biggest local elections, widely seen as a referendum on the China policy of the governing party.
  63. Chinese smokers face cigarette ban

    Smokers in China's capital are to be banned from lighting up in all indoor public spaces under plans being introduced by the Beijing government.
  64. Sarkozy favourite in party poll

    French conservatives are set to elect their next leader in a poll which could mark Nicolas Sarkozy's return to frontline politics.
  65. Back me on migration, PM tells EU

    David Cameron urges EU leaders to back his "reasonable" plans to curb welfare benefits for migrants, saying he will "rule nothing out" if they fail.
  66. Venezuela jail overdose kills 35

    Thirty-five Venezuelan inmates are reported to have died after overdosing on the contents of a prison infirmary they stormed.
  67. 'Anti-government' gun attack in Texas

    A gunman who attacked downtown buildings and the Mexican Consulate in Austin, Texas, before being shot may have had political reasons, say police.
  68. Gaza floods prompt emergency status

    After days of heavy rain, the UN declares a state of emergency amid severe flooding in the Gaza Strip, still damaged from the summer war.
  69. Two dead in Egypt Islamist clashes

    At least two demonstrators die in Egypt as Islamist anti-government protesters clash with police in Cairo.
  70. Rice wins appeal against suspension

    NFL running-back Ray Rice can play again after winning his appeal against an indefinite ban issued for hitting his wife.
  71. US sees slower Black Friday sales

    Black Friday is less intense this year in the US after many stores opened earlier on Thursday.
  72. Day in pictures: 28 November 2014

    24 hours of news images: 28 November
  73. Lewis Hamilton: A photographer's view

    A photographer's view
  74. Your pictures: Insects

    Readers' photos on the theme of "insects"
  75. Day in pictures: 26 November 2014

    24 hours of news images: 25 November
  76. In pictures: Ferguson riots aftermath

    Scenes of widespread damage in Ferguson
  77. Picture power: Pausing the moment

    Story behind an image of a student protest
  78. Day in pictures: 25 November 2014

    24 hours of news images: 25 November
  79. In pictures: Ruling sparks rioting in US town of Ferguson

    Night of unrest follows a jury's decision
  80. VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

    MPs take evidence on flood risk management.
  81. VIDEO: 'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UK

    There could be 10-13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests.
  82. VIDEO: Clutha helicopter crash: One year on

    Air accident investigators say their report into cause of the Clutha helicopter crash should be ready in the new year.
  83. VIDEO: Concorde made out of matchsticks

    A plane enthusiast has spent more than two years creating matchstick models of a Concorde and a Boeing 747.
  84. VIDEO: Brown urges Scots politics 'reset'

    Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.
  85. VIDEO: Dozens die in Nigeria mosque attack

    Many people have been killed in a gun and bomb attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano.
  86. VIDEO: Cameron ad-libs while alarm sounds

    The Prime Minster has to pause while delivering a speech at a factory in the West Midlands as an alarm was sounding.
  87. VIDEO: Planes tossed around in Brisbane storm

    A huge clean-up operation is under way in the Australian city of Brisbane after it was hit by its worst storm in three decades.
  88. VIDEO: Putin's tiger 'raids Chinese farms'

    A Siberian tiger, released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin, has apparently been killing animals on a Chinese farm.
  89. What happened to England's abandoned mansions?

    What happened to England's lost stately homes?
  90. 10 things we didn't know last week

    Beer is less likely to slosh than coffee, and other nuggets
  91. How buckwheat sheds light on Russia's soul

    The grain that tells you a lot about Russia's state of mind
  92. Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

    The best reads you need to catch up on
  93. The singing sailor of Oman

    The young Omani who became a pre-war fusion music hit
  94. Swiss 'Ecopop' vote calls for big immigration cut

    The European country voting to limit immigration
  95. Remembering the Clutha crash

    Remembering the Clutha helicopter crash
  96. Gingerbread landmarks of the UK

    The foodies making buildings out of gingerbread
  97. Week in pictures: 22-28 November 2014

    Best news images from around the world in the past seven days
  98. Malala's friends on life in Wales

    The teenagers shot in Pakistan now studying in Wales
  99. Filipina maid rescued after video plea

    Domestic worker rescued after emotional plea
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