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Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.

Off-duty PC murder suspect arrested - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.

Antarctic science archive unlocked - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Israel launches Gaza air strike - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.

Murder attempt suspect freed in error - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Cairns children's mother arrested - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.

Liberia holds Ebola-postponed poll - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Voters in Liberia are set to go to the polls in an election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah facing the president's son.

Booking.com fraud network revealed - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.

Asthma inhalers 'not used properly' - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.

Plan to help over-50s get jobs - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help with using computers as part of a government plan to get more older people into work.

Michael Phelps admits drink-driving - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Cook timing naughty, says Harmison - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.

VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.

VIDEO: Spectacular spire climb filmed - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.

VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.

VIDEO: Escape games boom in Budapest - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Why are people flocking to Hungary in order to try and escape from locked rooms?

VIDEO: Shopping online from a country cottage - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.

VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.

VIDEO: Punch-up at parish meeting - Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Pictures have emerged of a brawl at at Lancashire parish council committee meeting over a waiting list for grazing land.

BBC Sports News

Cook timing naughty, says Harmison - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.

Carter gets all-clear from cancer - Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Sale Sharks 18-11 Exeter Chiefs - Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Lineker criticises Fifa 'farce' - Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Van Gaal makes Carrick vice-captain - Fri, 19 Dec 2014

England's Waters loses Worlds semi - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
England's Alison Waters is knocked out of the Women's World Squash Championship after losing her semi-final.

Saturday's gossip column - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Arsenal and Liverpool target AC Milan striker, QPR want to sign England man, Roberto Soldado apologises, plus more.

Darts legend Taylor claims easy win - Sat, 20 Dec 2014
Sixteen-time world champion Phil Taylor moves into round two of this year's PDC competition by beating Jyhan Artut 3-0.

Millwall 0-1 Bolton Wanderers - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Bolton Wanderers continue their impressive form under Neil Lennon as Darren Pratley fires the winner at Millwall.

Blues 21-9 Scarlets - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Two tries from number eight Josh Navidi help Cardiff Blues see off visiting Scarlets in a Pro12 Welsh derby.

Hart signs new Man City deal - Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Aston Villa v Manchester United - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Aston Villa and Manchester United.

Manchester City v Crystal Palace - Thu, 18 Dec 2014
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace.

Michael Phelps admits drink-driving - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Northampton v Leicester (Sat) - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Team news as Northampton Saints host Leicester Tigers in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:15 GMT).

Manager Pearson banned for fan abuse - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson is banned for one game and fined £10,000 for verbally abusing a fan.

Gloucester v Bath (Sat) - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Team news as Gloucester host Bath in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Kingsholm Stadium (17:30 GMT).

Vergne joins Ferrari as test driver - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Ferrari hire former Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne to work on car development in their simulator.

Hazard set for new deal - Mourinho - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
Chelsea's Eden Hazard will sign a new contract and could become one of the club's greats, says Jose Mourinho.

Adcocks reach last four at Finals - Fri, 19 Dec 2014
England's Chris and Gabby Adcock win their last group game at the World Superseries Finals to reach the semi-finals.

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