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Germany warns Greece over debts

January 26, 2015 - 3:15pm
The German government warns Greece that it must meet its commitments to lenders, after the election win of the Greek anti-austerity Syriza party.

Fracking moratorium rejected by MPs

January 26, 2015 - 3:01pm
MPs overwhelmingly reject a bid to suspend fracking for shale gas - but agree to Labour proposals to impose new conditions.

Sarah Palin stumbles, others rise on Iowa stage

January 26, 2015 - 2:35pm
Iowa gathering sinks 2016 return hopes

Radical left takes power in Greece

January 26, 2015 - 1:44pm
The head of Greece's far-left Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, is sworn in as prime minister and is set to lead an anti-austerity coalition.

Device triggers White House alert

January 26, 2015 - 1:42pm
A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.

Cup shock helps Chelsea - Rodgers

January 26, 2015 - 1:39pm
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea will have a greater motivation in the League Cup after their defeat by Bradford.

Van Persie unsure over new contract

January 26, 2015 - 1:34pm
Manchester United forward Robin van Persie does not know if he will be offered a new contract when his current deal expires.

US Yemen embassy closes to public

January 26, 2015 - 1:33pm
The US embassy in Yemen is closed to the public until further notice because of security concerns, the state department says.

VIDEO: Black smoke billows from crash site

January 26, 2015 - 1:14pm
Spain's Defence Ministry says 10 people have died after an F-16 jet crashed at a military base.

China's concrete diplomacy in Sudan

January 26, 2015 - 1:08pm
Sudan's Chinese-built palace shows new balance of power

Facebook complies with Turkey block

January 26, 2015 - 12:42pm
Facebook has blocked a page which a Turkish court claimed was offensive to the Prophet Muhammad.

Flybe shares hit by weak forecast

January 26, 2015 - 12:35pm
Shares in regional airline Flybe fall by more than a quarter after it says full-year results will be worse than expected.

Aer Lingus considers higher IAG bid

January 26, 2015 - 12:33pm
Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is considering a revised offer of €2.55 a share from British Airways owner IAG.

First female bishop consecrated

January 26, 2015 - 12:22pm
The Church of England has consecrated its first female bishop, the Reverend Libby Lane, in a ceremony at York Minster.

Bettencourt exploitation trial opens

January 26, 2015 - 12:10pm
A trial involving France's richest woman has begun in Bordeaux with a revelation that one of the key defendants tried to commit suicide

VIDEO: Footage of Mexico volcano erupting

January 26, 2015 - 12:07pm
Mexico's Colima Volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano, erupted again on Sunday.

Watson cast in Beauty and the Beast

January 26, 2015 - 12:03pm
The Harry Potter actress has announced she's to play Belle in a live action version of the Disney classic.

Arsenal granted Gabriel work permit

January 26, 2015 - 11:58am
Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista is set to join Arsenal with striker Joel Campbell moving the other way on loan.

Lance Armstrong interview transcript

January 26, 2015 - 11:58am
In his first TV interview for two years, Lance Armstrong discusses forgiveness, the future and for what he is and is not sorry.

I'd probably cheat again - Armstrong

January 26, 2015 - 11:58am
Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would do it again under the same circumstances.