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VIDEO: Guitar 'that changed world' up for auction

January 31, 2015 - 8:04am
A pioneering Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, the Black Beauty, is to be auctioned in New York in February.

Italy MPs elect judge as president

January 31, 2015 - 7:39am
Italy's parliament elects judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president, on a third day of voting for the largely ceremonial post.

German ex-President Weizsaecker dies

January 31, 2015 - 7:00am
German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.

Final win would be upset - Murray

January 31, 2015 - 6:55am
British number one Andy Murray says it would be a "big upset" if he could beat Novak Djokovic and win his first Australian Open.

Final win would be upset - Murray

January 31, 2015 - 6:55am
British number one Andy Murray says it would be a "big upset" if he could beat Novak Djokovic and win his first Australian Open.

VIDEO: Helicopter rescue for trapped dog

January 31, 2015 - 6:15am
Firefighters in Los Angeles have carried out a dramatic rescue of a dog trapped in a river.

Clarke denies Australia rift reports

January 31, 2015 - 5:51am
Captain Michael Clarke denies he is in dispute with Cricket Australia after making 51 on his return from surgery.

Williams wins sixth Australian Open

January 31, 2015 - 5:37am
World number one Serena Williams overcomes illness to win her 19th Grand Slam title with a 16th successive victory over Maria Sharapova.

Louis Armstrong Desert Discs online

January 31, 2015 - 4:57am
Louis Armstrong's personal copy of his appearance on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs is among the recordings to be added to the show's online archive.

Johnson eyes 'fast' wicket for final

January 31, 2015 - 4:50am
Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is eager to play on a "bouncy wicket" in Sunday's tri-series final against England.

Rediscovered pictures from Spanish Civil War

January 31, 2015 - 4:42am
New museum reveals trove of pictures from Spanish Civil War

Army to set up 'social media unit'

January 31, 2015 - 4:15am
The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

Woods shoots worst round of career

January 31, 2015 - 2:57am
Tiger Woods records the worst round of his professional career with an 11-over-par 82 in the Phoenix Open.

EU's Moscovici wants Greece in euro

January 31, 2015 - 2:45am
EU financial commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells the BBC that Greece belongs in the eurozone, and vows to prevent a "Grexit".

Saturday's gossip column

January 31, 2015 - 2:30am
Manchester City prepare world record Ronaldo bid, Liverpool want Hannover's Stindl, Hull close in on Tottenham's Lennon, plus more.

Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped

January 31, 2015 - 12:56am
Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.

VIDEO: Floods and mudslides hit Peruvian Amazon

January 31, 2015 - 12:46am
Large parts of the Peruvian Amazon are under water after torrential rains caused rivers to burst their banks, affecting more than 3,000 families

Crossing the border to attend US schools

January 30, 2015 - 8:58pm
Waking up in Mexico and heading for classes in Texas

Crossing the border to attend US schools

January 30, 2015 - 8:58pm
Waking up in Mexico and heading for classes in Texas

Democracy without women? Spanish women angry about Greek cabinet

January 30, 2015 - 8:49pm
Spanish feminists criticise male-dominated Greek cabinet