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Is personality unique to humans?

December 10, 2014 - 5:54am
Are personality differences widespread in the animal world?

Kanye and Usher to get BET honours

December 10, 2014 - 5:54am
US rapper Kanye West and singer Usher will be honoured for their achievements at the BET awards next year

Judge allows Oscar Pistorius appeal

December 10, 2014 - 5:47am
A South African judge rules that prosecutors can appeal against the acquittal on murder charges of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.

Australia captain Clarke hits ton

December 10, 2014 - 5:46am
Captain Michael Clarke scores a century against India in Australia's first Test since the death of Phillip Hughes.

UK trade deficit narrows in October

December 10, 2014 - 5:34am
The difference between the amount the UK imports and exports narrowed to a seven-month low in October, official data shows.

Malala 'hopes to be Pakistan PM'

December 10, 2014 - 5:29am
As she prepares to receive her Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai tells the BBC of her political ambitions - and her hopes to be Pakistan PM.

Oil sector on brink of upheaval

December 10, 2014 - 5:29am
Is the oil industry at a turning point?

China's inflation hits five-year low

December 10, 2014 - 5:23am
Inflation in China eased to a five-year low in November, suggesting continued weakness in the Asian economic giant.

BP expects $1bn restructuring charge

December 10, 2014 - 5:09am
Oil giant BP says it expects to incur restructuring charges of about $1bn over the coming year as it seeks to simplify the business.

VIDEO: French hostage Lazarevic arrives home

December 10, 2014 - 4:37am
France's last remaining hostage in Mali, Serge Lazarevic, has arrived home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.

Last French hostage back in France

December 10, 2014 - 4:32am
France's last remaining hostage, Serge Lazarevic, arrives home to a welcome from family members and French President Francois Hollande.

BG Group in $5bn pipeline deal

December 10, 2014 - 4:06am
UK energy giant BG Group sells an Australian gas pipeline network to APA Group for $5bn (£3.2bn).

Paddington holds UK box office lead

December 10, 2014 - 3:27am
Children's favourite Paddington maintains pole position at the UK and Ireland box office for a second week in succession.

Cleared Dewani returns to England

December 10, 2014 - 3:00am
Shrien Dewani arrives back in England after being cleared by a court in South Africa of arranging the murder of his wife in 2010.

Wednesday's gossip column

December 10, 2014 - 2:35am
Louis van Gaal lines up Kevin Strootman Arjen Robben deal, Manuel Pellegrini dismisses Manchester City job fears, plus more.

Japan's Nikkei leads Asia lower

December 10, 2014 - 1:40am
Asian shares were mostly lower as data from the region's leaders, China and Japan, showed weaker economic growth.

BBC launches Young Writers' Award

December 10, 2014 - 1:31am
The BBC launches the Young Writers' Award to help celebrate 10 years of its National Short Story Award.

VIDEO: Royal couple end US trip with gala

December 10, 2014 - 1:12am
A gala in New York to mark the 600th anniversary of the Scottish university where they first met, has drawn a close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the United States.

Last French hostage released

December 10, 2014 - 12:58am
The last French hostage held by Islamist militants, Serge Lazarevic, has been released in Mali, French President Francois Hollande announces.

Australia donates to UN climate fund

December 10, 2014 - 12:21am
Australia pledges A$200m (£106m; $166m) to help poor nations mitigate the impact of global warming, in an apparent government U-turn.