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Tanzania AG quits amid fraud claims

December 17, 2014 - 6:16am
Tanzania's Attorney General Frederick Werema resigns, making him the first casualty of a major corruption scandal that has rocked the government.

Koeman angry with Blades boss Clough

December 17, 2014 - 6:01am
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman says Nigel Clough and his Sheffield United staff showed a lack of respect after Saints' cup loss.

VIDEO: A look back at Turkey's turbulent year

December 17, 2014 - 6:01am
The BBC's Mark Lowen looks back at a turbulent year in Turkish politics and what it means for democracy in the country.

Fishermen criticise 'ramshackle' ban

December 17, 2014 - 6:01am
The Scottish Fishermen's Federation criticise a ban on discarding unwanted fish into the sea as being "without a sensible legal platform".

VIDEO: Season of cheer for US economy?

December 17, 2014 - 5:21am
After two days of discussion the Federal Reserve may acknowledge the US economy is finally doing better, but will this mean they are ready to raise interest rates?

Dude, Bueller and Wonka join registry

December 17, 2014 - 5:08am
The Big Lebowski, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are among 25 new additions to the US National Film Registry.

Watch list questions over Sydney gunman

December 17, 2014 - 5:02am
Watch list questions over Sydney siege gunman

Fatal tourist balloon crash in Turkey

December 17, 2014 - 5:01am
A Chinese tourist is killed and nine other people, thought to be Chinese and Malaysian, are injured in a hot air balloon crash in Turkey.

VIDEO: New footage shows Sydney cafe raid

December 17, 2014 - 5:00am
As new footage emerges of the Sydney cafe siege Australia's prime minister announces a review into how and why the attack happened.

VIDEO: Welby 'overwhelmed' by Ebola survivors

December 17, 2014 - 4:48am
The Archbishop of Canterbury says he is "overwhelmed" by the people he has met who have suffered from Ebola.

Big Red Dog creator Bridwell dies

December 17, 2014 - 4:25am
US illustrator Norman Bridwell, creator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog books, dies at the age of 86.

UK Iraq abuse inquiry to report

December 17, 2014 - 4:22am
A long-running public inquiry into alleged abuse carried out by British soldiers in Iraq is due to report later.

Dixons Carphone sees strong trading

December 17, 2014 - 3:36am
Newly merged Dixons Carphone says it saw a "barnstorming performance" in the UK and Ireland, but "tougher" conditions in its smaller European business.

Vijay century helps India dominate

December 17, 2014 - 3:36am
Murali Vijay's century puts India in a commanding position on day one of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane.

India SpiceJet planes 'grounded'

December 17, 2014 - 2:04am
India's troubled airline SpiceJet grounds all flights after oil companies refuse to refuel any of its planes, media reports say.

Abbott pledges Sydney attacker review

December 17, 2014 - 1:45am
Australian PM Tony Abbott announces a far-reaching review into how gunman Man Haron Monis claimed asylum, benefits and a gun licence.

Turbulence hits US-bound plane

December 17, 2014 - 12:40am
A US-bound passenger plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after several people were injured by severe turbulence.

White heroin victim's girlfriend speaks out

December 17, 2014 - 12:04am
The girlfriend of Shaun Brotherston - who died after taking white heroin in Amsterdam - speaks to Newsbeat.

VIDEO: Millionaire sues ski slope chippy

December 17, 2014 - 12:04am
A former chief executive of one of the world's biggest cosmetics firms is suing a fast food stall near his holiday home in the French Alps.

Vietnam tunnel collapse traps 12 men

December 16, 2014 - 11:32pm
Rescuers in central Vietnam are trying to reach 12 workers trapped underground after a section of a tunnel collapsed.