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Clock ticks on Iranian nuclear talks

November 24, 2014 - 7:13am
Time is running out for a deal with Iran to cut UN sanctions in return for action to scale back its ambitious nuclear programme.

VIDEO: Volcano erupts on Cape Verde island

November 24, 2014 - 7:09am
A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.

Sports Personality list to be named

November 24, 2014 - 7:04am
A shortlist of 10 contenders will be announced on Monday for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Hunger Games scores biggest debut

November 24, 2014 - 6:57am
The third instalment of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay - Part 1, scores the biggest debut of the year at both the UK and US box office.

'Sophisticated' Regin spyware found

November 24, 2014 - 6:56am
Sophisticated malicious programs used to spy on individuals and businesses represent a "challenge" to security firms, say experts

'Stealthy' spyware program uncovered

November 24, 2014 - 6:56am
Sophisticated malicious programs used to spy on individuals and businesses represent a "challenge" to security firms, say experts

Breached webcam site owner seeks job

November 24, 2014 - 6:48am
A website containing live links to thousands of baby monitors, web cams and CCTV feeds has shut down.

Breached webcam site owner seeks job

November 24, 2014 - 6:48am
A website containing live links to thousands of baby monitors, web cams and CCTV feeds has shut down.

VIDEO: Google case over web abuse settled

November 24, 2014 - 6:42am
A UK businessman who took Google to court over malicious web postings directed at him, has reached a settlement with the firm.

Mother of baby left in drain charged

November 24, 2014 - 6:41am
Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.

US police kill boy over replica gun

November 24, 2014 - 6:39am
A 12-year-old boy dies after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.

VIDEO: Can live events save TV ratings?

November 24, 2014 - 6:17am
For programme makers it is becoming increasingly difficult to generate big ratings on TV but the solution may lie in live television, especially in America, as Tom Brook reports

Banker fit for Hong Kong murder trial

November 24, 2014 - 6:03am
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.

Miller drama set for world premiere

November 24, 2014 - 6:00am
An unseen Arthur Miller drama about corruption in New York's docks in the 1950s will have its world premiere in Northampton next year.

'Miracle on ice' coach Tikhonov dies

November 24, 2014 - 5:46am
Russian ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov - in charge of the Soviet team for the 'miracle on ice' defeat - has passed away.

Katy Perry to play Super Bowl show

November 24, 2014 - 4:55am
Singer Katy Perry is to headline the NFL Super Bowl half-time show next February.

Festival drops rape accused editor

November 24, 2014 - 4:45am
Former Indian news magazine editor Tarun Tejpal, who is charged with rape, is dropped from a literary festival after his invitation causes outrage.

VIDEO: Cyclists find baby in Sydney drain

November 24, 2014 - 4:39am
A newborn baby boy is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.

Band Aid single storms to number one

November 24, 2014 - 4:32am
Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.

Asia hits highs on China rate cut

November 24, 2014 - 4:32am
Asian shares surge as investors welcome China's interest rate cut and comments from the European Central Bank hinting at more stimulus action.