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Booking.com fraud network revealed

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:39
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.

VIDEO: Can Luther King take on North Korea?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:34
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz

How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:19
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs - in one night

Animal bite incidents revealed

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:19
More than 10 people a day are admitted to hospital in Scotland after being bitten or attacked by an animal, figures reveal.

VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:11
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.

Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:00
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.

Cook timing naughty, says Harmison

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:49
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.

Man charged over stabbing death

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:14
A man is charged with the murder of a woman stabbed to death in a north-west London street.

VIDEO: Where children learn fundamentalism

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:13
Pakistan 'a state under pressure' as authorities face the challenge of how to defeat the Taliban, amidst differing opinions and politics.

Obama vows response to Sony hack

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:53
President Obama vows to respond to an alleged North Korean cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, but says cancelling a film release was "a mistake".

Irish minister hopeful of NI deal

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:51
Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan says he is hopeful that there will be a deal in Northern Ireland's cross-party talks early next week.

VIDEO: How web chats can lead to blackmail

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:48
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.

Carter gets all-clear from cancer

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:37
Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is given the all-clear after he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in May.

Van Gaal makes Carrick vice-captain

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:34
England midfielder Michael Carrick is appointed as Manchester United's new vice-captain.

Sale Sharks 18-11 Exeter Chiefs

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:23
Sale move up to fourth in the Premiership after ending Exeter Chiefs' eight-match winning run with a tense victory.

Michael Phelps admits drink-driving

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:54
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

Wickerman founder Jamie Gilroy dead

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:53
The co-founder of the Wickerman Festival has died in hospital after an incident on his farm understood to involve a firearm.

England's Waters loses Worlds semi

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:57
England's Alison Waters is knocked out of the Women's World Squash Championship after losing her semi-final.

Blackberry in revenue slide

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:57
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger-than-expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.

Under-car object was not explosive

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 14:37
Police say an object found under a serving soldier's car was not explosive, after a controlled explosion was carried out at the scene.