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Romney: The aura of a serial loser

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:11
Mitt Romney certainly looked the part of president, but despite his success in business, he could never pull it off.

SA apartheid assassin given parole

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:57
South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock, nicknamed "Prime Evil", gets parole after 20 years for killing activists.

Ginola out of Fifa presidential race

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:33
Ex-Premier League player David Ginola is out of the Fifa presidential election race after failing to secure nominations.

Churches oppose three-person babies

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:26
Senior church figures call on the government to block the creation of so-called three-person babies, but scientists urge MPs to back a law change.

Machines seized in gambling probe

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:25
Detectives investigating money laundering and illegal gambling seize machines and cash worth more than £500,000 in Belfast and Lisburn.

Landlady killer 'sent death text'

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:15
A man accused of murdering a hotelier sent a text message to a friend saying he had killed a woman, a court is told.

Police probe Roy Keane 'incident'

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:00
Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident in Greater Manchester involving former footballer Roy Keane.

Training cuts 'could harm patients'

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:26
Proposals to shorten in-job training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.

Romney won't run in 2016 election

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:22
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.

Requiem for Romney's presidential dream

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:22
Washington establishment does double-take as Mitt Romney announces his decision not to run for the presidency in 2016.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:21
Great long reads to enjoy at your leisure

Body found in missing mum search

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:15
A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.

Does technology make people touch each other less?

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:09
Does technology make people touch each other less?

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:08
The week's big numbers, visualised

Nokia name row with London start-up

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:59
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

Brian Blessed pulls out of King Lear

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:56
Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.

Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:55
Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.

Chelsea close to £23m Cuadrado deal

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:54
Chelsea are set to complete the £23.3m signing of Juan Cuadrado, Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella says.

Migrant voters 'key' in election

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:50
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.

VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:43
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.