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Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.
A video promoting Anthony Crolla's cancelled world title fight is released, days after he suffers a fractured skull in an attack.
Mandy Rice-Davies and a classic Westminster scandal that mortally wounded a prime minister.
Rangers manager Ally McCoist reveals he plans to see out the full 12 months of his notice period.
Scrum V's Ross Harries catches up with Wales centre Owen Williams, whose passion for rugby endures despite suffering a serious spinal injury.
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.
Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".
Commonwealth time-trial champion Alex Dowsett will try to break the hour world record at the Olympic Velodrome in February.
The top five most read stories on the BBC News web site's political pages in 2014 are revealed in a countdown.
The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, is jailed.
Councils are urged to hold Police Scotland to account on the way national decisions impact on their own areas
Two men accused of helping a 17-year-old Cardiff boy leave the UK to join fighters in Syria will stand trial in London in June.
An off-duty police officer dies and two other men are injured in an assault in Liverpool city centre.
Fifa agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.
Millions of people are expected to use the UK's transport networks on Friday as schools break up and the Christmas getaway begins.
Brutal police budget cuts are stretching policing to dangerous levels, the Gwent police and crime commissioner warns.
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