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Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story

19 December 2014 - 2:05pm
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.

EU approves first stem cell therapy

19 December 2014 - 1:48pm
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.

VIDEO: Crolla's title fight promo video

19 December 2014 - 1:45pm
A video promoting Anthony Crolla's cancelled world title fight is released, days after he suffers a fractured skull in an attack.

A classic Westminster scandal

19 December 2014 - 1:39pm
Mandy Rice-Davies and a classic Westminster scandal that mortally wounded a prime minister.

McCoist expects to see out notice

19 December 2014 - 1:34pm
Rangers manager Ally McCoist reveals he plans to see out the full 12 months of his notice period.

Williams stoic in paralysis battle

19 December 2014 - 1:17pm
Scrum V's Ross Harries catches up with Wales centre Owen Williams, whose passion for rugby endures despite suffering a serious spinal injury.

VIDEO: The struggle for Mount Sinjar

19 December 2014 - 1:16pm
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 warns US over sanctions bill

19 December 2014 - 1:07pm
Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".

Dowsett in hour world record attempt

19 December 2014 - 1:03pm
Commonwealth time-trial champion Alex Dowsett will try to break the hour world record at the Olympic Velodrome in February.

VIDEO: Top of the 2014 political pops

19 December 2014 - 12:37pm
The top five most read stories on the BBC News web site's political pages in 2014 are revealed in a countdown.

Microsoft takes on tech scammers

19 December 2014 - 12:33pm
The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

19 December 2014 - 12:27pm
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

'God message' hammer killer jailed

19 December 2014 - 12:21pm
A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, is jailed.

Police Scotland face cost challenges

19 December 2014 - 12:12pm
Councils are urged to hold Police Scotland to account on the way national decisions impact on their own areas

Terror arrest men appear in court

19 December 2014 - 12:08pm
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.

Off-duty policeman killed in assault

19 December 2014 - 12:07pm
An off-duty police officer dies and two other men are injured in an assault in Liverpool city centre.

Fifa agrees to release Garcia report

19 December 2014 - 12:06pm
Fifa agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.

Christmas getaway to start

19 December 2014 - 12:06pm
Millions of people are expected to use the UK's transport networks on Friday as schools break up and the Christmas getaway begins.

Police stretched to 'danger' levels

19 December 2014 - 12:03pm
Brutal police budget cuts are stretching policing to dangerous levels, the Gwent police and crime commissioner warns.

Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in

19 December 2014 - 12:02pm
Exclusive: Inside Iraq air base as Islamic State closes in