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Sharapova aims to end 11-year run

30 January 2015 - 5:52pm
World number two Maria Sharapova aims to end a losing streak against Serena Williams in the Australian Open final.

Requiem for Romney's presidential dream

30 January 2015 - 5:22pm
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

30 January 2015 - 5:21pm
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

10 things we didn't know last week

30 January 2015 - 5:08pm
Dutch babies smile more than US babies, and other nuggets.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

30 January 2015 - 5:08pm
The week's big numbers visualised.

Nokia name row with London start-up

30 January 2015 - 4:59pm
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

Brian Blessed pulls out of King Lear

30 January 2015 - 4:56pm
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

30 January 2015 - 4:55pm
IAG boss Willie Walsh welcomes surprise investment by fast-growing Gulf airline, which said it may increase its stake further.

Migrant voters 'key' in election

30 January 2015 - 4:50pm
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.

Churches oppose three-person babies

30 January 2015 - 4:49pm
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.

VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

30 January 2015 - 4:43pm
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.

Romney won't run in 2016 election

30 January 2015 - 4:30pm
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.

Huth banned over gender comments

30 January 2015 - 4:28pm
Stoke City defender Robert Huth is banned and fined by the FA for comments on social media related to gender reassignment.

Stage awards honour theatre industry

30 January 2015 - 4:24pm
The Young Vic in London, Southampton's Nuffield, Liverpool's Everyman and producer Sonia Friedman are among the winners at The Stage's 2015 awards.

VIDEO: NFL's season's heroes and villains

30 January 2015 - 4:24pm
The highs and lows of the NFL season

Profile: Sinai Province militant group

30 January 2015 - 4:23pm
Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015

30 January 2015 - 4:21pm
News photos from around the world

VIDEO: Close-up: Churchill funeral train restored

30 January 2015 - 4:17pm
The National Railway Museum in York has refurbished Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train, to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.

BT attacked on rural broadband costs

30 January 2015 - 4:11pm
At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Beaten lecturer: 'I feel vindicated'

30 January 2015 - 4:10pm
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.

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