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Ambulance targets plan revealed

17 hours 12 min ago
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.

Tunisians poised to elect president

17 hours 24 min ago
Tunisians are set to vote for their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.

Bird flu poultry restrictions lifted

17 hours 24 min ago
Restrictions on the movement of poultry in East Yorkshire after an outbreak of bird flu at a duck breeding farm are lifted.

Muhammad Ali down with pneumonia

17 hours 53 min ago
Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.

Voices of grief and determination

19 hours 48 min ago
Grief and determination after Taliban school massacre

Mother charged with Cairns murders

20 hours 2 min ago
The Australian authorities charge a woman in the northern city of Cairns with the murder of seven of her children and her niece.

What Cuba's new friendship with the US means for everyday life

20 hours 18 min ago
What Cuba's new pact with the US means for everyday life

VIDEO: Fixing bones with a household drill

21 hours 4 min ago
Safe surgery with a DIY essential

The family with 34 children - and counting

21 hours 8 min ago
The family with 34 children - and they're adding two more

More support for ex-forces prisoners

21 hours 46 min ago
Ex-armed forces members who are sent to prison will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the Ministry of Justice says.

Welby seeks gay marriage 'bridge'

22 hours 8 min ago
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells Desert Island Discs he is trying to bridge a split in the Church over same-sex marriage.

US insists North Korea behind hack

22 hours 25 min ago
The US says North Korea must admit "culpability" for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after North Korea suggests a joint inquiry into the attack.

VIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs

22 hours 26 min ago
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.

VIDEO: Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem

22 hours 28 min ago
The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, is head of a diocese that covers much of the Middle East and talked to BBC News about the last year.

Slower ambulance fears, and roadside drug tests

22 hours 33 min ago
Claims that NHS England may make target response times for ambulances longer, and news on a festive season blitz on drug-driving are two of a mixed bag of Sunday headlines.

Why do mornings get darker after 21 December?

22 hours 50 min ago
Why mornings will keep getting darker after 21 December

Climate of fear in Turkmenistan

22 hours 53 min ago
Foreign investors are keen to do deals with Turkmenistan but a climate of fear silences dissent, writes the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Ashgabat.

Gunman kills two New York policemen

22 hours 55 min ago
A gunman shoots dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in New York before killing himself, officials say.

Nurses in training 'at six-year low'

23 hours 3 min ago
The number of nurses being trained in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level for six years, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

Tube's lost property treasure trove

23 hours 8 min ago
The strange things passengers leave on the Tube