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Cook 'gutted' to miss World Cup

20 December 2014 - 9:23am
Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain.

Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau

20 December 2014 - 9:18am
Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Macau for the 15th anniversary of the territory's return to Chinese rule, reaffirming it is part of "one China".

Facebook users crack card mystery

20 December 2014 - 8:58am
Facebook users solve the mystery of a lost memory card in under an hour after an appeal is posted by a police force.

VIDEO: ID checks for everyone leaving UK

20 December 2014 - 8:38am
A group of MPs has questioned whether the government can meet its April deadline for introducing identity checks on every person leaving the UK.

VIDEO: 'Black Friday' with an ambulance crew

20 December 2014 - 8:29am
BBC reporter Emma Firth spends the night on shift with the North West Ambulance Service.

Cuts means 'less crime prevention'

20 December 2014 - 8:20am
Police budget cuts could lead to fewer crimes being prevented, a policing expert says.

Crabb launches attack on Miliband

20 December 2014 - 8:18am
Labour leader Ed Miliband 'doesn't give a toss' about Wales, says Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb.

Johnson secures Australia Test win

20 December 2014 - 8:01am
Australia win the second Test against India by four wickets in Brisbane to secure an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

VIDEO: Can endangered white rhino be saved?

20 December 2014 - 7:22am
Zoo keepers from around the world are due to meet next month to discuss ways to save the endangered northern white rhino.

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

20 December 2014 - 5:10am
The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.

Migration system 'in intensive care'

20 December 2014 - 4:43am
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.

Racers compete for Scalextric title

20 December 2014 - 4:23am
Scores of people are expected to compete in Worthing to become the 2014 Scalextric World Champion.

VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

20 December 2014 - 3:41am
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.

VIDEO: A tour through Crossrail's tunnels

20 December 2014 - 3:40am
With just four years until Crossrail is due to open, Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott was given access to the new tunnels beneath London to see how work was getting on.

Strictly set for final showdown

20 December 2014 - 3:13am
The winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to be decided later, with four couples competing for the glitterball trophy.

How to spot a fake at Christmas

20 December 2014 - 2:47am
On the seasonal lookout for counterfeit goods

Murder attempt suspect freed in error

20 December 2014 - 2:36am
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

'Hard' Christmas for Henning family

20 December 2014 - 2:20am
Alan Henning's family prepare for 'hard' anniversary

Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film

20 December 2014 - 1:59am
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.

'Depression and Christmas just don't go'

20 December 2014 - 1:49am
How one woman deals with her mental health at Christmas