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Comets 'not source of Earth's water'

10 December 2014 - 7:05pm
Data from Europe's Rosetta probe suggests that water on Earth may not have come from comets, scientists conclude.

Greenpeace apologises for Nazca stunt

10 December 2014 - 6:55pm
Activists apologise for any "moral offence" it has caused, after a publicity stunt on the ancient Nazca lines in Peru.

Tony Blair summoned to MPs' inquiry

10 December 2014 - 6:47pm
Tony Blair is summoned to appear before a House of Commons inquiry to be questioned about how his government dealt with paramilitary suspects.

Northern Rock borrowers win loan case

10 December 2014 - 6:43pm
Some 43,000 borrowers are set to get compensation after a High Court ruling over the wording of documents sent out by former bank Northern Rock.

Tax powers on the way as bill passes

10 December 2014 - 6:42pm
Tax powers are on their way to Wales as a bill paving the way to further devolution is passed.

NHS 'in trouble' without migrants

10 December 2014 - 6:36pm
The NHS would be "in dire straits" without migrant workers, one of the UK's senior economists Stephen Nickell tells MPs.

Why interrogators prefer the soft approach

10 December 2014 - 6:31pm
Trained interrogators believe the best intelligence comes from a friendly, logical approach, the BBC's Frank Gardner reports.

Mugabe appoints powerful deputy

10 December 2014 - 6:09pm
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appoints the powerful Emmerson Mnangagwa as his deputy, making the former justice minister the favourite to succeed him.

Man, 19 charged with terror offences

10 December 2014 - 5:59pm
A 19-year-old man from Cardiff is charged with terror offences, South Wales Police say.

Humpback whales return to New York

10 December 2014 - 5:56pm
Just off the coast of the most populated city in the US, humpback whales have been frequenting the shores of New York City at rates much higher than usual.

More abuse allegations against Teret

10 December 2014 - 5:52pm
Four more women contact officers claiming they were sexually abused by Ray Teret, police say.

Guardian editor-in-chief to step down

10 December 2014 - 5:44pm
Alan Rusbridger announces he will step down as editor-in-chief of the Guardian newspaper next summer, after 20 years in charge.

Mother of dead schoolboy charged

10 December 2014 - 5:36pm
The mother of a five-year-old boy found dead in Alva is charged with murder and detained under mental health legislation.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

10 December 2014 - 5:24pm
The committee takes evidence for its scrutiny of the Autumn Statement.

Kieswetter set to miss 2015 season

10 December 2014 - 5:20pm
Somerset and England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter is set to miss the 2015 season after failing to recover an eye injury.

VIDEO: Seals thriving year after tidal surge

10 December 2014 - 5:18pm
A record number of seals have been born at the Donna Nook sanctuary nature in Lincolnshire.

CIA interrogation report: Who knew what when?

10 December 2014 - 5:09pm
The Senate Intelligence Committee's report into the CIA's detention and interrogation programme has revealed more about which officials knew what was going on in the secret detention centres, and when they found out.

Scouts body faces abuse legal claims

10 December 2014 - 5:00pm
More than 50 people have asked lawyers to sue the Scout Association over historical abuse claims since the Jimmy Savile scandal emerged, the BBC learns.

Marriage proposal by jogging app

10 December 2014 - 4:58pm
A Portsmouth runner has proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out "Will You Marry Me" using a GPS tracking app.

UKIP's Bird v Bolter row: What do we know?

10 December 2014 - 4:49pm
What we have seen, read and heard in the last 48 hours is what scrutiny looks like for a party on the rise, writes Chris Mason.

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