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India Uber 'rape' prompts taxi ban

9 December 2014 - 2:59pm
India's government tells all states to ban unregistered web-based taxi firms after an Uber company driver is accused of raping a passenger in Delhi.

VIDEO: 'Ecological deficit being ignored'

9 December 2014 - 2:55pm
Wildlife campaigners and people from the countryside head to Westminster in a bid to move nature up the MPs' agenda.

Oil sector 'could lose 35,000 jobs'

9 December 2014 - 2:54pm
As many as 35,000 oil and gas industry jobs could go in the next five years, according to a new report.

VIDEO: 'No no-go areas for Scottish Tories'

9 December 2014 - 2:51pm
Ruth Davidson says she is "incredibly keen that there are no no-go areas for the Conservatives in Scotland".

CPS 'right' to pursue rape case

9 December 2014 - 2:43pm
Britain's top public prosecutor says it was right to pursue a woman who killed herself days before appearing in court accused of making a false rape allegation.

Mugabe sacks 'plotter' vice-president

9 December 2014 - 2:40pm
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe sacks Vice-President Joice Mujuru after accusing her of plotting to kill him, reports say.

Number of UK homes with TVs falls

9 December 2014 - 2:13pm
The number of UK homes with TVs has fallen for the first time, as more people watch programmes on laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Cook back for fifth ODI in Sri Lanka

9 December 2014 - 2:07pm
England captain Alastair Cook will return for the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

Amazon warns US over drone rules

9 December 2014 - 2:04pm
Amazon has said it may take its drone delivery research outside the US because of strict regulation of the unmanned aircraft.

MP in 'garden burials' warning

9 December 2014 - 1:59pm
Funerals are becoming so hard to afford that some people are burying relatives in their back gardens, an MP says.

Sun journalist cleared of misconduct

9 December 2014 - 1:45pm
Sun reporter Nick Parker is cleared of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, but convicted of handling a Labour MP's stolen mobile phone.

Last French hostage released

9 December 2014 - 1:45pm
The last French hostage held by Islamist militants, Serge Lazarevic, has been released, French President Francois Hollande announces.

Wetherspoon ends UK Heineken deal

9 December 2014 - 1:37pm
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon will no longer sell Heineken products in the UK after an argument over pricing in Ireland.

Bus station site set for approval

9 December 2014 - 1:34pm
Work on an £11m bus station in Cardiff is expected to start next year as part of a development plan to revamp the city centre.

Checks ordered on 'helicopter fault'

9 December 2014 - 1:31pm
Checks are ordered on some North Sea helicopters after the discovery of a fault which could cause emergency exits to jam.

EU reaches deal on 2015 budget

9 December 2014 - 1:29pm
European Parliament and government negotiators reach a deal on the EU's 2015 budget - a fraught issue amid national budget cuts.

Khan not looking beyond Alexander

9 December 2014 - 1:20pm
Amir Khan insists his dream fight against Floyd Mayweather is not on his mind ahead of Saturday's bout with Devon Alexander.

Greece brings forward key vote

9 December 2014 - 1:19pm
The Greek prime minister brings forward the date of a crucial presidential vote in parliament, with markets in Athens tumbling on fears of uncertainty.

VIDEO: Force warned over police kill threat

9 December 2014 - 1:19pm
West Midlands Police says it is "business as usual" after receiving an anonymous warning over officers' safety.

Day in pictures: 9 December 2014

9 December 2014 - 1:09pm
News images from around the world: 9 December