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Slavery arrests in factory raid

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 1:00pm
An anti-slavery raid on a factory in Greater Manchester finds immigrants from Eastern Europe allegedly paid £2 an hour and working 80-hour weeks, police say.

Reporter Allan Little to leave BBC

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 12:40pm
TV and radio correspondent Allan Little, who covered the first Gulf War and the Rwandan genocide, is to leave the BBC at the end of December.

Sandy Hook families sue rifle maker

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 12:32pm
The families of nine of the 26 people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer.

Oven death safety charges dropped

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 12:32pm
Two men who faced health and safety charges over the death of a factory worker in an industrial oven have their case dropped.

Ebola serum supply reaches Liberia

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 12:08pm
Liberia begins treating Ebola patients with serum therapy - a treatment made from the blood of recovered survivors.

Doubts over killer nurse conviction

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 12:00pm
A nurse who was convicted of being a serial killer could be the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

GAA stadium decision 'was unlawful'

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 11:40am
Northern Ireland's environment minister acted unlawfully in approving a new GAA stadium in west Belfast, a High Court judge rules.

Syria rebels capture key Idlib bases

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 11:40am
Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria and allied rebel groups have taken control of two key army bases in the northern province of Idlib, activists say.

Government legislates for £30bn of cuts or tax rises

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 11:37am
Do new targets for reducing the deficit and debt as a share of national income in the next Parliament put Labour on the spot, or has the government done the main opposition party a favour?

VIDEO: Girl, 3, pinned by table in car crash

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 11:27am
A toddler narrowly escapes injuries after a stolen car crashes into her Salford home.

Europe in 2014: Ghosts return

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 11:13am
History came back to haunt Europe in 2014, not least with Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the BBC's Europe editor Gavin Hewitt writes.

VIDEO: 'I've ended up as a paraplegic'

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 11:05am
A theatre manager has described the moment she opened an unmarked balcony door and fell almost 10ft (3m) on to the stage floor, leaving her paralysed.

Erdogan pours scorn on EU criticism

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 11:00am
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismisses EU criticism of recent mass arrests of journalists, urging the EU to "mind its own business".

Rare northern white rhino dies in US

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 10:28am
A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.

VIDEO: Backstage with sport personality Lewis

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 9:21am
Lewis Hamilton has scored yet another victory, adding BBC Sports Personality of the Year to his tally. Sally Nugent reports from behind the scenes of the event.

VIDEO: What is a 'social supermarket'?

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 9:07am
Jon Brain visits a new community-based supermarket that aims to tackle food poverty.

Hague backs UK university soft power

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 8:25am
The influence and values of universities have a far-reaching international impact, says former foreign secretary William Hague

Jail for policeman's speed 'cheat'

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 8:06am
A South Wales Police officer tried to cheat his way out of a speeding ticket by changing his car number plates, is jailed.

A surprisingly recent Buckingham Palace tradition

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 7:48am
Was the Christmas display at Buckingham Palace prompted by a letter from a commuter?

Day in pictures: 15 December 2014

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 - 7:44am
News images from around the world: 15 December