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Updated: 2 hours 36 min ago

Russia and Iran: an uneasy alliance

2 hours 56 min ago
Vladimir Putin's visit went down well in Iran - but many people still view Russia with deep suspicion, says Mehrdad Farahmand.

Oldham is a fundamental test for Labour

2 hours 58 min ago
The Oldham West and Royton by-election will be the first major test of public opinion for new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, says Mark Mardell.

Thanksgiving with black families (and white, Mexican, and other families too)

3 hours 6 min ago
How black, white, Mexican, Jewish, Asian and other families celebrate

After the Taliban: Revisiting scarred Kunduz

3 hours 8 min ago
Kunduz - a city still scarred and in shock

Mark Rylance: From spy to BFG

3 hours 10 min ago
Mark Rylance on the biggest film roles of his career

Why Greeks are exhuming their parents

3 hours 14 min ago
Why Greeks are exhuming their parents' bodies

'I went blind and feel partly to blame'

3 hours 15 min ago
'I went blind after neglecting my diabetes'

Is there a danger to environmental jargon?

3 hours 24 min ago
The strange world of enviro-jargon

Audio of 'warning' to Russia jet issued

3 hours 40 min ago
The Turkish military releases an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border.

'Compassion' urged over Syrian refugees

3 hours 48 min ago
The government is urged to be more compassionate to Syrian refugees who face deportation because they have come from other EU countries to join relatives.

Facebook wife-killer convicted in US

4 hours 42 min ago
A man who killed his wife and posted a photo of the corpse on Facebook is found guilty of murder by a jury in Florida.

Cyber-thieves 'target bargain hunters'

4 hours 46 min ago
Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, say experts.

VIDEO: The pilots flying drones over Syria

4 hours 48 min ago
From an airbase in Lincolnshire, RAF crews are flying unmanned drones over the skies of Iraq and Syria against Islamic State.

VIDEO: Switzerland’s vanishing natural wonder

4 hours 55 min ago
Striking drone footage shows the extent of the retreat of Switzerland's Rhone Glacier, as scientists warn such magisterial ice-masses will have almost vanished by the end of the century.

VIDEO: Giant green 'pants' light up Tiverton

4 hours 56 min ago
Tiverton in Devon has unveiled its new Christmas lights - but many local residents have mocked them saying the lights look like underpants hanging on a washing line.

VIDEO: What is Black Friday?

4 hours 57 min ago
The BBC's Emma Simpson looks at the origin of the shopping phenomenon known as Black Friday and its impact on the UK economy.

Osborne's U-turn and 'end of austerity'

4 hours 58 min ago
The Autumn Statement dominates Thursday's front pages, with some mourning what they see as the end of austerity while others celebrate.

Tax changes in the pipeline

5 hours 2 min ago
Our tax affairs will be organised digitally in the future, Chancellor George Osborne says, but it does not mean it is getting any simpler. So what are the changes?

VIDEO: Baby found in NY church nativity manger

5 hours 4 min ago
A newborn baby has been called ''a miracle child'' after being found in the nativity manger of the Holy Child Jesus Church in Queens, New York.

BBC Radio Christmas highlights 2015

5 hours 30 min ago
Jeremy Irons reading TS Elliot, Mary Berry and the radio premiere of Calendar Girls are among the highlights of BBC Radio this Christmas.