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BBC World News
Fifa agrees to release Garcia report
Fifa changes its mind and agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.
Eight children found dead in Cairns
Eight children are found dead at a home in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after stabbings, with the mother of at least seven suffering stab wounds.
Mandy Rice-Davies dies aged 70
Former UK model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.
Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
Kenya leader signs tough security law
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
Turkey releases Gulen-linked editor
A court releases a top newspaper editor but says four others must stay in custody as part of a crackdown on support for cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Stem cell scandal scientist resigns
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
Pakistan army 'kills 59 Taliban'
Pakistan's military says it has killed 59 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar.
Man crashes car into Spain party HQ
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.
Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'
Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.
Russia warns US over sanctions bill
Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".
New record for deepest fish
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
VIDEO: Spectacular spire climb filmed
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.
VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
VIDEO: Morricone on Clint Eastwood regret
Ennio Morricone talks to Will Gompertz about his career in music - and about why he regrets not composing for Clint Eastwood's films.
VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator
Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.
VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish
Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
VIDEO: Escape games boom in Budapest
Why are people flocking to Hungary in order to try and escape from locked rooms?
Yahoo World News
U.S. backed talks with ISIS over American hostage: newspaper
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. counter-terrorism officials backed negotiations with two prominent jihadi clerics in a failed attempt to save the life of an American hostage who was later beheaded by Islamic State militants, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday. Citing emails, the Guardian said talks with the spiritual leaders of Islamic State, also known as ISIS, aimed at releasing hostage Peter Kassig began in mid-October and ran for several weeks with the knowledge of the FBI. U.S. officials were not immediately available to comment on the newspaper report. ...
Eight children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing
By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Eight children have been killed and a woman who was mother to seven of them was injured in the northern Australian city of Cairns, police said on Friday, in what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing. Australia is in a state of heightened alert after police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday to end a 16-hour hostage standoff in which three people were killed, including the hostage-taker. ...
Iran honors nuclear deal with powers, IAEA report shows
VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has continued to meet commitments under an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a confidential U.N. agency report showed, though Tehran temporarily halted conversion work that makes higher-grade uranium less suitable for bombs. The monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), seen by Reuters, said Iran was not enriching uranium above a fissile concentration of 5 percent, far below the 90 percent level needed for atomic arms. ...
Russian prosecutors want ten years in jail for Kremlin foe Navalny
By Maria Tsvetkova and Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors said on Friday Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny should be imprisoned for 10 years for stealing 30 million rubles ($500,000) in a case dismissed by critics of President Vladimir Putin as part of his campaign to stifle dissent. Navalny, who led mass protests against Putin three years ago, denies guilt, as does the other defendant in the case, his brother Oleg, for whom the prosecution is seeking eight years in jail. "Life makes no sense if you have to tolerate endless lies. ...
Turkey keeps media executive in custody on terrorism charge
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court kept a media executive and three other people in custody on Friday pending trial on accusations of belonging to a terrorist group, in a case which President Tayyip Erdogan has defended as a response to "dirty operations" by his enemies. Hidayet Karaca heads Samanyolu Television which is close to the president's ally-turned foe Fethullah Gulen, a U.S.-based Muslim cleric. Erdogan accuses Gulen of seeking to topple him through supporters in the judiciary and police. ...
Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed despite truce: Kiev military
KIEV (Reuters) - Kiev's military said on Friday five Ukrainian soldiers had been killed and seven wounded in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours, a larger than normal death toll compared with recent weeks. A September ceasefire has been repeatedly flouted by both sides, but shelling lessened significantly in December, fuelling hopes of de-escalation of the conflict which has killed over 4,700 people since April. "For now there's only firing from firearms, they are not using tanks or artillery. ...
IMF, Ukraine fail to reach pact on next bailout tranche
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it had productive discussions with officials in Ukraine this week, but failed to reach an agreement that would pave the way for Kiev to receive its next bailout tranche next month. "We found that the Ukrainian authorities are preparing to move decisively on a broad and comprehensive agenda to stabilize and reform the economy, while coping with the difficult challenges that emerged in the last year," IMF mission chief Nikolay Gueorguiev said in a statement. ...
FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and that the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.
Israeli military says Gaza rocket hits Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said, in the first such attack since September.
Peru investigates Greenpeace member in Nazca stunt
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian prosecutor is investigating the suspected involvement of a Greenpeace activist in a publicity stunt that allegedly damaged the world-renowned Nazca lines.
8 children killed, mother stabbed, in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) — The bodies of eight children — aged 18 months to 15 years — and a wounded woman were discovered in a home in northern Australia on Friday, police said.
Pakistan to challenge bail for Mumbai attacks 'mastermind'
A Pakistani government prosecutor said Friday he will challenge a court order granting bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, which sparked strong condemnation from India. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is accused of planning the 60-hour siege on India's commercial capital that left 166 people dead and was blamed on the banned Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). A judge in an Islamabad anti-terror court granted Lakhvi bail on Thursday, prompting anger in neighbouring India which urged the Pakistani government to appeal. "I am completing all the legal formalities and then I will challenge this order in Islamabad on Monday," government prosecutor Mohammad Azhar Chaudhry told AFP.
US skier Nyman wins Gardena downhill for 3rd time
VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — American racer Steven Nyman showed off his complete mastery of the Saslong course by winning a World Cup downhill at the classic venue on Friday for the third time.
US stocks open mostly higher after a two-day rally
NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes are creeping higher on Friday as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates.
Greek lawmaker alleges bribery attempt in presidential vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawmaker from a small right-wing party claimed Friday he had been offered a bribe worth up to 3 million euros ($3.68 million) to vote in favor of electing Greece's new president, in the latest twist in the bailed-out country's fraught presidential vote.
Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping
BERLIN (AP) — Security flaws in a system used by telecoms companies to manage cross-border cellular connections could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic.
Kenyan leader signs controversial anti-terror bill into law
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday signed into law a controversial anti-terror bill that sparked brawls in parliament and charges that it violated basic freedoms. Kenyatta said he was satisfied that the amendments passed by the National Assembly on Thursday did not breach the bill of rights. The new law gives authorities sweeping powers to crack down on terror suspects and curtail press freedoms in a country that has suffered a string of attacks by Somalia-based Shebab Islamists. The controversial measures extend the time police can hold terror suspects from the current 90 days to nearly a year, increase sentences and give more powers to tap phones.
No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
HAVANA (AP) — Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro.
France's Hollande and pro-reform allies get poll boost
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande saw his popularity ratings jump five points in a month to a still lackluster 25 percent in a poll released on Friday, with pro-reform ministers in his Socialist government also gaining. The Dec 17-18 survey by pollster BVA still left him the least popular president in its records but was nonetheless his best score since his party was trounced in European and local elections in the first half of 2014 as voters punished him for tax rises and a failure to combat rising unemployment. ...
Hungary is new hot spot on migrant route into EU
ASOTTHALOM, Hungary (AP) — With the Mediterranean Sea becoming too treacherous and other routes blocked by barbed-wire fences, would-be migrants are taking a new route into the Europe Union: through Hungary.
BBC Sports News
Fifa agrees to release Garcia report
Fifa agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a report into allegations of 2018 & 2022 World Cup bidding corruption.
Rating Rodgers' Liverpool signings
VIDEO: Masseur call interrupts Van Gaal
McCoist expects to see out notice
Rangers manager Ally McCoist reveals he plans to see out the full 12 months of his notice period.
Williams stoic in paralysis battle
Scrum V's Ross Harries catches up with Wales centre Owen Williams, whose passion for rugby endures despite suffering a serious spinal injury.
Dalglish recalls Hillsborough mayhem
Dowsett in hour world record attempt
'Seven clubs' want wage cap scrapped
Saracens call for the Premiership wage cap to be abolished and say they have the backing of six other top-flight teams.
'Keane & Cleverley chat civilised'
Ex-Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane's doorstep chat with Tom Cleverley was civilised, says Paul Lambert.
Formula 1 gossip column
Christian Horner says Red Bull must step up in 2015, Newey to stay involved, Alonso backs Ferrari to return to form plus more.
Pearson FA charge wrong - Allardyce
Vettel affected by Ricciardo pace
Williams 'not bitter' despite injury
Wales international Owen Williams says he does not feel any bitterness about his situation after suffering a major spinal injury.
Llambias made Rangers chief executive
Teenager arrested over Crolla attack
Howard fears for Mignolet confidence
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard warns Simon Mignolet he faces a "hard road back" to regaining his Liverpool place.
Balotelli gets one-match ban & fine
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli gets a one-match ban and £25,000 fine from the FA for his Super Mario post.
Friday's gossip column
Liverpool want Real Madrid player, Manchester United to spend £30m, Chelsea to miss out on defender, plus more.
Smith ton leaves Test finely poised
Captain Steve Smith's second century in two Tests helps Australia open up a slender lead over India in Brisbane.
Van Gerwen through, but Part out
Michael van Gerwen begins the defence of his PDC World Championship title with a win, but former champion John Part loses.
BBC Americas News
Sony hack is 'US security issue'
The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.
US Secret Service is too 'insular'
The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.
US church crash claims fourth victim
A young boy has become the fourth fatality after a motorist slammed into a crowd in front of a California church.
Killing of top Taliban 'ineffective'
A secret CIA report released by Wikileaks says strikes against Taliban leaders have had little impact on the group.
Two US states sue over marijuana
Nebraska and Oklahoma are asking the US Supreme Court to nullify a 2012 law that made marijuana legal in the US state of Colorado.
'Slenderman' accused to stand trial
Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.
US boy's 1944 conviction overturned
A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for murder more than 70 years ago.
US Congress threat to Cuba thaw
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
Boston bombing suspect in court
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.
Man finds Elizabeth Gallagher for trip
A Canadian man finds a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to travel with after booking a three-week holiday before they split up.
Mumps outbreak hits NHL teams
An outbreak of the highly contagious disease mumps sweeps through teams in the National Hockey League, with at least five teams affected.
Six-time 'killer' found dead in woods
A body has been found in Pennsylvania woodland by police searching for a man suspected of killing six people in a shooting rampage.
VIDEO: US shooting suspect found dead
Police in Pennsylvania have found the body of a former marine accused of killing his ex-wife and some of her relatives.
VIDEO: 'Buddhist bug' art explores difference
Performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali's Buddhist bug series aims to answer questions about religion, identity and difference
VIDEO: Season of cheer for US economy?
After two days of discussion the Federal Reserve may acknowledge the US economy is finally doing better, but will this mean they are ready to raise interest rates?
VIDEO: Tennis star Martina Navratilova marries
The tennis star Martina Navratilova has married her long-term partner Julia Lemigova in New York.
VIDEO: Suspected killer 'remains at large'
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
VIDEO: Thousands in US civil rights protest
Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC, to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
VIDEO: Hawaii lava 'flowing towards highway'
Officials in Hawaii say there is no immediate threat as lava flow from Kilauea volcano continues to widen.
VIDEO: Mudslides and floods hit California
Heavy rains in southern California have triggered mudslides and flooding, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.
Current Forecast for Leesburg
Friday, 19 December 2014
NNW at 12 mph