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Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:44
A 60-second spin round the world in social media

Afghan candidates agree vote audit

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:28
Afghanistan's two presidential candidates have agreed to a vote audit in an attempt to resolve a row over the result, the US Secretary of State says.

VIDEO: Highlights: Brazil 0-3 Netherlands

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:19
Brazil's World Cup campaign ends in further misery as they lose 3-0 against the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup third-place play-off to finish in fourth.

England risk burnout in victory push - Agnew

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:47
"It becomes a bit of a farce when teams are having to rest their bowlers during a match to plan ahead to the next one."

Germany can dominate for years - Low

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 21:20
Germany manager Joachim Low says victory in the World Cup final on Sunday could set up years of domination for his national side.

Germany and Argentina set for final

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 20:54
Germany and Argentina will contest the World Cup final on Sunday in front of an expected TV audience of more than a billion.

Thousands attend 12 July parades

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 20:14
Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women take part in 12 July celebrations across Northern Ireland.

Tears to cheers as records tumble at Trent Bridge

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 19:59
How England's James Anderson became an unlikely batting hero

The mystery of India's unrecorded deaths

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 19:54
Investigating India's unrecorded deaths

Rockets ravage Ukraine city suburb

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 19:52
At least four people die when a suburb of the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk is badly damaged by rockets, a day after heavy army losses.

Iraq PM 'must apologise in Kurd row'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 19:27
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari demands that PM Nouri Maliki apologise for saying that the Kurdish region has been harbouring extremists.

VIDEO: 'The Ramones changed music'

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 18:09
Tommy Ramone, the last surviving founding member of seminal US punk band The Ramones, has died aged 65 in New York, the group has announced.

Alistair Brownlee wins in Hamburg

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 18:02
Britain's Alistair Brownlee warms up for the Commonwealth Games with victory in the Triathlon World Series race in Hamburg.

England rally raises victory hopes

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 17:50
A record last-wicket stand and late wickets give England an outside chance of victory over India in the first Test.

Hull in contention at British Open

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:43
England's Charley Hull cards a six-under-par 66 to move within three shots of Women's British Open leader Inbee Park.

Pizza Express sold to Chinese firm

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:33
British restaurant chain Pizza Express is sold to a Chinese private equity firm for around £900m.

Three injured in separate stabbings

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:31
Three men are injured in separate overnight knife attacks in Belfast and in one of the incidents, there were sectarian clashes between loyalist and republican gangs.

Kadri wins stage eight summit finish

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:27
Blel Kadri takes a dramatic summit-finish victory on stage eight of the Tour de France after being involved in a breakaway.

China 'admits' trading in tiger skins

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:20
China has publicly admitted permitting the trade in skins from captive tigers, an international convention to protect endangered species hears.

World yacht race finishes in London

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:08
Hundreds of sailors return to London 11 months after setting off on the 40,000-mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.