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1 - GP failings exposed by inspectors
The latest stories from the Home section of the BBC News web site.
2 - New sex offences guidance published
3 - Enormous earthquakes 'unrecorded’
4 - Bangladesh Islamist execution upheld
5 - Australia court bans gay marriage
6 - Afghan capital blast 'an accident'
7 - Review of 'legal highs' launched
8 - Mental health trusts face funding cut
9 - Cancer hospital claims made in 2011
10 - More wait to pay respects to Mandela
11 - Rent arrears fastest-growing problem
12 - MPs' 11% rise set to be confirmed
13 - Government 'loses £13bn to fraud'
14 - GP dangers and 'Scrooge' Terry in news
15 - Football dominates UK Twitter chat
16 - 'Father Christmas' votes in Commons
17 - Napoli 2-0 Arsenal
18 - Barcelona 6-1 Celtic
19 - Australia under pressure - Gilchrist
20 - Chelsea 1-0 Steaua Bucharest
21 - GB target World Grand Prix success
22 - RBS fined $100m by US regulators
23 - AUDIO: Royal Mail 'shoo-in' to FTSE 100
24 - Mandela to be remembered in London
25 - VIDEO: Bongo drums on MEP Christmas card
26 - Doctors given new coma guidelines
27 - VIDEO: Dementia treatment by 2025 pledge
28 - 'Bring back tests at seven and 14'
29 - VIDEO: Union critical of free school spending
30 - Online spending up by 16%
31 - VIDEO: Spotify 'not worried' by competition
32 - Cave holds stunning tsunami clues
33 - AUDIO: Supervolcano eruption 'would affect the world'
34 - Sam Smith wins Brits Critics' Choice
35 - VIDEO: Oscar hopes for American Hustle
36 - A tale of three murderers
37 - 10 ways people spent their money last year
38 - Pair charged over '£1m cyber theft'
39 - 'Missed chance' over toddler's death
40 - NHS boards miss waiting time target
41 - MSPs to pass victims of crime bill
42 - Call to secure mental health unit
43 - Department pays £21m in compensation
44 - Liver care deaths referred to police
45 - Call for e-cigs ban in public places
46 - Brotherhood trial halted in Egypt
47 - UN force in new DR Congo offensive
48 - Asiana pilot 'stressed' by landing
49 - New Zealand drops Pike River charges
50 - US considers sanctions against Ukraine
51 - EU 'must stop paying Gaza officials'
52 - UN: Uruguay marijuana move 'illegal'
53 - Mexico moves to open oil resources
54 - US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid
55 - Syrian refugees hit by Lebanon storm
56 - US healthcare enrolment 'triples'
57 - Senate aide held over child porn
58 - In pictures: Kiribati, Cook Is. & Tonga
59 - Day in pictures: 11 December 2013
60 - In pictures: Kashmir's 'half-widows'
61 - In pictures: Tidal surge aerial view
62 - In pictures: The Art of Building 2013
63 - Day in pictures: 10 December 2014
64 - Week in pictures: 30 November - 6 December 2013
65 - In pictures: Prayers for Mandela
66 - VIDEO: House of Commons
67 - VIDEO: Drugs, death and DIY hip hop in Houston
68 - VIDEO: Edward VIII treasures to be sold
69 - VIDEO: Pop-up health clinic on a motorbike
70 - VIDEO: Judges allow Scientology wedding
71 - VIDEO: Protesters fortify barricades in Kiev
72 - VIDEO: Georgian MPs brawl in parliament
73 - VIDEO: PM on selfie: Only polite to say yes
74 - VIDEO: 'Lost' Sellers films get screening
75 - The revenge porn avengers
76 - Energy bills: Who pays the most in Europe?
77 - Life on a British Cold War submarine
78 - The all-time World Cup finals league table
79 - The billion dollar circus firm
80 - New tech helps drivers avoid bikes
81 - 'I saw my Mandela.. and cried'
82 - Dancing Grannies raise a ruckus
83 - Scotland's referendum: Your questions answered
84 - Mardell: Newtown remembers the lost
85 - Why India's gay community is in shock
Inspectors reveal a catalogue of failings at some GP practices in England with drugs stored incorrectly and rooms so dirty they had maggots.
Sex offenders found to have abused their position of power could face longer jail terms under new guidelines in England and Wales.
The Earth could have been struck by many more huge earthquakes in its recent history than was previously thought, scientists say.
Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of crimes against humanity.
Australia's High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), rendering 27 gay marriages invalid.
A powerful explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul, was an accident at a depot for unexploded ordinance, Afghan officials say.
A new review of "legal highs" could lead to sweeping changes to UK drug legislation, the Home Office says.
Mental health trusts in England have had their funding cut by more than 2% in real terms over the past two years, figures show.
A hospital chief executive was told of data manipulation claims in 2011, the BBC discovers.
South Africans are expected once again to queue in their thousands to view the body of Nelson Mandela, which is due to lie in state for a second day.
Rent arrears are becoming the fastest-growing debt problem in the UK, according to the Money Advice Trust.
The body which sets MPs' salaries is expected to confirm a proposed 11% pay rise, despite senior politicians calling for the plan to be scrapped.
Figures suggesting £13.2bn was written off by the government in 2011 due to fraud, errors and legal claims are "staggering", says a committee of MPs.
Concerns over standards at GP practices, the "fake" sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial, more selfies and "Scrooge" John Terry make headlines.
Football matches accounted for several of the biggest spikes in Twitter traffic seen over the course of 2013 - but which game topped the social network's list?
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls rushes from a children's Christmas party to vote in the House of Commons, dressed as Father Christmas, according to MPs.
Arsenal qualify for the Champions League knockout stages as Group F runners-up despite losing 2-0 at Napoli.
Celtic equal their heaviest European defeat in their Group H loss to Barcelona as forward Neymar hits a hat-trick.
Australia's lack of Ashes-winning experience may affect the third Test, according to former wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist.
Chelsea top Champions League Group E as Demba Ba scores the only goal in a comfortable win over Steaua Bucharest.
GB fighters hope to banish memories of a disappointing World Championships at the inaugural Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester.
Royal Bank of Scotland is fined $100m by US regulators for violating US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Burma, and Cuba.
Richard Morley, an investment manager at Brewin Dolphin, discusses Royal Mail's promotion to the FTSE 100.
Politicians, musicians and artists are to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at a special event in Westminster.
While some politicians play it safe with their Christmas cards, Godfrey Bloom nods to his notorious 'slut' comment about women cleaning behind the fridge for his festive greeting.
All patients in a coma or vegetative state should have access to specialist care, according to new guidelines.
On Wednesday leaders from the G8 nations committed to finding a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025.
National curriculum tests for 14-year-old in England's school should be reintroduced, says the chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw.
As the National Audit Office reports on the cost of the free schools programme, Natalie Evans and Avis Gilmour debate the value of the free schools project.
There has been a rise of 16% in the amount we spend online, according to the latest data from Ofcom.
As Spotify announces plans to let mobile and tablet users stream music for free, co-founder Daniel Ek says he is not worried about competition.
A cave on the northwestern coast of Sumatra holds a remarkable record of big tsunamis in the Indian Ocean stretching back thousands of years.
Dr James Farrell from the University of Utah discusses the supervolcano that lies beneath Yellowstone National Park in the US.
Singer-songwriter Sam Smith wins the Brits Critics' Choice award, which will be presented during next year's nominations.
Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper star in the black comedy American Hustle.
Three murderers were sentenced to life imprisonment on one day. The minimum terms set were 18, 27 and 40 years. Why were they so different?
British families spent their money in some surprising ways last year, official figures show.
Two people from London are charged over the suspected theft of £1m from two banks.
A serious case review into the death of an Oxfordshire toddler reveals a "missed chance" to address his circumstances.
No Scottish health board has met a new government target for all outpatients to receive their first appointment within 12 weeks of referral.
Legislation aimed at protecting victims of crime is set to be passed at the Scottish Parliament.
The father of a mentally ill patient who took his life in the grounds of the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, has said he is demanding that management make the area more secure.
The Department for Regional Development pays more than £21m in the last five years in compensation for personal injuries and damage to vehicles.
The deaths of patients following liver surgery at a Cardiff hospital have been referred to South Wales Police.
Electronic cigarettes should be banned in public places but without alienating smokers who are trying to give up, say health officials.
Egyptian judges for the second time halt the trial of several leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, after they refuse to stop disrupting proceedings.
UN forces launch an offensive against Rwandan FDLR rebels in DR Congo, gaining some territory, in a new move to end regional instability.
The pilot of a South Korean plane which crashed in the US was "stressed" landing without a key guidance system, an inquiry reveals.
New Zealand's government drops charges against the head of a coal mine where 29 miners were killed in a 2010 blast, angering relatives of the miners.
The US state department says it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine after riot police moved in on protesters.
European auditors say the EU should stop paying the salaries of thousands of Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip who are not going to work.
Uruguay's decision to legalise the production, sale and consumption of marijuana violates international law, the UN drugs watchdog says.
Mexico's Senate approves a measure to open the state-run oil fields to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years.
The US and UK suspend "non-lethal assistance" to rebels in northern Syria - but not humanitarian aid - after an Islamist alliance seizes FSA bases.
The UN is "extremely concerned" for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as a winter storm brings snow, high winds and freezing temperatures to the country.
Healthcare websites established under President Obama's health law enrolled twice as many people in November as the month before, the US says.
A top Republican senator's chief of staff is arrested on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography, the US authorities say.
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Mandela is remembered in church services
David Cameron and Ed Miliband condemn plans to award MPs an 11% pay increase.
Houston Rap chronicles the rise of a unique hip hop sound and the troubled but proud inner city communities the rappers come from.
A selection of jewellery and precious objects owned by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor will be auctioned in London on Thursday.
A motorbike ambulance and pop-up clinic that can be used to reach remote villages in developing countries have been on show at the World Innovation Summit for Health.
A woman who wants to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel wins her Supreme Court challenge.
Police in Ukraine have abandoned attempts to clear anti-government protesters from the capital Kiev.
A session of the Georgian parliament has descended into a brawl over a "gesture" allegedly made by one member.
David Cameron explained his role in a "selfie" photograph at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa, which has caused newspaper headlines.
Two rare films starring Peter Sellers just before he became an international star will be publically screened in 2014, for the first time in more than 50 years.
Women fighting back against revenge porn websites
Are UK energy bills really that high?
What was life like on a 1960s submarine?
What would an all-time World Cup league table look like?
How Cirque du Soleil became a billion-dollar global business
New tech to help buses avoid collisions
Pumza Fihlani on the man who made her life possible
The Dancing Grannies who love loud music
Would mobility scooters be available after a yes vote?
Town remembers 20 children killed in a mass shooting a year ago
Why India's gay community is in shock