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Food suppliers 'at risk of collapse'

More than 100 food suppliers could be forced out of business as supermarkets cut prices in an effort to keep their customers, according to a new report.

Two men feared drowned in Brighton

Two men are feared to have drowned after going missing in the sea at Brighton in severe weather, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.
Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in poll defeat

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in poll defeat

Mahinda Rajapaksa is defeated in Sri Lanka's presidential election by a challenger from his inner circle, ending almost a decade in power.

Manhunt for French magazine gunmen

French police mount a huge search for gunmen who shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
VIDEO: Lebanon backlash over Syrian refugees

VIDEO: Lebanon backlash over Syrian refugees

The Lebanese authorities have imposed restrictions on Syrian refugees crossing its border, aimed at slowing the influx of asylum seekers escaping civil war.

Unknown queen's tomb found in Egypt

The tomb of a previously unknown queen, Khentakawess III, is unearthed in a necropolis south-west of Cairo, Egyptian officials say.

VIDEO: Arrests over India tourist gang rape

Five men have been arrested in India charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a Japanese student over a period of more than a month.

LA police 'shot man in back'

Police in Los Angeles shot a young black man in the back from close range during a struggle in August, a post-mortem report finds.

AirAsia plane 'at bottom of sea'

The search for AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 ends for a second day, after a senior official says the plane is probably at the bottom of the sea.

AirAsia flight to Singapore missing

AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 travelling from Indonesia to Singapore goes missing with 162 people on board, the company says.
VIDEO: Japan's new island still growing

VIDEO: Japan's new island still growing

Authorities in Japan say a new island near Tokyo has grown more than 10 times in size since emerging during an underwater eruption in November 2013.

De-radicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis

Deradicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis
Avon fined $135m for China bribes

Avon fined $135m for China bribes

Beauty company Avon has been fined by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for paying bribes and gifts to Chinese officials.

Christmas pictures of prince released

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release three official Christmas photographs of Prince George.

Canada's navy imposes alcohol ban

Following several incidents involving drunken sailors, the Royal Canadian Navy introduces a near-total ban on alcohol on board its ships.

Kenya women sue over sterilisation

A group of HIV-positive women in Kenya takes legal action against the government, accusing it of arranging for them to be forcibly sterilised.
VIDEO: Protest at NBA game amid royal visit

VIDEO: Protest at NBA game amid royal visit

Protesters gather outside the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, where the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are attending a National Basketball Association game as part of their three day trip to
Typhoon sweeps across Philippines

Typhoon sweeps across Philippines

Close to a million people take shelter as Typhoon Hagupit sweeps across the Philippines, toppling trees and threatening coastal areas.

France agrees Holocaust rail payout

France and the US agree a compensation package for Holocaust victims deported by the French state rail company during World War Two.

Festive re-runs raised in Parliament

Concerns the BBC and other broadcasters show too many repeats at Christmas are raised in the House of Commons, following newspaper stories about the issue.