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Wikileaks website forced offline

December 3, 2010 - 6:24am
Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has been effectively shut down after its domain name provider withdrew its services.

Ark Royal in home port farewell

December 3, 2010 - 6:24am
The Royal Navy's flagship HMS Ark Royal returns to its home port for the final time before it is scrapped as part of government budget cuts.

'Much, much colder' weather in UK

December 3, 2010 - 6:13am
Weather conditions across Britain will be "much, much, colder" on Friday, as disruption to travel, work and schools continues.

China stops artist from leaving

December 3, 2010 - 6:03am
China prevents Chinese artist Ai Weiwei from travelling abroad, amid an apparent crackdown on supporters of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

Watford enter into takeover talks

December 3, 2010 - 5:57am
Watford say takeover talks are under way with a mystery buyer, but discussions are in the early stages.

Four in court after bomb seized

December 3, 2010 - 5:51am
Four men, two of whom are from Northern Ireland, are due in court in Dublin after a mortar bomb was seized by Irish police investigating dissident republican activities.

Cold snap hits sporting schedule

December 3, 2010 - 5:51am
Football matches and horse racing meets are being cancelled due to the snow and freezing temperatures across Britain.

Cunning ploy

December 3, 2010 - 5:41am
How a dead tramp changed the course of WWII

Foreign fire crews to help Israel

December 3, 2010 - 5:40am
Foreign firefighting crews begin to arrive in Israel to help it combat a massive forest fire out of control near Haifa.

Disruption as temperatures drop

December 3, 2010 - 5:39am
Snow showers across England ease off but disruption for travellers continues as temperatures struggle to get above freezing.

India tobacco firms halt output

December 3, 2010 - 5:33am
Two leading tobacco companies in India halt production in a row over new health warnings they are required to put on their packaging.

Navy's Ark Royal makes final journey

December 3, 2010 - 5:25am
The Royal Navy's flagship, the Ark Royal, is being taken out of service to save money amid budget cuts.

Leaks criticise UK in Afghanistan

December 3, 2010 - 5:14am
The latest US diplomatic documents released by Wikileaks contain harsh criticism of the British military effort in Afghanistan.

Have leaks damaged Europe's leaders?

December 3, 2010 - 5:12am
Thanks to Wikileaks, the confidential thoughts of America's top diplomats have been exposed to the world, but how will Europe's leaders be affected?

Anson leads calls for Fifa reform

December 3, 2010 - 5:06am
England 2018 bid chief executive Andy Anson warns his country against bidding for the World Cup until Fifa reforms its voting process.

Qantas crew 'saved damaged A380'

December 3, 2010 - 5:04am
The Qantas Airbus A380 that had an engine blow-out would not have arrived safely without the quick thinking of crew, a report says.

Housing demand boosts Berkeley

December 3, 2010 - 4:54am
Berkeley Group defies housing market gloom by posting a strong rise in profits thanks to demand for homes in the South East.

Travel disrupted in heavy snow

December 3, 2010 - 4:45am
Heavy snow is causing problems across Northern Ireland with nearly 40 schools closed and some roads impassable in the north west.

Radio 3 announces Mozart season

December 3, 2010 - 4:38am
BBC Radio 3 will play nothing but music by Mozart for the first 12 days of January, it is announced.

Radio key to schools shut message

December 3, 2010 - 4:23am
Scotland's councils rely most on radio bulletins and word-of-mouth to let parents know schools are closed due to bad weather, BBC Scotland has found.