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BBC News: Putin insists rouble will stabilise
Thursday 18th December 2014
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BBC news for Glamorgan

Third of uni research 'world class'

Nearly a third of the research by Welsh universities is of "world-leading" quality, says the body which compares work by every university in the UK.

School minibus death inquest to open

A coroner's inquiry into the death of a teenager who died after being hit by a school minibus is set to be opened on Thursday.

Deep Purple's Glover made uni fellow

Songwriter and bassist Roger Glover of 70s rock band Deep Purple is made an honorary fellow of the University of South Wales for his contribution to music.

Out-of-school childcare cash boost

Centres which provide out-of-school childcare for families across Wales are to share £400,000 from the Welsh government.

Boy, 16, pleads guilty to murder

A teenage boy pleads guilty to the murder of a "fantastic father" who had three children.

River rescue man remains in hospital

A 51-year-old man remains in hospital after being rescued from a river in Cardiff.

Man's 8m tower lit up for Christmas

A semi-retired businessman from Newport decorates the eight metre-tall tower in his garden with Christmas lights.

Non-urgent 999 calls 'unacceptable'

People made 31,000 inappropriate 999 calls to the ambulance service last year which is completely unacceptable, says a politician as the NHS copes with increased winter demand.

Live BBC World News

Putin insists rouble will stabilise

President Vladimir Putin insists Russia's under-fire currency will stabilise, but warns the country's economic crisis could last two years.

Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough

World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.

Dismay at Sony film cancellation

Hollywood stars express dismay at Sony's decision to cancel The Interview, a film comedy about North Korea's leader, amid a series of threats.

Swiss interest rate to turn negative

Switzerland's National Bank has brought in a negative interest rate cutting the value of any money left on deposit in the country.

Myanmar trial over 'Buddha insult'

A New Zealander and two Burmese men go on trial in Myanmar on charges of insulting Buddhism with a flyer for a bar event.

Nigerian militants 'kidnap dozens'

Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping dozens, a survivor tells the BBC.

Sharif vow to end Pakistan terrorism

Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif vows to rid his country of terrorism after the Taliban killed 141 people, mostly children, at a Peshawar school.

Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria'

The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.

BBC Sports News

Carter to quit All Blacks for Metro

New Zealand's Dan Carter will end his international career to become rugby's highest-paid player by joining Racing Metro.

Inside the mind of a cyclist

Defying teachers, riding on Christmas Day and learning to bluff - Sir Bradley Wiggins on the psychology of his rise to the top.

Women to make bobsleigh history

Kaillie Humphries & Elana Meyers Taylor will this weekend become the first women to compete in a four-man bobsleigh World Cup event.

Smith and Hazlewood revive Australia

Debutant Josh Hazlewood claims 5-68 and Steve Smith hits 65 not out as Australia trail India by 187 runs in the second Test.

Dujardin sets second world record

British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro perform the "ride of our lives" to set another world record.

Third of uni research 'world class'

Nearly a third of the research by Welsh universities is of "world-leading" quality, says the body which compares work by every university in the UK.

School minibus death inquest to open

A coroner's inquiry into the death of a teenager who died after being hit by a school minibus is set to be opened on Thursday.

Deep Purple's Glover made uni fellow

Songwriter and bassist Roger Glover of 70s rock band Deep Purple is made an honorary fellow of the University of South Wales for his contribution to music.

Out-of-school childcare cash boost

Centres which provide out-of-school childcare for families across Wales are to share £400,000 from the Welsh government.

Boy, 16, pleads guilty to murder

A teenage boy pleads guilty to the murder of a "fantastic father" who had three children.

River rescue man remains in hospital

A 51-year-old man remains in hospital after being rescued from a river in Cardiff.

Man's 8m tower lit up for Christmas

A semi-retired businessman from Newport decorates the eight metre-tall tower in his garden with Christmas lights.

Non-urgent 999 calls 'unacceptable'

People made 31,000 inappropriate 999 calls to the ambulance service last year which is completely unacceptable, says a politician as the NHS copes with increased winter demand.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. The Oxford English Dictionary editors have chosen vape - to smoke an e-cigarette - as its 2014 word of the year. The rise of e-cigarettes was cited as the reason for the skyrocketing use of the word - along with countless debates over the safety of using them long term. The 2013 word of the year was “selfie,” describing the decidedly less controversial self-portrait taken with a smartphone. Daily Mail

2. Australian actor and “Thor” avenger Chris Hemsworth is the world’s sexiest man, according to the U.S. magazine People. Past choices of the magazine, which began handing out the accolade in a 1985 cover story on fellow Australian Mel Gibson, have ranged in age from 27, with John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1988, to 59, with Sean Connery a year later. Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Richard Gere have each been chosen twice. Metro

3. Seven of the 30 largest U.S. corporations paid more money to their chief executive officers last year than they paid in federal income taxes, according to a new study. The seven companies cited were Boeing Co, Ford Motor Co, Chevron Corp, Citigroup Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and General Motors Co. CBC News

4. If you owned Apple and sold it, you could purchase the entire stock market of Russia, and still have enough change to buy every Russian an iPhone 6 Plus. The value of Russian equities has slumped $234 billion to $531 billion this year, while Apple gained $147 billion to $652 billion. Bloomberg
5. More than half of British parents would rather not brave the outdoors with their children, preferring to hang out with them at home. According to a recent survey. 18% find it stressful to be outside with their families, while 41% fear for their children’s safety when they go for a walk. Daily Telegraph

6. Scientists have found that a 10-second kiss can transfer as many as 80 million different types of bacteria. It was already known the mouth is home to 700 million different types of bug. Now, the new report by Dutch researchers reveals how some are more easily exchanged than others. The Times

7. UK inflation rose to 1.3% in October, up from its five-year low of 1.2% last month. The slight increase is down to a relative increase in transport costs compared to the same period last year. Computer games and toy prices also prompted the jump in the CPI index. However, food and non-alcoholic beverages are 1.4% cheaper than they were a year ago. Financial Times

8. The government has been criticised for its handling of obesity after a report by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) found the crisis in people’s weight costs the UK more than it spends on armed violence, war and terrorism combined. It accuses the government of a “fragmented” and ineffective response. Daily Express

9. Police are failing to officially record one in five of the crimes reported to them, a damning report has revealed. An inspection of all 43 forces showed that 800,000 offences a year were not logged as crimes. Over a quarter of sexual offences were not recorded, while the figure for crimes of violence against the person was even higher at a third. The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) posed the question: “To what extent can police-recorded crime information be trusted?” The Observer

10. Frank Sinatra’s My Way has been replaced by Monty Python’s Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life as the most popular song played at funerals, new research has found. A study by The Co-operative Funeralcare showed that traditional hymns, football anthems and classic pop songs top the list of the funeral music chart. The top 10 included Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, The Lord Is My Shepherd, Abide With Me, Match Of The Day theme, My Way, All Things Bright And Beautiful and Angels by Robbie Williams. The Times

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee

Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.

VIDEO: Has the high street got worse?

Three years ago retails expert, Mary Portas, carried out a review of the high street for the government and the BBC takes her back to one of those towns, Stockport, to find out if anything has changed.

VIDEO: Festive park shuts permanently

A much-criticised Christmas attraction near Sutton Coldfield has closed down permanently.

VIDEO: Car smoke ban proposed for 2015

Smoking in a car while travelling with children could be a criminal offence in England and Wales from October 2015.

VIDEO: 'Bubbly' Santa drives festive cheer

A retired telephone engineer says he has given some festive cheer to shoppers in Norfolk after adding a giant Santa hat to his bright red vintage bubble car.

VIDEO: Female bishop on 'unexpected joy'

The Church of England's first female bishop says she is "honoured and thankful" to be given the role.

VIDEO: Glitter woes for Royal Mail sorters

Glitter from Christmas cards is threatening to clog up the Royal Mail's sorting machines on the busiest postal day of the year.

VIDEO: Pakistan attack 'darkest day of my life'

BBC News speaks to Shah Jehan, a UK relative of two young boys who died in the Peshawar school attack.