A BBC report which wrongly implicated the former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine in child abuse should never have been broadcast, the corporation's director general says.
BBC apologises for Newsnight report
Fire on Oxmanstown Road
Gardai are treating a fire on North Circular Road this morning as arson. Quick-thinking passers-by saved the lives of several people when they ran into the blazing house and raised the alarm this morning. The fire broke out at around 7am in the terraced property near the Oxmantown Road. Credit: Kyran O'Brien
YouTube Rewind: What Does 2013 Say?
A look back of the top trending videos of 2013 as told by YouTube. Credit: YouTube Spotlight
Miley Cyrus Named MTV's Artist of the Year 2013
Days after twerking onstage with Santa at the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas party, Miley Cyrus has been named MTV's artist of the year.
- Teenage girl convicted of robbery after taking pre-crime selfie wielding knife
- Allsop auction: Limerick city office block sells for over €3m
- Gunman fires shots into hotel with people inside
- Father of two found crushed to death in lift shaft of pub
- DPP decides not to prosecute 'largest facilitator of porn on the planet'
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Kim Kardashian defends donating just 10 per cent of proceeds from auction to Philippines typhoon charity
The reality star hosted an eBay auction last month promising to donate a portion of profits to Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.
Mel B spending Christmas in Rwanda
Mel B will apparently be spending Christmas with the President of Rwanda.
Stewart, Fanning at Chanel show
Kristen Stewart caught up with her Twilight co-star Dakota Fanning at a Chanel fashion show.
Kardashian daughter hits the shops
Kim Kardashian has revealed that her daughter already has a taste for shopping - despite being only six months old.
Bieber moved by Philippines trip
Justin Bieber has said his visit to the Philippines to meet victims of Typhoon Haiyan was the "most touching" trip of his life.
Madonna watches Lourdes on stage
Madonna's daughter Lourdes showed she had picked up some tips from her famous mum as she starred in a school production of Grease.
Kate Winslet 'welcomes a baby boy'
Kate Winslet has reportedly given birth to a baby boy.
Garfield unsure about Spider-Man 4
Andrew Garfield has revealed that he may hang up his suit after the third Spider-Man film.
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll welcome first baby together, a 9 lb boy
The 38-year-old actress and her third husband Ned Rocknroll welcomed a baby boy on Monday.
I’ve left it too late to become a dad, says Graham Norton after passing 50 mark
CHAT show host Graham Norton has revealed he believes he has left it too late for fatherhood.