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Osborne to fight £1.7bn EU tax bill

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 17:33
Chancellor George Osborne will argue the UK's case against paying the EU an extra £1.7bn when he attends a meeting of European finance ministers.

VIDEO: Blue Bird's 30,000 cabs grab investors

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 17:30
Shares in Asia's biggest taxi company, Blue Bird, surged by nearly 20% when they debuted on the Indonesian Stock Exchange this week, but what's the attraction?

The hearing aid chair fit for a king

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 17:06
The chair that doubles as a hearing aid

The awkward jigsaw of England's boundaries

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 17:01
What regions should England be broken up into?

In pictures: Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 16:56
Poignant poppies installation resonates with UK public

Bats jam rivals' senses in food race

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 16:49
A species of bat has been observed for the first time interfering with the sound signals of competitors to "steal" food.

'Ghostly presence' created in lab

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 16:35
Scientists say they have identified parts of the brain that generate feelings of a phantom-like presence and create an experiment that makes people feel like a ghost is nearby.

Donor Gives Los Angeles Museum Art Worth $500 Million

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-06 16:19

Billionaire Jerry Perenchio will donate works by masters such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, René Magritte and Pablo Picasso.

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VIDEO: Rise and fall of the Berlin Wall - in 60 secs

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 16:15
The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is being celebrated in Berlin this weekend. The BBC examines its rise and fall, in 60 seconds.

Rejuvenation of the Chinese nation

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 16:11
China's leader is not a fan of Western democracy, instead he places his faith in rejuvenated authoritarianism.

ISI chief faces daunting challenges

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 16:09
Pakistan's ISI chief Rizwan Akhtar has a reputation for being cool under pressure - he will need to be, says Owen Bennett-Jones.

Parkinson's stem cell 'breakthrough'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:56
Researchers in Sweden claim a "breakthrough" in how stem cells could be used to treat Parkinson's disease.

VIDEO: China's President Xi Jinping - 60 secs

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:49
Xi Jinping: China's president - in 60 seconds

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:42
What did Benedict Cumberbatch's engagement reveal about the star?

The WW1 film over 20 million people went to see

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:41
The WW1 film over 20 million people went to see

Most drivers 'ashamed' to drink-drive

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:40
Nearly all motorists would be ashamed to be caught over the limit, according to research to mark 50 years of campaigns against drinking and driving.

The man and the boy who saved each other

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:38
The man and the boy who saved each other from the waves

Hodgson criticises Wembley NFL game

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:32
England boss Roy Hodgson questions the FA's decision to allow an NFL game at Wembley six days before his side host Slovenia.

Hillary Clinton’s dry run for 2016

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:29
Were the US mid-terms Hillary Clinton's dry run for 2016?

Sturgeon to be 'open' first minister

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-06 15:24
Nicola Sturgeon pledges to be "the most accessible first minister ever" when she takes over from Alex Salmond.