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China's tech hope to fix smog crisis

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 17:10
David Shukman on tackling China's air quality crisis

Top judges warn over corroboration

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:55
Two former heads of the judiciary in Scotland - Lords Hamilton and Cullen - speak out against plans to abolish the general requirement for corroboration.

The combover: A hairstyle that refuses to lie down

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:46
More a state of denial than a hairstyle, the combover has come to prominence again, thanks to the movie American Hustle.

£1.5bn 'community cash' unspent

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:41
English councils are holding on to £1.5bn of unspent "community money" given to them by developers during planning negotiations.

20 online dating cliches - and what they really mean

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:31
January is a boom month for the online dating industry as millions turn to the internet to find love. But composing a profile that makes you sound fascinating and unique is harder than it sounds.

The Pakistani woman who survived 'honour' killing

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:26
Rukhsana survived an 'honour attack' but saw her husband die

La Belle Epoque: Paris 1914

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:17
A giant of innovation and creativity on the brink of war

The family of the man who fell to earth

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:15
The family of a man from Mozambique who fell to his death in west London from the undercarriage of an aeroplane has finally been traced.

Pietersen 'determined' to regain Ashes

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:12
Kevin Pietersen wants to help England regain the Ashes in 2015, but Michael Vaughan fears the batsman may be "a scapegoat".

BCC says growth likely to accelerate

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:10
A quarterly survey by the British Chambers of Commerce suggests that UK economic growth will probably strengthen further this year.

Giant waves hit amid new flood fears

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:09
Huge waves batter southern and western coasts of the UK, as forecasters warn coastal areas could see more flooding.

Botswana Bushmen: Modern life is destroying us

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:07
Why Botswana Bushmen say modern life is destroying them

VIDEO: Alert system for the hearing impaired

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:06
America's National Public Radio has developed a system to let the hearing impaired know about impending emergencies.

Stress test: Are you fit for work?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:00
Are you fit for work? The tech that can help

Panama Asks Spain To Help Resolve Canal Expansion Dispute

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 15:54

A European-led consortium has issued an ultimatum to the Panama Canal Authority, saying it will stop work unless it gets paid for $1.6 billion in cost overruns.

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Yellen confirmed as next Fed chair

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 15:53
The US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, the world's most powerful central bank.

VIDEO: Smartphone kit to control the home

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 15:53
The BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor looks at some of the latest connected appliances at CES.

VIDEO: The North American freeze explained

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 15:50
As the east cost of America prepares to face dangerously cold temperatures that have already hit the Midwestern states, meteorologist Jacqui Jeras explains what a polar vortex is to the BBC's Katty Kay.

Laptops to get 3D depth cameras

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 15:44
Intel says seven laptop manufacturers will incorporate a 3D camera it developed that contains a depth sensor into their models this year.

Utah same-sex marriage put on hold

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 15:43
The US Supreme Court has halted same-sex marriages in the state of Utah, allowed since a judge in December overturned the state's ban on gay nuptials.

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