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VIDEO: Solar plane flies over India

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 20:33
A solar plane started the third leg of its round-the-world journey on Wednesday as it took off from the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.

VIDEO: Northern Lights glow in UK's night sky

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 20:30
The Northern Lights - or Aurora Borealis - have been creating a fabulous show across large parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

Northern Lights illuminate UK skies

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 20:13
Northern Lights illuminate UK skies

Rail suicide pair 'could not cope'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:48
An elderly couple took their own lives after struggling to cope when their daughter and her boyfriend moved in with them.

MPs voice prison safety concerns

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:45
Funding cuts and reforms in England and Wales have contributed to a drop in prison safety over the past two years, a parliamentary report says.

Kaesong talks over N Korea wage row

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:37
South Korean businessmen are visiting the Kaesong joint industrial zone in North Korea amid a row over a unilateral wage hike.

Largest Group Of U.S. Presbyterian Churches Allows Same-Sex Marriages

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:34

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which includes more than 4,000 ministers and 1.8 million members, will let individual churches decide whether to perform gay marriage ceremonies.

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Charles and Camilla begin US visit

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:12
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in the US at the start of a three day visit, during which they will meet President Obama.

VIDEO: Meet Hong Kong's tailor to the stars

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:04
The BBC gets a tour of the workshop of Hong Kong's most famous tailor, who has dressed former US president Bill Clinton and Michael Jackson, among others.

Mercury pollution risk to Arctic gull

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 19:00
Mercury pollution has risen nearly 50-fold in the feathers of a gull that feeds and breeds in the Arctic, say scientists.

Shark eDNA results eagerly awaited

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:59
Conservationists eagerly await the results of a UK study investigating whether it is possible to track endangered shark species via environmental DNA.

Dismissed painting ‘worth £1m’

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:43
A painting dismissed as a replica for decades and kept in a museum storeroom is confirmed as a Joseph Wright original worth up to £1m.

China-owned Nexen to slash 400 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:41
Nexen Energy, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC, said it will cut 400 jobs in its North American and UK operations.

Breastfeeding 'linked to higher IQ'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:39
A long-term study of nearly 3,500 babies points to a link between breastfeeding and intelligence in later life.

'Cyanide letter' sent to White House

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:38
The US Secret Service says it is conducting further tests on an envelope posted to the White House which may contain cyanide.

Morbidly obese could get free flu jab

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:31
Morbidly obese people in England should be given a free flu jab on the NHS each year, say government advisers.

'Difficult climate' for languages

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 18:25
Language teaching in England's primary and secondary schools is facing "a difficult climate", according to the findings of the Language Trends Survey.

The dreams of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:57
Never-built grand designs from Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Privately-run hospital scheme 'poor'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:43
Oversight of the contract to run the first privately-managed NHS hospital was "poor and inadequate", a House of Commons committee chairwoman says.

Has the war on drugs been lost?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-17 17:42
Drug laws are being relaxed across the world, from Uruguay to Portugal, Jamaica and the Czech Republic, so has the war on drugs been lost?