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Asia shares down on sharp China drop

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:42
Shares in Asia open in negative territory on Tuesday after mainland China saw a dramatic sell-off the previous day.

Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:41
The Boy Scouts of America vote to lift its ban on gay people serving as adult leaders in the organisation.

Blowing balloons 'treats glue ear'

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:33
Using the nose to inflate a balloon helps heal glue ear, University of Southampton research suggests.

Labour leader contender: Andy Burnham

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:07
A profile of Labour leadership contender and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham.

How NSA and GCHQ spied on the world

Mon, 2015-07-27 16:04
American and British intelligence used a secret relationship with the founder of a Swiss encryption company to help them spy during the Cold War, newly released documents analysed by the BBC reveal.

How the word 'tunnel' went from France to England and back

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:57
What are the roots of the word 'tunnel'?

Pictish fort 'is Scotland's oldest'

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:54
A Pictish fort uncovered during an archaeological dig on the Aberdeenshire coast is believed to be Scotland's oldest.

Why did HSBC shut down bank accounts?

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:54
Last year international banking giant HSBC suddenly closed the bank accounts of several prominent British Muslims. Why?

What drives women to terrorist acts?

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:54
Do women who take part in terrorist acts have different motivation from men, asks Bridget Kendall.

Viewpoint: Why Britain does not owe reparations to India

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:47
Why Britain does not owe reparations to India

Apple fake factory 'caught in China'

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:45
A factory which had made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones has been caught in China leading to nine arrests.

Undercover policing inquiry to open

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:44
The judge leading a public inquiry into undercover policing is making his opening statement later on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Chasing Britain's most threatened duck

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:30
Keeping track of Britain's most threatened duck

Colombia probes possible mass grave

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:30
Excavation begins at a Medellin landfill site where the bodies of up to 300 people are believed to be buried.

VIDEO: Bedroom astronomers reveal Pluto's secrets

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:22
Amateur astronomers have begun studying the images of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons probe

VIDEO: 'My GDP diary...'

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:19
BBC News explains how your daily activities can influence the calculation of GDP, or Gross Domestic Product., a key economic indicator.

VIDEO: The 'Uptown Funk' unemployment parody

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:16
A parody of Mark Ronson's hit song 'Uptown Funk' has become a YouTube hit in Jordan.

Stafford NHS trust 'must improve'

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:08
An NHS trust set up to run the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital requires improvement, a health watchdog says.

New York airport to be rebuilt

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:06
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveils a sweeping plan to rebuild the ageing terminals of LaGuardia Airport - one of the busiest in the US.

Blatter deserves Nobel Prize - Putin

Mon, 2015-07-27 15:04
Fifa president Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize, according to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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