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Brazil to pay WW2 rubber workers

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:08
The Brazilian Congress approves a plan to compensate workers sent to rubber plantations in the Amazon during World War Two.

Japan posts strong quarterly growth

Wed, 2014-05-14 17:05
Japan's economy grows at the fastest pace in nearly three years due to increased spending as consumers rush to beat the introduction of a sales tax rise.

HIV testing offered in Tesco store

Wed, 2014-05-14 16:46
A sexual health charity is to offer HIV tests at a supermarket in Slough.

Screening hope for premature labour

Wed, 2014-05-14 16:35
Scientists have developed a blood test which can predict whether women having early contractions will go on to give birth too soon.

Universal Credit fraud fears raised

Wed, 2014-05-14 16:15
Government attempts to cut fraud by introducing the Universal Credit benefit system could be "seriously undermined" by difficulties with housing benefit, MPs say.

VIDEO: Abalone: New Zealand's 'black gold'

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:56
It may not be as famous as an oyster, but across Asia the humble abalone is a popular delicacy - and New Zealand is cashing in.

In pictures: Protests after Turkey mine disaster

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:42
Aftermath of a coal mine explosion in Turkey

Sevilla 0-0 Benfica (Sevilla win 4-2 on penalties)

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:42
Sevilla win the Europa League by beating Benfica - who have now lost their last eight European finals - 4-2 on penalties.

Ticket scams 'cost victims £3.7m'

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:40
Ticket scammers defrauded victims out of £3.7m in 2013 with music lovers and holidaymakers the worst hit, police say.

In pictures: California wildfire

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:22
Wildfire in the coastal city of Carlsbad

Nigerians defy terror to keep learning

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:07
Nigerian students defy terror to keep learning

VIDEO: Street art, indoors - and other arts stories

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:05
An exhibition of international street art in Portugal, examining the role of women in modern Iran through the paintings of Afshin Pirhashemi - and more from the world of arts.

VIDEO: Glimpse of Victorian life in London

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:04
Whistler's pictures of Victorian life along the River Thames

Can economics be a laughing matter?

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:03
Can economics be a laughing matter?

VIDEO: What's hot at Cannes film festival?

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:02
Tom Brook looks at the films in competition and investigates the mix of pictures at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

End-of-life care 'deeply concerning'

Wed, 2014-05-14 15:00
The care given to people dying in hospital is "deeply concerning", according to doctors who have carried out a review of standards in England.

Venezuela detains dozens in protest

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:59
Police in Venezuela detain some 80 demonstrators who were marching to demand the release of those arrested in recent anti-government protests.

The NHS and 'cradle to the grave'

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:59
Is the NHS still providing cradle to the grave care?

VIDEO: Assessing the threat of Boko Haram

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:35
Nigeria's president has said there is no question of swapping any of the girls kidnapped by the violent Islamist group, Boko Haram, for prisoners of the insurgency held by the government.

Kerry and Abbas in Mid-East talks

Wed, 2014-05-14 14:29
The US Secretary of State holds "informal" talks with the Palestinian president for the first time since peace talks with Israel collapsed last month.
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