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US needs to show it's still top dog

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:55
Could the new defence secretary help to transform the global public image of the Obama administration, asks John Simpson?

Why it's so rare to hear an apology for torture

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:49
Why it's so rare to hear an apology for torture

VIDEO: Can yoga solve climate change?

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:49
How could yoga fix climate change?

The female football mania that led to it being banned

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:48
The surge in popularity that led to women's football being banned

VIDEO: 'I was an al-Shabab recruit'

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:48
The BBC's Tom Burridge met one young Kenyan who says he was recruited by al-Shabab when he was 18.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:48
Why did someone say nasty things about Angelina Jolie?

The tiger who flew halfway across the world

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:48
Why a Greek tiger is living a new life in the US

Scottish bonds move step closer

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:43
The UK government confirms it is beginning the formal process to allow the Scottish government to issue bonds.

Shopper numbers bucking UK trend

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:40
High street promotions on Black Friday help increase the number of shoppers on Scotland's high streets for the fifth month in a row.

Allergy laws enforced in restaurants

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:39
Restaurants and takeaways in the UK will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies.

Memory lapses may signal stroke risk

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:38
People with memory problems who have a university education could be at greater risk of a stroke, suggests research from the Netherlands.

Record cut in carbon emissions

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:38
Carbon emissions cut by a record 12 million tonnes in Scotland last year thanks to the renewable electricity industry.

Hospitals ‘face mounting pressures’

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:38
Hospitals across the UK are facing mounting pressures as winter hits, health leaders are warning, as demand rises due to seasonal illnesses.

Many face Christmas alone - poll

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:34
Nearly a third of British adults feel lonely at some time, according to a survey carried out by BBC Radio 5 live.

Could women help fix broken Japan?

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:25
The government of Shinzo Abe has struggled to revive the Japanese economy, says Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, and is turning to the female population for a possible answer.

Retail robots: The droid at till no 7

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:23
The robots taking over the shop floor

Stolen mobiles cause 'shock' bills

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:21
Stolen mobiles are still causing victims "shock bills", in spite of government promises to cap call charges, says Citizens Advice

Al-Shabab cash targets disillusioned Kenyans

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:20
Al-Shabab propaganda targets young men in Kenya's poorest neighbourhoods, but it is the money that persuades them to sign up, the BBC's Tom Burridge reports.

Sports attendances 'top 67m in 2014'

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:12
Attendances at professional sports events in the UK topped 67 million in 2014, according to analysis by Deloitte's sports business group.

VIDEO: How do you move a sick tiger?

Thu, 2014-12-11 15:11
A British animal lover flies a tiger from a bankrupt Greek zoo to a sanctuary in California for treatment.

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