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Secrets of the speedy elephant shrew

Wed, 2014-01-15 18:56
What makes the sengi Earth's speediest small mammal?

VIDEO: The day war came to my village

Wed, 2014-01-15 18:43
Ben Okafor witnessed the outbreak of the 1967 Biafran conflict in Nigeria

VIDEO: Is Hong Kong facing a property crash?

Wed, 2014-01-15 18:39
Authorities in Hong Kong are trying to cool the property market. The BBC's chief business correspondent Linda Yueh examines whether the measures are working.

Birds' V formation mystery 'solved'

Wed, 2014-01-15 18:25
Scientists say they have solved the mystery of why birds fly in a V formation, by tracking critically endangered birds that were being trained to migrate.

Maduro shakes up top economic team

Wed, 2014-01-15 18:12
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces changes to the team handling the economy and vows to continue fighting "sabotage and speculation".

Brain blow leaves life-long dangers

Wed, 2014-01-15 17:57
Injuries to the head can leave damage that lasts a lifetime and increases the risk of dying young, a major analysis shows.

Sight restored to partially blind man

Wed, 2014-01-15 17:55
Surgeons in Oxford improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have become blind using a gene therapy technique.

Mexico Church calls for peace effort

Wed, 2014-01-15 17:55
In an open letter to be sent to President Enrique Pena Nieto, a Catholic bishop in troubled Michoacan state calls for greater peace efforts.

Rates of gout in UK 'soaring'

Wed, 2014-01-15 17:54
The prevalence of gout - traditionally associated with too much port and an unhealthy lifestyle - is actually soaring, figures show.

Comedians 'have psychotic traits’

Wed, 2014-01-15 17:52
Comedians, like many other creative types, have personality types linked with psychosis, researchers claim.

US shooting boy 'warned' students

Wed, 2014-01-15 17:38
A 12-year-old alleged to have shot two of his classmates in New Mexico may have warned other students, police say.

Trade deal may weaken shark fin ban

Wed, 2014-01-15 17:34
A new free trade agreement involving the US and Pacific nations could water down a global ban on removing the fins from sharks.

VIDEO: India's street typists dying out

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:57
Ajay Kumar Nayak talks about being a typist outside Calcutta's high court.

No return for India's street typists

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:57
India's street typists lose out to the computer

Retailer JC Penney to cut 2,000 jobs

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:46
US retailer JC Penney says it plans to cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as part of a cost-cutting exercise aimed at restoring profitability.

How do you solve a problem like Googoosha?

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:39
A year ago, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov was riding high - but in the last 12 months, it has all gone very wrong.

VIDEO: US plane crash aftermath footage emerges

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:25
New footage has come to light that shows emergency vehicles at the scene of the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco in July 2013.

Darling urges young to vote 'no'

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:23
The head of the pro-Union Better Together campaign is to call on young people to reject Scottish independence.

Jail sought in Turkey red dress case

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:16
Turkish prosecutors want a policeman to go to jail for three years for tear-gassing a protester who became known as the "woman in red", reports say.

Superfast broadband for more areas

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:05
About 39,000 more homes and businesses across Scotland are to get fibre optic broadband, the Digital Scotland partnership announces.

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