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VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:59
Fish have been filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

US Secret Service is too 'insular'

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:49
The agency guarding the US president is too insular and must recruit its next head externally, a review prompted by a White House security breach says.

Record 500,000 started university

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:47
Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.

Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:26
Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:16
Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.

Quiz of the year pt 1: Who said that?

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:14
Do you remember who said what from 2014?

'Teen terror' and 'Xmas costs less' - the papers

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:11
The West's struggle to deal with the threat posed by Islamic State militants features in some papers, while others are gearing up for Christmas festivities.

VIDEO: DIY electronics making home 'smart'

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:11
The do-it-yourself electronics maker littleBits has released a "smart home" automation kit.

Global debt: How worried should we be?

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:10
The BBC's Andrew Walker considers how big a problem global debt really is.

Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble?

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:09
Did Vladimir Putin gamble on high oil prices lasting for ever?

Budapest's underground escape craze

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:01
The underground escape games taking Hungary by storm

VIDEO: A night on the SOS bus

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:00
The bus that deals with drunk people on the worst days of the year

VIDEO: Escape games boom in Budapest

Thu, 2014-12-18 15:00
Why are people flocking to Hungary in order to try and escape from locked rooms?

EU 'needs united strategy' on Russia

Thu, 2014-12-18 14:59
The European Union needs a "united strategy" towards Russia, Donald Tusk says, chairing his first summit as European Council president.

Hint of breakthrough in NI talks

Thu, 2014-12-18 14:57
There may have been a partial breakthrough in the cross-party talks at Stormont, a source suggests to the BBC.

Israel brands peace plan 'gimmick'

Thu, 2014-12-18 14:14
Israel says a Palestinian effort to set a three-year deadline for it to end its occupation of Palestinian territories is a "gimmick".

Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice

Thu, 2014-12-18 13:58
Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.

Predictions: Lawro v Olly Murs

Thu, 2014-12-18 13:50
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on singer Olly Murs in his latest Premier League predictions.

Carbon mission returns global maps

Thu, 2014-12-18 13:36
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.

Staff 'bussed in to plug jail gaps'

Thu, 2014-12-18 13:34
Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.