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Dumb's the word at US box office

Mon, 2014-11-17 03:10
Dumb and Dumber To, the intentionally misspelt sequel to Jim Carrey's 1994 comedy, tops the US box office chart on its first weekend in cinemas.

Bird flu: What threat to humans?

Mon, 2014-11-17 03:08
Bird flu has been confirmed at a farm in England. What risk, if any, does this pose to people?

VIDEO: 'I stopped drinking for my voice'

Mon, 2014-11-17 03:06
Opera singer Alfie Boe, nicknamed "the people's tenor" talks about staying healthy and the release of his new album Serenata.

Cannibal murder inquest to be held

Mon, 2014-11-17 03:02
An inquest into the murder of a woman who was killed in an act of cannibalism is to be held on Friday.

Kenya protest over miniskirt attack

Mon, 2014-11-17 03:02
At least 200 people protest in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, after a group of men tore off a woman's clothes for wearing a miniskirt.

Facebook builds 'workplace network'

Mon, 2014-11-17 03:01
Facebook is developing a platform for professionals to network and collaborate on documents, according to the Financial Times.

'Plebgate' police 'span web of lies'

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:56
Police span a "web of lies" that led to the "vitriolic" Plebgate press campaign against the then chief whip Andrew Mitchell, a court hears.

Thai baby body parts posted to US

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:56
Thai police say two Americans have left the country after trying to smuggle out preserved body parts, including a baby's head and foot.

AUDIO: Ebola vaccine on track for January

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:53
Professor Adrian Hill and trial volunteer Ruth Atkins discuss the progress of an experimental Ebola vaccine.

Better hospital food may become law

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:37
Scotland could become the first country in the UK to legally oblige hospitals to serve nutritional meals to patients.

Picture power: End of the line for Putin

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:33
President Putin on the edge of the family photograph at the G20 summit in Australia.

VIDEO: April Jones' parents see house torn down

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:31
A demolition team has begun tearing down a cottage dubbed the "house of evil", where Mark Bridger is believed to have murdered five-year-old April Jones.

More UK students go to US university

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:30
There are more than 10,000 students from the UK at university in the US, up by 8% on the previous year.

VIDEO: More powers for elected mayors?

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:25
Elected mayors for larger English cities are seen as one way to devolve power from Westminster.

VIDEO: Attempt to post body parts from Thailand

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:24
Police in Thailand say two Americans have left the country after trying to smuggle out body parts.

Men in hospital after chemical leak

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:08
Two men are taken to hospital following a chemical leak at a metal plant in South Lanarkshire.

VIDEO: 'Japanese have stopped spending'

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:03
Japan's economy unexpectedly shrinks for the second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.

Hamilton's 'decider in the desert'

Mon, 2014-11-17 02:01
Formula 1 heads to the dusky Abu Dhabi desert for the 'decider in the desert' between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Noisy students' Playstation seized

Mon, 2014-11-17 01:59
A group of noisy Manchester students have their games console and surround sound speakers seized by police after complaints from residents.

AUDIO: Private toll road closes without profit

Mon, 2014-11-17 01:42
Mike Watts, who built and maintained his own private toll road in Somerset, explains why it is closing without profit.