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Gang rape bodies 'to be exhumed'

Tue, 2014-07-08 19:04
Police in India are to exhume the bodies of two teenage cousins who were gang-raped and murdered in May for a fresh autopsy, media reports say.

N Korea fires 'short-range missiles'

Tue, 2014-07-08 18:59
North Korea fires two suspected short-range missiles off eastern coast into the sea, South Korea says, in the fourth such test in two weeks.

PwC raises Scottish growth forecast

Tue, 2014-07-08 18:49
New analysis by consultancy firm PwC adds further weight to evidence of recovery in the Scottish economy.

A guide to assistance dogs

Tue, 2014-07-08 17:37
What do the colour-coded bibs on dogs mean?

Butterfly wings inspire cosmetics and bomb detectors

Tue, 2014-07-08 17:09
Shiny butterfly wings yield tech surprises

The evolution of Elmer the Elephant

Tue, 2014-07-08 17:06
How the patchwork elephant has changed over 25 years

What's happening to train wi-fi?

Tue, 2014-07-08 17:02
Ministers promise quicker wi-fi for all commuters. How does it work?

VIDEO: US-Iraqi refugees reflect on sectarian crisis

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:55
The BBC spoke with Iraqi refugees in Virginia about the current conflict and their perspective on sectarian divisions in Iraq.

VIDEO: Customers line up for 'pot shop'

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:54
Customers in Washington have been lining up for the first day of legal marijuana sales.

How Germany blew Brazil away - goal-by-goal

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:41
Astonishing, humiliating and devastating - BBC pundits on Germany's destruction of Brazil at the World Cup.

Georgian roots of Isis commander

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:30
The unusual past of a feared Isis commander

Luiz 'sorry' for Brazil humiliation

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:23
Brazil captain David Luiz apologises to his compatriots after the hosts suffer a 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany.

Councils want bigger schools role

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:17
All state schools, including academies and free schools, should be overseen by the same local bodies in England, urges the Local Government Association.

My friend the student killer

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:17
How I tried to help student killer find a girlfriend

Brazil cracked up, says Germany coach

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:00
Brazil "cracked up" during Tuesday's stunning 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat, according to Germany coach Joachim Low.

TB in children 'much more common'

Tue, 2014-07-08 15:53
Researchers say TB rates in children may be 25% higher than current estimates by the World Health Organization.

Greek workers start 24-hour strike

Tue, 2014-07-08 15:49
Public sector workers in Greece begin a 24-hour strike in protest at continuing spending cuts, with hospitals and prisons among sites affected.

The worst day of my life - Scolari

Tue, 2014-07-08 15:42
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari takes responsibility for the "catastrophic" 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat by Germany.

In pictures: Brazil's dream in ruins

Tue, 2014-07-08 15:39
Semi final defeat at the hands of Germany

Lessons in girl power in Ghana's schools

Tue, 2014-07-08 15:39
Talking to the chieftain about sexism
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