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Can Iran 'control' its cohabiting couples?

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:52
Can Iran control its cohabiting couples?

Why millions of Muslims sign up for online dating

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:46
Why millions of Muslims are looking for love online

Why did Charles Dickens have a personal postbox?

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:46
Why did Charles Dickens have a personal postbox?

How firms cashed in on WW1

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:46
And other strange adverts from World War One

Best thing since Zeta-Jones: Ramsey's incredible strike

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:45
Aaron Ramsey on THAT amazing goal which made him the "best thing to come from Wales since Catherine Zeta-Jones".

America's 'torture shame'

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:45
The US Senate's report into the torture of al-Qaeda suspects by the CIA dominates Wednesday's press, with some papers saying the nation has been "shamed".

Glencoe massacre document on display

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:44
The handwritten order for the Glencoe massacre goes on display at a National Library of Scotland exhibition in Edinburgh.

VIDEO: Rupert Everett on the issue of class

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:36
Thirty years ago the film Another Country, loosely based on the life of the gay Cambridge spy, Guy Burgess, launched the career of Rupert Everett.

VIDEO: Life on the road with Janis Joplin

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:35
The last days of Janis Joplin - as told by her road manager

VIDEO: CIA's 'brutal' tactics by the numbers

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:35
A Senate report accuses the CIA of employing 'brutal' interrogation tactics in response to the 9/11 attacks. The BBC looks at the key numbers in the report.

Overseas patients owe boards £1.8m

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:33
Scottish health boards are chasing overseas patients for £1.8m in unpaid hospital bills, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Winds and wave warning as storm hits

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:26
Severe gales and flooding are expected to cause disruption as a so called "weather bomb" batters Scotland.

Poor 'need help' with energy bills

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:25
Poor families in the UK will need more help to pay for heating their homes as energy bills rise, government advisors have warned.

Ofsted warning on secondary schools

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:10
Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw will say that secondary schools are not making enough progress, in the education watchdog's annual report.

VIDEO: Dian Fossey: The woman who lived with gorillas

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:07
The life and death of zoologist Dian Fossey

Making economy flights more comfortable

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:06
How one man was inspired to design and produce economy class plane seats that free up more legroom.

Hoy to receive BBC lifetime award

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:06
Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy will be given the lifetime achievement honour at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality awards.

New complaints over NHS ombudsman

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:05
More than 140 families voice fresh concerns about how the NHS ombudsman in England handles patients' complaints, week after a report raised the alarm.

Oil sector on brink of upheaval

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:04
Is the oil industry at a turning point?

Firms awarded third of NHS contracts

Tue, 2014-12-09 15:04
A third of NHS contracts in England have been awarded to private sector providers since the Health and Social Care Act came into force, an investigation has found.