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India unveils new village toilets

Sun, 2014-08-31 20:07
An Indian charity unveils 108 new lavatories in a village which gained notoriety when two young girls were found hanged from a tree there in May.

Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating

Sun, 2014-08-31 19:56
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.

Under Milk Wood recording revisited

Sun, 2014-08-31 18:53
Behind the sound effects of Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood

China factory growth misses forecast

Sun, 2014-08-31 18:13
China's manufacturing activity misses expectations in August, indicating that the country's economy may be losing momentum.

VIDEO: Footage of powerful solar flares

Sun, 2014-08-31 17:44
The US Space Agency Nasa has released new footage showing a series of powerful solar flares.

Cuba introduces new customs limits

Sun, 2014-08-31 17:37
Cuba restricts the amount of foreign goods that travellers can bring into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.

VIDEO: Dumpster divers seek out free food

Sun, 2014-08-31 17:06
Living off the food other people throw away

Hi-tech cars pose security risk

Sun, 2014-08-31 16:59
Researchers worry new cars could be vulnerable to hackers

Top school's lessons free on iTunes

Sun, 2014-08-31 16:55
A leading independent school is making dozens of its courses available free online, so lessons can be downloaded by pupils or teachers at other schools.

Charities urged to open own schools

Sun, 2014-08-31 16:42
Charities campaigning against child poverty should be encouraged to set up their own free schools, says a think tank report.

VIDEO: Chip and pin security fears revealed

Sun, 2014-08-31 16:39
Could chip and pin technology be open to a new type of "skimming" fraud which is being used to steal people's cash?

VIDEO: Meet Japan's Batman - Chibatman

Sun, 2014-08-31 16:17
The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation.

Food and drink jobs boost forecast

Sun, 2014-08-31 16:09
Nearly 10,000 jobs could be created in Scotland's food and drink sector over the next five years, according to a new report.

Xenon and argon banned for athletes

Sun, 2014-08-31 15:53
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.

Israel to take over West Bank land

Sun, 2014-08-31 15:45
Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.

Foreign fighters in east Ukraine

Sun, 2014-08-31 15:32
The Europeans who pitch up in Ukraine to join the fight

Crunch time for Murray at US Open

Sun, 2014-08-31 15:24
Andy Murray faces a key few days in his bid to rejoin the title contenders, says tennis correspondent Russell Fuller.

VIDEO: Eat, sleep, code: Ten-year-old's routine

Sun, 2014-08-31 15:18
Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.

The girl with three biological parents

Sun, 2014-08-31 15:15
The girl with three biological parents

How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined

Sun, 2014-08-31 15:13
Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?
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