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Syrians fear permanent exile in Lebanon's camps

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:56
Syrian refugees fear long wait in Lebanon's Palestinian camps

China in economic growth boost

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:27
China's government announces stimulus measures, including spending on railway construction, after a string of disappointing economic data leads to fears of a slowdown.

Move over, GDP

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:02
Is it time to rethink how we measure a country's value?

'Pothole-repair bill' rises to £12bn

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:55
The estimated cost of getting roads in England and Wales back into a "reasonable" condition has risen to £12bn, a survey of local authorities says.

EU set to roll out big space project

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:40
The European Union begins the roll-out on Thursday of the biggest Earth-observation programme ever conceived - with the launch of the Sentinel-1a radar satellite from French Guiana.

VIDEO: Refugee: I'd live anywhere but here

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:23
BBC News meets some of the Syrian refugees inside the Sabra and Shatila camps in Lebanon.

Hitmaker Ryan Tedder's rules of pop

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 00:13
Beyonce and Adele's songwriter shares his secrets

Running 'preserves thinking skills'

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:55
Aerobic exercise in your 20s may protect the brain in middle age, according to US research.

Call for merged 'super' care budget

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:52
A merged NHS and social care budget in England is needed to stop vulnerable people falling into the gaps between the two services, experts say.

Ketamine 'exciting' depression therapy

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:49
The illegal party drug, ketamine, is an "exciting" and "dramatic" new treatment for depression, say doctors who have conducted the first trial in the UK.

Masterpiece of silent film recovered

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:45
A long-lost masterpiece of British silent cinema is discovered in the Netherlands, almost 90 years after it was last seen.

Dinosaur chase scene reconstructed

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:43
Scientists digitally reconstruct the scene of a dinosaur chase - preserved in the mud of an ancient river bed in Texas.

VIDEO: Jude Law on getting older

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:02
Jude Law talks to Talking Movies' Tom Brook about the freedom of taking on different screen roles as he gets older.

Police convicted of data breaches

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:01
An increasing number of Scottish police officers are being investigated for breaching data protection laws, BBC Scotland learns.

How American energy independence could change the world

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 23:00
How America being self-sufficient in energy could change the world

Goal was a ridiculous joke - Mourinho

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 22:45
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says some of his side's defending was "a joke" in their 3-1 Champions League defeat by PSG.

VIDEO: UK Coal miners face job losses

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 22:28
The UK's largest coal producer, UK Coal, is to cut 1,300 jobs and two mines as it battles to stave off insolvency.

VIDEO: Stolen art recovered in Italy

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 22:24
Paintings by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard hung on an Italian factory worker's kitchen wall for almost 40 years after being stolen, police reveal.

VIDEO: Student deported to Mauritius

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 22:07
A High Court judge has refused to grant an emergency injunction to block the removal of an A-Level student from north London back to Mauritius.

VIDEO: Why are chocolate bars shrinking?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 21:59
Consumers are starting to notice that although they are paying the same, some food items they buy are getting smaller.