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Sydney's Warragamba Dam spills over

Wed, 2015-08-26 19:53
Sydney's Warragamba Dam spills for the first time since 2013, as resident's south of the city wait to return to their flood-affected homes.

Germany puts the brakes on rents

Wed, 2015-08-26 19:51
Germany rolls out cap on rent rises

What progress has India's economy made?

Wed, 2015-08-26 19:04
Karishma Vaswani returns to India after five years to report on the Indian economy at a time of financial turmoil in China, which has been felt across world markets.

Kullervo: Tolkien's fascination with Finland

Wed, 2015-08-26 19:03
How Hobbit author JRR Tolkien got hooked on Finland

VIDEO: India's economic rise - in 60 secs

Wed, 2015-08-26 19:02
Why is India's economy rising so rapidly? BBC News looks at the factors helping India compete on the world stage.

Blood test 'detects cancer relapse'

Wed, 2015-08-26 19:01
Searching blood for fragments of cancer can find tumours that have come back months before symptoms appear, a study shows.

The watchmaker that hand delivers

Wed, 2015-08-26 19:01
The watchmaker that hand delivers around the world

Zano struggles to achieve lift-off

Wed, 2015-08-26 19:01
They raised more than £2.3m on Kickstarter but have struggled to meet expectations. This week, the first batch of Zano drones should finally be shipped.

VIDEO: Zano's mini-drones ready for launch

Wed, 2015-08-26 19:00
A tiny drone that was crowdfunded in November is almost ready to be shipped, but is still missing some promised features.

I can handle criticism - Rooney

Wed, 2015-08-26 18:45
Wayne Rooney says he is strong enough to handle being criticised after he ended his 10-game goal drought for Manchester United.

Clubs await Champions League draw

Wed, 2015-08-26 17:51
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are in the Champions League group stage draw on Thursday (16:45 BST).

VIDEO: 'I've lost £40,000 in China stocks'

Wed, 2015-08-26 17:48
For two thousand years Chinese people have relieved stress by having a foot massage, now it's the only way Mr Qi can relax.

England win first Women's Ashes T20

Wed, 2015-08-26 17:36
England beat Australia by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 to keep the Women's Ashes series alive with two games left.

Club Brugge 0-4 Manchester United (1-7 agg)

Wed, 2015-08-26 17:15
Wayne Rooney scores a hat-trick as Manchester United ease past Club Brugge to reach the Champions League group stages.

Is Australia laid back or uptight?

Wed, 2015-08-26 16:52
Are Australians more rule-bound than laid back?

Britain 'needs strong TV industry'

Wed, 2015-08-26 16:34
Comedy writer Armando Iannucci uses the Edinburgh TV Festival's annual MacTaggart Lecture to call for a stout defence of the BBC and British TV.

VIDEO: 'EU asylum system isn't working'

Wed, 2015-08-26 16:33
Austria's Foreign Minister, Sebastian Kurz, says the Dublin regulation, which is part of the EU's asylum policy, is not working.

Dumoulin takes Vuelta a Espana lead

Wed, 2015-08-26 16:32
Tom Dumoulin is the new Vuelta a Espana leader after Australian Caleb Ewans won his first Grand Tour stage.

Smaller panda cub twin dies in US

Wed, 2015-08-26 15:48
One of the panda cubs recently born at the National Zoo in Washington, DC has died, the zoo confirmed on Twitter.

Life sentence for US cinema gunman

Wed, 2015-08-26 15:25
James Holmes - who was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others inside Colorado cinema - has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.