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The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria's war

Tue, 2014-12-16 19:39
How everyday life continues despite a civil war

E-cigarettes 'can help smokers quit'

Tue, 2014-12-16 19:13
E-cigarettes can help smokers stop or reduce their habit, a Cochrane review has found.

Bill Cosby will not face LA charges

Tue, 2014-12-16 19:12
Charges will not be filed against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1974, US prosecutors say.

Fat 'breathed out' of body via lungs

Tue, 2014-12-16 19:08
Fat can be breathed out as well as burned off as you lose weight, biochemists who have studied metabolism at a microscopic level say.

Mercedes rivalry set to continue

Tue, 2014-12-16 19:05
Mercedes plan to let team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the title again next season.

Brazil indigenous clash in Congress

Tue, 2014-12-16 19:05
Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.

VIDEO: Boyhood dream: Acting out Star Wars

Tue, 2014-12-16 19:00
Actor's one-man Rings and Star Wars shows

VIDEO: Simpson: What's behind rouble's fall?

Tue, 2014-12-16 18:58
Russia raises its key interest rate from 10.5% to 17% in an effort to ease the rouble's recent fall in value.

VIDEO: Sydney mourns cafe siege victims

Tue, 2014-12-16 18:42
An investigation has been launched into the police operation which ended a siege in a cafe in Sydney, Australia.

VIDEO: Could this be the last Dalai Lama?

Tue, 2014-12-16 18:17
The UK has been soft on China over the Hong Kong protest because Britain is economically weak, the Dalai Lama suggests.

How much was 1989 like 1919?

Tue, 2014-12-16 17:43
How much was 1989 like 1919?

What's behind growing gun support in US?

Tue, 2014-12-16 17:42
Why is support for guns rising in US as crime falls?

Can Jeb Bush avoid Mitt Romney's fate?

Tue, 2014-12-16 17:13
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announces he's "exploring" a presidential bid. Would he be able to navigate the Republican primaries as an establishment candidate better than the 2012 nominee?

Pakistan mourns its school dead

Tue, 2014-12-16 16:43
Funerals begin in the Pakistani city of Peshawar after the country's deadliest Taliban attack leaves 132 children and nine staff dead at a school.

Sheffield United 1-0 Southampton

Tue, 2014-12-16 16:42
Marc McNulty sends League One Sheffield United into the League Cup semi-finals at the expense of Southampton.

Obama will sign new Russia sanctions

Tue, 2014-12-16 16:39
President Obama will sign a bill imposing new Russian sanctions despite reservations, the White House says.

VIDEO: Miss World on her African heritage

Tue, 2014-12-16 16:13
Rolene Strauss, Miss World 2014, tells Focus on Africa's Peter Okwoche how she feels her African heritage helped her clinch the crown.

VIDEO: Athletics doping cases rock Kenya

Tue, 2014-12-16 16:02
Kenyan athletics is facing serious questions after two more runners failed drug tests, as the BBC's Dennis Okari reports.

Sony hackers threaten US cinemas

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:56
Hackers targeting Sony Pictures have threatened to attack US cinemas showing the studio's controversial film The Interview.

Virtual galleries open new markets for art

Tue, 2014-12-16 15:46
Online art sales boom, led by Chinese buyers