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Court upholds California death penalty

Thu, 2015-11-12 18:50
A US appeal court rejects a ruling which had declared long delays on California's death row were "cruel" and "unconstitutional".

US obesity rates 'rising again'

Thu, 2015-11-12 18:17
A new study finds that obesity rates among US adults are on the rise again after years of slow decline.

VIDEO: Indian maid: 'They cut my arm off'

Thu, 2015-11-12 18:06
BBC Newsnight speaks to a maid from India, Kasturi Munirathinam, who alleges her employer in Saudi Arabia chopped off her arm.

VIDEO: 'So many children' arrive on Lesbos

Thu, 2015-11-12 17:48
Thousands of those seeking refuge in Europe come from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, but they face a perilous journey.

VIDEO: Can Chinese films beat James Bond?

Thu, 2015-11-12 17:36
As the latest James Bond film, Spectre, opens in China, can the country's homegrown films hold on to the domestic market?

Air France employees fired over protest

Thu, 2015-11-12 17:36
Four Air France employees are sacked following violent protests at the company's headquarters in October.

US serial bus thief 'steals Greyhound'

Thu, 2015-11-12 16:58
A man who has been arrested at least two dozen times in transit-related crimes is stopped again for allegedly trying to steal a coach.

Smoking ban plan for US public housing

Thu, 2015-11-12 15:49
The US government has proposed banning smoking in and around public housing, in order to protect residents' health and save on repair costs.

UN mulls boosting presence in Burundi

Thu, 2015-11-12 15:33
The United Nations Security Council passes a resolution asking the secretary-general to consider boosting the UN presence in Burundi, amid fears of a Rwandan-style genocide.

Mining companies fined over dam burst

Thu, 2015-11-12 15:11
The Brazilian government fines the mining giants Vale and BHP Billiton for a dam burst at their jointly owned mine.

Lost genetic history of Inca mummy

Thu, 2015-11-12 14:42
DNA analysis of a child mummy sheds light on the genetic history of the Inca civilisation.

Coe must salvage athletics' credibility

Thu, 2015-11-12 14:20
Lord Coe is not to blame for the athletics' crisis and has not helped himself recently but he has the chance to help his sport, writes Dan Roan.

VIDEO: Soil turning to sand in Senegal

Thu, 2015-11-12 13:30
It is not only political and economic upheaval that forces many people to try and make the dangerous journey from Africa to Europe.

Europe jihadists 'recruiting for Iraq'

Thu, 2015-11-12 13:29
The 13 suspected members of a jihadist group arrested in raids across Europe were allegedly recruiting foreign fighters to be sent to Syria and Iraq.

VIDEO: Greek youths clash with police

Thu, 2015-11-12 13:25
Greek workers have staged their first general strike against austerity since January when Alexis Tsipras' Syriza government was elected.

'Shortfall' in contraceptives target

Thu, 2015-11-12 13:18
Plans to get contraceptives to 120 million more women in the world's poorest countries are behind track, a report by campaigners and donors is warning.

FBI accused on dark net attack

Thu, 2015-11-12 13:04
In an unusual move, the founders of dark net Tor have accused the FBI of paying Carnegie Mellon university researchers to attack the network

Boyle 'disappointed' over Jobs flop

Thu, 2015-11-12 13:01
Director Danny Boyle tells the BBC he is "disappointed" his new film Steve Jobs failed to attract a big audience in the US, after it was dropped from 2,000 cinemas.

Deal on EU renegotiation 'very tough'

Thu, 2015-11-12 12:42
Reaching a deal on David Cameron's EU renegotiation goals will be "very tough", says European Council President Donald Tusk.

Venezuela leader's relatives charged

Thu, 2015-11-12 12:42
Two nephews of Venezuela's First Lady, Celia Flores, are charged with drugs trafficking in a court in New York just weeks before legislative elections.