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Cumberbatch to play Jungle Book tiger

Wed, 2014-08-20 04:33
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.

Gandhi murder film set for release

Wed, 2014-08-20 04:15
Kaum De Heere, a controversial film on the October 1984 assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, is set for release in India on Friday.

China fines 12 Japan car parts firms

Wed, 2014-08-20 02:59
China levies a record fine totalling 1.24bn yuan ($202m; £121m) on twelve Japanese car parts companies for price-fixing.

India 'man-eating' tiger killed

Wed, 2014-08-20 02:46
Forest workers say they have shot dead a tiger blamed for killing seven people in the past six months in western India.

Israel strike 'targeted Hamas chief'

Wed, 2014-08-20 02:45
The wife and child of Hamas militant leader Mohammed Deif have reportedly been killed as Israeli air attacks leave 11 people dead in Gaza.

Rain sparks deadly Japan landslides

Wed, 2014-08-20 02:20
At least 27 people are killed in landslides caused by heavy rain that buried houses in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture, officials say.

Protests abate in strife-hit US town

Wed, 2014-08-20 01:36
Crowds of protesters march peacefully in Ferguson, Missouri, the US town rocked by days of clashes over the police shooting of a black teenager.

Neglect 'left girl unable to walk'

Wed, 2014-08-20 00:37
A three-year old could not walk because agencies underestimated the impact of neglect by her parents who were later jailed, a report says.

India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies

Wed, 2014-08-20 00:19
Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.

New domestic abuse law considered

Tue, 2014-08-19 22:01
A new crime of domestic abuse could be created under plans to tackle an issue which prompted one millions calls to police in 12 months.

Brazilian rapist doctor rearrested

Tue, 2014-08-19 21:22
Police in Paraguay arrest a fugitive Brazilian fertility doctor, Roger Abdelmassih, convicted of sexually abusing 39 of his patients.

Mental health care 'in dark ages'

Tue, 2014-08-19 21:17
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.

Life on Ebola front line

Tue, 2014-08-19 21:11
A doctor reports from the Ebola front line

The 'viral' weapons in Syria's conflict

Tue, 2014-08-19 21:08
The 'viral' weapons in Syria's conflict

Food sanctions hit Russian shoppers' pockets

Tue, 2014-08-19 21:06
Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers

Syrian conflict: Untold misery of child brides

Tue, 2014-08-19 20:41
The plight of Syria's refugee child brides

Chileans baffled by persistent bomb attacks

Tue, 2014-08-19 20:38
Series of bomb attacks rattles Santiago residents

Liberia imposes curfew over Ebola

Tue, 2014-08-19 20:35
Liberia imposes a night-time curfew and quarantines a slum in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.

The island that kids learn to leave

Tue, 2014-08-19 20:26
Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland

Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk'

Tue, 2014-08-19 20:17
Breast feeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers.