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Miley Cyrus to host Video Music Awards

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 22:06
Wearing an alien costume and a sandwich board, Miley Cyrus announces she will front the MTV VMAs.

Postman saved pensioner from scams

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 21:26
A postman steps in to save a vulnerable Welsh pensioner from being targeted by scam mail.

Quicker tests for lung infections

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 21:08
Scientists at Cardiff University are using DNA testing by robots to help identify infections in cystic fibrosis patients more quickly and accurately.

Medic's family plans charity tribute

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 21:04
The family of the late motorcycle medic Dr John Hinds say they plan to set up a charity to support his vision of a dedicated Northern Ireland air ambulance service.

VIDEO: British agent's medals 'should stay in UK'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 21:02
Gallantry medals won by a British secret agent in World War Two should be bought for the country, the founder of a museum set up in her name has said.

Loan shark fear amid payday crackdown

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 21:02
Borrowers are at risk of falling into the hands of illegal lenders because of "severe restrictions" on payday lending, a trade body argues.

Japan censures China sea activity

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 20:40
Japan strengthens criticism of Chinese activity in disputed seas in its annual defence report, after the first draft was rejected.

New Brics bank launched in Shanghai

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 20:22
The Brics group of emerging economies launches its New Development Bank in Shanghai, seen as a rival to the World Bank and IMF.

VIDEO: Campaign to preserve Armstrong spacesuit

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 20:21
Cathy Lewis, space suit curator at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, explains why a campaign is under way to raise $500,000 to help safeguard the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong.

Amazon city sees surge in violence

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 18:39
Brazilian police in the Amazon city of Manaus investigate a surge in murders, after 35 people were reported to have died violently over the weekend.

Hospital discharges 'fail patients'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:52
The way hospitals discharge patients is probably contributing to high levels of readmission, a year-long Healthwatch England inquiry finds.

Poor sleeping patterns link to cancer

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:43
Irregular sleeping patterns are "unequivocally" shown to lead to cancer in tests on mice, a study suggests.

In pictures: Discarded drug baggies

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:22
Dan Giannopoulos's photographs of bags used to hold drugs, found on the streets of London.

Recreating a WW1 picture involving thousands

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:15
Recreating a panoramic photo from WW1

Australia, China in live cattle deal

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:11
Australia could earn up to $1.5bn a year in cattle exports to China in a deal being negotiated between the two countries.

Will Young: Five favourite albums

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 17:09
Will Young on his favourite albums, and why he'll never listen to Kanye

VIDEO: Will the Apple Watch be a hit?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 16:46
Apple releases its first results since its watch went on sale - but don't expect any sales figures.

Rotherham children 'still at risk'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 16:24
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham abuse scandal still needs to make "major improvements" to some child protection procedures, a report finds.

Cool summer sees Arctic ice increase

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 16:13
Researchers say the Arctic is highly sensitive to changes in summer temperatures as ice rebound continued through 2014.

Life inside President Obama's bubble

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-20 16:05
Life in a security bubble is necessary for the president – and claustrophobic. Here’s an insider’s account.