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The mystery of Chopin's death

5 hours 49 min ago
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers

DNA revolution, and 'the great light switch-off'

5 hours 55 min ago
Monday's newspapers cover the launch of the 100,000 Genomes project, promising a revolution in personalised healthcare. There is also news of how the country is being plunged into darkness.

Labour attacks street light cuts

6 hours 18 min ago
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.

The hard side of China's soft power

6 hours 43 min ago
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes

VIDEO: Who wants to send the Christmas mail?

6 hours 50 min ago
Meet the temporary Christmas posties

Builders issue skills funding call

6 hours 56 min ago
Scottish construction firms call for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices.

VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard

6 hours 56 min ago
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.

Gadget insurance complaints rise

6 hours 58 min ago
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.

'Real change' in Scots NHS urged

6 hours 58 min ago
The chairman of the BMA in Scotland calls for "real change" to ensure the NHS in Scotland is sustainable for future generations.

VIDEO: Tsunami: Pictures from then and now

6 hours 59 min ago
This collection of photographs shows the redevelopment of some areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

CBI says job creation likely in 2015

7 hours 1 min ago
Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.

Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on

7 hours 1 min ago
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on

NHS to start era of DNA-medicine

7 hours 2 min ago
The NHS will set up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and help develop tests and drugs to target cancer and rare genetic diseases.

VIDEO: Indian Ocean tsunami: Aceh 10 years on

7 hours 3 min ago
Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami struck to see how things have changed.

VIDEO: US reviews adding NK to terror list

7 hours 8 min ago
President Barack Obama says the United States will consider putting North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Remembering the InterCity 125

7 hours 15 min ago
Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125

Argentine court grants rights to ape

7 hours 57 min ago
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.

VIDEO: Who won the The Apprentice final?

8 hours 1 min ago
Lord Sugar picks his winner in The Apprentice final on BBC One - with Mark Wright and Bianca Miller vying to be his business partner.

Driver attacks French pedestrians

8 hours 37 min ago
A driver shouting "God is great" in Arabic runs down pedestrians in the French city of Dijon, injuring 11, French media say.

'Flamini like a windscreen wiper'

8 hours 40 min ago
MOTD2 pundit Phil Neville on how Liverpool dominated Mathieu Flamini in the Arsenal midfield in their 2-2 draw.

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