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AUDIO: Geoffrey Pyke's amazing life

Tue, 2014-08-26 03:12
Biographer Henry Hemming recounts the extraordinary life of the British inventor and journalist Geoffrey Pyke.

AUDIO: Anti-terror plan 'disenfranchises'

Tue, 2014-08-26 03:12
A leading Muslim figure has criticised the government's counter-terrorism strategy, claiming it turns young people to extremism.

US sanctions Syria air surveillance

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:53
US President Barack Obama authorises surveillance flights over Syria to gain intelligence on Islamic militants who control swathes of Syria and Iraq.

Deadly bombing hits Baghdad district

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:52
A car bomb in a mainly Shia district of Baghdad kills at least eight people, the latest in a string of attacks heightening sectarian tensions.

Pair rescued after hours on mountain

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:46
A father and son, who went missing for 13 hours during a camping trip in the Mourne Mountains, are brought to safety.

Prison data loss leads to large fine

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:44
The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 for "serious failings" in handling confidential data concerning almost 3,000 prisoners.

VIDEO: Henderson: 'Cowell doesn't control me'

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:28
Former X Factor contestant Ella Henderson talks to BBC Breakfast about her rise to fame and her relationship with her record label boss, Simon Cowell.

Sex lessons 'should start at seven'

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:21
All children in England's state schools should get lessons about sex and relationships from the age of seven, the Liberal Democrats say.

Big earthquake near Iceland volcano

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:19
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has been hit by the largest quake since tremors began last week but experts say there are no signs of an eruption.

VIDEO: How pedal power charges your phone

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:17
From backpacks which indicate which way you are turning to a USB charger that gets its power from pedalling

AUDIO: Pet Shop Boys cameo on The Archers

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:10
Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys have made a cameo appearance on Radio 4's The Archers.

VIDEO: Mexico tries to tame 'Beast' train

Tue, 2014-08-26 02:07
The Mexican government has unveiled new measures to prevent migrants from Central America travelling on the roofs of freight trains heading north towards the US.

US alarm at air strikes on Libya

Tue, 2014-08-26 01:59
American officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya that targeted Islamist-linked militia last week and that the US was not consulted.

Jailed Dutchman in Peru hunger strike

Tue, 2014-08-26 01:59
Dutch national Joran van der Sloot, who is in jail for murder in Peru, goes on hunger strike after being transferred to a maximum security prison.

Stolen monkey gives birth to twins

Tue, 2014-08-26 01:58
A monkey recently returned to Blackpool Zoo after it was stolen during a break-in gives birth to twins.

South Africa economy avoids recession

Tue, 2014-08-26 01:57
South Africa avoids being tipped into recession after second-quarter GDP figures showed the economy grew by 0.6% during the April-to-June period.

Farage faces Thanet selection vote

Tue, 2014-08-26 01:53
UKIP members in South Thanet will decide later whether Nigel Farage will be their candidate in the general election.

VIDEO: Cinematic style for the TV Emmys

Tue, 2014-08-26 01:32
Some of Hollywood's biggest film stars have graced the red carpet at the US Primetime Emmys in Los Angeles.

Rail commuters faced severe delays

Tue, 2014-08-26 01:30
Rail commuters heading south on the East Coast Mainline experience severe delays due to overhead wire problems.

AUDIO: Wizz Jones: Unsung guitar hero

Tue, 2014-08-26 01:15
Evan Davis hears from influential guitarist Wizz Jones and fan Pete Paphides.

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