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Chinese shares continue recovery

Thu, 2015-08-27 17:51
Chinese shares extend their recovery on the last day of a volatile week which started with shock losses that spread fear to global markets.

VIDEO: Knut died of autoimmune illness

Thu, 2015-08-27 17:48
Scientists say they can now explain what happened to Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011.

Difficulties of getting fit if you're disabled

Thu, 2015-08-27 17:32
The difficulties of getting fit when you're disabled

Are these England's most beautiful pubs?

Thu, 2015-08-27 17:16
Are these England's most beautiful pubs?

'Great Escape' survivor dies at 101

Thu, 2015-08-27 17:00
One of the last survivors of World War Two's most famous prison break dies at the age of 101.

Young drivers 'most likely' to use mobiles

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:39
Young motorists are the most likely to speak on the phone while driving, a survey for road safety charity Brake suggests.

Did French media put lives at risk?

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:33
How far can broadcast journalists go in live coverage of terrorist incidents when their reports might influence the course of events or even endanger lives?

Will a Turkish border deal block IS recruits?

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:30
The BBC's Frank Gardner reports on the implications of Turkey's intention to close its border with Syria.

Are Pakistan’s female medical students to be doctors or wives?

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:19
Why a 'quota' for female medical students is causing controversy

Tap water boiling 'to end soon'

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:12
Hundreds of thousands of people in Lancashire should no longer need to boil their tap water to make it safe within the coming week, United Utilities says.

The battle over the words used to describe migrants

Thu, 2015-08-27 16:08
The battle over the terms used to describe migrants

Young goths 'at risk of depression'

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:53
Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

Europe's life-jacket capital

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:47
The port city selling migrants what they need to go to sea

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:47
What was One Direction's biggest hit?

VIDEO: 'It's like the end of the Earth'

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:47
The corner of England 'like the end of the Earth'

Why do some people refer to themselves in the third person?

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:47
Why do some people refer to themselves in the third person?

Lords 'shame', and migrant numbers record

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:36
Friday's newspapers cast a highly critical eye on the new peerages announced on Thursday, and there is coverage of a landmark immigration figure.

VIDEO: Reporting on your colleagues' death

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:30
How do you report on your colleagues' death? What about your local rivals? The BBC goes inside one local station reporting on the story closest to home

Post Office expands Sunday openings

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:14
The number of Post Offices opening on a Sunday will hit 3,000 this week-end, thanks to new facilities at a garden centre in Norfolk.

Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's

Thu, 2015-08-27 15:08
Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.