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Iraq mountain rescue unlikely - US

Wed, 2014-08-13 20:27
The US says it is unlikely to launch a mission to save Iraqis trapped by Islamist fighters on Mt Sinjar as there are fewer people there than expected.

VIDEO: US drivers stranded after flooding

Wed, 2014-08-13 20:10
A deluge in the New York area has broken rainfall records, causing flooded roads and traffic chaos.

Lenovo posts 23% jump in profit

Wed, 2014-08-13 19:42
The world's biggest maker of personal computers, Lenovo, sees a 23% jump in net profit as laptop sales outperform industry average.

Gaza begins tense five-day truce

Wed, 2014-08-13 19:28
Israel and the Palestinians begin a fresh five-day ceasefire in Gaza, but immediately trade rockets and air strikes.

VIDEO: The few female submariners in the US

Wed, 2014-08-13 17:45
The BBC's Sharanjit Leyl tours the USS Michigan, a nuclear submarine which includes three women in its 170-strong crew.

Yolo added to Oxford online dictionary

Wed, 2014-08-13 17:33
Yolo, an acronym for 'you only live once', is among the latest new words added to the Oxford online dictionary.

Cancer-screening patients recalled

Wed, 2014-08-13 17:22
Thirty women are to be reassessed for breast cancer after cases of the disease developed in patients all screened by the same doctor.

Chopsticks: A Japanese access issue

Wed, 2014-08-13 16:45
Why are chopsticks so important for Japan’s disabled?

10 days in Iraq: Aid drops, air-strikes and 200,000 new refugees

Wed, 2014-08-13 16:35
Aid drops, air-strikes and 200,000 new refugees

Pegg: 'We have no context for happiness'

Wed, 2014-08-13 16:07
Simon Pegg asks what makes us smile in new movie

Chile axes security head after theft

Wed, 2014-08-13 16:06
Chile sacks the head of security of Santiago international airport after an "embarrassing" robbery of more than $10m (£6.2) at the cargo terminal.

Can you die from a broken heart?

Wed, 2014-08-13 16:01
Can you really die from a broken heart?

Mexico MP removed over 'escort tape'

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:59
Mexico's conservative PAN party replaces its leader in the House of Representatives after a video showed him allegedly dancing with escorts.

VIDEO: Sci-fi film The Giver plays on memory

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:53
Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports from the world premiere of the new sci-fi thriller The Giver

Could Scotland vote change the debate on clocks?

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:53
Could a Yes vote in Scotland lead to UK clock change?

VIDEO: Young British Muslims debate Caliphate

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:51
BBC Asian Network reporter Catrin Nye has been speaking to young British Muslims about their views on the concept of an Islamic state, or caliphate, and what it means to them.

Pesticide ban call to save bees

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:21
Renewed call for pesticide ban as MSPs prepare to debate plight of Scotland's bees

Action call over tourism support

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:18
Publicly-funded bodies need to work more closely together to help local tourism businesses in Scotland, according to a report.

VIDEO: The long road from Mount Sinjar

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:13
Caroline Wyatt reports on the refugees arriving in Iraqi Kurdistan after journeying from Mount Sinjar.

Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers'

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:13
Being overweight raises the risk of developing some of the most common cancers, according to a study of more than five million adults in the UK.
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