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The school growing a digital forest

Mon, 2015-02-16 15:19
The Somerset school building a digital forest in Rwanda

Penguins lost ability to taste fish

Mon, 2015-02-16 15:14
Penguins lost most of their sense of taste long ago in evolution, scientists have discovered.

Is your toaster a security risk?

Mon, 2015-02-16 15:08
How your gadgets could be 'thingbot' army recruits

Judges given power to order DNA tests

Mon, 2015-02-16 15:00
Family court judges in England will be able to order DNA tests to determine a child's parentage from September, Justice Minister Simon Hughes announces.

Children still at abuse risk - report

Mon, 2015-02-16 15:00
Too many children in England are still "slipping though the net" and remain at risk of sexual abuse, a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner says.

Indian millionaire 'rammed guard'

Mon, 2015-02-16 14:54
An Indian millionaire is charged with murder after he rammed his car into his security guard for being too slow to open a gate.

Firefighters reveal new strike date.

Mon, 2015-02-16 14:00
Firefighters in England say their next one-day strike in the long-running dispute with the government over pensions will be on 25 February.

VIDEO: Captured IS suicide bomber: 'I'm so sorry'

Mon, 2015-02-16 13:57
A captured Islamic State suicide bomber has told the BBC that the group actively recruits teenagers as young as 14 to carry out attacks in Iraq.

Rooney to play as striker - Hodgson

Mon, 2015-02-16 13:56
England manager Roy Hodgson confirms that Wayne Rooney will continue to feature as a centre-forward for the national side.

Rand Paul and his Ron Paul conundrum

Mon, 2015-02-16 13:24
With a devoted band of followers and a history of controversial opinions, Ron Paul - Senator Rand Paul's enigmatic father - could be a 2016 campaign blessing and a curse.

Lady Gaga gets engaged

Mon, 2015-02-16 13:21
Lady Gaga takes to Instagram to announce she has got engaged to long term boyfriend Taylor Kinney

Egypt and the threat of IS in Libya

Mon, 2015-02-16 13:06
Precise information about Egypt's role in Libya is hard to come by, says Jawad Iqbal

Preston North End 1-3 Man United

Mon, 2015-02-16 13:04
Manchester United survive a scare at League One Preston to win 3-1 and set up an FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal.

Huge fire after US train derails

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:50
Two West Virginia towns have been evacuated after a freight train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames.

Ex-MI6 boss warns on Ukraine crisis

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:24
The conflict in Ukraine is now part of a much bigger crisis between Russia and the West, the former head of MI6 warns.

VIDEO: Getting around Manila in a wheelchair

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:23
For those using wheelchairs, getting from A to B in a city with next to no transport facilities for those living with disabilities is nearly impossible.

VIDEO: Huge crowds gather for Denmark vigil

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:08
Denmark has been holding a vigil following the attack on a synagogue and at a free speech debate in Copenhagen on Saturday.

Houses evacuated over bomb warning

Mon, 2015-02-16 11:30
A bomb alert that has caused a number of homes in a Londonderry housing estate to be evacuated is likely to continue overnight.

VIDEO: Walking again with help of oxygen

Mon, 2015-02-16 11:24
Afghanistan veteran Ben Parkinson is learning to walk again after a pioneering course of treatment using pure oxygen to repair damaged tissue.

VIDEO: Grief echoes in Coptic Christian village

Mon, 2015-02-16 10:46
Orla Guerin reports from the village Al-Our, in Minya, which was home to 13 of the 21 Coptic Christians murdered by Islamic State

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