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Carnival cure for homesickness

Fri, 2014-08-22 16:11
How West Indians brought the Caribbean to Leeds

The drunken monkey that smashed up a bar

Fri, 2014-08-22 16:08
Author Jeremy Clay tells the story of a monkey that went on a drunken rampage.

A quiz on British history you can do in the car

Fri, 2014-08-22 16:07
A quiz on British history you can do in the car

VIDEO: James Foley's images of conflict

Fri, 2014-08-22 16:03
The conflict reporting of James Foley

Warning over black market cigarettes

Fri, 2014-08-22 16:00
Attempts to cut the amount people smoke are being hit by a black market trade in millions of illegal cigarettes, council bosses warn.

The king of the leakers

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:47
The man who exposes the technology industry's secrets

Dog on tracks sparks Hong Kong protest

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:44
How a dog on the tracks sparked a Hong Kong protest

The 500 memorials of liberated Paris

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:39
Paris remembers 1944 but memories fade for the fallen

Urban areas are hives for wild bees

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:31
A study finds a "considerable richness" of bee species in urban habitats, suggesting cities could help maintain healthy populations of the vital pollinators.

Delays warning for rail travellers

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:28
Rail travellers are warned of long delays as £45m of work to redouble the line between Swindon and Kemble is completed.

BT warns of rise in phone bills

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:27
BT warns millions of customers it is increasing prices by up to 6.5% from December this year.

First terrace murder victim recalled

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:27
Blackpool fans pay tribute to the first person to be murdered inside an English football ground, 40 years after his death.

Politicians and their shipping containers

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:25
Why Pakistani political hopefuls have to have their own shipping containers - often customised at some expense.

Dancers set for street championships

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:18
Competitors from 30 different countries take part in the World Street Championships in Glasgow this weekend.

US anger at China 'air interception'

Fri, 2014-08-22 15:05
A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon says.

Colombia military meet Farc rebels

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:58
Members of Colombia's armed forces meet Farc rebel leaders for the first time at Havana peace talks, to discuss ways of implementing a ceasefire.

VIDEO: Beseiged Iraqi children lacking food

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:48
A resident of Amerli, 170km north of Baghdad, describes conditions in the town, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for more than two months.

Ebola outbreak speed 'unprecedented'

Fri, 2014-08-22 14:00
The World Health Organization says the speed and extent of the Ebola outbreak is "unprecedented", as it confirms more deaths from the disease.

VIDEO: Suspected informants killed in Gaza

Fri, 2014-08-22 13:52
Hamas sources in Gaza say 18 people suspected of collaborating with Israel have been executed.

Ward loses in US Open qualifying

Fri, 2014-08-22 13:43
British number two James Ward misses out on a place in the US Open main draw after losing his final qualifying match.
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