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In pictures: Lauren Bacall

Tue, 2014-08-12 17:43
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall

Japanese economy contracts sharply

Tue, 2014-08-12 17:34
The Japanese economy contracts by 6.8% from the previous year after a recently introduced sales tax held back consumer spending.

VIDEO: Eddie Izzard tribute to Robin Williams

Tue, 2014-08-12 17:34
Comedian Eddie Izzard pays tribute to the US actor Robin Williams

UKIP to avoid rivals' conferences

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:59
Nigel Farage is likely to steer clear of fringe events at other party conferences this autumn - as UKIP tries to move away from "gatecrashing" rival gatherings.

GM flies 'could save crops'

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:49
A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.

Russian dictators 'A-level choice'

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:41
A top 10 of A-level history options puts Russian dictators and US civil rights as the most widely studied topics

Tiny pieces of gold 'boost chemo'

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:39
Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.

Pharmacies 'could play greater role'

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:36
Pharmacies should be providing a wider range of health services because of their excellent reach into communities, researchers say.

'My beautiful Down's son'

Tue, 2014-08-12 16:14
A mother trying to change attitudes towards Down's

Is London moving its gardens to the sky?

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:56
Is London moving its gardens to the skies?

Why is Sanskrit so controversial?

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:52
Why is a scholastic emphasis on Sanskrit so controversial?

Mother of burned informant slams Met

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:50
The mother of a police informant whose badly burned body was found under a railway archway in north London accuses Scotland Yard of a "cover up".

VIDEO: India schools hold Sanskrit lessons

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:48
Indian school students have had Sanskrit classes introduced to their curriculum in an attempt by the new government of Narendra Modi to boost interest in the ancient language.

VIDEO: Turning tyres into art

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:43
Turning Senegal's discarded rubber into art

VIDEO: Gaza conflict: Allegations of war crimes

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:37
The UN Human Rights Council has appointed an independent commission to investigate allegations of war crimes by both sides in the Israel Gaza conflict. Orla Guerin reports.

Dagenham & Redbridge 6-6 Brentford (2-4 pens)

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:24
Brentford and Dagenham & Redbridge share 12 goals in the joint highest scoring League Cup tie in history.

VIDEO: 'I went to a Soviet holiday camp'

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:23
Life in the Soviet Union's top holiday camp

Guide dogs and guns

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:21
Meet the Americans who can't see but still love guns

Violence levels high at private jail

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:19
There are four times as many violent assaults at a privately-run prison in South Yorkshire than at similar jails, inspectors find.

Head teachers plan own league tables

Tue, 2014-08-12 15:12
Head teachers say they will publish their own independent exam school league tables, bypassing any political involvement.
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