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The Armenian rugs that tell two stories

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:03
The rugs that tell two stories, one bitter, one sweet

Can paper survive the digital age?

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:03
Can paper survive the digital age?

How an orchestra moved in with a school

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:02
What happened when a top orchestra moved into a tough school

Will Wonga and other payday lenders survive?

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:02
A stricter regulatory regime has hit the profits and business of some payday lenders, so will they survive?

Supermarkets: Everything 'up for grabs'

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:02
Why supermarkets are wondering what to sell

Warning of need for more Scots GPs

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:02
Scotland could be short of at least 500 doctors by 2020, according to figures compiled by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Parties focus on health and women

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:00
Scottish parties will focus on women, the NHS and taxes as election campaigning continues.

VIDEO: Cheers as Solar Impulse lands in Nanjing

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:40
Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.

Late Samuels blast foils England

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:29
England are frustrated by a counter-attacking unbeaten 94 by Marlon Samuels on a scrappy first day of the second Test.

VIDEO: Helicopter view of deadly migrant route

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:17
Richard Bilton travels by helicopter above the Mediterranean where hundreds have died, and speaks to those who have made it safely to the island of Lampedusa.

It was 'life and death' - Guardiola

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:12
Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich's Champions League victory over Porto was as important as "life or death".

US DEA head Leonhart to step down

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:06
US Drug Enforcement Administration director Michele Leonhart is to step down after allegations that agents attended sex parties in Colombia funded by drug cartels.

Enraged US man shoots his computer

Tue, 2015-04-21 14:00
A man in the US city of Colorado faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he shot it eight times, police say.

Nine held in bourbon whiskey swoop

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:50
Nine people in Kentucky are charged with stealing large quantities of bourbon whiskey worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

VIDEO: World's fastest trains - in 45 seconds

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:41
As a Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks the world speed record, the BBC reveals the world's fastest passenger trains.

VIDEO: The tribe defending Saudi-Yemeni border

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:36
As Saudi Arabia ends its bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen, the BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen gives his analysis on finding a political solution in Yemen.

TV deal leads to West Ham ticket cut

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:30
West Ham say they will reduce season ticket prices in 2016-17 because of the Premier League's record television deal.

Poland to buy US Patriot missiles

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:10
Poland announces a major deal to buy Patriot surface-to-air missiles from the US, amid rising tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

US probe into police custody death

Tue, 2015-04-21 13:00
The US Department of Justice opens an investigation into the death of a black man who died in police custody in Baltimore.

VIDEO: Candidates in 'keepy-uppy' challenge

Tue, 2015-04-21 12:54
After Aston Villa's FA Cup semi-final success against Liverpool, general election candidates from around Birmingham have been showing off their ball skills.