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Global soil hunt for new drugs

Mon, 2015-01-19 18:59
US scientists are asking the public to send in soil samples that can be screened for compounds that could be used to make vital new drugs to fight deadly infections and cancer.

Retail crime 'reaches 10-year high'

Mon, 2015-01-19 18:54
Shoplifting, cyber-crime and fraud cost the retail industry £603m in the 2013-14 financial year, the British Retail Industry says.

Australia citizenship for Baby Gammy

Mon, 2015-01-19 18:50
Baby Gammy, who was born with Down's syndrome to a surrogate mother in Thailand, is granted Australian citizenship, local media report.

Alpari UK 'has potential buyers'

Mon, 2015-01-19 18:38
The administrators called in to run failed spread betting firm Alpari UK say they have received several inquiries from potential buyers.

Asian shares up on China growth data

Mon, 2015-01-19 18:23
Asian shares traded higher on Tuesday after China's economic growth in 2014 came in above market expectations.

Ukraine security 'is deteriorating'

Mon, 2015-01-19 18:07
Monitors in eastern Ukraine warn of a serious deterioration in security as fighting intensifies in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

IMF cuts global growth forecast

Mon, 2015-01-19 17:59
The International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next.

Zambia to vote in presidential poll

Mon, 2015-01-19 17:55
Voters in Zambia are due to go to the polls in a presidential election caused by the death of Michael Sata last year.

How do we go about saving democracy?

Mon, 2015-01-19 17:22
Prof Conor Gearty argues the way to save democracy is to break away from the notion of the nation state.

China's growth slows to 7.4% in 2014

Mon, 2015-01-19 17:20
China's economic growth slows to 7.4% last year from 7.7% in 2013, marking its slowest pace of expansion in 24 years.

Does democracy matter in sport?

Mon, 2015-01-19 17:19
Sport and politics have always had an uneasy relationship, but remain inextricably linked, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.

Anne Kirkbride: A life of drama

Mon, 2015-01-19 17:02
Anne Kirkbride's life as a Coronation Street legend

Struggling Watson out in round one

Mon, 2015-01-19 17:00
Heather Watson is out of the Australian Open after struggling with illness in a 6-4 6-0 defeat by Tsvetana Pironkova.

Mandela aide race row shows social media perils

Mon, 2015-01-19 16:56
Nelson Mandela aide sparks social media race row

Guards end Manus asylum stand-off

Mon, 2015-01-19 16:55
Guards enter a compound at an Australian offshore detention centre where asylum seekers had barricaded themselves in, removing alleged ringleaders.

Gaddafi's legacy haunts Libya

Mon, 2015-01-19 16:48
Libya has struggled to move on from the Gaddafi years - and the road ahead could still be painful, says John Simpson.

How Palestinian democracy has failed to flourish

Mon, 2015-01-19 16:43
What's to blame for Palestinians' failure to hold fresh polls?

Police force 'to lose 140 officers'

Mon, 2015-01-19 16:43
Senior sources within Devon and Cornwall Police tell the BBC of plans to lose 140 police officers in the latest round of budget cuts.

VIDEO: Near-miss as US lorry jackknifes

Mon, 2015-01-19 16:30
A driver in New Jersey, Oleg Varavko, films the moment a tractor-trailer jack-knifes on New Jersey Interstate-95, narrowly missing his car.

Froch 'wavering' over fighting on

Mon, 2015-01-19 16:17
Carl Froch says the thought of never fighting again is "nice" after pulling out of the fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.