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Authors decry 'choking' Russian laws

Wed, 2014-02-05 20:36
More than 200 leading international authors have condemned Russia's anti-gay and blasphemy laws as a "chokehold" on creativity.

VIDEO: Broadway dims lights for Hoffman

Wed, 2014-02-05 20:31
New York's theatre district has dimmed its lights in tribute to the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, three days after his death from an apparent drug overdose.

US presses China over sea dispute

Wed, 2014-02-05 19:16
A top US diplomat has called on China to clarify or adjust its territorial claims in the South China Sea in accordance with international maritime law.

VIDEO: US chain to halt tobacco sales

Wed, 2014-02-05 19:13
CVS Caremark, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the US, will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, its chief executive has said.

Texas conducts rare female execution

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:53
A woman convicted of murder in Texas is put to death, only the 14th time a female has been executed in the US in nearly four decades.

The British newcomers up for an Oscar

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:46
The new British film-makers who are up for an Oscar

Has the UK truly 'stocked up' on rainwater?

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:22
Two years ago the UK was in drought mode. Since then there's been a lot of rain, so does it mean there won't be hosepipe bans for many years?

What is the Francis effect?

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:15
Has report had a positive impact on the NHS?

Violent video games 'weaken morality'

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:10
Playing violent video games for long periods can hold back the "moral maturity" of teenagers, according to research.

VIDEO: Vatican criticises UN 'intervention'

Wed, 2014-02-05 18:04
A Vatican spokesman has accused the United Nations watchdog for children's rights of '"intervening" in doctrinal practice, after it publishes a report into child abuse within the Catholic Church.

VIDEO: Changing face of China's Inner Mongolia

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:57
A centuries-old tradition of herding livestock could be under threat in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia from new business and production methods, herdsmen are warning.

Turkey tightens control of internet

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:36
The Turkish parliament approves a bill to tighten government controls over the internet, allowing websites to be blocked without a court ruling.

VIDEO: Three sisters skiing for Sochi gold

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:32
Three skiing siblings aim for Sochi Olympic glory

Lost Star Wars short strikes back

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:11
Lost Star Wars short strikes back

'Slow progress' on elderly reforms

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:08
A spending watchdog claims slow progress is being made on elderly care reforms, but has called for further investment in preventative care.

CBT 'effective' in schizophrenia

Wed, 2014-02-05 17:06
Changing the way people think about and deal with schizophrenia could be as effective as drugs treatments, researchers say.

Cash worries 'could harm NHS care'

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:43
Financial pressures could get in the way of the drive to improve care following the Stafford Hospital scandal, experts warn.

VIDEO: Icons who define 'American cool'

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:42
Do these 100 people define the essence of cool?

Zimbabwe’s multi-currency confusion

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:28
Zimbabwe’s multi-currency confusion - eight and counting

VIDEO: DiCaprio's Wolf hunts an Oscar

Wed, 2014-02-05 16:13
Leonardo DiCaprio on the trials of the Oscar trail.

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