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Ruling due in Belgian Islamist trial

Tue, 2015-02-10 18:16
Verdicts are due in the trial of 46 people accused of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, the largest case of its kind in Belgium.

Urban areas 'provide haven' for bees

Tue, 2015-02-10 17:57
Britain's urban areas are home to more types of wild bee than farmland, say researchers.

US news anchor Williams suspended

Tue, 2015-02-10 17:50
US news anchor Brian Williams is suspended by his employer, NBC, after he admitted his account of coming under fire in Iraq was not true.

Child detained without food or water

Tue, 2015-02-10 17:43
A 16-year-old girl was held in police custody for almost two days without food or water, a government report has found.

Europe's mini spaceplane set to fly

Tue, 2015-02-10 17:38
The European Space Agency is about to launch a wedge-shaped craft around the Earth to test critical technologies needed for controlled re-entry into the atmosphere.

Casual Vacancy: from page to screen

Tue, 2015-02-10 17:16
JK Rowling's Casual Vacancy gets small screen makeover

What will Saudi Arabia's new king do?

Tue, 2015-02-10 17:02
The 79-year-old King Salman has taken the Saudi throne, promising security and stability. Four experts explain how the country may change under his reign.

Muslims and extremism: A difficult dialogue

Tue, 2015-02-10 17:00
Reaching out to the complex and multi-faceted Muslim community is fraught with potential pitfalls, says Jawad Iqbal.

Defeating cancer, the 'evil genius'

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:58
Can we win the war against cancer? Over the past 18 months, Panorama has followed a group of patients on drug trials. Some who'd been given months to live, are keeping cancer at bay for years.

Espionage case puts metadata on trial

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:54
Is US government playing dirty to silence whistleblowers?

A curious British airship experiment

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:52
How a curious experiment took place on a giant airship

Is an American degree worth the cost?

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:49
Nowhere in the world does it cost as much to go to university as it does in the US. The BBC's Katty Kay asks if an American degree is worth it.

Window-Shopping Through the Iron Curtain

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:15
Iron Curtain history in Soviet and East European shop windows

What does record TV deal mean?

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:15
Will clubs pay for fans to attend games? Will the price of TV subscriptions go up? BBC Sport answers the key questions.

Club don't want to sack me - Pearson

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:07
Leicester boss Nigel Pearson says he has a "very good" relationship with the club owners, who do not want to sack him.

VIDEO: The Japanese town that was poisoned

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:05
The industrial disaster which devastated a Japanese town

VIDEO: 'We cross ourselves then help people'

Tue, 2015-02-10 16:02
Life as a paramedic in war-torn Donetsk

The town destroyed to stop black and white people mixing

Tue, 2015-02-10 15:58
The town destroyed to stop black and white people mixing

The bull whose semen is worth $3,000 a shot

Tue, 2015-02-10 15:57
The animal whose semen is worth $3,000 a shot

Referendum letter probe to be held

Tue, 2015-02-10 15:54
Seven senior councillors in Aberdeen are to face a Standards Commission investigation into a letter sent to residents ahead of the referendum.

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