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VIDEO: How can a ship 'grow' by 30 metres?

Thu, 2014-01-30 22:09
Time-lapse video showing a cruise ship being cut in half and extended by nearly 30 metres in a shipyard in Germany has gone viral online.

London gangs 'expanding' across UK

Thu, 2014-01-30 22:09
Some of London's most dangerous gangs are increasingly expanding their criminal activities across the UK, the Metropolitan Police warns.

Interest in army base 'significant'

Thu, 2014-01-30 22:05
There have been a "significant number of expressions of interest" in a former army base in County Londonderry.

VIDEO: Puma causes havoc in Chile kitchen

Thu, 2014-01-30 22:02
Members of a family in Chile had a shocking start to the day when they went to the kitchen for breakfast and found a two-year-old puma in the kitchen.

VIDEO: 'Life goes on' amid Kiev protests

Thu, 2014-01-30 20:58
The BBC's Matthew Price demonstrates the stark difference between conditions inside the "protest zone" in Kiev and the rest of the city, where life continues as normal.

Could 3D printing provide new solutions for disabled people?

Thu, 2014-01-30 20:44
Will new tech enable disabled people to print access solutions?

Star Trek's Quinto turns producer

Thu, 2014-01-30 20:40
Zachary Quinto turns horror producer

Trident cuts 'won't hit deterrent'

Thu, 2014-01-30 19:29
The UK could cut its Trident submarine force and save billions of pounds while also maintaining a credible nuclear deterrent, a report suggests.

Knox and Sollecito guilty of murder

Thu, 2014-01-30 19:05
An court in Italy reinstates the guilty verdicts against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Republicans outline migrant reform

Thu, 2014-01-30 18:59
Republican leaders in the US House circulate immigration reform proposals, opening a debate within the party and with the Democratic-led Senate.

VIDEO: Singapore's fading joss stick trade

Thu, 2014-01-30 18:56
Chinese New Year is a busy time for joss stick makers, but one family business in Singapore is facing an uncertain future.

Home Office bonuses 'irresponsible'

Thu, 2014-01-30 18:44
The Home Office was "irresponsible" to pay its staff more than £6.5m in bonuses despite poor performance in many areas, MPs say.

The upside to being let go by Nokia

Thu, 2014-01-30 18:14
The Finnish way of losing your job

China discovers the food museum

Thu, 2014-01-30 18:13
China's pride in its culinary heritage is reflected in the growing number of food museums opening around the country.

UK university applications rise by 4%

Thu, 2014-01-30 18:12
Applications to universities in the UK have risen by 4% compared with this time last year - with many more women than men applying.

Seven surprising facts about vultures

Thu, 2014-01-30 17:58
Seven reasons these ugly birds deserve your respect

VIDEO: Scepticism over Yanukovych illness

Thu, 2014-01-30 17:48
Ukraine's president, who is faced with ongoing protests and international condemnation, is taking sick leave because of respiratory illness and a high fever, according to an online announcement.

Japan consumer prices rise 1.3%

Thu, 2014-01-30 17:41
Japan's prices rise at their fastest pace in more than five years, marking more progress in the country's battle against deflation.

TV doctor infests himself with worms

Thu, 2014-01-30 17:41
BBC TV presenter Dr Michael Mosley has infected himself with a series of parasites in an effort to understand how they affect the human body.

2016 goal for Asian vultures release

Thu, 2014-01-30 17:33
After the devastation wrought by a veterinary drug on Asian vulture populations, a project hopes to begin releasing captive-bred birds into the wild by 2016.

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