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Why has xenophobia risen in Germany?

Thu, 2015-01-15 18:19
Concerns over immigration and Islamisation appear to be fuelling a surge in support for the far right in Germany, says Sebastian Borger.

VIDEO: #FreeSpeechStories: 50 lashes every Friday

Thu, 2015-01-15 18:06
Wife of flogged blogger speaks of her "perpetual anxiety"

India's 'superhero snacks'

Thu, 2015-01-15 18:00
An artist's mission to turn Indian snacks into superheroes

The shopping basket that reveals what we eat

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:58
How has the typical basket of goods changed since 1947?

Crowds throng Manila as Pope visits

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:49
Filipinos turn out in Manila as Pope Francis begins his visit, with a presidential welcome and a Mass later in the day.

Stress 'stops empathy for strangers'

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:45
Stress is what stops us feeling empathy for people we do not know, suggests a study from North America.

Closing eyes 'aids memory recall'

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:45
Closing your eyes when trying to recall events increases the chances of accuracy, researchers at the University of Surrey suggest.

A&Es given safe nurse staffing rules

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:36
A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care.

US jackpot winner accused of fraud

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:35
Officials in the US state of Iowa arrest a lottery employee named as the mystery winner of a multimillion-dollar ticket.

Schools to face double inspections

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:31
Some schools in England could be visited twice on the same day by different Ofsted inspectors to test the reliability of findings.

Where dolphins and fisherman are no longer friends

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:30
Where fishermen and dolphins are no longer best friends

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:22
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

VIDEO: In search of Myanmar's rare dolphin

Thu, 2015-01-15 17:20
Dolphin numbers along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River have declined to such an extent that they are now listed as critically endangered, and those that remain are now wary of human contact.

Armenia clashes over Russian soldier

Thu, 2015-01-15 16:53
At least 12 people are injured in Armenia police clash with protesters demanding the handover of a Russian soldier accused of killing a local family.

Unions holding oil and gas talks

Thu, 2015-01-15 16:26
Unions leaders and the offshore body Oil and Gas UK are to hold talks about the future of the industry in Aberdeen on Friday.

US climbers aim to inspire others

Thu, 2015-01-15 16:22
Two Americans say they hope their historic 19-day climb up the sheer face of El Capitan rock in California will inspire others.

Watchdog questions UK aid spending

Thu, 2015-01-15 16:22
UK aid may not have been spent as effectively as possible because of the need to hit targets, the spending watchdog says.

Record numbers use Scottish food banks

Thu, 2015-01-15 16:20
A record number of adults and children relied upon food banks in Scotland in December, according to new figures obtained by the BBC.

Almost 1m voters missing - Labour

Thu, 2015-01-15 16:12
It's a scandal that almost one million voters are "missing" from the electoral register in England and Wales, Labour leader Ed Miliband is to say.

Nigeria leader visits attack victims

Thu, 2015-01-15 16:09
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan makes his first trip to the violence-hit north-east since 2013, following massacres by Boko Haram militants.

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