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Rare tropical storm batters Hawaii

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:41
A rare tropical storm battering Hawaii has already caused power blackouts and block roads on one island, but no deaths have been reported.

VIDEO: India's factory law plans questioned

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:35
Some social activists have asked whether India's plans to revamp factory laws, which are intended to stimulate the economy, may erode worker rights.

Chancellor Osborne's cat hit by car

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:31
Chancellor George Osborne's cat Freya is recovering after being hit by a car outside Downing Street.

VIDEO: Boring town and Dull village twinned

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:16
Glenn Campbell meets Boring residents of a town in America that has a special relationship with Dull people in Scotland.

Week in pictures: 2-8 August 2014

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:15
News photographs from around the world

Afghans sign unity government deal

Fri, 2014-08-08 05:35
Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates sign a deal to form a national unity government after weeks of feuding.

Paragliders trapped in boat rigging

Fri, 2014-08-08 04:26
A south Wales father and son are left stuck in a boat's rigging while paragliding on holiday in northern Cyprus.

Pakistan returns India soldier

Fri, 2014-08-08 03:43
Pakistan hands back an Indian soldier carried by a river across the Line of Control (LoC) - the de facto border dividing the disputed Kashmir region.

Day in pictures: 8 August 2014

Fri, 2014-08-08 03:30
24 hours of news photos: 8 August

Thousands at Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Fri, 2014-08-08 03:26
Hot air balloons take part in Bristol's annual event

VIDEO: How to hone your drone flying skills

Fri, 2014-08-08 02:57
BBC Click finds out what you need to know before flying a consumer drone and how they perform

VIDEO: Wikipedia's gender imbalance

Fri, 2014-08-08 02:22
Caroline Hepker asked Wikipedia's founder Jimmy Wales if he is concerned that the majority of contributors are Western men.

Publisher defends Dahl book cover

Fri, 2014-08-08 02:04
Penguin has defended its decision to use an image of a doll-like young girl on the cover of a new edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

VIDEO: Patient: 'We need this wonder drug'

Fri, 2014-08-08 01:07
Mother of four Hayley Kalinins, 33, has terminal cancer and has been on Kadcyla for 18 weeks after being given it through the cancer drug fund, which pays for a limited number of patients to use some treatments. She told BBC Breakfast it was a "wonder drug".

VIDEO: 'Origami' robots fold into action

Fri, 2014-08-08 00:48
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like "real-life transformers".

VIDEO: Students monitor parents' pollution

Fri, 2014-08-08 00:13
Roads outside Bearsden Academy in Glasgow have become so busy that the children have been resorted to checking-up on their parents.

Cancer drugs row: A sign of things to come?

Thu, 2014-08-07 23:58
Difficult decisions face NHS when it comes to modern medicines

Million neurons on stamp-sized chip

Thu, 2014-08-07 23:40
Scientists. led by a team at IBM, develop a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the human brain.

'Big rise' in school absence fines

Thu, 2014-08-07 16:42
The number of parental fines in England for children's poor school attendance has risen sharply since the term-time holiday ban, BBC research suggests.

New Brazil law backs maids' rights

Thu, 2014-08-07 16:06
A new law comes into force in Brazil which helps shore up labour rights for the country's estimated seven million domestic workers.

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