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Smartphone sales 'top one billion'

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:38
More than one billion smartphones were shipped last year, with Samsung extending its lead as the world's biggest vendor, a new survey shows.

VIDEO: Benazir Bhutto's son calls for action

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:38
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tells the BBC's Lyse Doucet about his political ambitions and his call for military action, not talks, with armed groups in Pakistan.

Magnet rods straighten curved spines

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:34
Children with crooked backs could benefit from a new treatment that uses magnetic rods to straighten the spine, say draft guidelines for England.

Tarantino sues Gawker over script

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:32
US film director Quentin Tarantino sues gossip website Gawker for copyright infringement after it posted a link to a leaked screenplay.

What is it like on the 'secret' Tube?

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:02
Exploring London's disused underground postal tunnels

Strong UK GDP figures expected

Mon, 2014-01-27 18:00
Official figures to be released on Tuesday are expected to show the UK economy grew at its fastest rate since before the financial crisis.

Social mobility: The downside?

Mon, 2014-01-27 17:21
Is there a downside to increased social mobility?

Ukraine 'to scrap anti-protest law'

Mon, 2014-01-27 17:18
Ukraine's president and opposition agree to scrap an anti-protest law that had fuelled demonstrators' anger, the presidency says.

The Fab Four and other famous faces - snapped by Harry Benson

Mon, 2014-01-27 17:10
Fifty years of famous figures - snapped by Harry Benson

When an elephant walked on the frozen River Thames

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:43
It is 200 years ago since the last frost fair took place on a frozen Thames. Could such hedonism be repeated today?

China's state-sponsored pop star

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:38
China wants a pop hit in the West and its big hope is Ruhan Jia

Mexico 'captures drug cartel leader'

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:33
Mexican forces have arrested one of the four leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel in the violence-wracked Michoacan state, officials say.

Pesticide linked to Alzheimer's

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:32
Exposure to a once widely used pesticide, DDT, may increase the chances of developing Alzheimer's disease, suggest US researchers.

EastEnders 'must reflect' London

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:31
BBC One's EastEnders must reflect "the modern world" and changes in London, having been "frozen in aspic" for too long, the soap's new boss says.

VIDEO: Tough choice for India manufacturing

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:28
India's manufacturing sector has been hit by higher interest rates, but policymakers say the measure is necessary to rein in inflation.

Equality rules at 'Sandhurst in the Sand'

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:23
How the UK's Afghanistan legacy may promote equality

US student 'set himself on fire'

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:19
A teenage student in the US state of Colorado has suffered severe burns after setting himself on fire in his high school cafeteria, authorities say.

VIDEO: London and Sheffield: A tale of two cities

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:15
The economic gap between London and cities in the rest of the UK, like Sheffield, has widened, according to new research.

VIDEO: Rare look inside fight against Taliban

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:07
The Afghan army's chief of staff says they will not lose ground to the Taliban after British troops leave at the end of 2014.

UN urges end to ransom payments

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:04
The UN Security Council approves a UK-drafted resolution urging countries to stop paying ransoms to kidnappers that fund terrorist groups.

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