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US-China tensions rise over Beijing's 'Great Wall of Sand'

Thu, 2015-05-28 17:19
The US is expected to have tough words with China at a regional security meeting, over Beijing's building activities in the South China Sea, says Jonathan Marcus.

Pilgrimage to the mountains

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:53
Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.

Gearing up for the big lift

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:47
How to remove a 24,000-tonne oil platform from the North Sea

How gang violence is spreading fear in El Salvador

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:46
Gang violence on the rise again in El Salvador

Alloy bounces back 10 million times

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:25
Engineers produce a "shape memory alloy" that can pop back into shape more than 10 million times, shattering previous records for this type of material.

Latin Americans open Fifa enquiries

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:19
Brazil begins investigations into possible Fifa corruption there, as an Argentine judge issues warrants for three businessmen wanted by the US.

Presiding officer to retire as MSP

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:18
Holyrood's presiding officer Tricia Marwick announces she will step down as an MSP at next year's Scottish election.

Legionnaires widow's compost warning

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:16
The widow of the first Scot to contract Legionnaire's disease from compost makes an emotional plea for stronger warning labels on bags.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:07
What's brought down crime by the seaside?

Smoking ban 'cuts child illness'

Thu, 2015-05-28 16:06
The ban on smoking in public places - which came into force in 2007 in England - has cut child hospital admissions by some 11,000 a year, research suggests.

Cameron and Merkel in EU reform talks

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:50
David Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks.

Reaction to Fifa crisis continues

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:50
The fall-out from the corruption crisis engulfing Fifa carries on, with calls for a World Cup boycott and president Sepp Blatter vowing to stay.

VIDEO: Can art keep ex-prisoners out of jail?

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:19
Can art help keep former prisoners out of jail?

VIDEO: Soweto fashion takes to the catwalk

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:18
Self taught designer Collen Monnakgotla speaks to the BBC about his fashion show.

State school intake up at Cambridge

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:12
The proportion of state school pupils admitted to Cambridge University rose slightly last year to 62.2%, according to figures published by the university.

Sugar warning over fruit snacks

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:02
Many supposedly "healthy" fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.

North Korean hackers 'could kill'

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:00
Pyongyang's hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector warns.

Fifa to vote on Blatter v Prince Ali

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:00
The vote to elect Fifa's president takes place on Friday as Prince Ali bin al-Hussein challenges current chief Sepp Blatter.

VIDEO: Balloons take tech war to North Korea

Thu, 2015-05-28 15:00
BBC Click's Dave Lee meets the activists sending anti-North Korean material into the country by balloon

'Ten killed' by Baghdad car bombs

Thu, 2015-05-28 14:22
Ten dead in twin bomb attacks outside central Baghdad hotels, say Iraqi police