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VIDEO: How the Panama Canal was built

Thu, 2014-08-07 15:02
BBC News tells the story of the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Syrian rebels 'leave Lebanese town'

Thu, 2014-08-07 09:13
Islamist rebels from Syria reportedly withdraw from the Lebanese border town of Arsal after days of fighting with the Lebanese army ended in a truce.

VIDEO: Trapping badgers 'vital' in TB fight

Thu, 2014-08-07 05:03
The government says its badger vaccination project in Gloucestershire is still a vital part of its plan to tackle bovine TB.

Day in pictures: 7 August 2014

Thu, 2014-08-07 04:41
24 hours of news photos: 7 August

Your pictures: Railways

Thu, 2014-08-07 01:52
Readers' photos on the theme of "railways"

Found Cambodian family portraits

Wed, 2014-08-06 23:15
Inside family albums in Cambodia

Winners of 2014 National Geographic Traveller Photography Contest

Wed, 2014-08-06 23:15
Winners of the National Geographic photo competition

Crossrail extension plans considered

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:58
Proposals to extend Crossrail to Hertfordshire are to be considered by the government, the transport secretary is expected to announce.

Murray defeats Kyrgios in Toronto

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:53
Andy Murray takes just 54 minutes to defeat Australia's Nick Kyrgios in his first match at the Rogers Cup.

Watson shocks Cibulkova in Montreal

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:51
Heather Watson books a third-round Rogers Cup clash with Victoria Azarenka after defeating Dominika Cibulkova.

Nato Newport summit's road closures

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:45
Details of road closures around the Celtic Manor which will host September's Nato summit of world leaders are announced as work to erect over 12 miles (20 km) of security fencing starts.

Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:24
Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal convicts two top Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and jails them for life.

Activist meets 'stolen grandson'

Wed, 2014-08-06 20:51
Argentine human rights activist Estela Carlotto is reunited with her long-lost grandson after discovering his whereabouts earlier this week.

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