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The 16-year-old 'Pocket Rocket' who dazzled Glasgow

Fri, 2014-08-01 16:22
How 4ft 5in gymnast Claudia Fragapane won four Commonwealth golds with dynamic, bubbly, street-dance inspired routines.

Colorado's marijuana 'Green Rush'

Fri, 2014-08-01 16:08
On a limo-driven VIP pot tour in Colorado

VIDEO: Essure birth control unsafe - Brockovich

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:49
Erin Brockovich is among the leading voices claiming pharmaceutical giant Bayer's Essure sterilisation procedure has injured thousands of women.

BMJ 'right' in statins claims row

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:25
An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it ran on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.

The boy on a beach with an RPG

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:12
Shock at a video of a boy on a beach firing an RPG

Seven singular sports from the Victorian era

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:07
Author Jeremy Clay on seven singular sports from the Victorian era

Bolt helps Jamaica reach 4x100m final

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:04
Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, starts his Glasgow 2014 campaign by helping Jamaica reach the men's 4x100m relay final.

The next silicon revolution?

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:01
The element that gives us glass, chips and cheap solar power

Uber taxi app 'competing unfairly'

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:44
The Uber taxi app is "competing unfairly" with London's black cabs, senior Labour MP Margaret Hodge says.

VIDEO: GM fund chief: 'Heart-wrenching' process

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:42
The chief of the GM compensation fund says the process of meeting families of victims is "heart-wrenching"

VIDEO: Cyber extortion a growing threat

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:04
Newsnight's David Grossman reports on the growing threat to technology companies posed by cyber extortionists.

Ebola spreading too fast - WHO

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:03
The Ebola outbreak is spreading faster than efforts to control it, the head of the World Health Organization tells West African leaders.

Usain Bolt slur denial at Games debut

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:44
Usain Bolt again denies making disparaging remarks about Glasgow 2014 as he makes first track appearance.

VIDEO: Inside the gutted homes of Gaza

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:42
Ian Pannell reports from Gaza city where people returned to their devastated homes to salvage their belongings during a brief ceasefire.

Hundreds attend fracking meeting

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:42
Hundreds of people attend a public meeting to discuss fracking in County Fermanagh.

MH17 crash team finds human remains

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:38
A team of 70 Dutch and Australian forensic experts finds human remains at the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine as fighting continues.

VIDEO: Usain Bolt's message for Gabby Logan

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:34
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt delivers a message to BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan shortly after steering his country to victory in their 4x100m heat.

Gaza truce fails as Israeli 'seized'

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:33
Israeli forces search for a soldier believed captured and 53 Gazans are killed in fighting that ended a short-lived humanitarian truce in Gaza.

Tech firms hit by cyber extortion

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:30
Tech firms hit by threats to take them offline

Judge urges Argentina default talks

Fri, 2014-08-01 13:29
In the first hearing since Argentina defaulted on its debts, US judge Thomas Griesa calls for negotiations to be resumed urgently.
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