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Gunther, Christine and Otto

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:41
How a man, a woman and a car fell in love, and hit the road...

Terror four police given more time

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:35
Anti-terror police are given an extra five days to question four men held on suspicion of plotting an attack on the UK.

VIDEO: Is there a strategy for IS strikes?

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:13
As Islamic State fighters renew their advance on Kobane, Newsnight's Mark Urban asks if there is a 'whole strategy' for the US-led coalition's air strikes.

Renewed IS push amid US warning

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:11
Islamic State fighters renew their advance in the Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane, as the US warns that air strikes alone cannot save it.

'War on Ebola'

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:03
The West's response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa - and whether it has been timely enough in its actions - is Thursday's big story.

Why do Chinese pupils do so well?

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:46
Why do Chinese pupils do so well in schools all around the world?

'Momentum slows' in housing market

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:45
Momentum in the UK housing market has faded with house price growth slowing to the same level as 16 months ago, surveyors say.

English football has biggest deficit

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:40
England has the biggest trade deficit in the world football transfer market at £379m, according to a report from Barclays.

Number of UK High Street shops falls

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:39
The number of shops on the High Street declined dramatically in the first nine months of this year, a survey suggests.

VIDEO: IS beaten back in Iraq by airstrikes

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:30
RAF airstrikes at the beginning of October helped Kurdish forces fight Islamic State out of one of their strongholds in Iraq.

The scenic route to your happy place

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:28
Do you live in a city that can literally make you happy?

VIDEO: Headgear measures city stimulation

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:28
A company is testing out headgear that measures brain response to the stimulation of the city.

VIDEO: How to build a 'cat camera'

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:25
The BBC team who made cat cameras for The Secret Life of the Cat explain the technology behind the show.

Borders railway track laying begins

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:24
Track laying is under way on the multi-million pound rail link between the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh.

Homebuyers set for budget boost

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:11
Homebuyers could be in for a boost when Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney announces details of a new tax to replace stamp duty.

The battle to make Tommy the chimp a person

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:08
The fight to declare this chimpanzee a "person" in law

VIDEO: Muhammad Ali the family man

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:05
New documentary seeks to paint an intimate documentary portrait of Muhammad Ali with interviews with family members as well as the former boxer's home audio recordings.

Could a machine be your boss one day?

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:04
Could an algorithm run your business better?

'Easy' games pose England challenges

Wed, 2014-10-08 15:02
England's Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia should be foregone conclusions but they offer tests of a different kind.

England could vacate Wembley in 2018

Wed, 2014-10-08 14:28
England could play some home games away from Wembley in 2018 if an NFL team sets up home at the national stadium.