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Will men ever live as long as women?

Wed, 2015-04-29 23:00
New research from Imperial College London suggests the gender gap between men and women's life expectancies is narrowing. But why does the gap exist?

Ko to donate to Nepal quake relief

Wed, 2015-04-29 22:56
World number one Lydia Ko will donate any prize money she earns this week to a Nepal earthquake disaster relief fund.

BA owner sees first-quarter profit

Wed, 2015-04-29 22:54
IAG, the airline group that includes British Airways and Iberia, reports a profit in the first quarter of the year for the first time.

Thursday's gossip column

Wed, 2015-04-29 22:25
Arsenal ban player's mother, Paris St-Germain to pay £45m for Angel Di Maria, Marseille consider Patrick Vieira plus more.

£44m brain imaging centre milestone

Wed, 2015-04-29 21:53
A new £44m brain research imaging centre in Cardiff reaches an important milestone.

Reports of shots fired at parked car

Wed, 2015-04-29 21:49
Police in Londonderry are investigating reports that shots were fired at a parked car.

Midwives to stage strike action

Wed, 2015-04-29 21:41
Midwives in Northern Ireland are to stage a four-hour strike action on Thursday in a dispute over pay.

VIDEO: 'I take a look inside my brain'

Wed, 2015-04-29 21:39
BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke tests one of the scanners at a £44m brain research imaging centre.

Teenager killed in M1 motorway crash

Wed, 2015-04-29 21:26
A man in his late teens is killed in a crash on the M1 motorway.

Voters question Wood in TV special

Wed, 2015-04-29 21:16
Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood faces voters' questions as part of a series of BBC television election programmes featuring party leaders.

VIDEO: Britons return from Nepal ordeal

Wed, 2015-04-29 20:31
A plane carrying 120 British people caught up in the Nepal earthquake has arrived back in the UK.

British quake survivors return to UK

Wed, 2015-04-29 20:06
A plane carrying 120 Britons caught up in the Nepal earthquake arrives back in the UK, as the Foreign Office investigates reports a second Briton has died.

Freddie Gray protests in US cities

Wed, 2015-04-29 19:40
Protests are taking place in several US cities over Freddie Gray, whose death from injuries sustained in police custody has stoked unrest in Baltimore.

UN 'regret' at Indonesia executions

Wed, 2015-04-29 19:12
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expresses "deep regret" over the execution of eight people in Indonesian for drug crimes.

Vietnam marks 40 years since war

Wed, 2015-04-29 19:02
Vietnam commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end of the war, when the North took control of Ho Chi Minh City, then called Saigon.

The women of the Chinese internet remain defiant

Wed, 2015-04-29 18:20
Has the arrest of the "Feminist Five" silenced online debate about women's issues in China?

Salvage operation at fire-hit mansion

Wed, 2015-04-29 18:15
Efforts are under way to save "irreplaceable" antiques at an 18th Century stately home after parts of it are gutted in a huge blaze.

A Chinese businessman's awkward English

Wed, 2015-04-29 18:04
The perils of speaking a foreign tongue

VIDEO: India's tense relationship with NGOs

Wed, 2015-04-29 17:51
India is cracking down on foreign-funded NGOs, with nearly 9,000 seeing their registration cancelled. Pratiksha Ghildial reports.

What will happen after 8 May?

Wed, 2015-04-29 17:23
May the 8th is not the end of the argument about the purpose and worth of politics, only the beginning.

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