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VIDEO: What is a zawn, sunwheel and shiver?

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:02
Are there 1,000 words for the British landscape?

VIDEO: Venezuela's utopian socialist city

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:01
Margarita Fornica shows BBC News around the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's utopian socialist city, Ciudad Caribia.

VIDEO: Bowe Bergdahl's hometown divided

Tue, 2014-06-10 14:52
The hometown of a US soldier is coming to terms with the backlash sparked by his release, exchanged for five detainees in Guantanamo Bay after five years in Taliban captivity.

England assess Welbeck thigh injury

Tue, 2014-06-10 14:48
England will give an update on Danny Welbeck's fitness on Wednesday after the striker suffered a thigh problem in training.

Circus employees protest in Mexico

Tue, 2014-06-10 14:00
Circus employees protest in Mexico City against a ban on using animals, saying the legislation will leave them and their animals unemployed.

VIDEO: Militants seize Iraq's second city

Tue, 2014-06-10 13:54
Iraq's prime minister asks parliament to declare a state of emergency after militants take control of the country's second city, Mosul.

Hardaker banned for homophobic abuse

Tue, 2014-06-10 13:49
Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker is given a five-match ban after being found guilty of homophobic abuse.

VIDEO: Queues round block at Clinton launch

Tue, 2014-06-10 13:37
People queued around the block in Manhattan on Tuesday to catch a glimpse of Hillary Clinton at the launch of her book Hard Choices.

No extra pressure as champion - Rose

Tue, 2014-06-10 13:32
Justin Rose says there is no extra pressure on him as defending champion at the US Open starting on Thursday.

Lowry painting auctioned for £2.3m

Tue, 2014-06-10 13:08
A painting by LS Lowry - described by Sotheby's as one of his "most exciting works" - is sold at auction for £2.3 million.

Mickelson keen to end US Open hoodoo

Tue, 2014-06-10 12:46
Phil Mickelson admits trying to win the US Open for the first time has created extra pressure for this year's event.

Ukraine to let civilians leave east

Tue, 2014-06-10 12:43
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko orders the creation of humanitarian corridors for civilians to escape areas of the east hit by conflict.

May rejects passport crisis claims

Tue, 2014-06-10 12:17
Theresa May rejects claims of a crisis in the passport applications system despite "unprecedented" demand.

Screening marks 50 years of Zulu

Tue, 2014-06-10 12:16
Zulu Prince Mangosuthu Buthelez is among those attending the 50th anniversary screening along with Prince Harry.

FN rift grows in 'anti-Semitism' row

Tue, 2014-06-10 12:11
The founder of France's National Front (FN) hits out at his daughter, Marine Le Pen, in a row over a remark condemned as anti-Semitic.

US investigates friendly-fire deaths

Tue, 2014-06-10 11:46
US military officials investigate the reported friendly-fire incident in southern Afghanistan that killed five American soldiers and two Afghans.

PM backs drive for 'British values'

Tue, 2014-06-10 11:42
Plans for schools in England to promote "British values" are likely to have overwhelming support of people in the UK, the prime minister says.

'Vanishing spray can make a visible difference'

Tue, 2014-06-10 11:36
Referee Howard Webb says a new 'toy' being used at the 2014 Fifa World Cup could lead to more goals from set-pieces.

Police criticism for hammer attack

Tue, 2014-06-10 11:30
South Wales Police face criticism for failings after a woman was attacked with a claw hammer by a violent partner, despite her warnings to officers.

Militants seize Iraq's second city

Tue, 2014-06-10 11:18
Iraq's prime minister asks parliament to declare a state of emergency after militants take control of the country's second city, Mosul.

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