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Footballer sorry over 'bomb' costume

Wed, 2014-01-08 19:53
Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling says sorry for his "insensitive" decision to dress up as a suicide bomber at a fancy dress party.

Bereaved workers 'need more support'

Wed, 2014-01-08 19:29
Employees who suffer a bereavement are being "failed" by the lack of support they get at work, the National Council for Palliative Care says.

The secret history of fashion laws

Wed, 2014-01-08 18:16
How governments have sought to tell us what to wear

Bacteria linked to premature birth

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:55
A major cause of premature births - where waters break too soon, triggering labour - may be caused by specific bacteria, according to research.

Animals' contagious Mexican wave

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:44
Prairie dogs perform a contagious "Mexican wave" which researchers think helps them to look out for predators.

EU bee shortage threatens crops

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:41
Europe's honeybees are struggling to keep crops pollinated because of a growing demand for biofuel.

Great whites 'live for 70 years'

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:41
One of the ocean's great predators - the great white shark - lives significantly longer than was previously thought, with animals capable of getting into their 70s.

The unequal battle over West Africa's rich fish stocks

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:26
The unequal battle over fishing rights off West Africa

Moody's cuts Qantas credit rating

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:12
Moody's becomes the second ratings agency to downgrade the credit rating of Qantas to below investment grade.

Two conjoined whales found in Mexico

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:12
Mexican officials say fishermen have found two 'exceptionally rare' conjoined gray whale calves in Baja California.

Wirelessly charged bus hits UK roads

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:06
Meet the UK's newest buses, powered wirelessly

The real story of 12 Years a Slave

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:04
The real story behind 12 Years a Slave

VIDEO: Netflix boss is focused on content

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:02
The chief executive of subscription video-streaming site Netflix, Reed Hastings, tells the BBC that his firm is more focused on content than profits.

The rise of the young non-drinkers

Wed, 2014-01-08 16:59
UK teenagers might have a reputation for binge drinking, but in reality the number of young people consuming alcohol has declined sharply. Why?

Asylum policy: 'No comment'

Wed, 2014-01-08 16:59
Jon Donnison on Australia's asylum policy

Lib Dem MP Don Foster to stand down

Wed, 2014-01-08 16:49
Don Foster, the Liberal Democrat MP for Bath, announces he will stand down at the next general election.

Can horses survive in the city?

Wed, 2014-01-08 16:44
Is it farewell to New York's horse community?

The door to another age

Wed, 2014-01-08 16:11
A plague of dragonflies and violent movies - St Petersburg 1914

A child's right to die?

Wed, 2014-01-08 16:11
Belgium legalised the right to euthanasia for adults in 2002. Now the Senate has voted to extend the law to terminally ill children.

'Unique' bird migration discovered

Wed, 2014-01-08 16:10
A tracking device which weighs less than a paperclip helps scientists uncover one of the world's great bird migrations.

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