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Why are we suspicious of Friday 13th?

Thu, 2015-02-12 20:05
Did this man invent a new superstition by accident?

Amanda Knox 'to marry' musician

Thu, 2015-02-12 20:02
Amanda Knox, the former US student who was convicted in Italy over the murder of her British flatmate, is engaged to marry a musician, reports say.

VIDEO: 'Everything was consumed by flames'

Thu, 2015-02-12 19:50
Seventy years on, a survivor of the World War Two raid on the German city of Dresden recounts her night of horror.

Jackie Chan's son released from jail

Thu, 2015-02-12 19:30
Jaycee Chan, the son of movie star Jackie Chan, has been released after six months in prison in China for a drug offence.

The growing impact of the Polish vote

Thu, 2015-02-12 19:17
Growing numbers of Polish residents in the UK are applying for British citizenship, allowing them to vote in the general election, says Sanchia Berg.

EU anti-establishment parties rise

Thu, 2015-02-12 19:13
Is the rise of anti-establishment parties in the EU down to their radical policies or mainstream political disillusionment, asks Prof Archie Brown?

IS attacks Iraqi town near US base

Thu, 2015-02-12 19:02
Islamic State militants launch an attack on a town in Iraq's Anbar province, close to an airbase that is home to some 300 US marines.

Abuse inquiry 'should cover whole UK'

Thu, 2015-02-12 18:59
The government is being urged to extend the scope of the historical child sexual abuse inquiry to also cover Scotland and Northern Ireland.

'Dozens killed' in Myanmar fighting

Thu, 2015-02-12 18:43
Nearly 50 soldiers are killed in three days of fighting between government troops and Kokang ethnic rebels in Myanmar, state media reports.

Kobane: Assessing the devastation

Thu, 2015-02-12 18:08
Satellite images show fury of fight with Islamic State

Oil firm leaves after Peru protests

Thu, 2015-02-12 18:01
An Argentine oil company says it is withdrawing from an area of the Peruvian Amazon after four days of protests against environmental damage.

VIDEO: Chaos at Zuma parliament protest

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:49
Scuffles break out in South Africa's parliament following a protest during President Jacob Zuma's annual State of the Nation speech.

Screen name 'key to online dating'

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:44
Using a playful screen name, starting with a letter near the beginning of the alphabet, could be the key to online dating success, a study suggests.

Decoding North Korea's fish and mushroom slogans

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:40
Alison Gee studies North Korea's new batch of political slogans, quite a few of which mention food.

Conservation concern for UK insects

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:31
More than 30 British insect species have been classified as in danger of extinction, due to pollution and habitat loss.

Turkey challenges Obama on murders

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:16
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises US President Barack Obama for his silence over the murder of three Muslim students in the US.

Could fining parents cut childhood obesity?

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:45
Should parents of obese children be punished?

The Jon Stewart school of comedy

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:35
The Jon Stewart apprentices who are now stars

The ski school that defied the Taliban

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:11
The ski school the Taliban couldn't wipe out

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:05
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.