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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.

Police want new child search powers

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:36
Police Scotland wants a new power to search children and young people for alcohol as part of a range of measures it believes are needed to replace consensual stop and searches.

Enriching the rich in the US?

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:28
Is the US economy now just enriching the rich, and has the land of opportunity created a society of haves and have-nots?

US 'at risk of mega-drought future'

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:18
The American Southwest and Central Plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years, new research finds.

Inflation 'boom time' - papers

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:18
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's prediction that falling oil prices will cause UK inflation to fall below zero is front-page news for many papers.

Obama holds cybersecurity summit

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:14
The US president and senior members of the security services are due to meet leading figures in the technology industry on Friday to discuss security.

VIDEO: Rio 2016 Olympic park construction

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:04
It is about 18 months until the start of Rio Olympics 2016, and construction of the new venues in the Olympic Park is well under way.

Woods needs 'magical guru' - Alliss

Thu, 2015-02-12 14:37
Tiger Woods needs to find a "magical guru" to overcome his troubles, says BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss.

VIDEO: Is it time to try to contact aliens?

Thu, 2015-02-12 14:16
A group of scientists says it is time to try to contact intelligent life in space.

Sydney suspect 'tried to join army'

Thu, 2015-02-12 14:01
One of two men charged with planning a terror act in Sydney tried to join the army two years ago out of love for Australia, his family says.

Xiaomi to open online US store

Thu, 2015-02-12 14:00
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.

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