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VIDEO: Life as Cannes concierge to the stars

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:41
Concierge to the stars at the film festival

Nature inspires flying robot design

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:32
Engineers and biologists are working together to create the next generation of nature-inspired flying robots.

VIDEO: Fast food workers want 'living wage'

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:31
US fast food workers have joined colleagues in countries including Indonesia, France, and Brazil to stage a global walk-out in protest about wages and working conditions.

Can we 'green' our toxic buildings?

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:30
Can technology 'green' our homes and offices?

VIDEO: Why doctors are simulating the heart

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:29
Rory Cellan-Jones looks at how software is helping doctors to improve treatments, by using "virtual patients".

VIDEO: Nature inspires flying robot design

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:23
Engineers and biologists are working together to create the next generation of nature-inspired flying robots.

Bloomsbury's forgotten novel

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:18
The Bloomsbury Group's forgotten Sri Lankan novel

Whole nine yards of what?

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:13
Where does the term 'whole nine yards' come from?

Student helps child soldiers recover

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:04
A toy designed by a Scottish student is being used to help child soldiers recover from the stresses of war.

Kidney dialysis machine for babies

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:02
Italian scientists have designed a dialysis machine specifically to treat babies with acute kidney failure, which they say could improve treatment.

One hundred years of Leica cameras

Thu, 2014-05-22 15:01
100 years of famous images from a famous camera

Rooney 'ready' to captain Man Utd

Thu, 2014-05-22 14:52
Wayne Rooney hopes to be named Man Utd captain, despite reports suggesting Robin van Persie will be handed the armband.

Former Guatemala president sentenced

Thu, 2014-05-22 14:39
A court in New York sentences former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo to five years and 10 months in jail for taking bribes from Taiwan.

Natasha McShane's attacker jailed

Thu, 2014-05-22 14:33
A man found guilty of the attempted murder of County Armagh woman Natasha McShane and her friend Stacy Jurich in Chicago four years ago, is sentenced to 90 years in jail.

NI21 leadership speak about rift

Thu, 2014-05-22 14:29
The deputy leader of NI21 says a public rift within the party is because he instigated an external investigation into rumours relating to the party leader Basil McCrea.

VIDEO: UK fracking 'could yield billion barrels'

Thu, 2014-05-22 14:21
A government report on fracking is set to announce that a potentially huge supply of untapped energy is located below the surface of the earth in southern England.

Donovan dropped from US squad

Thu, 2014-05-22 14:13
LA Galaxy striker Landon Donovan is cut from the United States squad for the World Cup, but Jozy Altidore keeps his spot.

Controversial Indian ring auctioned

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:58
A ring belonging to an 18th Century Indian ruler has been sold at an auction in London amid criticism from heritage groups.

Dutch and UK vote in Euro elections

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:07
Polls close in the UK and the Netherlands after the first of four days of voting in EU-wide European Parliament elections.

Jordan stars as England beat Sri Lanka

Thu, 2014-05-22 13:02
Chris Jordan impresses with bat and ball as England beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs in the first match of the one-day series.
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