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VIDEO: North America deep freeze hits east

Tue, 2014-01-07 11:54
A brutal blast of arctic air has settled over eastern North America, bringing dangerously low temperatures not seen in decades. Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Washington.

How to survive extreme cold

Tue, 2014-01-07 11:51
How to survive and thrive at -40C and lower

VIDEO: Taiwan man survives 60 hours in sea

Tue, 2014-01-07 11:39
A Taiwanese man has survived 60 hours in rough seas even though he did not know how to swim, local media report.

US Senate moves on jobless benefits

Tue, 2014-01-07 11:29
A bill to renew payments to 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans overcomes a key vote in the Senate but faces an uncertain path in the House.

Security boss jailed for torture

Tue, 2014-01-07 11:21
A 52-year-old security boss is jailed for seven years for the "inhumane torture" of a vulnerable man.

Veiled woman 'followed' acid victim

Tue, 2014-01-07 11:03
A jury is shown CCTV footage of a woman wearing a Muslim veil allegedly following the victim of an acid attack in east London the day of the attack.

Nuclear test debris 'persistent'

Tue, 2014-01-07 10:58
Radioactive particles from nuclear tests that took place decades ago persist in the upper atmosphere, a study suggests.

First chemical weapons leave Syria

Tue, 2014-01-07 10:40
The first consignment of chemical weapons materials leaves Syria on a Danish ship, as part of a UN-backed deal to destroy Syria's chemical arms.

Losing Walcott is a blow - Hodgson

Tue, 2014-01-07 10:14
England coach Roy Hodgson says losing Arsenal winger Theo Walcott for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is a blow.

CAR aid worker: We fear attack

Tue, 2014-01-07 10:00
An aid worker at a Catholic mission in Central African Republic tells the BBC he fears an imminent attack, while food supplies are running low for 3,000 refugees.

VIDEO: China smog 'turns air toxic grey'

Tue, 2014-01-07 09:38
Officials in China say they are confident green technology will help overcome the country's notoriously polluted air.

'No danger' over airport alert bag

Tue, 2014-01-07 09:35
Managers at Edinburgh Airport say the site has been declared safe following an alert over a passenger's baggage.

Iraq bodies decision 'unfortunate'

Tue, 2014-01-07 09:10
A decision to take Iraqi insurgents' bodies back to a British base after a firefight had "unfortunate" unforeseen consequences, the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry hears.

VIDEO: US snow: 'Indianapolis a ghost town'

Tue, 2014-01-07 09:03
ABC News reporter Ryan Owens said the Indianapolis governor told motorists on Monday it would be illegal to drive on interstate roads in the state of Indiana.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Tue, 2014-01-07 09:02
An attempt to boost research into mesothelioma is rejected by the Commons.

Syria rebel groups 'execute rivals'

Tue, 2014-01-07 09:01
Rebels from rival groups in north-west Syria are reported to have carried out mass killings amid an ongoing inter-rebel war, activists say.

Olympian Smith to make comeback

Tue, 2014-01-07 08:58
British gymnast Louis Smith is to resume training in an attempt to compete for England at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Turkey clears military over bombing

Tue, 2014-01-07 08:46
Turkish military prosecutors drop an investigation into the deaths of 34 Kurdish civilians in an air force bombing raid in 2011.

Shot PC 'made video death threat'

Tue, 2014-01-07 08:42
A policeman shot and blinded by gunman Raoul Moat threatened to hang himself on a video call while forcing his estranged wife to watch, an inquest hears.

British Museum buys Picasso linocuts

Tue, 2014-01-07 08:41
Two sets of unique Pablo Picasso linocuts, called Still Life under the Lamp and Jacqueline Reading, are acquired by the British Museum.

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