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Fish-eating spiders 'widespread'

Wed, 2014-06-18 13:00
Scientists have discovered that a number of spider species catch and eat fish.

VIDEO: 'Children are thrown into our arms'

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:52
Lieutenant Giuseppe Bisceglia of the Italian Navy tells the BBC's Matthew Price about the dramatic rescue missions to help Libyan migrant boat passengers, in trouble on the open sea.

Turkey sentences 1980 coup leaders

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:44
Turkey gives life sentences to the two surviving leaders of the 1980 coup, former army head Kenan Evren and ex-air chief Tahsin Sahinkaya.

VIDEO: Hands-on with Amazon's Fire Phone

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:38
The BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor takes a first look at Amazon's Fire Phone.

Tomkins rejoins Wigan from Saracens

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:38
Dual-code international Joel Tomkins returns to rugby league side Wigan Warriors after three years in rugby union with Saracens.

US central bank cuts growth forecast

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:35
The US Federal Reserve cuts its growth forecast for 2014 because of the unexpectedly harsh winter and trims back its stimulus programme.

Iraq: Twitter Q&A with John Simpson

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:27
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson answers your questions

VIDEO: Cancer missed in botched smear test

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:03
A hospital apologises to a Cheshire a woman after she was wrongly given the all-clear after a smear test.

Redskins team trademarks cancelled

Wed, 2014-06-18 12:01
The US patent office cancels the Washington Redskins trademarks, finding the football team's name disparages Native Americans.

Amazon Fire Phone offers 3D effects

Wed, 2014-06-18 11:42
Amazon unveils its first smartphone, which can change the perspective of an image depending on how the owner moves their head.

The goddess who still has to do homework

Wed, 2014-06-18 11:35
The living goddess who still has to do homework

Patients' 200-mile bed trek concern

Wed, 2014-06-18 11:20
Some mental health patients in Suffolk and Norfolk are having to travel more than 200 miles (321km) for a bed, it emerges.

Ronaldo limps out of Portugal training

Wed, 2014-06-18 11:18
Cristiano Ronaldo limps out of training with ice on his knee amid fears about his participation in the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Eleven-year-old Li will play US Open

Wed, 2014-06-18 11:15
Eleven-year-old Lucy Li will become the US Women's Open's youngest qualifier as the event visits the men's venue Pinehurst.

VIDEO: 'Explosion' in child online sex abuse

Wed, 2014-06-18 11:13
The online trade in images that show child sex abuse is now "an epidemic", the head of the global initiative to combat the problem has warned.

Man held in Barbados murder probe

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:43
A man is arrested after a British former soldier was stabbed to death on the Caribbean island of Barbados.

VIDEO: Iraq's special forces 'ready for ISIS'

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:09
Jonathan Beale reports from Baghdad, where security forces say they are ready to ''take on'' ISIS militants.

Pennetta win is Watson's 'best ever'

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:00
British number one Heather Watson reaches the Eastbourne quarter-finals with her "biggest ever" win but Johanna Konta loses.

VIDEO: Highlights: Australia 2-3 Netherlands

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:52
The Netherlands fight back from 2-1 down to claim a hard-fought 3-2 win over Australia in their Group B match in Porto Alegre.

Spain's Juan Carlos signs abdication

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:41
The reign of King Juan Carlos of Spain enters its final hours as he signs the bill on his abdication and the succession of his son, Prince Felipe.
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