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'Ebola-proof' tablet device developed

Thu, 2015-03-19 18:09
A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help doctors caring for patients with Ebola.

What should the UK do about foreign aid?

Thu, 2015-03-19 18:06
The UK is about to agree legislation committing it to ringfencing 0.7% of gross national income to international development spending. Prof Henrietta Moore on the way forward.

The people who are not guilty by reason of insanity

Thu, 2015-03-19 18:02
Louis Theroux meets people not guilty by reason of insanity

Russians count cost a year after Crimea

Thu, 2015-03-19 18:00
A year after Russia took over Crimea, Richard Galpin in Moscow meets people hit by economic crisis and counts the cost for Russians.

Acapulco struggles to shed violent image

Thu, 2015-03-19 17:47
Acapulco goes from Hollywood resort to crime hotspot

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-03-19 17:44
Which star's journey to Hollywood began in Ramsey Street?

Skywatchers await solar eclipse

Thu, 2015-03-19 17:26
Millions of people could witness the best solar eclipse in years in the UK and northern Europe later, with large areas set to go into deep shadow.

Obama urges 'historic' Iran deal

Thu, 2015-03-19 17:24
US President Barack Obama tells the Iranian people a nuclear deal presents a rare chance to transform the relationship between the two countries.

Cradle of 'Arab Spring' under threat

Thu, 2015-03-19 17:17
The BBC’s Aidan Lewis in Tunisia reports on the security challenges faced by the country in the wake of the deadly attack at the Bardo museum, which left 23 people dead.

Ex-Australian PM Fraser dies at 84

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:39
Malcolm Fraser, who was Australian prime minister between 1975 and 1983, has died following a brief illness.

VIDEO: Thein Sein on role of army in politics

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:26
Myanmar's president has told the BBC that the army will continue to play a key role in the move towards greater democracy.

Thein Sein: Army to keep key role

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:10
Myanmar's army will continue to play a key role in the move towards greater democracy, President Thein Sein has told the BBC's Jonah Fisher.

VIDEO: Bus tours of Karachi under armed guard

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:09
One man has decided to show that there is more to the violent Pakistan city of Karachi than crime and terror and started its first ever guided bus tour.

Clegg says Lib Dems ready for fight

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:08
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg tells the BBC any predictions of a Lib Dem "apocalypse" would be confounded.

Great war exhibition begins tour

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:07
Treasured heirlooms from two Dumfries families are added to a major touring exhibition reflecting on the Great War.

Football gives New Yorkers its best pitch

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:04
A new franchise hopes to woo New York's sports fans

The new rise of biometric banking

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:04
The rise and rise of biometric banking

Hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere...

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:03
How hydrogen could help decarbonise the world

Budget fallout and 1D future - papers

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:03
Some papers are still picking over George Osborne's pre-election Budget, while others question One Direction's future after Zayn Malik left the boyband's tour.

Hunting for Prince's vault

Thu, 2015-03-19 16:00
Does the pop enigma have a vault full of unreleased recordings?

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