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Ayckbourn voices live theatre fears

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:50
Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn expresses concerns that live screenings of plays in cinemas could spell trouble for other theatres.

Miami rejects Beckham's stadium site

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:43
The US city of Miami rejects former England football captain David Beckham's plans to build a football stadium on a city waterfront.

Student and gunman dead at US school

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:38
One student has been shot dead at a school in the US state of Oregon by a gunman who is also dead, police said.

Not just a game

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:35
Does 'recreating' disability help anyone at all?

Attitudes to alcohol pricing split

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:04
A study of Scotland's attitudes to alcohol suggests people are slightly more in favour of introducing minimum unit pricing than are against.

Scots firms targeted by cyber gangs

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:03
A BBC investigation discovers that Russian crime gangs have been targeting Scottish businesses in a series of cyber attacks.

The origins of Slender Man

Tue, 2014-06-10 16:51
What exactly is the Slender Man character?

Your great miscalculations

Tue, 2014-06-10 16:48
The man who paid £300,000 instead of £3,000

Call for urgency on plain cigarettes

Tue, 2014-06-10 16:37
Campaigners warn "time is running out" for no-brand cigarette packets to be agreed before the 2015 general election.

S Sudan rivals 'vow to end fighting'

Tue, 2014-06-10 16:30
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar have agreed to end fighting and form an interim government within 60 days, Ethiopia says.

Red meat 'linked to breast cancer'

Tue, 2014-06-10 16:24
Eating a lot of red meat in early adult life may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a US study.

World Cup scrapbook

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:58
And other World Cup legends from the past 84 years

VIDEO: E3: First look at Nintendo's new toys

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:54
BBC's Richard Taylor quizzes Nintendo about its new amiibo toys - figurines that unlock extra gameplay in compatible Wii U and 3Ds console titles.

In pictures: Yoga in Sierra Leone

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:41
Easing psychological effects of war

Don't extend statin use, say doctors

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:33
Proposals to extend the use of statins should be scrapped, according to a group of leading doctors and academics.

How to recover Iraq's second city

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:23
Why Mosul counts and how to get Sunni militants out

A messy 25-year-long nuclear clean-up

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:18
The US town still cleaning up nuclear waste 25 years on

Obama: Soul-searching needed on guns

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:16
President Barack Obama says no other developed nation would tolerate the level of gun violence plaguing the US, as he called for "soul-searching".

You mean you're not on holiday yet?

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:05
Who gets stuck with the shortest summer holidays?

VIDEO: Sexual violence in conflict

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:02
The numbers behind the world's sexual violence problem

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