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VIDEO: How did TransAsia GE235 crash?

Fri, 2015-02-06 22:26
Investigators are trying to establish why a TransAsia Airlines plane crashed in Taiwan, leaving 35 people dead.

Painting sale sets $300m record

Fri, 2015-02-06 21:11
A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Gauguin is sold for nearly $300m, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.

Leaders to put peace plan to Ukraine

Fri, 2015-02-06 20:27
The leaders of Russia, France and Germany agree in Moscow to work on a peace blueprint they will put to Ukraine's president on Sunday.

Supermarkets urged to move daffodils

Fri, 2015-02-06 20:23
Supermarkets are urged by health officials to move daffodils away from their traditional location near fruit and vegetables - in case they are mistaken for food.

Why do rugby fans sing a slave song?

Fri, 2015-02-06 19:30
Why do rugby fans sing a slave song?

Rare Ferrari sells for 14m euros

Fri, 2015-02-06 18:43
A rare Ferrari sports car that was found rusting in a French farmhouse under a pile of old magazines sells for 14.2m euros at auction.

Reward paid for 'Fast Eddie' tip-off

Fri, 2015-02-06 18:31
A woman who tipped off police about a fugitive who fled to the United States for nearly 20 years is paid a five-figure reward.

Venezuela seizes supermarket chain

Fri, 2015-02-06 17:44
The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, orders the takeover of a private supermarket chain by the state food agency.

Bombings go beyond Ukraine battle zone

Fri, 2015-02-06 17:14
Bombings target Ukraine's military installations, transport infrastructure and civilian facilities.

World premiere of Vivaldi's earliest known work

Fri, 2015-02-06 16:30
Composer's earliest known work is premiered in Florence

Gulf states appeal over Yemen crisis

Fri, 2015-02-06 16:29
Gulf Arab states call for a stronger international response to Yemen after Shia Houthi rebels announce they are taking over government.

British hopefuls ready for Baftas

Fri, 2015-02-06 16:24
Who might win at Sunday's film awards?

'Daughter's poo made me obese'

Fri, 2015-02-06 16:19
A woman has dramatically gained weight after a stool transplant from her daughter, US doctors report.

VIDEO: Photographing your loves and fears

Fri, 2015-02-06 16:12
The photographer who captures loves and fears

VIDEO: Are most artists one-hit wonders?

Fri, 2015-02-06 15:53
Does Harper Lee prove most artists are one-hit wonders, asks Will Gompertz in his weekly video blog

A good death in Kinshasa

Fri, 2015-02-06 15:49
Putting the fun into funerals in Kinshasa as taboos fade

England win a massive boost - Dawson

Fri, 2015-02-06 15:31
Sir Clive Woodward, Jonathan Davies, Matt Dawson and Rob Jones have their say on the Six Nations opener in Cardiff.

The new Palestinian city that lacks only one thing

Fri, 2015-02-06 15:13
The Palestinian tycoon who built a city that lacks only one thing

Maps that shaped the world

Fri, 2015-02-06 15:10
The story behind five maps that shaped the word

Labour's women board members plan

Fri, 2015-02-06 15:09
Scottish Labour says it will ensure that at least half of the board members of public bodies in Scotland are women if it wins the next election.

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