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10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-08-29 17:52
Yawning is contagious for wolves, and other nuggets.
Categories: International News

VIDEO: Displaced and desperate: Syrians seek refuge

Fri, 2014-08-29 15:58
The United Nations Refugee Agency says Syria is the "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era", with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes.
Categories: International News

Iceland lowers volcano ash alert

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:53
The Icelandic Met Office lowers its aviation warning from red to orange near the Bardarbunga volcano, which saw an eruption begin overnight.
Categories: International News

Everton handed tough European draw

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:51
Everton play Lille and Wolfsburg, Tottenham face Besiktas, and Celtic take on Salzburg in the Europa League group stages.
Categories: International News

Nato accuses Russia over Ukraine

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:41
Nato accuses Russia of a "blatant violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty, saying it is engaged in direct military operations to support rebels.
Categories: International News

Rwanda murder plotters found guilty

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:35
Four men are found guilty of trying to murder Rwanda's former army chief, Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, in South Africa in June 2010.
Categories: International News

Parents snatch ill boy, 5, from ward

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:30
The health of a five-year-old boy snatched from hospital without consent by his parents will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system runs out later, police say.
Categories: International News

Tesco shares drop on profit warning

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:25
Shares in the struggling supermarket Tesco fall to an 11-year low after the group cut its profit forecast and dividend.
Categories: International News

Pakistan army to mediate in protest

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:21
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.
Categories: International News

Health cuts could be 'catastrophic'

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:16
Potential cuts to the health service outlined in a paper seen by the BBC could be "catastrophic" to patient care, a Northern Ireland GP says.
Categories: International News

Banks to reopen 2.5m PPI claims

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:06
Banks and card companies will reopen 2.5 million PPI mis-selling complaints amid claims of underpayment and rejection of compensation.
Categories: International News

Rail regulator probes Longleat crash

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:04
A miniature train accident at Longleat Adventure Park is being investigated by the rail watchdog, the BBC learns.
Categories: International News

Tory MPs rule out further defections

Fri, 2014-08-29 14:00
A string of Eurosceptic Tory MPs rule out following Douglas Carswell to UKIP as it emerges eight of them discussed the possibility with a top party official.
Categories: International News

Many areas 'lack out-of-school care'

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:53
A report suggests large areas of the country are not providing enough out-of-school childcare for primary-age children.
Categories: International News

Arrest over octogenarian car crash

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:53
An 85-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of driving a car at another octogenarian in a Lancashire village.
Categories: International News

Biggest Japan defence budget sought

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:45
Japan's defence ministry has requested its biggest ever budget amid severe tensions with China over a maritime dispute in the East China Sea.
Categories: International News

World War One: Industrial innovation and suspicion

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:34
What industry learned from World War One
Categories: International News

Has the humble password had its day?

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:33
What new techniques can reliably establish our identities?
Categories: International News

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:31
Malaysia Airlines is to cut 6,000 staff as part of recovery plan after being hit by two air disasters this year.
Categories: International News

Robot printer 'comes to your desk'

Fri, 2014-08-29 13:30
Fuji Xerox develops robotic printer that can move around a lounge or office to bring documents to the person who printed them.
Categories: International News