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Top Gear 'regrets' Burma remark  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:49:27 GMT
The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism. 
President Obama: Knuckles lives on  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:07:51 GMT
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have written a to the friends and family of the late musician. 
Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed'  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:18:33 GMT
A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation. 
Graphene 'made with kitchen blender'  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:03:27 GMT
Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the wonder material graphene using a kitchen blender. 
Saudi health minister sacked  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:00:57 GMT
As Saudi Arabia dismisses its health minister, the Mers virus death toll continues to rise. 
Skin cancer rates 'surge since 70s'  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:32:58 GMT
The incidence of the most serious skin cancer is now five times higher than it was in the 1970s, figures show. 
Scholes returns to help coach Man Utd  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:09:39 GMT
Paul Scholes will assist long-time friend Ryan Giggs at Manchester United following the sacking of David Moyes. 
The man who takes troubled youths to therapy camp  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:06:17 GMT
As more and more families send their drug and alcohol-addicted kids to therapeutic wilderness camps in the US, more and more become acquainted with the shadowy figure known as the "escort." 
Rome's international community of the dead  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:14:42 GMT
Alan Johnston has been exploring a corner of Rome that always lies just a little beyond the world of Catholicism. 
Mali group says French hostage dead  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:17:22 GMT
Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead. 
VIDEO: Pakistan mobile network auction  Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:53:41 GMT
The BBC's Nosheen Abbas reports on Pakistan's first 3G and 4G auction and the boost it may give to the nation's economy. 
Malta criticised for mass bird shoot  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:51:59 GMT
A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters. 
Brazil ex-president 'not murdered'  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:03:10 GMT
Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered. 
Yemen identifying dead 'militants'  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:44:56 GMT
Yemen is carrying out DNA tests to identify suspected militants killed in air strikes in recent days, amid reports they include al-Qaeda leaders. 
Facebook boss wants women to act  Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:58:38 GMT
Facebook's highest-ranked woman says women need to take action to create a more equal world. 
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