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VIDEO: Danish breakthrough with child obesity

November 12, 2014 - 6:24am
A Danish paediatrician claims to have made a significant breakthrough in the battle against childhood obesity.

VIDEO: Inside deadly sterilisation hospital

November 12, 2014 - 6:22am
The BBC's Yogita Limaye visits the "desolate" Indian hospital where 83 sterilisation operations were carried out, and after which 13 women died.

VIDEO: Inside deadly sterilisation hospital

November 12, 2014 - 6:22am
The BBC's Yogita Limaye visits the "desolate" Indian hospital where 83 sterilisation operations were carried out, and after which 13 women died.

Russia 'can't afford' to pay Capello

November 12, 2014 - 6:22am
The Russian Football Union admits they cannot afford to pay coach Fabio Capello's £7m salary.

Casualty star Rebekah Gibbs dies

November 12, 2014 - 6:21am
Former Casualty star Rebekah Gibbs has died, six years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Heavy artillery fire rocks Donetsk

November 12, 2014 - 6:16am
The rebel-held east Ukrainian city of Donetsk is shaken by artillery fire amid reports of new fighting near another rebel-held city, Luhansk.

Qatar 'failing' migrant workers

November 12, 2014 - 6:06am
Qatar is failing to tackle the abuse of migrant workers, Amnesty International warns, six months after work began on the World Cup 2022 stadiums.

VIDEO: India sterilisation survivors

November 12, 2014 - 6:05am
The BBC's Yogita Limaye visits a hospital in Bilaspur where women after recovering after undergoing botched sterilisation surgery in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

VIDEO: India sterilisation survivors

November 12, 2014 - 6:05am
The BBC's Yogita Limaye visits a hospital in Bilaspur where women after recovering after undergoing botched sterilisation surgery in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Russia to build Iran atomic reactors

November 12, 2014 - 6:02am
Russia agrees to build up to eight nuclear reactors in Iran, as a deadline approaches for agreement in talks on curbing Iran's nuclear programme.

Afghan opium levels hit record high

November 12, 2014 - 6:00am
Cultivation of opium poppies in Afghanistan hits new record levels in 2014 as Nato pulls out combat troops.

'World Cup win to eclipse Charlton'

November 12, 2014 - 5:55am
Captain Wayne Rooney says he will not be an England legend like Sir Bobby Charlton unless he wins the World Cup.

Mexico party offices set ablaze

November 12, 2014 - 5:40am
Mexicans angry at the handling of the investigations into the disappearance of 43 students attack a building of the governing PRI party.

Big Bang Theory's Mrs Wolowitz dies

November 12, 2014 - 5:23am
Actress Carol Ann Susi, best known for voicing the role of Mrs Wolowitz in sitcom The Big Bang Theory, dies at the age of 62.

Big Bang Theory's Mrs Wolowitz dies

November 12, 2014 - 5:23am
Actress Carol Ann Susi, best known for voicing the role of Mrs Wolowitz in sitcom The Big Bang Theory, dies at the age of 62.

VIDEO: Clashes at Poland independence march

November 12, 2014 - 4:57am
There have been clashes between police and far right nationalists on the streets of Poland's capital Warsaw.

'Twisted light' beamed across Vienna

November 12, 2014 - 4:57am
Physicists send a beam of twisted light 3km through the air above Vienna, transmitting information in this way for the very first time in the open air.

'Twisted light' beamed across Vienna

November 12, 2014 - 4:57am
Physicists send a beam of twisted light 3km through the air above Vienna, transmitting information in this way for the very first time in the open air.

Ronaldo denies Messi nickname slur

November 12, 2014 - 4:30am
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo denies claims that he has an obscene nickname for Barcelona rival Lionel Messi.

Indian 'hospital' where deadly sterilisation surgeries were done

November 12, 2014 - 4:19am
Inside India's deadly sterilisation clinic