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VIDEO: Protesters march on Pakistan parliament

August 20, 2014 - 1:36am
Anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are advancing towards parliament, breaching a designated secure zone in the capital Islamabad.

India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies

August 20, 2014 - 12:19am
Legendary Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar, who developed the Iyengar form of yoga, dies in the western city of Pune aged 95.

Lib Dems lift Rennard suspension

August 20, 2014 - 12:14am
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says the "party has changed" after Lord Rennard has his membership restored and disciplinary measures are dropped.

Liberia imposes curfew over Ebola

August 19, 2014 - 11:44pm
Liberia imposes a night-time curfew and quarantines a slum in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Brazilian rapist doctor rearrested

August 19, 2014 - 9:22pm
Police in Paraguay arrest a fugitive Brazilian fertility doctor, Roger Abdelmassih, convicted of sexually abusing 39 of his patients.

Mental health care 'in dark ages'

August 19, 2014 - 9:17pm
Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.

Food sanctions hit Russian shoppers' pockets

August 19, 2014 - 9:06pm
Food import ban begins to hit Russian shoppers

Second Missouri police killing

August 19, 2014 - 8:50pm
The police killing of a second black man in the St Louis area threatens to further raise tensions, 10 days after the killing of teenager Michael Brown.

Syrian conflict: Untold misery of child brides

August 19, 2014 - 8:41pm
Why Syrian refugees are marrying off their children

Chileans baffled by persistent bomb attacks

August 19, 2014 - 8:38pm
Series of bomb attacks rattles Santiago residents

The island that kids learn to leave

August 19, 2014 - 8:26pm
Why hundreds of thousands of people have left Ireland

Gaza truce ends amid fresh fighting

August 19, 2014 - 8:20pm
A truce between Israel and Gaza ends amid renewed air strikes and rocket fire, as negotiations in Cairo break up with no deal.

Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk'

August 19, 2014 - 8:17pm
Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a study of nearly 14,000 new mothers.

Rodriguez scores in Madrid derby

August 19, 2014 - 8:13pm
New signing James Rodriguez scores his first goal for Real Madrid but Raul Garcia levels the Super Cup score for Atletico.

VIDEO: Flying a vintage WW2 German plane

August 19, 2014 - 7:01pm
The Civil Aviation Agency is consulting on changes which would allow the owners of vintage planes to take paying passengers on flights.

VIDEO: Hacker conference - behind the scenes

August 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
From hacking cars to traffic lights - behind the scenes at a cyber-security conference, Def Con.

The man 'behind a million babies'

August 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
The man who says he's responsible for a million kids

VIDEO: Sad lament of Syrian child brides

August 19, 2014 - 6:45pm
There has been a sharp increase in the number of girls under 18, who have fled the conflict in Syria, being forced into early marriages, the United Nations has told the BBC.

Street battles rage in east Ukraine

August 19, 2014 - 6:37pm
Clashes are reported in the centre of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk as government forces try to close in on rebel strongholds.

Lib Dems lift Lord Rennard suspension

August 19, 2014 - 5:42pm
Former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard has the suspension of his party membership lifted after disciplinary proceedings against him are dropped.