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One Briton a fortnight helped to die

August 21, 2014 - 2:47am
An average of around one person per fortnight travels from the UK to Switzerland to receive help to take their own life, a new study suggests.

VIDEO: Foley parents 'haunted' by killing

August 21, 2014 - 2:33am
The parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by Islamic State militants, have spoken to journalists about their loss.

Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dies

August 21, 2014 - 2:25am
Ireland's former prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process, dies at the age of 81.

VIDEO: Search through mud for Japan survivors

August 21, 2014 - 1:44am
The number of people in Japan known to have been killed in landslides, triggered by torrential rain, has risen to 39.

VIDEO: How 1992 riots changed LA police

August 21, 2014 - 1:37am
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on how the police force changed after the riots there and what Missouri can learn from its experience.

Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

August 21, 2014 - 1:14am
Rescuers are still combing through the site of a landslide triggered on Wednesday by torrential rain in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture.

Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact

August 21, 2014 - 12:34am
US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

US military tried to free Foley

August 21, 2014 - 12:27am
A US secret military mission recently tried but failed to free American hostages in Syria, including murdered reporter James Foley, US officials say.

India court stays sisters' execution

August 21, 2014 - 12:10am
A court in India puts on hold the execution of two sisters convicted of murdering children they kidnapped and forced to beg and steal, a lawyer confirms.

Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

August 20, 2014 - 11:56pm
Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

UKIP outlines strategy on taxation

August 20, 2014 - 11:15pm
UKIP sets out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.

Australian winemaker reports a loss

August 20, 2014 - 9:47pm
Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market.

HP's sales inch up but profit falls

August 20, 2014 - 9:42pm
Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has reported a sharp fall in profit despite a rise in revenue helped by improved computer sales.

Attorney general meets Brown family

August 20, 2014 - 9:02pm
US Attorney General Eric Holder meets the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last week.

21% rise in sex offences on railways

August 20, 2014 - 8:59pm
The number of sexual offences reported on Britain's railways has risen by a fifth in a year, say British Transport Police.

Trigger decision: when police shoot

August 20, 2014 - 8:32pm
What really happens before a police officer fires his gun?

Botox may have cancer fighting role

August 20, 2014 - 8:18pm
Botox injections - beloved by those seeking a wrinkle-free complexion - may help fight cancer, early animal studies suggest.

Silva runs for Brazilian presidency

August 20, 2014 - 8:17pm
The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.

Tragedy puts Marina Silva at heart of Brazil campaign

August 20, 2014 - 7:59pm
Marina Silva - from rubber tapper to Brazilian presidential candidate

Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack

August 20, 2014 - 7:42pm
Hope fades for Syrians one year after chemical attack