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VIDEO: Is Rio 2016 on schedule?

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 00:04
It is about 18 months until the start of Rio Olympics 2016, and construction of the new venues in the Olympic Park is well under way.

Woods needs 'magical guru' - Alliss

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:37
Tiger Woods needs to find a "magical guru" to overcome his troubles, says BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss.

VIDEO: Is it time to try to contact aliens?

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:16
A group of scientists says it is time to try to contact intelligent life in space.

Sydney suspect 'tried to join army'

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:01
One of two men charged with planning a terror act in Sydney tried to join the army two years ago out of love for Australia, his family says.

Xiaomi to open online US store

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 23:00
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announces it will open an online US store but will not sell its phones, instead offering lesser known products such as headphones and a fitness tracker.

VIDEO: Dresden bombing marked 70 years on

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:51
Commemorations will take place in Germany on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden.

US judge backs Alabama gay marriage

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:45
A federal judge orders an Alabama official to follow her earlier ruling and issue marriage licences to gay couples, after a three-day standoff.

VIDEO: HSBC whistleblower on tax evasion data

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:42
The BBC has seen correspondence sent to the British tax authorities back in 2008 which gave details of HSBC account holders in Switzerland.

VIDEO: News of peace deal reaches front line

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:35
The United States has welcomed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but demanded that Russia end its support for the separatists.

Kane worth England place - Hodgson

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:30
England manager Roy Hodgson all but confirms that prolific Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be in his next squad.

Zynga shares plunge on loss

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:26
Shares in Farmville-maker Zynga plunge over 10% after the company reports widening losses as it struggles to continue to attract users to its games.

New Romantic icon Steve Strange dies

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 22:24
Steve Strange, lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, has died aged 55 following heart attack, his record label says.

Salford Red Devils 6-52 St Helens

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:58
St Helens run in 10 tries to blow away a disappointing Salford Red Devils in a 52-6 Super League victory.

Freed visa prisoner arrives home

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:57
A 25-year-old man jailed in a notorious Indonesian prison after breaking visa rules has an emotional reunion with family at Cardiff Airport.

Castle Toward buyout plan collapses

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:55
Plans for a community buyout of a 19th century country house have collapsed after a disagreement over its price.

Lawro's predictions v the FA Cup giant-killers

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:31
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on FA Cup heroes Mickey Thomas and Nigel Jemson for the FA Cup fifth round.

Colombia's Farc: No soldiers under 17

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 21:22
Colombia's left wing Farc guerrillas announce that they will no longer look to recruit soldiers below the age of 17.

France wins Egypt combat jet deal

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:51
France confirms a deal to sell 24 Rafale combat jets and other military equipment to Egypt in a deal worth 5bn euros.

VIDEO: Fifty Shades cast at London premiere

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:42
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman, who play the protagonists in the film Fifty Shades of Grey, defended the movie after it received some critical reviews.

Cricket World Cup team guides

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:06
Which team is seeking to win for a fifth time, who is appearing in his fifth World Cup and which squad has two 43-year-olds?