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VIDEO: Cuba 'keen to update poor internet'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 03:23
As the US tweaks its web regulations, Cuba is looking to radically update its internet infrastructure.

Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 03:23
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.

Age-related leukaemia cases may soar

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 03:17
It is "almost inevitable" that your blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia as you age, researchers show.

Online motoring plea service launched

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 03:09
A service allowing motorists in England and Wales charged with summary motoring offences to enter a plea online is being launched by the government.

How Ghana has reversed exodus of nurses

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 02:47
How Ghana has reversed the exodus of nurses to the UK

Japan's shares at fresh 15-year high

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 02:11
Shares on Japan's main index were up on Friday morning due to a weaker yen against the US dollar and despite a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.

UK diplomats' language skills warning

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:53
There is an "alarming" shortfall in Foreign Office staff able to speak Arabic or Russian, the Foreign Affairs Committee warns.

Parents in march for Mexico students

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:18
The parents of 43 Mexican students who went missing five months ago in the town of Iguala lead a march in Mexico City to demand justice.

Row over Savile hospital access claim

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:14
The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns.

Cyber attacks top US threat list

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:07
A US intelligence assessment of security threats faced by the country highlights cyber attacks from foreign governments and criminals.

Currency losses clip AirAsia's wings

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:51
AirAsia, one of Asia's most successful carriers, has posted its first net loss in two years, citing currency exchange losses and higher taxes.

The problem with unusual elections

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:51
How unusual elections makes outcomes hard to predict

Viewpoint: What West must do in Ukraine

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:49
The West must show huge resolve if the Ukrainian ceasefire is to hold, writes Prof Anatol Lieven.

Falklands banknote leaves Argentines underwhelmed

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:39
Why the Falklands banknote flopped

Can deaf comedy be funny for everyone?

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:36
Can a deaf comedian make a hearing audience laugh?

Will Narendra Modi be India's Thatcher?

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:35
Will Narendra Modi be India's Thatcher?

Historic objects return to Australia

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:27
A collection of rare objects, including a shield thought to have been picked up by Captain Cook in 1770, are set to return to Australia for the first time.

Kidnapped by North Korea - and forced to make films

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:13
The film star forced to make movies for North Korea

VIDEO: The lost art of subway reading

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:10
The disappearing books of the New York city subway

VIDEO: The Iranian and Israeli who make chamber music

BBC News Feed - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 00:10
The Israeli and Iranian musicians who bonded over Bach
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