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Good teeth may help sporting success

5 April 2014 - 4:04am

Dentists say elite athletes could stand a better chance of winning gold medals if they took more care of their teeth.

Victorian strangeness: The death of a curious monkey

5 April 2014 - 3:44am

The sad tale of the curious monkey

Sex education given an ancient twist

5 April 2014 - 3:34am

Academics launch scheme to use ancient artefacts to prompt discussion of "difficult topics" in school sex education classes.

US lets Boeing sell parts to Iran

5 April 2014 - 3:16am

The US Treasury grants plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export some commercial parts to Iran, in its first public dealings since 1979.

'Dozing' Chicago train driver sacked

5 April 2014 - 1:53am

The "sleeping" operator of a Chicago train that derailed last month injuring 32 people has been sacked, officials say.

Fort Hood gunman 'not in right mind'

5 April 2014 - 1:23am

The father of a soldier who killed three men at a US Army base says he was not in his right mind, as officials say an earlier argument played a part.

Can Afghanistan hold a credible election?

5 April 2014 - 12:35am

Can Afghanistan overcome the security and fraud challenges

VIDEO: Afghan women secure polling stations

5 April 2014 - 12:23am

Western security forces train thousands of temporary female police officers to help make sure women are able to cast their votes at polling stations ahead of upcoming presidential elections.

The photographs that reunited families

5 April 2014 - 12:21am

How a humble Polaroid photo changed lives in Rwanda

VIDEO: How to play the dervishes

5 April 2014 - 12:07am

A brand new instrument, known as the dervishes, has been created for the first opera from sound artist Matthew Herbert.

Brazil 'rescues' cruise ship workers

4 April 2014 - 11:45pm

Brazilian police say they have picked up 11 crew members working in "slave-like conditions" on an Italian cruise ship.

George W Bush paintings on display

4 April 2014 - 11:41pm

An exhibit of paintings of world leaders by former US President George W Bush is to open at his presidential library in Texas.

Injured Rooney doubt for Bayern tie

4 April 2014 - 11:26pm

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney may miss the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final with a toe injury.

VIDEO: George W Bush exhibits paintings

4 April 2014 - 11:15pm

An exhibit of paintings of world leaders by former US President George W Bush is to open at his presidential library in Texas.

Harris replaces Noble at Salford

4 April 2014 - 10:50pm

Iestyn Harris is the new head coach of Salford Red Devils, with Brian Noble offered a director of football role.

Chinese man 'broke Iran sanctions'

4 April 2014 - 10:36pm

A Chinese national faces US criminal charges that he conspired to export devices to Iran that could be used in uranium enrichment.

VIDEO: Princess Anne: Gas is nicer way to cull

4 April 2014 - 10:26pm

Gassing is the most humane way to cull badgers to reduce the spread of TB to cattle, the Princess Royal has said.

Why does my phone think it's abroad?

4 April 2014 - 10:15pm

I'm in UK, so why does my phone think it's abroad?

US approves S Sudan sanctions

4 April 2014 - 9:48pm

US President Barack Obama signs an order authorising sanctions against anyone aggravating the conflict in South Sudan.

George W Bush paintings on display

4 April 2014 - 9:32pm

George W Bush reveals his personal portrait gallery