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Solar power 'key to peace' in Rio favela

Tue, 2016-08-23 01:13
Why Belgian entrepreneur Pol Dhuyvetter is helping a Rio favela to produce all its own power using solar panels.

'Endurance tickling'

Tue, 2016-08-23 00:28
A documentary called Tickled shines a spotlight on those who take part in "competitive endurance tickling".

A brush with death

Tue, 2016-08-23 00:27
Tove Lo is back with her second album after a "rollercoaster" two years, in which she shot to fame, lost her voice and had a brush with death.

Donor card joke named funniest at Edinburgh Fringe

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:56
A one-liner about organ donation is named funniest joke of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

'Astronomical' prices

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:54
For many Australians the dream of owning their own property is slipping away. But could a shared ownership scheme help address the affordability crisis in Sydney, the country's most expensive city?

Jonathan Marcus: Shifting diplomacy in Syria?

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:28
Could there be a glimmer of a chance for a settlement in Syria?

'Bagpipe lung' warning for wind musicians

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:24
Trumpeters, saxophonists and pipers beware - playing a wind instrument could damage your lungs, say doctors.

Who's bugging you?

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:24
After the New Zealand rugby team discover a listening device in their Sydney hotel meeting room, we examine just how much spying technology has advanced in recent years.

Political Tinder

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:21
Will smartphone apps encourage more young people to go to the polls?

Gargled message

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:18
Gargling with simple mouthwash might be a way to halt the spread of gonorrhoea, researchers believe.

Lake Como, Italy, the latest migrant frontline

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:16
Hundreds of migrants are sleeping rough on Lake Como in Italy after the Swiss authorities tightened restrictions on border crossings.

Second-hand car sales hit record level in first half

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:13
The number of second-hand cars sold in the UK has reached its highest level yet with more than four million vehicles sold in the first half of this year.

Body paint and illusions reveal the 'fairy tale world of nature'

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:10
Artist Johannes Stoetter uses body paint to create remarkably lifelike illusions of animal.

Ryan Lochte: Speedo and Ralph Lauren among four to end sponsorship

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:09
Four sponsors have now dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren.

Mosques in spotlight

Mon, 2016-08-22 23:08
The French government is pushing for greater scrutiny of Islam in France, after atrocities by jihadists, but Muslims fear the state wants to control their faith.

South Africa local elections: ANC loses power in Johannesburg for first time

Mon, 2016-08-22 22:32
South Africa's governing ANC party loses control of the country's largest city and economic centre, Johannesburg.

Rio Paralympics: Russia set to hear on Paralympics ban decision

Mon, 2016-08-22 22:23
Russia will discover on Tuesday whether it will be allowed to compete at next month's Paralympic Games in Rio.

Rig grounded on Lewis beach towed away by two tugs

Mon, 2016-08-22 21:59
Transocean Winner, the rig that grounded on a west Lewis beach two weeks ago, has begun to be towed round the island by two tugs.

Why? Agony over Turkey's wedding bomb

Mon, 2016-08-22 21:50
Turkey is reeling from a suicide bombing which targeted a wedding party close to the border with Syria on Saturday killing 54 people, 22 of whom were children.

Rio Olympics 2016: Team GB's record breakers to fly home for Tuesday

Mon, 2016-08-22 21:10
Great Britain's record-breaking Olympics team will fly in luxury as they return from Rio on Tuesday morning.