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Biggest rodent 'fought with teeth'

February 4, 2015 - 12:30am
Based on a study of its skull, scientists say that an extinct one-tonne relative of the guinea pig probably used its 30cm incisors like tusks.
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Top UK theatres staging more plays

February 3, 2015 - 11:58pm
The number of plays staged by the UK's most-subsidised theatre companies rose by a fifth between 2009 and 2014, BBC research suggests.
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VIDEO: Blasphemy woman's family 'live in fear'

February 3, 2015 - 10:45pm
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to the family of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi about their lives in hiding, after she was given a death sentence for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
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Jordan vows to avenge pilot's death

February 3, 2015 - 10:21pm
Jordan vows to avenge the killing of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh after a video posted by Islamic State militants claims to show him being burned alive.
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Empty shops 'show North-South divide'

February 3, 2015 - 10:15pm
There are twice as many empty shops in England's northern towns and cities than in the South, research suggests.
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Australia PM faces backbench revolt

February 3, 2015 - 9:55pm
Embattled Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott faces a growing backbench rebellion, with three MPs calling for a vote on his leadership.
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'Half of UK people' will get cancer

February 3, 2015 - 9:44pm
One in two people in the UK will probably develop cancer at some point, but lifestyle choices could still arrest the rise, experts say.
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Rare victory in Rio regeneration battle

February 3, 2015 - 9:29pm
Rio residents save their community from demolition
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Pakistan family appeal for help

February 3, 2015 - 9:22pm
Family of blasphemy law victim appeal for help
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Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.