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Kercher Italy murder case: Knox appeal in September

<b>An Italian court will begin hearing on 30 September the appeal against the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of the British student, Meredith Kercher.</b><p>The American and her Italian ex-boyfriend were found guilty in 2009, but acquitted on appeal in 2011.<p>In March, …

Crime

Royal baby: What gift would you give?

The giving of gifts to celebrate the birth of a new baby is a tradition that spans the globe. To mark the arrival of the royal baby, we have gathered together some traditional and unusual presents from around the world.<p><b>Match the photo to the country</b> in our baby gift game and find out where it is …

Royal Babies

Glass rain may give planet blue hue

<b>For the first time, astronomers have determined the true colour of a planet orbiting another star.</b><p>The world, known as HD189733b, has a deep azure hue - probably the result of silicate (glass) rain in the atmosphere, which scatters blue light.<p>Details of the discovery, made with the Hubble Space …

Universe

Eight low-tech ways to keep cool in a heatwave

<b>Soaring temperatures in the UK have been welcome for some. But how can people keep comfortable when the mercury rises?</b><p>There are a number of simple solutions which might not always be obvious.<p>Wear wet clothes<p>"The most obvious suggestion to me is that you dampen your clothes," says Cambridge …

Global Warming

How aerial photographs tracked down Hitler's flying bombs

At the height of WWII, as deadly German V1 and V2 rockets were fired from northern France towards the UK, a country house by the banks of the River Thames became the centre of Allied attempts to discover the Nazis' test and launch sites.<p>Hundreds of staff at RAF Medmenham in Buckinghamshire studied …

Amy Winehouse

How Scientology changed the internet

<b>What do Wikipedia, Wikileaks, Anonymous and copyright law have in common? The answer is they have all been influenced by the Church of Scientology International (CSI), as it took on ex-members and critics who took their protests on to the internet. As the Church successfully removes another</b> …

Internet

Where and how to watch BBC World News

<b>At home</b><p>BBC World News, the 24-hour international news channel, is available in over 200 countries worldwide.<p>About BBC World News TVFind out more about the 24-hour news and information channelWhat is BBC World News TV?Contact usJoin us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterSchedules for your regionA to Z …

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Royal baby: William and Kate name their son George

<b>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their son George Alexander Louis, Kensington Palace has said.</b><p>The third in line to the throne, who was born on Monday at 16:24 BST, will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.<p>The Queen was told of Prince George's name when she met him …

Prince Harry

Royal baby: Why George Alexander Louis?

<b>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first baby has been named George Alexander Louis. But what's in the name?</b><p>It is a partial victory for the old maxim, "the bookmakers are never wrong". George was the rock-solid favourite for boys' names for a while, backed all the way down to 2/1. Alexander and …

Prince Philip

Judith Tebbutt: My six months held hostage by Somali pirates

<b>Judith and David Tebbutt were on holiday in Kenya when they were attacked by a group of armed men. David was murdered and Judith was taken to Somalia where she was held hostage for six months. Just over a year after being freed, she describes her extraordinary determination to survive.</b><p>You meet …

Africa

'World's oldest person' found in South Africa

<b>At 119 years old Johanna Mazibuko, who lives in small town south-west of Johannesburg, could be the world's oldest person.</b><p>Ms Mazibuko was born in 1894, according to her identity papers, and has outlived five of her seven children.<p>"God gave my life in abundance, plus a bonus. I am very old now," she …

South Africa

Escalator etiquette: The dos and don'ts

<b>Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, has said he always walks on escalators. Good exercise, yes, but some cities discourage it. And there's one thing obstructing walkers - people who stand.</b><p>There are walkers and there are standers, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a walker.<p>In announcing a plan to …

San Francisco

Explosions rock Florida gas plant

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US man 'abandoned' in US jail gets $4m in compensation

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Crime

Prince George's birth officially registered

Prince George's birth certificate is produced from the birth register entry<p><b>The Duke and and Duchess of Cambridge have formally registered the birth of their son, Prince George.</b><p>Westminster City Council registrar Alison Cathcart travelled to Kensington Palace, where Prince William signed the birth …

Prince George of Cambridge

Call for probe into death of Jamaica 'cross-dresser'

<b>Human Rights Watch has called for Jamaican police to conduct a "thorough, impartial and effective investigation" into the killing of a 17-year-old boy reportedly wearing women's clothing.</b><p>Dwayne Jones was attacked by a group at a party after they discovered he was male, according to local …

Montego Bay

Everest climbing rules 'to be tightened'

<b>Expeditions on Mount Everest will be more closely monitored than before from next year, the BBC has learned.</b><p>Nepalese officials say that for the first time, a government team will be located at the base camp.<p>They will monitor and help expedition teams, coordinate rescues and protect the …

Mountaineering

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What is the world's favourite holiday destination?

<b>For many people the holiday season has arrived. Where do those travelling abroad go? UN figures suggest that France had more foreign visitors than any other country in 2012, while the most visited capital city is now, according to one study, Bangkok.</b><p>A recent study by the United Nations World …

Tourism

Your post-pregnancy tales: Stretch marks, scars and 'breasts like zeppelins'

<b>If photos of a woman's post-pregnancy body make it into magazines or newspapers, it's often to marvel at how quickly she's shed the baby weight. But is this a realistic portrayal of women after giving birth? A recent Magazine article about the work of photographer Jade Beall on the issue prompted a</b> …

Pregnancy

Criminal investigation launched in Canada python deaths

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1000000/1000593_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522556989_1be5c4f0b9b4a058871064e728bc4229<p><b>Police in the Canadian province of New Brunswick have launched a criminal probe into the apparent killing of two young boys by an escaped …

Crime

WWI tourism: Looking for your family hero

<b>As the 100th anniversary of WWI approaches, growing numbers are tracing their genealogy back to Europe's battlefields. Matthew Davis went to Ramicourt in France to find the spot where his great-grandfather won the Victoria Cross.</b><p>In mid-June 2013 my father, my brothers and I were standing in open …

Remembrance Day

Shark found on New York subway

<b>A dead shark has been discovered on the subway in New York City, transport officials have confirmed.</b><p>The unlikely passenger, about 1.2m (4ft) long, was found under a row of seats on a Queens-bound train.<p>The conductor asked passengers to leave the carriage and the train continued to the end of the …

New York City

Hundreds flee uncontained Banning California wildfire

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1001000/1001082_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522686984_f629b22cc8e8893944794e7ba0e0db86<p><b>About 1,500 people have been forced to flee their homes in southern California as a wildfire rages out of control, fire officials have said.</b><p>Two …

FEMA

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

Just after 3am on 8 August, 1963 the night mail train from Glasgow Central to London Euston was stopped in Buckinghamshire by a gang of thieves. By 3:30am they had escaped with £2.6m in used banknotes - the equivalent of over £40m in today's money.<p>Fifty years on what quickly became known as The …

Crime

Children taken from mafia families to try to stop cycle of violence

<b>A judge in southern Italy is pioneering a programme to help children of mafia bosses to escape a life of crime - by taking them away from their parents at the first sign of trouble.</b><p>"We needed to find a way to break this cycle that transmits negative cultural values from father to son," says Roberto …

Crime

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