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VIDEO: Turning trash into cash in India

BUSINESS - Mon, 2014-10-27 20:09
A charity in Delhi runs a programme for visually challenged people - they collect flowers from outside temples, which are turned into paint and then sold for a profit.

'Prize money gap needs to be closed'

BUSINESS - Mon, 2014-10-27 20:02
Men earn more prize money than women in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.

Can an app cure anxiety and stress?

BUSINESS - Mon, 2014-10-27 20:00
Stress and anxiety are the modern epidemic - but what if a simple app could make it all go away?

The taboo of menstruating in India

HEALTH - Mon, 2014-10-27 18:58
The taboo of menstruation in India

Piece of Australia found in Vanuatu

SCIENCE & NATURE - Mon, 2014-10-27 18:53
A fragment of ancient Australia is found under Vanuatu in the South Pacific, raising new questions about how continents are formed.

Twitter grows users but shares slide

BUSINESS - Mon, 2014-10-27 18:07
Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter.

VIDEO: Why are oil prices falling? In 60 seconds

BUSINESS - Mon, 2014-10-27 18:06
BBC News explains why oil prices are so low - and what it would take to stop the drop - in 60 seconds.

Hundreds of redundancies for airline

BUSINESS - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:50
Staff at Monarch airlines agree to 700 redundancies and pay cuts of up to 30% as part of a deal to save the Luton-based company.

Population controls 'not effective'

SCIENCE & NATURE - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:50
Attempts to restrict population growth will not solve global sustainability issues in the short term, new research says.

VIDEO: Victoria 'wins respect' in fashion

ENTERTAINMENT - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:52
Victoria Beckham has topped a list of Britain's top 100 entrepreneurs by Management Today magazine.

India tackles poverty through business

BUSINESS - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:07
Turning flowers into paint to tackle poverty in India

Young developer named Breakthrough Brit

ENTERTAINMENT - Mon, 2014-10-27 16:00
William Pugh, 20, has been named among the up and coming talent in the entertainment industry.

Dylan Thomas play 'changed my life'

ENTERTAINMENT - Mon, 2014-10-27 15:43
Celebrating the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth

Italian bank hit by stress tests

BUSINESS - Mon, 2014-10-27 14:49
Trading in shares of Italy's Monte dei Paschi is suspended twice after sharp falls in reaction to its poor performance in official stress tests.

Pet Shop Boys top cover version vote

ENTERTAINMENT - Mon, 2014-10-27 13:52
The Pet Shop Boys' 1987 hit Always On My Mind is voted the top cover version of all time in a BBC Music vote.

Swan numbers show 'alarming crash'

SCIENCE & NATURE - Mon, 2014-10-27 13:38
The UK's smallest and rarest swan suffers an "alarming crash in numbers", the Gloucestershire-based Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust says.

Sotheby's sued over Caravaggio claim

ENTERTAINMENT - Mon, 2014-10-27 13:13
The former owner of a painting that was auctioned for £42,000 sues Sotheby's because he now believes it is by Italian master Caravaggio and worth £11m.

Dance festival in 'break next year'

ENTERTAINMENT - Mon, 2014-10-27 13:01
The Global Gathering dance event held at Long Marston Airfield in Warwickshire will not take place next year.

Rylance to play BFG in Spielberg film

ENTERTAINMENT - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:46
Actor Mark Rylance will play the title role in The BFG, Steven Spielberg's film of Roald Dahl's much-loved children's book about a "Big Friendly Giant".

France in new deficit cut pledge

BUSINESS - Mon, 2014-10-27 12:01
France's finance minister says the country plans to cut its budget deficit by €3.6-3.7bn next year in a bid to meet European Union rules.