1 October 2014 Last updated at 11:33

Tom and Jerry carries racism warningTom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry cartoons on television are being accompanied by a warning that they may depict scenes of "racial prejudice".

Chimp using a moss sponge (c) Liran SamuniNew tool spreads through wild population of chimps

Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.

Seann Walsh Comedian misses gig after town mix-up

TV star Seann Walsh is forced to cancel a stand-up comedy gig in Hertford after turning up in the city of Hereford 150 miles away.

Two bottles of Hugo and Ernesto scentCuba bans Che and Chavez perfumes

The Cuban government says it will punish state employees who launched perfumes named after Ernesto Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez.

Amy HughesMarathon effort - 53 in as many days

Finishing her 53rd marathon in as many days, Amy Hughes runs into the record books.

North Korean girls use mobile phones in a Pyongyang parkNorth Korea gives mobile manners advice

Pyongyang issues guidelines on the proper manners of using the increasingly popular mobile phone.

Pieces of mail that a New York City mailman allegedly stashed away in his home and car over nearly a decade are seen in an undated picture released by the U.S. Attorney's office in New York 26 September 2014Postman 'hoarded' one tonne of mail

A New York postman hoarded as many as 40,000 pieces of undelivered mail in his home, car and work locker over nine years, prosecutors say.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, winces as Staten Island Chuck breaks free and drops to the stage during the 2014 Groundhog Day ceremony at the Staten Island Zoo, in New York. Groundhog dropped by NY mayor dies

A groundhog that leapt from the arms of NY Mayor Bill de Blasio at a Groundhog Day festival in February died soon after the fall, zoo officials say.

Russia"s cosmonaut Yelena Serova attends a press conference at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on September 24, 2014.First Russian woman in ISS mission

Russia has sent a woman into space for the first time in 17 years as part of a joint US-Russian mission to the International Space Station (ISS).


  • StethoscopeBeat generation

    How the stethoscope led doctors to touch their patients

  • The chequeBig gamble

    How does it feel to bet £900,000 on the Scottish referendum?

  • Relief sculpture of MithrasRoman puzzle

    How to put London's mysterious underground temple back together

  • Red outfitKing crimson

    The power and allure of wearing red

  • Mauritanian women wait to cast ballot in 2014 electionBlue Mondays

    Mauritania changes its weekend to do more business with Europe

  • Linguistic revival

    Northern Ireland school brings back Manx language

  • Long shadows

    How do you commemorate war without glamorising it?

  • Cute little fatty

    Photos of the rare pygmy hippo born in Swedish zoo

  • Telling stories

    When historical fiction is more truthful than historical fact

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