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Technology helps to keep Kabul's donkey carts, armoured vehicles and cars moving
BBC Sport brings you all the latest stories and results from around the world.
Britain's Barclays Bank tries to rebrand with a softer image after the financial crisis.
The building with the biggest carpet in Europe; and a reporter's crippling fear of flying
Listen live to President Barack Obama deliver his State of the Union address
Live news, business and sport from around the world.
A new work by Mark-Anthony Turnage - Speranza (Hope) - has its World Premiere in London.
The killing of a toddler in Liverpool 20 years ago that shocked Britain
The three lives of Ping Fu: orphan, political prisoner, and now high-tech pioneer.
Is Guatemala in danger of becoming a narco-state?
In the 1990s, the Algerian military was locked in a brutal struggle with radical Islamists
News and issues making the headlines each day.
Horsemeat scandal: Are we being too quick to condemn the global food industry?
Crime isn't putting off the tourists in Corsica; while the death toll rises in Syria.
The inside story of life in one of Ireland's notorious Magdalene laundries
Ros Atkins meets World Have Your Say contributors to ask why they chose to share their ...
Obama's Union speech; Pope Benedict farewell; and the bizarre sex life of sea slugs
The Sierra Leonean woman who made a dance of reconciliation with her rapist
BBC sports correspondents tell the story behind today's top sporting news, with intervi...
The US and EU are to discuss a free-trade deal to create the world's biggest trading bloc.
BBC World Service listeners suggest moments of radio that changed their lives.
Perceptual blindness in radiologists
Akram Aylisli's novella has sparked a hate campaign in his native Azerbaijan.
EU urges DNA tests on meat; US Congresswoman on 'Aaron's Law'; 'ugliest woman' buried
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Thursday 14 February 2013