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Police surveillance: The US city that beat Big Brother

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:27:11 GMT

Secret surveillance of US citizens by police is on the rise with black neighbourhoods often the target - here is how one Californian city fought back.

The transgender Republican trying to change her party

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:20:56 GMT

The Republican Party may not be the most natural home for a transgender woman from New Jersey - but Jennifer Williams is trying to change it from the inside.

How being alone may be the key to rest

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:37:28 GMT

The results of the world’s largest survey on rest suggest that to feel truly rested, we need to get away from other people.

Garbage City: The scavengers making a fortune from other people's rubbish

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:45:39 GMT

Despite the growing intolerance Copts face in Egypt, they are finding great success in the country's recycling business.

Nedra Bonds: The angry quilter

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:28:50 GMT

Nedra Bonds explains what motivated her to turn the family tradition of quilting into a platform for political protest.

Chateau boot camp

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:50:04 GMT

France is planning a string rehabilitation centres to combat extremism. But the first to open is already proving controversial.

The woman who wanted her pacemaker turned off

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:56:15 GMT

Nina Adamowicz asked doctors to turn her pacemaker turned off, in a case thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

Permanent vegetative state: A family's agony

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:31:35 GMT

A family whose daughter spent four years in a vegetative state say it should be easier to withdraw nutrition from such patients.

The transgender family where the father gave birth

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:13:12 GMT

In one of South America's most high-profile transgender families, the father has just given birth.

'Too black, too strong': The Woodrow Wilson Tigers' national anthem protest

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:15:21 GMT

In 2009, Preston Brown gave up the dream of playing professional football for the NFL to coach his high school team in a poor and violent neighbourhood. Why do some people want him fired?

Is it possible to eradicate all diseases?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:57:03 GMT

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife want to tackle all diseases by the end if the century. Just how feasible is this aim?

One woman's lonely struggle against famine in Yemen

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:36:03 GMT

One doctor in the Red Sea port city of Hudaydah is doing all she can to save the people slowly starving after two years of war.

Maria da Penha: The woman who changed Brazil's domestic violence laws

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:11:27 GMT

Brazil's Maria da Penha Law was named after a women's rights activist who was left paraplegic by her violent husband.

Attica: The US prison rebellion that ended in carnage

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:19:04 GMT

In September 1971, inmates seized control of the Attica Correctional Facility in New York state - Carlos Roche was one of the prisoners.

The cat man of Aleppo

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:21:00 GMT

Meet Mohammad Alaa Jaleel. He lives in Aleppo, Syria, where many have fled, leaving behind their cats.

The BBC journalist assassinated with a poison-tipped umbrella

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:39:03 GMT

In September 1978, Bulgarian dissident and journalist Georgi Markov was killed with a poisoned umbrella in London. The doctor who tried to save his life recalls what happened.

The list: Who does Britain sell weapons to?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:13:39 GMT

As controversy surrounds sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the BBC examines the UK's trade in arms.

The love story that shocked the world

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:46:20 GMT

In 1948, an African prince, Seretse Khama, married a white middle-class clerk in the UK provoking shock in Britain and Africa.

Life and death on the lost streets of Chicago

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:33:14 GMT

WARNING: CONTAINS VERY STRONG LANGUAGE Killings in Chicago have hit a 20-year high as the grim toll for homicides passes 500. The BBC's Ian Pannell and Darren Conway explore a world where gangs and guns rule.

Chairman Mao's American comrade

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 08:36:54 GMT

On 9 September 1976, China's communist revolutionary leader Chairman Mao died. Sidney Rittenberg knew him well.

What goes on inside a Chinese 'legal high' factory?

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:40:19 GMT

BBC's undercover reporter shown Breaking Bad style lab making 'legal high' drugs to send to the UK.

The runner who triumphed after losing his sight

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:26:25 GMT

At the Paralympic Games in Sydney, Kenyan distance runner Henry Wanyoike won his first gold medal

Sporting pioneer

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:02:59 GMT

In September 1960, Margaret Maughan won Great Britain's first ever Paralympics medal.

Strange path

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 08:23:51 GMT

Three men share their experience of using the Class A drug peyote to find religious enlightenment.

Who lives here now? Park Hill

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:03:44 GMT

The giant concrete estate once condemned as an eyesore is flourishing again but who has moved back to Park Hill?

The place where wolf-whistling is a police matter

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 01:40:38 GMT

One UK police force have made misogyny a hate crime to try and tackle sexist abuse, but how does it work?

The Polish paramilitaries preparing for war

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:54:44 GMT

Some 100,000 Poles have joined paramilitary groups since the crisis in Ukraine.

Post-Brexit racism: ‘There are good Britons and bad Britons’

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 23:41:27 GMT

There's been a rise in reported hate crimes since the EU referendum. Here Polish migrants in Boston, Lincolnshire told us their story.

The Olympian who never gave up

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 23:28:02 GMT

In 1992, 400m medal hopeful Derek Redmond pulled up injured in the semi-final of the Barcelona Olympics, but still finished the race.

Going the distance, from refugee to Olympic heroine

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:17:17 GMT

In 2000, Agueda Amaral was the first East Timorese woman to compete at an Olympic Games.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:13:40 GMT

The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:38:29 GMT

How much Harry Potter's house is worth, and more news nuggets.

Thai women take dip in the road in pothole protest

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:37:30 GMT

Thai women take baths in potholes to draw attention to unrepaired roads.

Clinton v Trump: Five Twitter takeaways

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:28:13 GMT

Huge interest in the first presidential debate was reflected in a phenomenal amount of discussion online.

Belarus villagers complain of army tanks on lawn

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:48:52 GMT

Belarusian villagers aren't happy about tanks churning up the grass outside their apartments.

Reykjavik goes dark for Northern Lights show

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:55:57 GMT

Icelandic capital switches off street lights to give people a better view of the Aurora Borealis.

Does glucosamine really help joint pain?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:43:41 GMT

Lots of people take glucosamine to help them with pains in their joints, but is there hard evidence that it improves things?

Could turmeric really boost your health?

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:33:02 GMT

Bold health claims have been made for the power of turmeric. Is there anything in them, asks Michael Mosley.

Looking for Aki - the man who squeezes muscles

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:33:24 GMT

For three decades, a bizarre offender has racked up dozens of court appearances and several spells in prison over a strange fetish.

A fresh chance to banish the curse of Mayo

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:34:39 GMT

County Mayo has again made it to the All-Ireland Gaelic football final after eight losses since 1989. Can the team lay to rest the country's most infamous curse?

The man who cleans up blood after murders

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:07:58 GMT

Donovan Tavera is Mexico's first forensic cleaner whose fascination with cleaning up blood began as a young boy.

'I'm a non-binary 10-year-old'

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 23:28:24 GMT

Leo is 10 year old and, after living most of his life as a girl, has decided that he is both masculine and feminine.

In pictures: Georgia's forgotten people

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:06:01 GMT

What life is like for 150 families living on the margins of Georgian society, in a building left for years to decay.

Who, What, Why: What's the worst place to be bitten by a spider?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:50:12 GMT

A man has been bitten by a spider on the penis for a second time. Which part of the body do you most want to avoid getting bitten or stung?

Who, What, Why: Did Donald Trump use the word ‘bigly’?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:56:02 GMT

The Republican candidate appeared to use an unusual adverb in his debate against Hillary Clinton. Or did he?

Who, What, Why: What made electricity prices soar during a heatwave?

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:25:45 GMT

UK electricity prices soared as much of the country has experienced a heatwave. Why was demand for energy so high when it was hot?

Who, What, Why: When can you sit in a reserved seat on a train?

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:34:37 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for being filmed sitting on the floor on a Virgin train when there were seats available. On a busy train, what is the deal with sitting in reserved but empty seats?

Who, What, Why: Why is it Team GB, not Team UK?

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:05:52 GMT

Who was this athlete whose record has taken two millennia to beat?

Who, What, Why: Who was Leonidas of Rhodes?

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:36:14 GMT

Who was this athlete whose record has taken two millennia to beat?

Why are women banned from Mount Athos?

Thu, 26 May 2016 23:00:50 GMT

Mount Athos in Greece may be the largest area in the world from which women - and female animals - are banned. What lies behind the ban?

How rare are bright blue lobsters?

Tue, 24 May 2016 23:56:10 GMT

Canadian fishermen have been celebrating after catching two bright blue lobsters. But just how unusual is this?

What happens when you're deported to Britain?

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:30:49 GMT

The process of starting from scratch in an unfamiliar country.