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Marrying the man who saved my life

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:40:10 GMT

Melissa Dohme was viciously stabbed more than 30 times by her ex-boyfriend. She survived against all the odds and found love in an unexpected place.

'I'm allergic to my husband'

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:29:54 GMT

How one woman's rare disorder means a kiss from her husband could end up killing her.

Beijing: The city where you can't escape smog

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:07:00 GMT

China's capital is notorious for its chronic pollution. Even indoors it's a struggle to find clean air, says John Sudworth.

Is it OK to watch porn in public?

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:35:23 GMT

How would you feel if the person sitting next to you on the bus was watching porn - and what would you do about it?

How Antarctic bases went from wooden huts to sci-fi chic

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:31:35 GMT

For decades Antarctica hosted only the simplest huts as human shelters - but architecture in the coldest, driest, windiest continent is getting snazzier.

'I escaped death by reciting from the Koran'

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:32:09 GMT

On 1 July 2016, five armed Islamist militants stormed a Dhaka restaurant. Emerging from the debris are stories of immense courage.

My nightmare on the pill

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:30:30 GMT

Millions of women have no problem with the pill but some find it shatters their mental health. Here The Debrief's Vicky Spratt describes years of depression, anxiety and panic.

Falling in love in wartime Iraq

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:40:28 GMT

When two Iraqi men fell in love during intense fighting in the city of Ramadi in 2003, it was the beginning of a long, long struggle to live together as a couple.

Fighting for survival on the streets of North Korea

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:37:00 GMT

As a young child, Sungju Lee dreamed of becoming an officer in the North Korean army. But by the time he was a teenager, he was fighting for survival in a street gang.

Why addicts take drugs in 'fix rooms'

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 09:36:50 GMT

Britain could soon see its first "fix room" for drug users. But who uses such places and how do they work?

The US Air Force's commuter drone warriors

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 11:04:59 GMT

Once soldiers left their families and went off to war. But drone pilots commute to work - and war - each day. They speak to Vin Ray about their strange double life.

How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:23:08 GMT

Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret?

The spy with no name

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:30:12 GMT

In 1977 a woman thought she had finally tracked down the son she had abandoned as a baby. What followed was an extraordinary tale of deception and heartbreak.

Losing hope in Mae La

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:35:42 GMT

Depression is all too common in refugee camps for Burmese people on the Thai border - and so, unfortunately, is suicide.

Joel Sartore: The man who takes studio photos of endangered species

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:24:01 GMT

American wildlife photographer, Joel Sartore, is fighting to save endangered species by making us fall in love with them.

Housing crisis: The man who led an entire street to take back control

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:53:28 GMT

In the 1970s, a radical architect led an entire street to roll up its sleeves and rebuild the houses that would otherwise have been bulldozed. Forty years later, the homes have become sought-after properties.

Work permits for Syrian refugees

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:31:28 GMT

Most refugees do not have the right to work. In Jordan they're running an experiment to find out what happens when they are given that right.

How India's 'Flying Sikh' went from orphan to gold medallist

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:30:55 GMT

In 1958, Milkha Singh - later nicknamed the Flying Sikh - became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Taking on India’s ‘Super Cop’

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:30:18 GMT

In 1988, Rupan Deol Bajaj was groped at an official party in India. The case divided the country but after 17 years her attacker was finally convicted.

Meet the kids who think for themselves

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 04:21:29 GMT

A new learning technique is driving results up in UK schools.

Gambling addiction: The mother who fled to escape her son’s dependence

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:41:28 GMT

Kim moved 100 miles to escape her son's problem gambling. Now, she is preparing to see him again for the first time in nine months.

Gambling addiction: ‘I hit rock bottom at a bus station bookies’

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:41:26 GMT

Kane has been in and out of betting shops since he was a child. The night before this interview, he lost all his money, and has come to his mum for support.

The ‘milk miracle’ that brought India to a standstill

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:13:44 GMT

In September 1995, millions of Hindus were gripped by an apparent "miracle" when the god Ganesha seemed to be drinking milk.

Using my voice after two years of silence

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 01:17:09 GMT

The invention helping me use my voice again after two years without speaking.

Should theatres accept noisy audiences?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 02:15:30 GMT

Jess Thom, who has Tourette's syndrome, on why theatres should relax about noise.

The invention bringing a terminally ill man happiness

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:16 GMT

Twenty-two-year old photographer James is terminally ill and struggles to use a camera alone, so a designer has come up with a way to help.

Do people get shot because some cops panic?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:42:21 GMT

New resilience training aims to reduce the high numbers of deadly shootings by US police.

My mother, the Nobel Peace Prize pioneer

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:41:28 GMT

In 2004, Kenyan Wangari Maathai became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

The invention that helped me write again

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:20:08 GMT

Parkinson's disease stopped 32-year-old Emma drawing and writing but a new invention is changing her life.

Quiz of the week's news

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:35:21 GMT

A weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:00:22 GMT

Holding your baby on your left side may help you bond, and more news nuggets.

Obama's letter to Trump and Piccadilly Circus' screens go dark

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:46:20 GMT

Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.

Should you be allowed to delete yourself from the internet?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:39:24 GMT

A victim of "revenge porn" is taking on the search engine giants.

Sweden midwives offer training for car births

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:59:59 GMT

Midwives in Solleftea are preparing for the closure of the town's maternity ward.

Samoa minister defends new rules on old cars

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:12:16 GMT

Cars more than eight years old can no longer be imported under new law.

The women who invented the Brazilian wax

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:21:26 GMT

Waxing pubic hair has become increasingly common, but how did the trend for the "Brazilian" wax begin?

The medal detective

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:38:51 GMT

If a soldier's medals are lost, how do they find their way home? Enter Major Zachariah Fike.

Cat on a cold tiled roof

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:13:50 GMT

How Twitter helped to save a cat - and its owner's sanity.

How do you build a runway over a motorway?

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:32:58 GMT

Heathrow's third runway could involve planes taking off from a "ramp" over a motorway. How would this work, asks Harry Low.

What happens if you drink five litres of undiluted squash?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:49:39 GMT

A gorilla that escaped its enclosure at London Zoo drank five litres of blackcurrant squash before being tranquillised. What impact would this have had?

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?