‘Nazi art’ hoarder Gurlitt makes Swiss museum sole heir

May 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm

 More than 1,400 works were found in Cornelius Gurlitt’s Munich apartment

Pakistan arrests FBI agent with bullets at Karachi airport

May 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm

In this photograph taken on May 6, 2014 Pakistani policemen escort an alleged US FBI agent under arrest as they leave the local court in Karachi. The US citizen has not been named by American officials

Universe evolution recreated in lab

May 7, 2014 at 7:34 pm

Pallab Ghosh By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News

 Pallab Ghosh explains the significance of the visual simulation

Nigeria abducted schoolgirls: Malala Yousafzai urges action

May 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

 Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai: “If we remain silent then this will spread”

Nigeria under attack

Crucifixion from ancient Rome to modern Syria

May 7, 2014 at 7:23 pm

By Alison Gee BBC News Magazine

Wooden cross

Disturbing photographs recently emerged from Syria showing the bodies of two executed men hanging on crosses. Why has a punishment used in ancient Rome now emerged as a feature of Syria’s civil war?

Ukraine crisis: Russia’s Putin ‘backs 25 May election’

May 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm


Russia's Putin and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter in Moscow on 7 May 2014 Vladimir Putin said ahead of talks with the OSCE chief that he was ready to “seek ways out of this crisis”

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says Ukraine’s presidential election on 25 May is a step “in the right direction”.

India’s elections spark debate on beef exports

May 7, 2014 at 12:58 am

By Shilpa Kannan BBC News, Delhi

 India’s beef industry has made it on to the election agenda

One meaty issue that has dominated the election rhetoric this season has been the issue of beef exports. And a leading candidate for the prime minister’s post has attacked the current government’s position on the beef trade.

Can India’s economy model itself on Gujarat?

May 7, 2014 at 12:53 am

By Sameer Hashmi Business reporter, BBC News, Gujarat, India

Is Gujarat doing as well as Narendra Modi’s party claims?The building is so new that the shiny green paint on the floor has yet to dry.

Alibaba files for public share sale

May 7, 2014 at 12:43 am

A photo showing Alibaba website on a computer screen Founded in an apartment in 2005 Alibaba has grown to become one of world’s the biggest internet firms

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has filed documents for a public share sale in the US, which is widely expected to be one of the biggest in history.

Viewpoint: India risks destabilising Afghanistan

May 6, 2014 at 9:58 pm
Afghan National Army (ANA) helicopters fly as they participate in a military exercise on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The Afghan National Security Forces depend exclusively on billions of dollars in funding from the United States and its allies, money that is now at risk after President Hamid Karzai"s refusal to sign a security agreement to keep a small U.S. force of trainers in the country after the NATO-led coalition ends its mission and withdraws at the end of the year. The Afghan army has some Russian helicopters, seen here on exercises near Kabul

With foreign combat troops preparing to leave Afghanistan, India has agreed to supply the country with military equipment. Guest columnist Ahmed Rashid says the move risks raising tensions.

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