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Coal boss indicted in mine disaster

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:28
Donald Blankenship, the former chief executive of Massey Energy, is indicted for his role in a 2010 West Virginia coal mine explosion - the US's worst coal disaster in 40 years.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:28
Hip hop can help depressed people's self esteem, and more nuggets.

Rosetta physicist's 'sexist' shirt

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:20
Leading Rosetta scientist apologises after online outcry

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:15
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Climate Change To Make Lightning More Common, Study Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:13

Researchers writing in the journal Science say that if the rate of global warming goes unchecked, the frequency of lightning strikes will increase by 50 percent.

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Week in pictures: 8-14 November 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:12
News photos from around the world

VIDEO: Aerial view of M25 'collapse chaos'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:07
Three lanes of the M25 have been closed after a section collapsed and left a large pothole, following roadworks.

ISPs move on anti-terror measures

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:07
The UK's major ISPs commit to new measures to block online extremism, No 10 says, but ISPs say no specific agreement is yet in place.

Salmond sets UK election target

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:59
Alex Salmond tells the SNP conference that his party should set a target to win a majority of Scottish seats in the 2015 Westminster election.

Severn Bridge tolls to be raised

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:57
The owners of the Severn Bridge announce the increase in tolls, effective from 1 January, 2015.

VIDEO: Australia's Indian dance lessons

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:56
Living in Sydney, Australia, Indian businesswoman Madhvi Mohindra runs traditional dance classes for local students.

Boko Haram militants 'seize Chibok'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:54
Boko Haram militants seize Chibok, the north-eastern Nigerian town from which they abducted more than 200 schoolgirls this year, residents say.

Five-year-old passes Microsoft exam

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:41
Ayan Qureshi has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the exam at the age of five.

Burton 'sorry' over Rangers T-shirt

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:34
Burton apologises to Rangers for selling a T-shirt with an altered image of the clubs founders and the slogan: "underworld division champions".

VIDEO: Boy, 15, on life as an IS hostage

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:33
In April 150 students from Kobane were kidnapped by Islamic State militants, while they were on their way home from taking exams in Aleppo.

Djokovic cruises past Berdych

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:28
Novak Djokovic breezes past Tomas Berdych 6-2 6-2 to book his place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals.

Mormon Church Publishes Essay On Founder Joseph Smith's Polygamy

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:27

The Mormon church's founder was married to as many as 40 women in the years before his murder in 1844, the church acknowledged in an article posted on its website.

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Ex-DJ Denning admits child abuse

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:01
Former BBC DJ Chris Denning pleads guilty to 40 sexual offences against 26 boys over 21-year period

Ex-coroner is jailed for £1m theft

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 06:00
A former coroner who stole £1m from a dead man's estate to "prop up" his struggling law firm is jailed for five years.

Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 05:59

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers look at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: its comet is heading toward the sun.

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