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VIDEO: 'My son died after taking legal high'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-30 00:00
Mother Karen Audino says she wants tighter restriction on so-called legal highs after her son Jimmy Guichard died.

Giants beat Royals in World Series

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 23:50
San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.

Mystery over Western Isles 'blast'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 23:39
Islanders in the Outer Hebrides are waiting to hear if the MoD was responsible for a huge bang heard as far apart as Benbecula and Barra.

New Nato boss on challenges ahead

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 23:30
With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.

Wrexham prison 'will affect NHS'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 23:27
A prison with more than 2,000 inmates will have a "knock-on" effect on local health and NHS services, which will need more funding, says a watchdog.

VIDEO: China's growing movie business

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 22:43
As Hollywood targets China's growing box office, the country's filmmakers are looking to develop its own industry amid strict censorship.

NI police charity trustees suspended

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 22:37
The chief executive and four trustees of the Disabled Police Officers Association of Northern Ireland have been suspended.

US envoy to meet with First Minister

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 22:25
The American envoy to inter-party talks, Gary Hart, is to have another round of talks in Belfast later.

Drugs strategy and tax pledges

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 22:06
The government's strategy on illegal drugs, tax pledges and care for the elderly are among the stories on the front pages.

Nigerian president seeks re-election

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 22:02
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.

Taiwan officials in China study ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 21:59
Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.

Mexico head meets students' families

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 21:20
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.

VIDEO: Mexico tunnel reveals ancient relics

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 20:54
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.

Microsoft unveils fitness band

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 20:48
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.

Legal challenge to probation reforms

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 20:00
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.

World Series: Madison Bumgarner Carries Giants To 3rd Title In 5 Years

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 19:23

Madison Bumgarner won Game 1 of this World Series, throwing seven innings and giving up one run. He won Game 5 with a complete game shutout. On Wednesday night, on two days' rest, he finished the job.

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Wait for train seats 'unacceptable'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 19:01
Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved".

New species of frog in urban jungle

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 18:36
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.

Australia bank plans UK asset sale

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 18:15
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.

Sri Lanka rescue effort intensified

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 17:51
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
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