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Death for Bangladesh Islamist leader

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 06:17
The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party is sentenced to death for war crimes committed during the independence war against Pakistan.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 06:16
David Cameron takes part in his weekly questions session with Ed Miliband and MPs.

'Orphan' artworks set to find homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:59
Millions of photos, diaries, letters and recordings whose copyright owners cannot be traced may be made accessible for the first time under a new scheme.

MPs demand action on asylum backlog

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:57
The Home Office has "failed to deal" with the UK's backlog of asylum cases, with 29,000 applications dating back at least seven years still unresolved, MPs warn.

The Misadventures Of My Anti-Ebola Suitcase

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:56

It was packed with all the things needed to keep safe on a reporting trip to Sierra Leone. Then it took a few wrong turns and ended up in ... Paris! Will correspondent and luggage ever be reunited?

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Russia Reportedly Suspected In Hack Of White House Network

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:56

The breach of the unclassified network is thought to be a state-sponsored effort, and The Washington Post reports that Russia is considered the most likely culprit.

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Ex-baseball star in gun accident

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:38
Retired baseball star Jose Canseco undergoes surgery after nearly shooting off his finger by accident, police and his fiancee say.

VIDEO: UK adopts the 'smart shopping' habit

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:33
Britain's biggest supermarkets have been having a tough time recently. Their profits have been squeezed by the discounters Aldi and Lidl.

MSP Findlay joins Labour leader race

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:30
MSP Neil Findlay is the second candidate to announce he will stand for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party.

Iran MPs reject Rouhani nominee

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:29
The Iranian parliament rejects the government's nominee for science minister, in a new setback for reformist President Hassan Rouhani.

VIDEO: Devolution call for Essex Man

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:26
Sir Bob Russell says the people of Essex and East Anglia should get the same devolution powers as those in Scotland.

North Korean Officials Reportedly Executed For Watching Soap Operas

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:26

At least 10 people have been put to death recently for viewing the daytime dramas smuggled in from South Korea, according to sources.

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VIDEO: Wood hails 'electric' Dylan film

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:25
Elijah Wood praises his latest film, based on the life of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, as an "electric, vibrant" piece.

Dementia tops female causes of death

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:22
Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show.

Fed set to end US stimulus programme

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:18
The US Federal Reserve is expected to announce that it will end its programme of buying financial assets with new money, a policy known as quantitative easing.

'Rip-off' payday loan broker warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:14
Consumers are warned to be wary of "rip-off" payday middlemen, after the NatWest bank reports that it is receiving hundreds of new complaints every day.

Patients Do Better After Surgery If They Do 'Prehab' First

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:10

Patients are often sent for rehabilitation after surgery. But starting those exercise and healthy eating programs before the surgery might help even more. It's not rehab, it's "prehab."

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US rocket explodes during launch

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:06
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.

Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 05:05
Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.

VIDEO: PM 'paralysed' over by-election

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:58
Ed Miliband accuses the prime minister of delaying an European Arrest Warrant vote, but is told it will go ahead.
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