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Suarez gets help for impulse to bite

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:31
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is getting professional help as he seeks to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents.

Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:29
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:29
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Farmer jailed over £1m will fraud

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:26
A County Armagh farmer who tried to use a forged will to inherit most of a £1m estate from an elderly woman has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Norfolk schools inquiry faces review

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:24
The investigation into alleged inspection irregularities at three Norfolk schools will be reviewed by an "independent figure", says Ofsted.

Trio offer Rangers cash injections

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:21
Mike Ashley and Brian Kennedy join Dave King in offering Rangers a cash injection as director Philip Nash resigns.

In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:09

If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.

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Plaid 'could hold balance of power'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:03
Plaid Cymru MPs could help decide who takes power after next year's general election, party leader Leanne Wood tells its conference.

Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 08:02
Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:53

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

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Suicide mother gave girls acid drink

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:48
A mother poisoned herself and her two young daughters by drinking acid after struggling to get on with her in-laws, an inquest hears.

PC jailed for partner's stab death

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:42
A "paranoid and controlling" former policeman is jailed for at least 28 years for killing his partner, who was stabbed 81 times.

Ashya's family 'unsafe for UK return'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:31
The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.

Slip road closure 'benefits' traffic

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:23
A controversial peak time closure of a slip road to ease congestion on the M4 near Port Talbot is 'a benefit', a review into the trial finds.

Asda faces mass action on equal pay

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:13
Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in their stores.

Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:12
A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.

Halloween High Jinks For Fun And Nonprofits

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:11

Many Americans are not scared to reuse old clothes for new Halloween costumes.

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Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:09
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 07:04

The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient has no detectable virus in her blood.

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Boko Haram Reportedly Abducts More Girls Despite Cease-Fire Deal

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 06:22

A day after Nigeria's announcement last week that a truce had been signed and the release of more than 200 girls secured, 25 more were said to have been kidnapped by extremists.

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