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Analysis: What was the aim of IS's John Cantlie video?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:42
What was the aim of IS's John Cantlie video?

VIDEO: Colombia tower blocks demolished

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:27
Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks at the Space apartment complex, which was deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse.

Obama Emphasizes Coalition In Comments On Syrian Strikes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:16

President Obama spoke about airstrikes in Syria on Tuesday morning, moments before he left for New York for the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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Mother and son killed by train

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:11
A woman and her 10-year-old son die after being hit by a train in Slough, Berkshire.

Obama Calls For More Ambitious Approach To Climate Change In U.N. Speech

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:03

"There is such a thing as being too late," President Obama says in his address to the U.N. Climate Summit. The White House is touting tools to boost "global resilience" in the face of climate change.

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Teen held over 'firearms incident'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 09:01
A teenager is taken into custody after a suspected firearms incident in Shetland saw police urge the public in some areas to remain indoors.

VIDEO: PM: Queen 'purred' over Scotland result

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:56
The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence in the referendum, he has apparently revealed.

White tiger kills man at Delhi zoo

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:54
A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.

Rosh Hashana's Sacred Bread Offers Meaning In Many Shapes And Sizes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:54

Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life's blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses.

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Spain scraps tighter abortion law

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:49
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.

Alice suspect 'made weapon to kill'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:46
The prime suspect in the investigation to find Alice Gross murdered his wife with homemade weapons, court documents reveal.

Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:45
New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.

DJ Travis guilty of indecent assault

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:41
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is convicted of one count of indecent assault in 1995 but cleared of two further charges.

Scotland 'the winner' after vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:41
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says "all of Scotland will emerge as the winner" following the vote against independence.

To Make Interval Training Less Painful, Add Tunes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:39

Alternating rest periods with bouts of really intense exercise may make you fitter, but it's not a breeze. Researchers say music can make intervals less wretched and also make you work harder.

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Stoutaccino? Starbucks Tests Coffee With Beer Flavors

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:28

Reports that Starbucks is testing a new coffee drink for autumn that incorporates "toasty stout flavors" has set off a debate over how such a concoction might taste, and whether it's a good idea.

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Miliband £2.5bn pledge 'to save NHS'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:27
Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes.

Nigeria MPs fury at 'cash arms deal'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:14
About 50 Nigerian MPs storm out of parliament after a motion to discuss an alleged $9.3m cash arms deal in South Africa was blocked.

M4 junction closure costs £1.3m

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-23 08:14
Closing an M4 motorway slip road at peak times in Neath Port Talbot since August has cost £1.3m.
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