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Big protests due over Mexico missing

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:38
Mass protests are expected across Mexico for 43 missing students, whom the authorities say were murdered by a drugs gang.

Cheshire sign world's tallest player

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:27
British Basketball League side Cheshire Phoenix sign the world's tallest basketball player Paul Sturgess.

Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:26

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

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Almost 1,000 dead since Ukraine truce

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:23
An average of 13 people have been killed daily in eastern Ukraine since the 5 September ceasefire came into place, a leading UN official says.

Stevens to make F1 bow with Caterham

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:17
Britain's Will Stevens makes Formula 1 debut in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, partnering Kamui Kobayashi at Caterham.

Graduate director Mike Nichols dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:15
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.

Florida State Gunman Shot Dead By Campus Police

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:15

Tallahassee's police chief says the gunman, who opened fire at the campus library shortly after midnight, appears to have acted alone.

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Kim Kardashian India trip cancelled

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:12
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian's trip to India, where she was to appear on India's version of Big Brother, is cancelled, apparently over visa issues.

Man 'burnt to death' in factory oven

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:09
A factory worker died from severe burns when he became trapped in an industrial oven, a court hears.

University investigates rape threats

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:06
Edinburgh University launches an investigation into threats of rape made by members of an American-style "fraternity" organisation.

Mother 'wrote on bodies of children'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:01
A pregnant woman killed her three children before writing "I love you" on their bodies, kissing them and tucking them up in bed, an inquest hears.

Five arrested in murder inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:00
Police arrest five people in east Belfast over the death of a mother of five, which is being treated as murder.

PODCAST: Pirates off the coast of West Africa

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-11-20 03:00

At first glance, there was no inflation last month.  The news this morning is the consumer price index is flat. But, you already knew gasoline and heating oil prices are down and what that masks is rising prices in other areas. More on that. And a new Senate report warns that taxpayers and consumers could end up holding the bag when banks own big stashes of commodities like oil and metals. The senate report also highlights the possibility of risk to the overall financial system. Plus, when we say pirates and Africa, thoughts turn to the east coast of the continent including Somalia. But we were talking to our BBC colleagues and their correspondents are pointing out that there are more attacks on shipping off West Africa, especially the coast of Nigeria.

VIDEO: Sturgeon sworn in as first minister

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 02:57
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is formally sworn in as Scotland's first minister in front of senior judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

VIDEO: Ineos to invest £640m in shale gas

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 02:48
The chemicals giant Ineos is expected to announce plans to invest more than £6m in UK shale gas production.

Mackay hiring 'a mockery of inquiry'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 02:43
Leroy Rosenior feels Malky Mackay's appointment as Wigan manager "makes a mockery" of an ongoing FA inquiry.

VIDEO: Cosby's 'no comment' on assault claims

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 02:38
US comedian Bill Cosby has once again refused to comment when asked about sexual assault allegations that have been made against him.

Eritreans 'flee conscription drive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 02:36
A renewed conscription drive in Eritrea has led to a sharp increase in the number of youths fleeing to Ethiopia, the UN refugee agency tells the BBC.

VIDEO: EU rejects UK bank bonus challenge

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 02:35
The Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice has rejected the UK's challenge to its cap on bankers' bonuses.

Police officer's speed fine 'cheat'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 02:30
A South Wales Police officer tried to cheat his way out of a speeding ticket by changing his car number plates, a court hears.

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