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Tories plan under-40s homes discount

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:24
First-time buyers in England under the age of 40 will be offered the chance to buy one of 100,000 new homes at a 20% discount, the Conservatives pledge.

Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:03

Is food the oldest instrument of diplomacy? The U.S. State Department just sent award-winning chef Tim Byres to Kyrgyzstan, where he ate a sheep's eye and wowed his hosts with Texan spices.

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Denying Ebola Turns Out To Be A Very Human Response

NPR News - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:03

There's a long tradition of denial, superstition and wishful thinking when it comes to health. Ebola is no exception. It's all too human to let fear interfere with facts.

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Hong Kong police clear protesters

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 03:00
Police in Hong Kong arrest more than 60 pro-democracy protesters after clearing them from a government compound they had occupied overnight.

Hosni Mubarak verdict postponed

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 02:48
A verdict is postponed in the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who faces charges of ordering the killing of protesters.

RAF set for strikes on IS targets

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 02:26
British warplanes are in Cyprus, ready to launch missile strikes against Islamic State targets after MPs backed military action in Iraq.

'Most-wanted' held during poker game

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 02:14
One of the UK's most-wanted men, suspected drug smuggler Robert Knight, is arrested in Spain by armed police as he played poker in a bar.

Murray into first final in 15 months

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 02:05
Andy Murray defeats Juan Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-0 at the Shenzhen Open to reach his first final since winning Wimbledon last year.

Alice police review 300 CCTV cameras

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 01:59
Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross are reviewing footage from 300 CCTV cameras in the area the schoolgirl went missing.

Kvitova secures Wuhan Open title

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 01:32
Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win the Wuhan Open title and qualify for the WTA season-ending finals.

VIDEO: What happens when you speed up golf?

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 01:05
BBC Breakfast's Mike Bushell tries out the latest craze - speed golf.

A&E shake-up in its final stages

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 00:57
Doctors have give more detail about how a controversial shake-up at Prince Philip Hospital's accident and emergency department is to work.

VIDEO: Volcano erupts in central Japan

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 00:45
Mount Ontake in Japan erupted on Saturday, sending a large plume of ash into the sky.

VIDEO: Clooney arrives for Venice wedding

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 00:27
Actor George Clooney and his fiancee, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, are in Venice for their wedding this weekend.

Tree bumblebees sharing human space

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-27 00:27
A bumblebee that is comfortable living alongside humans is spreading rapidly in towns and villages across England.

Seven years until London Jaguars?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 23:52
The NFL wants to put a permanent team in London by 2021 and believes the market is there to sustain it, writes Matt Slater.

VIDEO: Dementia friendly design

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 23:42
Well designed surroundings can make a big difference to the lives of people with dementia, so one school teaches simple techniques to make homes dementia friendly.

VIDEO: 'I cried so much when I married at 13'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 23:06
The BBC's Shumaila Jaffery reports from a remote village in Pakistan to speak to one woman who was told she had to marry her cousin at the age of 13.

Chelsea Clinton Gives Bill And Hillary Their First Grandchild

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 22:50

The baby has been eagerly anticipated as Hillary Clinton, who dubbed "grandmother" her "most exciting title yet, and said she wouldn't decide about running for president until after the baby arrived.

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Chelsea Clinton gives birth to girl

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 22:31
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, gives birth to a baby girl.
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