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Scots 'must get powers on fracking'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 00:39
The Scottish government calls for devolved powers on fracking following UK plans to allow companies to drill below people's land without permission.

Promised Help To Fight Ebola Arriving At 'Speed Of A Turtle'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 23:33

The head of a leading aid group warned the United Nations that the situation in West Africa is desperate. U.N. officials said they're getting help on the ground as quickly as possible.

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Ex-Con, Future Congressman? Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Campaigns Again

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 23:32

The 87-year-old Louisiana Democrat, famous for his charm, his philandering and his shaky ethical standards, is out of federal prison — and making a bid for Congress in a heavily Republican district.

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Despite A Bumpy Tenure, Holder Had A Broad Impact

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 23:31

Between clashes with Congress on Operation Fast and Furious and U.S.-based trials for Sept. 11 suspects, the attorney general advanced civil rights priorities and reached several landmark settlements.

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VIDEO: Who gets the dog? The rise of 'pet-nups'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 23:14
The animal charity Blue Cross has devised a so-called "pet-nup" which clearly states who will get ownership of pets should a couple split up.

VIDEO: S Africa's Open Mosque faces closure

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 23:05
South Africa's first gay-friendly mosque, which also allows women to lead prayers, must close says local authorities.

How Pardew proved me wrong - Savage

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 22:53
BBC Sport pundit Robbie Savage on Alan Pardew's criticism of him, the form of Steven Gerrard and Man Utd's defensive woes.

VIDEO: Life as a disabled student

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 22:35
Campaigners say they fear that without help disabled students will be unable to cope with University life.

Bus costs 'hitting poorer students'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 22:20
New and increased transport costs for sixth formers could force those from the most deprived backgrounds to give up school altogether, experts claim.

'Third Iraq War' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 21:40
As MPs prepare to vote on UK military action against Islamic State extremists in Iraq, the front pages give their take on the possibility of war.

VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Gazza's genius

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 21:24
BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

VIDEO: How to keep a troupe of horses happy

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 21:17
Ashleigh Nghiem reports on how the performing horses of the Cavalia circus are looked after.

Grooming concerns 'not followed up'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 21:14
A former employee at a Bradford children's home where underage girls were allegedly groomed by older men claims her concerns about child safety were not followed up.

Photos: Jeter Leaves Yankee Stadium With One Last Game-Winning Hit

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-25 21:11

Derek Jeter's single in the ninth inning propelled the Yankees over Baltimore 6-5 on Thursday night in his last game at Yankee Stadium. The retiring shortstop has played 20 seasons with the team.

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Cyclist killed in lorry collision

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:59
A man in his 30s has died following a collision with a lorry outside Newry, County Down.

VIDEO: France launches cigarette crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:37
The French government has unveiled controversial new measures to cut the number of smokers, including introducing plain cigarette packaging.

Indonesia scraps local leader polls

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:24
Indonesia's parliament scraps direct elections for regional governors and mayors in a move widely seen as a blow for President-elect Joko Widodo.

UK faces 'five more years of cuts'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 20:12
The outgoing head of the civil service predicts another five years of UK government spending cuts - and says making them will be "even harder".

US allows use of drones for filming

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 19:46
The US grants permission to six television and movie companies to allow for the use of drones to shoot film scenes.

Sarkozy launches political comeback

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-25 19:14
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy re-launches his political career with a rally near the northern city of Lille.
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