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VIDEO: Cuba circus kids 'go professional'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 18:19
In Cuba, young children are learning circus skills with a view to becoming professional performers.

Nine die in Guinea boat sinking

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 18:12
At least nine people die in a boat accident in Guinea, with at least 30 people still missing, officials and residents say.

VIDEO: Huge Smurfs mark comics museum at 25

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 17:06
In Belgium a comics museum, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is planning an expansion.

Police tell wrong parents son died

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:55
Police in a small Alaska town mistakenly tell a couple their son has been killed in a car accident, leading to a joyous scene just hours later.

Commissioner system 'costing more'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:55
Four out of six police forces in the East of England are spending more on the new system of commissioners compared to the old police authorities.

MPs to vote on Palestinian statehood

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:54
MPs are to vote on a backbench Commons motion that will call on the UK government to recognise Palestine as a state.

Drought hits Brazil's biggest city

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:49
The governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has asked for emergency clearance to siphon the remaining water out of an almost empty reservoir.

Gay Marriages To Begin In Idaho, After High Court Lifts Stay

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:33

The order from the Supreme Court signals yet again that the justices are disinclined to review cases throwing out state bans on gay marriage.

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Iraqi Kurds call for weapons to combat IS

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:27
Kurdish troops need advanced weapons to defeat Islamic State

The man with the world's most dangerous job?

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:09
Is this the man with the world's most dangerous job?

Cuban athletes face hurdles on road to glory

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:07
How Cuba's athletes are trying to recapture past glory days

Fashion for people with Down's Syndrome

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 16:06
Do people with the syndrome need special clothes?

Councils call for fly-tipping powers

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:58
Councils in England and Wales should gain new powers to impose on-the-spot fines to tackle fly-tipping, the Local Government Association says.

The much-delayed war on procrastination

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:56
Is everybody now procrastinating too much?

China 'confident in HK stability'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:52
China's Premier Li Keqiang says he is sure social stability can be maintained in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy protests there enter a third week.

Concerns rise over US-EU trade talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:23
There is rising concern over trade liberalisation talks between the EU and the US, with protests planned this weekend across Europe.

Greens expect record conference

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:06
The Scottish Greens say they expect their largest-ever conference as they begin to gather in Edinburgh.

Insect find a first for Scotland

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:06
A species of insect not previously recorded in Scotland is found at an RSPB reserve in the Highlands.

Clinton Documents: 7 Excerpts You Should Read

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-10 15:03

The Clinton Presidential Library finished releasing documents that had been withheld previously. They reveal nothing we didn't already know, but give insight into a tumultuous time at the White House.

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VIDEO: JMW Turner film 15 years in the making

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-10 14:46
A film about the British landscape painter JMW Turner has had its gala premiere.

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