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Malaysia diplomat denies NZ charges

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 19:09
A Malaysian diplomat accused of attempted rape and burglary in New Zealand pleads not guilty to his charges in Wellington.

Letter clues in 1994 taxi shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 19:00
Three pieces of evidence are revealed by police investigating the 1994 murder of a taxi driver.

VIDEO: Who is Philly Jesus?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 18:17
Who exactly is Philly Jesus?

Dutch Syria girl to appear in court

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 18:14
A Dutch teenager whose mother helped bring her back from the conflict in Syria is due to appear in court on suspicion of threatening state security.

MPs to debate NHS 'privatisation'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 17:15
MPs will debate are to debate a bill which its supporters say will roll back what they see as the creeping privatisation of the NHS in England

'I Will Not Sit Idly By' And Other Congressional Tweets On Immigration

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 17:14

Congress is out of session until the first week of December, so many members are weighing in on the president's speech on Twitter and other platforms — with mixed reactions.

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Log theory for Nessie sightings

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 17:07
A conservation charity suggests an increase in sightings of the Loch Ness Monster was due to debris from woodland on the shores of the loch.

December start for Nicaragua canal

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 17:04
Nicaragua says construction of its $50bn inter-oceanic canal will begin next month after feasibility studies are approved.

VIDEO: Myanmar: investment will create jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:59
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is attracting increasing amounts of foreign investment but is hoping to win more with a message of cheap and plentiful labour.

Sturgeon to reshuffle cabinet

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:47
Scotland's new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce a ministerial re-shuffle later with a strong female presence expected.

Early Mackintosh artwork restored

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:46
One of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's earliest works is recreated on the walls of the Glasgow Art Club as part of a £1.2m refurbishment.

Honour abuse group wins lottery cash

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:42
A project supporting victims of honour abuse in Edinburgh is been awarded almost £800,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:39

Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

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Picture power: Bird flu

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:38
Reuters photographer tells the story behind his picture of a cull at a farm in Nafferton following the discovery of bird flu.

Grammars' 'leaky pipe' to university

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:34
Grammar school pupils in the 1980s were no more likely to gain degrees from "elite" universities than comprehensive pupils, research suggests.

Still searching for a cure for Libya

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:15
Libya has yet to recover from the disease of Gaddafi, says James Robbins, and it is difficult to be optimistic about the future.

Sotheby's chief executive steps down

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:14
The chief executive of renowned auction house Sotheby's, William Ruprecht, is stepping down after 14 years at the helm.

Muslim schools 'set for criticism'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:11
Reports highly critical of "safeguarding" at seven east London schools, including six Muslim schools, are set to be published by Ofsted.

HMRC 'hasn't investigated tax scheme'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:06
HM Revenue and Customs has not properly investigated why a tax relief scheme has cost £2bn more than expected, according to the National Audit Office.

Car lifted to end tram 'stand-off'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:56
A group of bystanders lift a car out of the way after the driver leaves it parked on a city centre tramline.

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