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Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 05:36

The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.

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Ex dental prof struck off register

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 05:33
A former consultant at the Royal Victoria Hospital's School of Dentistry has been struck off the dental register and is under immediate suspension.

Recalculation boosts Kenyan economy

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 05:32
Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.

Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 05:30
Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest

Murray fights back to beat Janowicz

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 05:18
Andy Murray follows up his first title for 15 months with a hard-fought win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz at the China Open.

Islamic State 'adapting to air strikes'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 05:17
IS militants seem to be changing tactics after air strikes

Virgin asks for football TV inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 05:08
Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".

Ominous Tremors At Mount Ontake Force Rescue Crews Off Volcano

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:59

More than 20 bodies remain on a Japanese volcano as new tremors force search teams to abandon their efforts. Officials don't yet know precisely how many climbers remain trapped on the mountain.

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Pakistan plane video man sacked

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:57
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.

Wonga sees profits more than halve

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:52
Annual profits at payday lender Wonga have fallen by more than half, the company announces.

Melanie Hall charge decision sought

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:51
Detectives investigating the murder of Wiltshire woman Melanie Hall in 1996 ask the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for a charging decision.

University faces immediate £3m cut

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:49
The University of Ulster tells its staff it will have to make an immediate budget cut of £3.15m as a result of financial pressures at Stormont.

VIDEO: Freezing benefits 'a basic fairness'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:48
David Cameron has said that freezing working benefits so that they do not rise by more than wages is "a basic fairness".

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:43
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.

Threat posed by voice activation

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:35
Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.

Boy's life-support should end - judge

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:32
A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge rules.

VIDEO: Johnson jokes about Salmond and kippers

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:19
Boris Johnson brings out fish puns to mock his political opponents and pledges to fight UKIP on the beaches.

Secret Service Chief Grilled Over White House Security Failures

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:11

Lawmakers on the House oversight committee ask Julia Pierson about the Sept. 19 "fence jumping" incident at the White House, as well as several other security concerns in recent years.

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Sainsbury's 'spend more' poster gaffe

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:08
A poster encouraging Sainsbury's staff to get customers to spend more is put up in a store window by mistake.

PSNI agency cuts spell end of HET

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 04:07
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is to close more than 300 temporary agency posts at the end of the year, spelling the end of the Historical Enquiries Team.
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