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Calais migrants 'may target tourists'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 01:24
Migrants trying to enter the UK via Calais could start trying to board tourist vehicles, a Eurotunnel executive warns.

VIDEO: UKIP election row over migrant plan

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 01:22
UKIP defector Mark Reckless has suggested that existing EU migrants should only be allowed to remain in the UK for "a transitional period."

How did an engineer become a revered guru?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 01:20
Controversial and self-styled Indian guru Rampal went from being an engineer to a powerful figure with tens of thousands of devotees.

VIDEO: Should Paddington film be rated PG?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 01:14
Tim Muffett he spoke to the new Paddington Bear film's director Paul King and actor Hugh Bonneville in Paddington station.

Sen. Bernie Sanders On How Democrats Lost White Voters

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 01:03

Vermont's Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president. He says Americans "do not see a party representing the working class of this country."

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Thais held for 'Hunger Games' salute

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:56
Five Thai students are detained for flashing a three-finger salute inspired by The Hunger Games film series at PM Prayuth Chan-Ocha.

Gender pay gap shrinks to record low

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:56
The average pay gap between men and women is at its narrowest since comparative records began in 1997, official figures show.

Car bomb blast in Iraqi Kurdish city

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:53
A car bomb targets a government building in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Irbil, with local medial reporting several deaths.

Second Frenchman seen in IS video

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:42
France confirms that a second Frenchman appears in a video showing the killing of Syrian prisoners by Islamic State.

Man held over rape of girl in park

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:33
A man is arrested on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl in a park in south-west London

Pub shares slide after Commons vote

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:31
Shares in pub owners fall sharply after MPs vote for an amendment allowing landlords to buy their beer on the open market.

Bill Cosby Netflix special postponed

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:23
Streaming service Netflix postpones a Bill Cosby stand-up special after another woman accuses the veteran comedian of sexually assaulting her.

Abuse council's 'serious failures'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:21
"Widespread or serious failures" at Rotherham Council are leaving young people at risk of harm, Ofsted warns.

VIDEO: Fines plan over Japanese Knotweed

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:15
Failing to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed could result in an anti-social behaviour order and a fine of up to £2500.

UKIP denies EU deportation plans

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:12
UKIP says any EU citizens in the UK legally would be able to stay if the UK left the union - after claims its Rochester candidate had suggested they would only be able to do so for a "transitional period".

VIDEO: Couple 'fined' over bad hotel review

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:09
A couple have been "fined" £100 for posting a review on Trip Advisor, describing the Broadway Hotel as a "rotten stinking hovel".

Israel demolishes attacker's home

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 00:09
Israel's military destroys the home of a Palestinian who attacked a tram stop last month, a day after an attack on a synagogue kills five Israelis.

VIDEO: Guru supporters clash with police

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 23:54
Police in India's Haryana state are continuing an operation to arrest a Hindu guru, after nearly 200 people were injured in clashes at his ashram on Tuesday.

Outside Of The Games, Are Sports Corrupt?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-18 23:49

Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.

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No 'Misteak': High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-18 23:48

If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.

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