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In pictures: Lauren Bacall

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:43
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall

Japanese economy contracts sharply

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:34
The Japanese economy contracts by 6.8% from the previous year after a recently introduced sales tax held back consumer spending.

VIDEO: Eddie Izzard tribute to Robin Williams

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 17:34
Comedian Eddie Izzard pays tribute to the US actor Robin Williams

UKIP to avoid rivals' conferences

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:59
Nigel Farage is likely to steer clear of fringe events at other party conferences this autumn - as UKIP tries to move away from "gatecrashing" rival gatherings.

GM flies 'could save crops'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:49
A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.

Russian dictators 'A-level choice'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:41
A top 10 of A-level history options puts Russian dictators and US civil rights as the most widely studied topics

Tiny pieces of gold 'boost chemo'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:39
Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.

Pharmacies 'could play greater role'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:36
Pharmacies should be providing a wider range of health services because of their excellent reach into communities, researchers say.

Sultry Film Star Lauren Bacall Dies At 89

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:21

Actress Lauren Bacall, who paired with spouse Humphrey Bogart in films including The Big Sleep and Key Largo, has died at 89, according to the Bogart estate. NPR has not confirmed the report.

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'My beautiful Down's son'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 16:14
A mother trying to change attitudes towards Down's

Is London moving its gardens to the sky?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:56
Is London moving its gardens to the skies?

Why is Sanskrit so controversial?

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:52
Why is a scholastic emphasis on Sanskrit so controversial?

Mother of burned informant slams Met

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:50
The mother of a police informant whose badly burned body was found under a railway archway in north London accuses Scotland Yard of a "cover up".

130 U.S. Personnel Sent To Iraq, Defense Secretary Hagel Says

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:49

The troops, who have arrived in northern Iraq, are in addition to advisers already in the country. This "is not a combat boots on the ground kind of operation," Chuck Hagel said.

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VIDEO: India schools hold Sanskrit lessons

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:48
Indian school students have had Sanskrit classes introduced to their curriculum in an attempt by the new government of Narendra Modi to boost interest in the ancient language.

VIDEO: Turning tyres into art

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:43
Turning Senegal's discarded rubber into art

VIDEO: Gaza conflict: Allegations of war crimes

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:37
The UN Human Rights Council has appointed an independent commission to investigate allegations of war crimes by both sides in the Israel Gaza conflict. Orla Guerin reports.

Dagenham & Redbridge 6-6 Brentford (2-4 pens)

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:24
Brentford and Dagenham & Redbridge share 12 goals in the joint highest scoring League Cup tie in history.

VIDEO: 'I went to a Soviet holiday camp'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:23
Life in the Soviet Union's top holiday camp

The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-12 15:22

The best time to see the shower, which comes every August, is between 3 and 4 a.m. in your local time zone.

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