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Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:50

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran. Police also released data about a robbery they say is related.

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From death row to graduation ceremony

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:47
A maximum security prison in Kenya has been the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.

VIDEO: Celebrities take on ice bucket challenge

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:30
The Ice Bucket Challenge involves people pouring cold water over themselves and posting videos on the internet.

Couple claimed split to stage fraud

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:23
A married couple who falsely claimed over £50,000 in benefits after claiming to have split up are convicted after secretly going on a second honeymoon.

Kiev: Russian Armor Destroyed After Crossing Border

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:10

Ukraine's president said a "significant" part of a Russian armored column said to have crossed the border overnight was destroyed by Kiev's artillery.

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Chelsea are in title hunt - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:08
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side can push for the Premier League title following the club's summer signings.

Passengers with HIV sue China airline

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:07
Two passengers with HIV are suing budget Chinese carrier, Spring Airlines, for refusing to let them board a plane at Shenyang airport.

VIDEO: Airport adopts infrared Ebola 'test'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 05:07
The BBC's Tomi Oladipo has been speaking to people in Nigeria's most populous city Lagos as the authorities take measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

Trophies relieved pressure - Wenger

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:59
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal head into this season with the "weight off their shoulders" after ending their trophy drought.

Man to stand trial for girl's murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:41
A 26-year-old man is to stand trial accused of murdering two-year-old girl, Madison Horn in Kelty, Fife.

Five unusual messages from Narendra Modi

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:38
Five unusual messages from Narendra Modi

Radio In Liberia Seems Like It's All Ebola, All The Time

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:21

Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.

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Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:03

The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.

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'They're Talking To People': Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 04:01

Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them.

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Students 'failed' by pricey digs

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:54
University students in the UK are being "set up to fail" as paying for expensive accommodation leaves them with as little as £40 a week to live on, a leading charity warns.

VIDEO: Creating a fake celebrity opera

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:45
Celebrity look-alike photographer Alison Jackson speaks to BBC Breakfast about her latest project.

Girl, 3, dies after pool incident

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:42
A three-year-old girl dies after being pulled out of a hotel swimming pool in Lancashire, with police treating her death as "unexplained".

Hungary condemns sanctions on Russia

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:36
Hungary's PM Orban says the EU is harming itself with sanctions against Russia, echoing a complaint by Slovakia's leader.

Salmonella outbreak investigated

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:35
Public Health England is investigating a Salmonella outbreak which has affected more than 150 people in England over the past few months.

Powerful Somali warlord 'on the run'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 03:21
A Somali militia commander says he is on the run after a government operation to disarm him prompted the fiercest clashes in Mogadishu since 2011.
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