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VIDEO: Job figures 'very encouraging'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 01:49
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said the latest unemployment figures are "very encouraging".

Ex-teacher banned over text messages

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 01:44
A former Denbighshire teacher is banned for sending inappropriate messages to pupils at a school where he taught previously.

Shares plunge after Russian arrest

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 01:41
Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is put under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, and shares in his company Sistema tumble.

VIDEO: Musical Miss Saigon celebrates 25 years

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 01:40
Stars of Miss Saigon speak to BBC Breakfast about celebrating 25 years since the musical premiered.

Murdered woman 'failed by police'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 01:36
A series of police blunders contributed to the death of a woman who was murdered by her estranged husband after years of abuse, a report finds.

Richard III death injuries revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 01:29
King Richard III was probably killed by two blows to the head during a "sustained attack", according to new research.

Odile storm moves towards Arizona

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 01:16
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.

Huston set to star in Ben-Hur remake

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 01:12
British actor Jack Huston is expected to take the lead role in a remake of 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to reports from Hollywood.

Bank split 7-2 on interest rate rise

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:47
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) was divided for the second month in a row over interest rate policy, latest minutes show.

Four Irish people in US plane crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:47
Three people from Northern Ireland and one from the Republic are hurt in a Florida plane crash on Monday.

VIDEO: Should 'vaping bars' be banned?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:36
As new research shows most young people do not plan to smoke e-cigarettes, experts are divided over the safety of "vaping".

Who has won the social referendum?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:35
Who has come top in Scotland’s social media battle?

Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:17

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:16

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:15

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:14

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:12

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:11

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money is distributed might fix systemic problems.

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Billionaire in NI education grant

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:08
A US billionaire philanthropist is providing grants in Northern Ireland for shared education, dementia care and early years learning.

Fiji coup leader awaits poll outcome

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:52
Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006.
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