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Paisley critics 'pygmies in shadow'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:16
Ian Paisley Jr describes critics of his father, the former DUP leader and first minister who died last Friday aged 88, as "pygmies in his shadow".

VIDEO: Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:10
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.

Warning over Philippine volcano

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:09
One of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, Mount Mayon, could erupt within weeks, scientists say, after quakes and rockfalls.

VIDEO: 'I just couldn't bear it anymore'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:58
Almost one in six mental health patients in England have attempted suicide because of long waiting lists for therapy, according to new research.

VIDEO: Crimewatch marks 30th anniversary

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:55
Television show Crimewatch is marking 30 years of helping to solve crimes by appealing to the public for information.

Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:52
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.

VIDEO: UK party leaders sign No vote pledge

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:41
The three main UK party leaders - David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg - have signed a pledge promising "extensive new powers" for the Scottish Parliament.

SAS selection deaths inquest delay

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:24
The inquest for three soldiers who died from overheating while training in the Brecon Beacons will not be heard until 2015.

Double child abuse agony for family

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:17
Two children from the same family were sexually abused in separate paedophile scandals that both happened in Rochdale, the BBC has discovered.

VIDEO: On front line near IS-controlled Zumar

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:12
Jim Muir reports from the front line near IS-controlled Zumar, near Mosul, where Kurdish forces are fighting Islamic State militants.

Fire safety clarity call by father

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:52
The father of a Cardiff woman who died after a fire at a London apartment block backs a campaign for clearer rules on responsibility for fire safety.

Two arrests over attack on house

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:39
Two people are arrested after what police are treating as a racially motivated attack on a house in north Belfast.

Obama To Announce Buildup In U.S. Efforts To Fight Ebola

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:32

The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.

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VIDEO: Haiti's disease fighting eco toilet

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:29
Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?

Cameron's plea, and 'bloodbath in paradise' - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:27
David Cameron's emotional speech in defence of the United Kingdom makes the front pages, as does the murder of two Britons in Thailand.

Rates non-payment legal action rises

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:20
The number of court actions started for non-payment of rates is on the rise, according to figures provided to the BBC.

White House To Assign 3,000 Military Personnel To Combat Ebola

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 20:51

The Obama administration is increasing its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis. The personnel will supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems.

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Police search after Thailand deaths

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 19:40
Police in Thailand continue to search for a man they want to speak to in connection with the deaths of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao.

VIDEO: Have you heard of Alibaba?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 18:29
Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce firm but most people in the West haven't heard of it.

Red card for 'greenest' government

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 17:44
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.
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