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VIDEO: Charleston relatives address suspect

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 22:13
A 21-year-old man has appeared in court via video link to face nine murder charges, after an attack on an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Red Devils in mid-air parachute drama

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 21:32
A Red Devil parachutist has a lucky escape when his chute fails to open during an airshow, leaving a team-mate to catch him in mid-air.

Don't weep for old economic targets

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 21:15
The claimant count, which used to be the headline unemployment figures, loses its National Statistic designation.

Al-Shabab Briton 'second in command'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 21:00
A British man killed while fighting with Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya was second in command of his unit at the time, the BBC learns.

Obama condemns 'blight' of racism

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 19:45
Racism remains "a blight" on society, US President Barack Obama says, after the killing of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church.

'Trans student rise' prompts loo move

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 19:05
A university introduces gender-neutral toilets in response to "a growing population of trans students".

Illegal ivory crushed in New York

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 18:51
More than a ton of confiscated ivory is crushed in New York's Times Square to send a message that the illegal trade will not be tolerated.

VIDEO: Illegal ivory crushed in Times Square

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 18:50
A ton of confiscated ivory is destroyed in a ceremony in New York's Times Square to draw attention to the illegal ivory trade around the world.

VIDEO: 'Church was not primary target'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 18:38
A friend of Dylann Roof, the man charged over a shooting in a church in South Carolina, tells BBC News the suspect had told him a week earlier he wanted to attack a local university.

Hidden posters 'should be preserved'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 18:21
Vintage advertising billboards discovered behind a modern hoarding should be preserved "for all to see", an Essex blogger says.

Ten killed at Mexico beer centre

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 17:16
Gunmen kill at least 10 people in a beer distribution centre near the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, before stealing from the bodies.

Dugdale launches leadership campaign

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 17:02
Kezia Dugdale is due to launch her campaign to become the new leader of Scottish Labour with a pledge to "shake things up".

Cat Wins 'Hero Dog' Award

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-19 16:57

Tara body-slammed the neighbors' dog to save her then-4-year-old owner. When a Los Angeles shelter prepared to present its annual trophy, no dog's heroics could match the cat's.

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Payout for Alton Towers victims

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 16:47
Victims of the crash on the Alton Towers Smiler rollercoaster receive their first insurance payments.

Culture wars rage on for conservatives

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 16:31
Republican presidential candidates make their appeal to evangelicals activists, who aren't ready to give up the fight over gay marriage, religious freedom and Common Core.

Earth 'enters new extinction phase'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 16:29
The Earth has entered a "new period of extinction", a study by three US universities concludes, and humans could be among the first casualties.

Why is a feminist posting rape videos online?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:41
Is the 'shame the rapist' campaign a step too far for Indian feminism?

What yoga challenge says about India

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:23
What yoga record attempt tells us about India

Migrants flood trains in bid to leave Italy

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:20
The Italian station where migrant travel hopes are dashed

Child with good memory 'lie better'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:17
Children who have a good memory are better at telling lies and covering them up, say child psychology researchers.