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Inmates 'self-harm to tackle issues'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:15
Vulnerable prisoners at a problem jail in Worcestershire are resorting to self-harm to address basic issues, according to inspectors.

The political art of the denial

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:15
Alan Johnson has ruled out being Labour leader. Hasn't he?

VIDEO: Ronaldo and Bale join Ebola fight

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:12
Footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba and Gareth Bale have all appeared in a new Ebola awareness campaign run by Fifa.

What did St Paul say about women?

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:10
What did St Paul say about women?

The self-publicist whose medical text books caused a stir

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:09
Anatomy lessons from 500 years ago

No place like home: What to do when jihadists return

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:01
Is there a right way to deal with jihadists who want to come home?

NHS ombudsman 'failing families'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:49
The NHS ombudsman - the independent service that investigates patients' complaints - is wholly ineffective and failing families, warns the Patients Association.

Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:45
More than one in 10 men have paid for sex, according to a major study of British sexual habits.

Trojan council failure 'astonishing'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:42
A council's failure to respond to a damning report on the Trojan Horse scandal is labelled "astonishing" by Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted.

Iran nuclear stakes high as 'end' talks begin

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:34
As Iran and six world powers begin a "final" round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, BBC Persian's Kasra Naji assesses the chances of a deal.

Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:12

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes sparked the notice of the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. It beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."

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Terror deaths rose sharply in 2013

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:07
The number of terrorist attacks and deaths from terrorism rose sharply in 2013, with Islamist militants behind most cases, a new report says.

Sex crime failures and bird flu - papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:07
Concerns about police failures to investigate hundreds of thousands of crimes, including sex offences, make headlines, along with the return of bird flu.

Wonga still using controversial ads

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:01
Payday lender Wonga continues to show adverts in Poland similar to those that were cancelled in the UK for being attractive to children.

MPs tell HMRC to speed up tax probes

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:01
The Public Accounts Committee has criticised HM Revenue & Customs for its "unacceptably slow" action against tax avoiders.

Organised child abuse 'widespread'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:01
Organised child sex abuse is widespread in England and councils must review protection policies, a report by MPs on the Rotherham exploitation scandal says.

Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:55

Gov. Jay Nixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest related to the Michael Brown case.

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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:38

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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VIDEO: Restaurant helps ex-convicts back to work

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:30
A former convict turned entrepreneur is looking to give other ex-offenders in Singapore a new lease on life through his restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs.

Hodgson happy with England progress

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:27
England manager Roy Hodgson said his side were making progress even before the "cold shower" of World Cup failure.

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