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VIDEO: How 1992 riots changed LA police

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:37
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on how the police force changed after the riots there and what Missouri can learn from its experience.

Announcement On Bank Of America Settlement Expected Soon

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:32

The bank has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve a probe into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, according to AP sources.

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Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:14
Rescuers are still combing through the site of a landslide triggered on Wednesday by torrential rain in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture.

No sentence review in cruelty cases

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:13
The Director of Public Prosecutions says he is powerless to refer sentences handed down in an animal cruelty case for review to the Court of Appeal.

VIDEO: Funeral 'to celebrate' MH17 victim

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:59
The father of Liam Sweeney, who was killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster in Ukraine, says his son's funeral will be a celebration of his life.

Jihadist 'manhunt' on front pages

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:44
The hunt for a jihadist, believed to be British, who was filmed beheading American journalist James Foley in Syria dominates front pages.

Hospital given 'must improve' rating

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:36
Emergency and end-of-life care need to be improved at the North Middlesex University Hospital, the health watchdog says.

Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:34
US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

US military tried to free Foley

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:27
A US secret military mission recently tried but failed to free American hostages in Syria, including murdered reporter James Foley, US officials say.

India court stays sisters' execution

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 20:10
A court in India puts on hold the execution of two sisters convicted of murdering children they kidnapped and forced to beg and steal, a lawyer confirms.

Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:56
Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

What shapes the UK response to IS?

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 19:06
Why is UK foreign policy still influenced by Iraq war?

Pakistan talks over protests begin

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:56
Talks between Pakistan's government and two protest groups are taking place, after protesters occupied a high-security zone in Islamabad, reports say.

The fraught world of UK surrogacy

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 18:55
Why aren't there full criminal checks on would-be parents?

Australian winemaker reports a loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:47
Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market.

Pre-cook barbecue food, agency warns

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:40
People are urged to pre-cook food in the oven before barbecuing it after research finds many Britons make hygiene mistakes when cooking outdoors.

VIDEO: Panasonic turns to vegetable farming

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:24
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has turned its hand to growing vegetables in Singapore. The BBC investigates.

VIDEO: Fellow hostage remembers Foley

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:12
A French journalist, held hostage with James Foley for seven months, has been describing his time in captivity with the murdered journalist.

Attorney general meets Brown family

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:02
US Attorney General Eric Holder meets the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last week.

21% rise in sex offences on railways

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-20 16:59
The number of sexual offences reported on Britain's railways has risen by a fifth in a year, the British Transport Police says.
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