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Honour abuse group wins lottery cash

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:42
A project supporting victims of honour abuse in Edinburgh is been awarded almost £800,000 from the Big Lottery Fund.

WATCH: President Obama's Speech On Immigration

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:39

Obama defied congressional Republicans by announcing a plan that shields up to 5 million immigrants from deportation.

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Picture power: Bird flu

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:38
Reuters photographer tells the story behind his picture of a cull at a farm in Nafferton following the discovery of bird flu.

Grammars' 'leaky pipe' to university

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:34
Grammar school pupils in the 1980s were no more likely to gain degrees from "elite" universities than comprehensive pupils, research suggests.

Still searching for a cure for Libya

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:15
Libya has yet to recover from the disease of Gaddafi, says James Robbins, and it is difficult to be optimistic about the future.

Sotheby's chief executive steps down

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:14
The chief executive of renowned auction house Sotheby's, William Ruprecht, is stepping down after 14 years at the helm.

Muslim schools 'set for criticism'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:11
Reports highly critical of "safeguarding" at seven east London schools, including six Muslim schools, are set to be published by Ofsted.

HMRC 'hasn't investigated tax scheme'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 16:06
HM Revenue and Customs has not properly investigated why a tax relief scheme has cost £2bn more than expected, according to the National Audit Office.

Car lifted to end tram 'stand-off'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:56
A group of bystanders lift a car out of the way after the driver leaves it parked on a city centre tramline.

When Arsenal hated Van Nistelrooy

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:47
Hatred, a red card, a missed penalty and a record fine - Arsenal's furious visit to Old Trafford in 2003 revisited.

How immigration reform can change immigration

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:45

On Thursday evening, President Obama announced his executive order for immigration reform:

We’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens or illegal residents. If you register, pass a criminal background check and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is.

Now let’s be clear about what it isn’t. This deal does not apply to anyone who has come to this country recently. It does not apply to anyone who might come to America illegally in the future. It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive. Only Congress can do that. All we’re saying is we’re not going to deport you.

To get a little context on how the President's plans might affect some of the various immigration constituencies in this country, we spoke with Barbara Hines, Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic and professor at the University of Texas, and Emily Lam, vice-president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for Health Care & Federal Issues.

VIDEO: Whelan sorry for offensive comments

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:33
Wigan owner Dave Whelan apologises for comments about Jewish and Chinese people made in a controversial newspaper interview.

Ukraine's year of chaotic events

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:29
Making sense of Ukraine's year of chaotic events

Bin Hammam 2022 bid role questioned

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:27
Mohamed Bin Hammam's role in Qatar's successful World Cup bid is questioned by Fifa whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid.

VIDEO: Ferguson decision: A timeline of events

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:24
Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances

VIDEO: The drone that fights fires

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:23
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.

Major security operation in Belfast

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:21
Part of the Grosvenor Road in Belfast is closed in a major security operation.

'No fertility help for cancer young'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:18
Young women with breast cancer are not being told about the possibility of freezing eggs or embryos ahead of potentially damaging chemotherapy treatment, says charity Breast Cancer Care.

How did immigration debate get so toxic?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:16
Barack Obama's executive action on immigration riles up Republicans and immigration activists for different reasons.

NHS 'should use cancer drug for eyes'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 15:13
A drug that prevents elderly people losing their sight should be routinely available on the NHS, says the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

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