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Tipsy Australian 'repels' crocodile

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 01:08
An Australian hunter says he fought off a crocodile by poking the reptile in the eye, admitting he was tipsy during the attack.

VIDEO: Asthma stigma in some Asian families

BBC - Sat, 2014-09-20 00:09
Asian children with asthma are five times more likely to end up with serious health problems than white children according to new research.

March to support striking uni staff

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 23:26
A march to support striking Aberystwyth University staff is to be held as students continue to face disruption because of the industrial action.

VIDEO: Tourists stranded by Hurricane Odile

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 22:57
Tens of thousands of tourists remain stranded after Hurricane Odile swept through western Mexico, devastating resorts and destroying transport hubs.

William starts solo visit to Malta

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:50
The Duke of Cambridge is to celebrate Malta's 50th anniversary on an official visit to the country, as a last-minute replacement for his pregnant wife.

'The disunited kingdom' - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:42
The post-referendum newspapers focus on the political row over Scottish MPs voting on English matters - a row many say could "stall" further devolution.

Yaya Toure targets Champions League

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:31
Manchester City's Yaya Toure tells BBC's Football Focus he wants to win the Champions League for the club's fans.

Politicians ponder Scotland's future

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:17
Politicians on both sides of the independence debate are to consider the best way ahead for Scotland after voters backed remaining in the UK.

Turkish hostages in Iraq released

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 21:04
Some 49 Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are now back in Turkey, says Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Our readers' worries and hopes about student data

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-19 20:45

We hosted a Twitter chat on Thursday, September 18, to discuss our Quantified Student reporting project, and to hear what our readers have to say about student data policy issues. Here are some selected tweets from the conversation:

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VIDEO: William takes Kate's place in Malta

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 20:39
Prince William is to visit Malta to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule.

Intruder sparks White House alert

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 20:28
Secret Service agents briefly evacuate part of the White House after an intruder was spotted running through the grounds.

White House Briefly Evacuated After Man Jumps Fence, Makes It Inside

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 19:43

The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren't home at the time.

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Oil firm to create West Lothian jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 19:22
Aberdeen-based Oil and gas services company Oil States announces plans to create 100 new jobs in West Lothian.

Ukraine deal with eastern rebels

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 19:02
The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels agree a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in the east of the country, at talks in Minsk.

Police separate rivals in Glasgow

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 18:21
Police make six arrests after separating groups of rival Unionist and independence supporters in George Square in the centre of Glasgow.

UK couple missing after hurricane

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 18:10
A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.

Imams in hostage video appeal to IS

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 16:48
Leading British Muslim scholars make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.

Court to hear Berlusconi fraud appeal

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 16:08
The European Court for Human Rights will hear Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a fraud conviction, his lawyer says.

Russian jets intercepted off Alaska

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 15:40
Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.

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