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Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 16:03
A three-day curfew imposed by Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of Ebola comes into effect, but critics say it will achieve little.

In Scotland History Is Made... But At A Golf Club

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:56

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews voted to allow women for the first time in its 260 year history.

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Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:53
President Barack Obama has given his support to the visiting Petro Poroshenko, describing himself as a "strong friend" to Ukraine's leader.

Obama hails Congress vote on Syria

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:48
President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows that the US is united against Islamic State.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:43
Which animal fought a valiant battle against an escalator?

How real is The Riot Club?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:40
How real is the Riot Club?

Just what exactly is Freudian?

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:36
Just what exactly does the term Freudian mean?

MP Hancock resigns from Lib Dems

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:31
Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, who had faced allegations he sexually assaulted a constituent, resigns from the party.

Beatles' Eleanor Rigby made from £1m

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:26
A sculpture of The Beatles' song character Eleanor Rigby made from £1m of used bank notes is to go on show at the Museum of Liverpool.

My family and other ibex

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:20
Why the chance of seeing an Alpine ibex has halved in 20 years

The father of 26 preaching birth control

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:19
The man with 26 children who's preaching birth control

Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:14
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.

VIDEO: Life in an iconic US resort town

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:13
Is the American Dream alive in Palm Springs?

Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:12
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.

VIDEO: What you miss living in the wilderness

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:12
We all dream from time to time of escaping it all and heading for the hills, but is it all it's cracked up to be? BBC Pop Up speaks to residents of two remote villages in the Rocky Mountains

Polish theatre dedicated to Shakespeare

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:07
Opening night for Shakespeare theatre... in Gdansk

Health services finances 'worsening'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:04
Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.

Vote a big moment for golf - Davies

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 15:01
Dame Laura Davies says a historic vote on female membership could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of golfers.

$4.75m for US police race study

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:42
A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.

In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 14:41

Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.

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