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VIDEO: Top of the 2014 political pops

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:37
The top five most read stories on the BBC News web site's political pages in 2014 are revealed in a countdown.

Microsoft takes on tech scammers

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:33
The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:27
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

Police Scotland face cost challenges

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:12
Councils are urged to hold Police Scotland to account on the way national decisions impact on their own areas

Terror arrest men appear in court

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:08
Two men accused of helping a 17-year-old Cardiff boy leave the UK to join fighters in Syria will stand trial in London in June.

Fifa agrees to release Garcia report

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:06
Fifa agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.

Details On The Administration's New College Ratings System

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

A framework for measuring opportunity --and outcomes.

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3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.

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What's Next For Cuba? The Headlines That Tell The Story

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

The State Department says a delegation of diplomats will visit the island next month. The formal restoration of diplomatic ties is expected to be as easy as the two countries writing each other notes.

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Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:02
Exclusive: Inside Iraq air base as Islamic State closes in

VIDEO: Airbase at heart of battle for Anbar

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:00
Quentin Sommerville reports from the Ain al-Asad air base - a linchpin in the battle against Islamic State for Iraq's Anbar province.

Former RUC officers trial collapses

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:00
The trial of two former RUC detectives collapsed on Friday after the prosecution offered no evidence against them.

Toddler's parents cleared of murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:59
The parents of Levi-Blu Cassin are cleared of his murder at Birmingham Crown Court - but convicted of causing or allowing his death.

VIDEO: Who was Mandy Rice-Davies?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:58
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.

NHS staff to strike in new year

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:31
There will be a fresh wave of strikes across the NHS in England in new year, it has been announced.

Kenya leader signs tough security law

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:30
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.

Millions deleted in Instagram purge

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:30
Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.

Man, 51, rescued from river dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:25
A man who was rescued from a river in Cardiff died shortly after he was recovered from the water, police confirm.

'God message' hammer killer jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:18
A killer who bludgeoned and stabbed a woman to death, then kept the location of her remains secret for 14 years, is jailed.

Spectacular views atop tallest spire

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 02:17
Breathtaking aerial views from Salisbury Cathedral are filmed by workers at the top of Britain's tallest spire.