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Colombia suspends bombing of Farc

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:46
Colombia's President Santos suspends bombing raids against Farc rebels for a month to support continuing peace talks between the two sides.

Why the surge in Muslim prisoners?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:42
The rise in Muslim prisoners in England and Wales has been far greater than the Muslim population increase. The BBC's Danny Shaw looks at possible explanations.

Publisher's Mum campaign fails - or does it?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:31
Publisher's Mother's Day campaign fails - or does it?

In pictures: Syngenta Photography Award

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:28
Award-winning photos on the theme of scarcity and waste

A life-changing mistake

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:23
The couples who were given the wrong babies

'I'm 39 and have Alzheimer's disease'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:21
Former soldier's struggle with early onset Alzheimer's

Attitudes to apprentices 'out-dated'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:11
The skills minister says apprenticeships can take participants "as far as they want to go", despite the "out-dated" attitudes of many parents and teachers.

A woman on a mission to save Italy's pigs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04
A woman on a mission to save every pig in Italy

Ferguson, Mo., City Manager Out Amid Shakeup

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04

John Shaw's departure follows a Justice Department report that accused the city's police department and court system of racial bias. The report followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014.

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Ferguson, Mo., City Manager Out Amid Shakeup

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:04

John Shaw's departure follows a Justice Department report that accused the city's police department and court system of racial bias. The report followed the death of Michael Brown, 18, in 2014.

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Government 'fails children in care'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:03
Children in care 'get a raw deal' and the government is not doing enough to help them, MPs have said in a report.

On board the world's biggest ship

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 17:02
How do you unpack the world's largest ship?

Older workers 'boost jobs for young'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:45
When people in their 50s stay on in the workforce, it creates more, not fewer, jobs for younger people - according to a government-backed report.

Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:45

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

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Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:45

It's unclear if GOP Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. Utah abandoned the practice more than a decade ago.

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Cigarette plain packaging vote due

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:41
MPs are expected to approve the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes later.

Small firms 'treated unfairly' - MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:33
The UK's top financial regulator is urged to review a compensation scheme it set up for small firms who were victims of mis-selling by banks.

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:30
Emergency plan to help teach Syria’s refugees

Argentine probe in helicopters crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:29
Argentine officials are investigating the helicopter collision that killed eight French nationals, including sports stars, and both Argentine pilots.

Inflation targeting: Has it worked?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-10 16:28
Inflation targeting is now 25 years old, and while there are challenges to central banks' 'inflation targeting consensus', so far it has survived.

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