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Saudi Arabia: Why succession could become a princely tussle

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:41
The need for smooth and orderly transfers of power in Saudi Arabia has become more crucial than ever - but who will inherit the kingdom in the coming years is a thorny issue yet to be resolved, says Gerald Butt.

How serious is the IS threat to the UK?

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:37
The question how severe is the threat to the UK posed by so-called Islamic State is really difficult to answer, says Dominic Casciani.

Vaccinating a remote community

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:25
Vaccinating a remote community in DR Congo

Australia, India in trade pact push

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:21
Australia and India pledge to push for a major free trade deal, as India's PM Narendra Modi makes a historic speech to parliament in Canberra.

Is violence more common in gay relationships?

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:16
Is violence more common in gay relationships?

Inmates 'self-harm to tackle issues'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:15
Vulnerable prisoners at a problem jail in Worcestershire are resorting to self-harm to address basic issues, according to inspectors.

The political art of the denial

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:15
Alan Johnson has ruled out being Labour leader. Hasn't he?

VIDEO: Ronaldo and Bale join Ebola fight

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:12
Footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba and Gareth Bale have all appeared in a new Ebola awareness campaign run by Fifa.

What did St Paul say about women?

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:10
What did St Paul say about women?

The self-publicist whose medical text books caused a stir

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:09
Anatomy lessons from 500 years ago

No place like home: What to do when jihadists return

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:01
Is there a right way to deal with jihadists who want to come home?

NHS ombudsman 'failing families'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:49
The NHS ombudsman - the independent service that investigates patients' complaints - is wholly ineffective and failing families, warns the Patients Association.

Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:45
More than one in 10 men have paid for sex, according to a major study of British sexual habits.

Trojan council failure 'astonishing'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:42
A council's failure to respond to a damning report on the Trojan Horse scandal is labelled "astonishing" by Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted.

Iran nuclear stakes high as 'end' talks begin

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:34
As Iran and six world powers begin a "final" round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, BBC Persian's Kasra Naji assesses the chances of a deal.

Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:12

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes sparked the notice of the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. It beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."

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Terror deaths rose sharply in 2013

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:07
The number of terrorist attacks and deaths from terrorism rose sharply in 2013, with Islamist militants behind most cases, a new report says.

Sex crime failures and bird flu - papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:07
Concerns about police failures to investigate hundreds of thousands of crimes, including sex offences, make headlines, along with the return of bird flu.

Wonga still using controversial ads

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:01
Payday lender Wonga continues to show adverts in Poland similar to those that were cancelled in the UK for being attractive to children.

MPs tell HMRC to speed up tax probes

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:01
The Public Accounts Committee has criticised HM Revenue & Customs for its "unacceptably slow" action against tax avoiders.

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