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Hosie elected SNP deputy leader

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 01:59
Stewart Hosie is unveiled as the new deputy leader of the SNP at the party's conference in Perth.

Council 'complacent' before murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 01:45
A report finds "unacceptable levels of complacency" at a council which failed to help a woman who was later beaten to death.

VIDEO: Leaders gather for G20 summit

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 01:17
Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies are gathering in Queensland city of Brisbane for the G20 summit this weekend.

With Drought The New Normal, Calif. Farmers Find They Have To Change

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-14 01:06

Three years of severe drought in California is forcing farmers and ranchers to make some tough choices. In some cases, they're rethinking everything about their business and finding new opportunities.

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Your pictures: Fireworks

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 01:02
Readers' photos on the theme of "fireworks"

Man charged over knifepoint rape

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:59
A 24-year-old man is charged after a woman was raped at knifepoint at Leith Links in Edinburgh.

Big Bang Theory pays tribute to star

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:52
US sitcom The Big Bang Theory pays tribute to cast member Carol Ann Susi, who died earlier this week from cancer.

VIDEO: Is video of Syrian 'hero boy' authentic?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:48
Was this young boy's act of bravery real?

Lancaster calms fears on Samoa game

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:47
Head coach Stuart Lancaster expects England to play Samoa next week, despite the tourists having threatened to boycott the match.

Israel lifts age limit on holy site

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:32
Israel says it will allow men of all ages into Jerusalem's holy site, after months of age restrictions following tension in the city.

'Time for risks' with comet lander

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:29
Scientists working on Philae comet lander say it is time to take more risks with the probe, amid fears its battery might die in hours.

Afghan president in Pakistan visit

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:29
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is to meet Pakistani leaders on his first visit to Islamabad - a trip seen as a chance to reset troubled ties.

Work starts on razing Bridger house

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:28
Builders prepare to demolish a cottage dubbed the "house of evil", where Mark Bridger is believed to have murdered April Jones two years ago.

VIDEO: Lagarde: Global recovery is fragile

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 00:27
IMF chief Christine Lagarde has told the BBC she wants more than words from G20 leaders and a delivery on their commitments.

AC/DC 'had issues' with drummer Rudd

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 23:57
Members of rock band AC/DC say they have not spoken to drummer Phil Rudd since he was charged with attempting to arrange a murder on 6 November.

Mali Already Has An Ebola Cluster: Can The Virus Be Stopped?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 23:32

Hundreds of people in Mali may have been exposed to Ebola. And there's concern that the country doesn't have the resources or experience to stop this outbreak before it gets out of control.

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Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 23:31

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

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For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 23:31

Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."

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Director Gina Prince-Bythewood: It's Time To 'Obliterate The Term Black Film'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 23:29

The creator of Love and Basketball has a new film out called Beyond the Lights. "For me it's just about putting people of color in every genre and making it become normal," she says.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Separates Fact From Fiction In 'Interstellar'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 23:27

The astrophysicist has been tweeting about the science behind the film. In an interview with NPR, Tyson goes beyond those tweets, into wormholes, relatively and even a few spoilers.

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