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India extends Italian marine's leave

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 21:36
India's Supreme Court allows Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre who is accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to extend his stay in Italy by three more months on health grounds.

Child crimes 'should be wiped at 18'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 21:12
People convicted of minor offences as children should be allowed to apply to have their criminal records wiped, a criminal justice organisation says.

Ebola care centre for pregnant women

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 21:10
First treatment centre specialising in care for pregnant women opens

Leaders warn Cameron over TV debates

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 21:00
The Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP leaders warn David Cameron they want to press ahead with general election TV debates even if he refuses to take part.

Restraint call in UK over cartoon

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 20:48
British Muslims are urged to react with restraint to the publication by Charlie Hebdo magazine of a new cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

'Anxiety stops me doing normal things'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 20:24
Why Nat's anxiety can stop him from leaving the house

HK chief's speech warns of 'anarchy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 20:12
Hong Kong's leader CY Leung says the territory must choose between greater democracy and growth, in a speech preceded by an MP protest.

VIDEO: El Capitan climbers near the top

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 19:54
Two men have slowly been making their way up 900m of granite as they climb the Dawn Wall of El Capitan, a rock formation in California's Yosemite National Park.

Japan approves record defence budget

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 19:03
Japan's cabinet approves a record 4.98 trillion yen (£28bn, $42bn) budget for defence spending, amid a long-running maritime dispute with China.

US makes bid to rekindle Iran talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 18:45
The US secretary of state is to meet his Iranian counterpart in Geneva in a bid to revive stalled talks over Iran's nuclear programme.

New issue of Charlie Hebdo published

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 18:22
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo publishes a new edition, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover, a week after the deadly attacks.

Snow and gales to sweep across UK

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 18:19
Commuters are being warned of potential disruption as snow is forecast to fall across many parts of the UK, with gales also set to sweep in.

NASCAR's Kurt Busch Testifies That Ex-Girlfriend Is An Assassin

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:50

Race car driver Kurt Busch and others told a Dover, Del., court this week that his former girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, is an assassin. Driscoll did not deny the claims.

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Campaign puts value on 'soft skills'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:39
Workplace skills such as communication and team work need much greater recognition, argues a campaign by employers.

Poor diabetes care 'costing lives'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:32
Poor diabetes care in England is leading to avoidable deaths, record rates of complications and huge costs to the NHS, a charity warns.

Young jobless 'face isolation risk'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:31
A third of unemployed young people regularly "fall apart" emotionally, a report says, while half always or often feel down or depressed.

Far right 'weakest for 20 years'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:29
British far-right groups are at their weakest for 20 years, according to a report by anti-racism campaigners

Pope Francis to hold Sri Lanka Mass

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 17:23
Pope Francis is to celebrate Mass for a million worshippers in Colombo, on the second day of his visit to Sri Lanka.

Did £9,000 fees cut applications?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 16:59
What happened to university applications after tuition fees increased?

Should voting (or actively abstaining) be compulsory?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 16:51
Should voting - or actively abstaining - be compulsory?