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Think tank backs £15bn transport plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 20:22
A think tank says the government should invest £15bn in a Transport for London-style body for the north of England to revitalise transport links.

VIDEO: Inside Mexico's drugs cartel 'hotland'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 20:21
The leader of the Zetas drugs cartel, notorious for its violence, has been arrested in Mexico by security forces.

Hospital crisis hit 900 operations

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 20:17
More than 900 patients in the West of England had surgery cancelled for non-medical reasons in the first two weeks of the year, figures show.

Global flood toll to triple by 2030

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 20:14
People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.

House Approves Amtrak Funding, Rewrites Rules To Allow Furry Riders

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-04 19:08

The bill freezes funding at current levels for four years, and lets some pets ride the rails with their owners. It also separates the high-ridership Northeast Corridor from the rest of the system.

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Abbott hints at MH370 search limits

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 18:56
Australian PM Tony Abbott says the massive search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cannot "go on at this intensity forever".

Man spent £10K to find kitten killer

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 18:51
A businessman spent £10,000 hiring a private detective to find the killer of his daughter's kitten amid claims police "failed to investigate"

African synchrotron bid gathers pace

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 18:44
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.

China premier unveils economic goals

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 18:40
China's Premier Li Keqiang unveils a lower growth target and vows tighter environmental controls as he opens parliament's annual session.

US museum group bans selfie stick

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 18:09
The Smithsonian museum group in Washington DC has banned the fashionable photography aid, the selfie stick, to "protect visitors" in crowded conditions.

Further child benefit cap considered

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 17:44
The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit to three children, a move which could save £300m a year in the long term, BBC Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: Australia's wave of surfing profits?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 17:34
Australia's multi-billion dollar surfing industry has been facing challenges since the global financial crisis, but things may be turning around for the sector.

China shares down on growth target

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 17:17
Asian markets traded mostly lower on Thursday with the focus on China after the government set its official growth target at 7% for this year.

VIDEO: Pakistan's elite female fighting force

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 17:05
Women from the most conservative region of Pakistan are training to fight the Taliban on the frontline.

The Lean In impact on US women

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 17:01
What impact has Lean In had on women?

Is Venezuela losing faith in president?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 16:39
Even the party faithful are starting to question the presidency of Nicolas Maduro, as protests and economic instability grips the country, says Will Grant.

The campaign to rename Selma bridge

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 16:39
Why does famous Selma bridge bear name of a KKK leader?

China sets 2015 growth target at 7%

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 16:35
China, the world's second-largest economy, has set its growth target at about 7% for this year, the government said.

The online joke is on Islamic State

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 16:19
Are viral internet parodies of militants a cause for concern?

Talk show 117: Stump art, disabled models, black canes

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-04 16:09
Why are there so few disabled models on the catwalk?