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Report shows rise in self-harm cases

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 21:17
There were more than 12,000 attendances at hospital emergency departments in Northern Ireland in the past financial year for self-harm and suicidal thought, according to a new report.

VIDEO: Russia's football racism 'too common'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 21:15
Russia will host the next football World Cup, and with three years to go before the finals, FIFA has called the level of racism in the Russian game "completely unacceptable".

Virginia eugenics victims win payout

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 20:50
Virginia becomes the second US state to agree compensation for people who were forcibly sterilised under eugenics programmes until the 1970s.

Prince pays war dead tribute in Japan

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 20:12
The Duke of Cambridge lays a wreath to commemorate the Commonwealth war dead at Yokohama War Cemetery in Japan.

HK woman jailed for abusing maid

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 19:37
A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern.

Gunman kills three in South Korea

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 19:34
A gunman kills three people and then himself at an apartment in the South Korean city of Hwaseong, reports say.

Osborne rebuked on EU surcharge claim

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 19:06
MPs say Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have "halved" the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge last year is "not supported by the facts".

VIDEO: Cuba 'keen to update poor internet'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 18:23
As the US tweaks its web regulations, Cuba is looking to radically update its internet infrastructure.

Wheat present in UK 'for 8,000 years'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 18:23
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.

Leukaemia changes 'almost inevitable'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 18:17
It is "almost inevitable" that people's blood will take the first steps towards leukaemia, researchers show.

Online motoring plea service launched

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 18:09
A service allowing motorists in England and Wales charged with summary motoring offences to enter a plea online is being launched by the government.

Labour to confirm tuition fee cut plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 17:55
Ed Miliband is to say tuition fees have been a "disaster" and will set out Labour's plans to cut them by a third.

How Ghana has reversed exodus of nurses

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 17:47
How Ghana has reversed the exodus of nurses to the UK

As First Black American NHL Player, Enforcer Was Defenseless Vs. Racism

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-26 17:41

Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He ensured vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence he is talking about it now.

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Japan's shares at fresh 15-year high

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 17:11
Shares on Japan's main index were up on Friday morning due to a weaker yen against the US dollar and despite a raft of mostly disappointing economic figures.

Widow wants 'Jihadi John' alive

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 17:03
The widow of a man killed by "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State militant identified on Thursday as a man from London, says she wants him caught alive.

UK diplomats' language skills warning

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 16:53
There is an "alarming" shortfall in Foreign Office staff able to speak Arabic or Russian, the Foreign Affairs Committee warns.

'More powers' plans for Wales

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 16:34
David Cameron and Nick Clegg set out plans to transfer more powers from Westminster to Wales, after months of cross-party talks.

Parents in march for Mexico students

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 16:18
The parents of 43 Mexican students who went missing five months ago in the town of Iguala lead a march in Mexico City to demand justice.

Row over Savile hospital access claim

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-26 16:14
The NHS Trust boss responsible for Stoke Mandeville hospital is criticised for telling an MP Jimmy Savile was 'not given free access', the BBC learns.