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VIDEO: Is fashion feminist?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 20:53
A fashion academic explores the exploitation and celebration of women by the fashion industry.

US boost for Cuban cigar festival

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 20:27
Cuba's annual cigar festival opens in the capital Havana - with American visitors able to take cigars home legally for the first time in decades.

VIDEO: US buyers to take Cuba cigars home

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 19:18
Cigar enthusiasts from around 80 countries have gathered in the Cuban capital Havana for the country's annual cigar festival.

Despite Furious Objections, Bill O'Reilly's War Claims Warrant Scrutiny

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 19:17

The Fox News star's claims of reporting from a war zone, bullets flying, during the Falkland Islands war don't appear to hold up. His countercampaign against his accusers is noteworthy as well.

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Pressure on Rifkind increases

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 18:59
Sir Malcolm Rifkind will find it "very difficult" to remain chairman of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee when he faces "cash for political access" claims, his predecessor says.

VIDEO: Jackie Chan rescues zodiac heads

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 18:03
Jackie Chan has helped restore two missing zodiac heads to museums in China.

VIDEO: N Korea tells US to end 'war games'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:58
South Korea is due to announce the start of its annual military exercises with the United States.

Why have our MPs changed so much in 40 years?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:29
The make-up of the House of Commons has changed profoundly in 40 years - political journalist Julia Langdon examines why.

Car repossessed as parents pay price of university

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:22
A family describes how their daughter's university costs have put them into financial hardship.

Foreign films battle for UK success

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:21
How foreign language films battle for UK success

Reports: Red Sox Sign Cuban Phenom Moncada To Contract Worth At Least $30M

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:13

The 19-year-old switch-hitting infielder Yoan Moncada has been the talk of pre-season baseball. The Sox would also have to pay about another $30 million to Major League Baseball in an overage tax.

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NZ to send non-combat troops to Iraq

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:11
New Zealand Prime Minster John Key announces plans to send 143 non-combat training troops to Iraq to help the fight against Islamist State.

Can a public legal high ban work?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 17:06
Can a ban on public use of legal highs work?

Support fears 'delay' NHS discharges

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:52
Nearly 70% of NHS nurses in England often delay discharging older patients because there is no support for them after hospital, a survey for Royal Voluntary Service charity suggests.

Hollande seeks tough race hate laws

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:44
French President Francois Hollande lays out proposals to strengthen laws on anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic hate crimes.

Panel makes 'victims' law' proposals

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:37
There needs to be a "cultural shift" in the way victims of crime in England and Wales are treated, a panel of criminal justice experts says.

Insurers 'obstructed abuse probes'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:35
The BBC's File on 4 uncovers claims that insurance companies tried to hamper inquiries into alleged child abuse.

Childcare places 'must be truly free'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:10
The future government should ensure that all free childcare places in England are truly free at the point of use, peers say.

PPI mis-selling cases 'more complex'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:03
Disputes about payment protection insurance (PPI) mis-selling are becoming more complex and hard-fought, the financial ombudsman has said.

Rats 'not main cause of Black Death'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 16:02
Gerbils from Asia rather than black rats were responsible for repeated outbreaks of the bubonic plague in Europe, a study suggests.

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