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Miliband warning to PM over debates

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 18:51
Labour leader Ed Miliband accuses Prime Minister David Cameron of "dragging his feet" over agreeing to general election debates next year.

Mexico begins disarming vigilantes

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 17:17
The Mexican army begins registering the weapons carried by vigilantes opposed to the Knights Templar drug cartel in the western state of Michoacan.

Samsung's mobile phone sales decline

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 17:02
Samsung Electronics reports a 4% decline in sales at its mobile phone division in the first quarter of 2014.

Stabbing school 'to open as usual'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 16:52
The Leeds school where a teacher was stabbed to death in front of pupils is expected to open as usual later as police continue to question a 15-year-old pupil.

Guilty plea in salon mass shooting

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 16:51
Scott Dekraai will plead guilty in the 2011 shooting rampage which left eight people dead, including his ex-wife, his attorney says.

Dad's Army: a box office battle?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 16:36
Will a new Dad's Army film have a battle at the box office?

London domain name goes on sale

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 16:22
The new .london internet domain name goes on sale for the first time for Londoners.

Robust UK growth figures expected

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 16:21
The UK's gross domestic product is expected to have risen by 0.9% in the first part of 2014, reaching the highest level in almost four years.

VIDEO: Close-up: Mobile money app launches

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:58
Paym system which links your mobile phone number to your bank account goes live on Tuesday - and may have a better chance than others of finally gaining widespread acceptance for mobile payments.

Another Round Of Tornadoes Rakes Through The South

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:50

Severe damage was reported in Tupelo, Miss., where the mayor said homes and business were destroyed. The severe weather is expected to continue through the night.

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Broken skull man 'fixed' by plate

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:47
A man who had chunk of his skull removed after a balcony fall says he feels good after his head was "fixed".

Has wealth made Qatar happy?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:44
It's the wealthiest country in the world - but is it happy?

VIDEO: Drones may soon assist with tornadoes

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:43
How drones may soon assist in search and rescue efforts

Special needs changes 'too fast'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:35
Changes to special needs education (SEN) in England are being implemented too quickly, say charities.

'Experience dementia via Facebook'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:32
Facebook users are being invited to experience what it is like to live with dementia in a bid to raise greater awareness about the disease.

Freephone number for NHS helpline

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:21
The non-emergency medical helpline NHS 24 has a new 111 freephone number

United Church Of Christ Challenges North Carolina Ban On Gay Marriage

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:13

Using a novel legal approach, the church argues that the state is violating the principle of "free exercise of religion" by denying it the right to marry people of the same sex.

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Are economic growth figures reliable?

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:09
Are the UK's economic growth figures reliable?

Firms fight war for talent

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:03
The battle to recruit and retain the best staff

VIDEO: The battle to recruit the best staff

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-28 15:03
With the global economy picking up, firms are once more competing for the best staff. Chief executives talk about what they are doing to attract and retain staff.
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