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VIDEO: Wootton Bassett on symbolic war role

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:55
Royal Wootton Bassett reflects on its enduring symbolic role in honouring the war dead.

Protests in Haiti over delayed polls

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:38
Haitians protest in the capital Port-au-Prince as a new postponement of long-delayed legislative and municipal elections is announced.

Chiquita Fruit Company Is Bought By Two Brazilian Firms

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:29

The Charlotte, N.C.-based company traces its roots to the 1870s, when American entrepreneurs brought bananas to U.S. consumers from the Caribbean.

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VIDEO: 'The greatest view in Europe'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:23
Newsnight's Stephen Smith reports from Westminster Abbey's triforium, which is to be converted to create gallery space in what will be the first major addition to the building since 1745.

Xiaomi to open data centre in India

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:22
After India warned its military not to use Xiaomi devices owing to privacy fears, the Chinese firm announces plans to open an Indian data centre.

VIDEO: Rescuer 'died helping surfers'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:07
One of the people who died in a beach tragedy in Cornwall could have been trying to save young surfers in difficulty, the RNLI has said.

Motorcyclist in hospital after crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 07:04
A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a crash in Bangor which closed one of the main routes through the Gwynedd city.

Day in pictures: 27 October

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:59
24 hours of news images: 27 October

Ronnie Milsap Joins Country Music's Hall Of Fame

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:51

Milsap's career ranged from playing on the 1960s Elvis hit "Kentucky Rain" to his own solo success in the '70s and '80s. One of his biggest hits was 1980's "Smoky Mountain Rain."

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Death Penalty Reportedly Sought For Captain In Korean Ferry Disaster

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:48

Lee Joon-seok, master of the Sewol, is accused of abandoning his passengers when the vessel went down in April. More than 300 people died.

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Hunt for S Africa footballer killers

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:43
South African police launch a major investigation and offer a large reward to find the killers of South Africa football captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Teacher admits Syria terror offences

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:25
A 30-year-old teacher from Greater Manchester, who planned to join Islamic State militants in Syria, pleads guilty to two terrorism offences.

State to challenge Pistorius verdict

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:21
South Africa prosecutors say they are going to appeal against the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend.

Marking ban will hit 69 universities

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:13
Hundreds of thousands of students are likely to be affected by a university marking boycott by academics angry at changes to their pensions.

VIDEO: Ex-MP: Scottish Labour needs rebrand

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:04
Dennis Canavan says the Labour Party in Scotland need to become independent if it wants to be worthy of support.

AUDIO: Abuse victim gets no insurance for arson

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 06:04
A mother-of-six from Merseyside has been left homeless after her abusive husband burned her house down.

M4 death man 'ejected' from vehicle

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-27 05:55
A man who was hit by a car on the M4 in Berkshire had been thrown from a moving vehicle, police believe.

The Red Cross Is Using Text Messaging To Take Down Ebola

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 05:55

Working with the government, the Red Cross sends 2 million texts a month to people in Sierra Leone, reminding them to wash their hands, take their temperature and protect themselves from Ebola.

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N.J. Says Quarantined Nurse Will Be Discharged, Allowed To Leave

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-27 05:53

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who spent the weekend in mandatory quarantine after arriving in New Jersey from West Africa, will be discharged from the hospital and allowed to leave the state, officials say.

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