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VIDEO: Murder 'linked to probation flaws'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:43
Changes to the way offenders are supervised in England and Wales may have contributed to two murders, says the probation officers' union.

Audrey Hepburn exhibition announced

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:40
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon will celebrate the actress's life and career when it opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London next year.

IOC chief Bach plans Olympic reform

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:25
The IOC chief plans widespread reform an Olympic movement suffering from a poor public image, says Dan Roan.

VIDEO: HK protest: 'I can't just stay at home'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:21
The BBC's John Sudworth has been out with students at the main Hong Kong Occupy movement's protest camp in Hong Kong's Admiralty district.

Child abuse hospital faces claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:15
A Cambridge hospital where jailed consultant Myles Bradbury sexually abused child patients has been contacted by a number of victims about compensation, it has revealed.

Kenya leader vows war on al-Shabab

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:13
The Kenyan president says "we will not flinch" in the war against Islamist group al-Shabab after a massacre near the Somali border in which 36 were killed.

Al-Shabab Takes Responsibility For Killing 36 In Kenya

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:11

Witnesses said armed militants opened fire on workers at a quarry in the northeast part of the country. The country's police chief resigned and the interior minister was fired.

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Champion Van Gerwen to face Cullen

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:07
World number one Michael van Gerwen will start the defence of his PDC World Championship title against Joe Cullen.

Hawking: AI could end human race

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:02
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of the world's leading scientists, warns that artificial intelligence "could spell the end of the human race".

Day in pictures: 2 December 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:40
24 hours of news images: 2 December

Iraq resolves oil dispute with Kurds

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:38
Iraq's central government and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region agree a deal resolving a long-running dispute over oil exports and the budget.

Quiz: Manufacturing job skills around the world

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:30

An OECD report shows which countries are the top for training workers.

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Attacks increase pressure on Kenya

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:29
The latest al-Shabab attacks again raise questions about the effectiveness of Kenyan security, says the BBC's Tom Burridge in Nairobi.

Wenger says players need 'control'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:19
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes it is up to players to "control what they say" on social media.

Lives lost amid Ukraine 'truce'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:17
The BBC's Fergal Keane in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk witnesses the horrors of war - but no one will admit the ceasefire has failed.

Teenager 'found dead in woods'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:03
A teenage boy was found dead in woods close to his school, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Elderly people left behind in Donetsk

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:02
The BBC's Fergal Keane visited the front lines around the rebel stronghold of Donetsk to find out what has happened to the people still living in the conflict zone in the east of Ukraine.

PODCAST: A $90 million game of Marco Polo

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-02 03:00

More hedge funds have closed down for good this year than at any time since the financial crisis, according to new calculations by Bloomberg News. These are fancy and often expensive investment vehicles for high net worth people and many have struggled not just to beat the market to but even to keep up. More on that. And who says international trade is a dreary subject? Netflix is betting that the life of an Italian mercantile trader will be the next 'House of Cards' or 'Game of Thrones.' The streaming video company has put up a reported $90 million to produce a series about … Marco Polo. Plus, in case you wondered, the MBA isn't the only way to go. The co-founder of the huge social media company Twitter was a graphic designer. Biz Stone is now CEO of an outfit called Jelly. He joined us to talk about how his experience as a graphic designer gives him a unique advantage.

Apple faces digital music trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:54
A class action against Apple dating back to 2006 comes to court and film of late founder Steve Jobs will be used in evidence.

VIDEO: Spending more or less this Christmas?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 02:51
Shoppers are asked if they are spending more, or less, this festive season as a gauge about the UK economy.

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