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Shark 'photobombs' Australia surfers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 20:17
A New South Wales photographer has captured the moment a shark jumped out of the sea during a surfing competition, in close proximity to contestants.

More economic woe for Ebola nations

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 20:09
The World Bank cuts its 2014 GDP growth projections for the three nations worst hit by Ebola, saying their economies continue to be crippled.

Probation changes linked to murders

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 20:05
Changes to the way offenders are supervised in England and Wales may have contributed to two murders, says the probation officers' union.

VIDEO: 'Gloomy unease' in Hong Kong

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 19:54
John Sudworth reports from Hong Kong a day after violent clashes between police and pro-democracy activists.

AC/DC drummer pleads not guilty

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 19:25
Phil Rudd, the drummer of hard rock band AC/DC, pleads not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs.

Pregnant refugees end Darwin standoff

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 18:00
Two heavily pregnant refugees are taken into a detention centre in Darwin, ending a three-day standoff, Australia's immigration department says.

Q&A: Jessie Burton

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:51
Author Jessie Burton on the story behind The Miniaturist

VIDEO: Obama's call for police body-camera

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:44
US President Barack Obama has requested $263m (£167m) to improve police training, pay for body cameras and restore trust in policing.

Ferguson Commission's First Session Disrupted By Outburst

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:41

After a quiet start, Monday's session was interrupted by residents who were frustrated by the long wait for them to be heard.

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Pope Francis builds bridges in Turkey

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:28
Pope Francis didn't put a foot wrong in Turkey, says Caroline Wyatt, but there is much to be done to build relations with the Muslim majority.

More support urged for gifted pupils

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:21
The ablest pupils in English state schools need more help to reach their potential, says an education charity.

Private colleges' £5m 'funding error'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 17:11
The public spending watchdog is warning about a lack of funding controls for overseas students at private colleges, with £5m paid to ineligible students.

Is Tunisia a role model for the Arab world?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:59
Tunisia's version of the Muslim Brotherhood has steered the country towards stability, says Owen Bennett-Jones, but challenges remain.

Thai suspects appeal for witnesses

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:44
Friends of two British tourists murdered in Thailand in September are being urged by the suspects' lawyer to come forward with information.

Brazil ex-president 'not poisoned'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:43
Forensic experts in Brazil fail to find traces of poison in the remains of former President Joao Goulart, who was deposed in a military coup in 1964.

VIDEO: The German making serious news a YouTube hit

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:23
Just one of the topics for Germany's hottest YouTube star

Mother challenges NHS ombudsman

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:16
The mother of a young woman who died in hospital challenges the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman in the High Court.

VIDEO: Life in Kobane after airstrikes

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:06
Alan Johnston reports on life in the Syrian town of Kobane, following airstrikes targeting IS militants in the town.

VIDEO: Serkis on Star Wars trailer reaction

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 16:04
Actor Andy Serkis says fans' reaction to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is "extraordinary."

FBI warns of destructive malware

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 15:55
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warns US businesses that cyber hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks.