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Sturgeon backs corporation tax in NI

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 21:32
The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she hopes Northern Ireland gets the power to set its own rate of corporation tax.

Australia Open changes heat policy

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 21:24
Organisers of the Australia Open change their extreme heat policy ahead of the 2015 tennis tournament, two days after Australia had its hottest month on record.

Gunmen kill Kenya quarry workers

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 21:18
Gunmen have killed some 36 quarry workers near the north-eastern Kenyan town of Mandera, aid workers and officials say.

Funding pledge on eating disorders

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 21:06
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to announce an extra £150m of funding to help children with eating disorders.

VIDEO: 'Brain changes' in US football players

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 20:42
Some teenagers appear to show changes in their brains after one season of playing American football, a small study suggests.

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.

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