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VIDEO: Flying on an Iraq coalition mission

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:15
The BBC is with the Iraq coalition forces on an air mission outside Mosul

VIDEO: Soviet soldier who stayed in Afghanistan

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:13
A former Soviet soldier who was wounded and captured Afghanistan in the 1980s has a new life as a guide at Herat's Jihad Museum.

The Quiet Zone: Where mobile phones are banned

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:12
Where mobile phones are banned for 13,000 square miles

Wonga's reinvention aim with new ads

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:11
Short-term lender Wonga swaps its controversial puppets for "hard-working dinner ladies and mums" as it bids to reinvent itself with new adverts.

'Sterling exit would not be crisis'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:09
Raheem Sterling is a talented player, but his departure would not cause a crisis for Liverpool, says Phil McNulty.

VIDEO: Three-year-old DJ rocks South Africa

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:06
Oratilwe Hlongwane, whose DJ name is Arch Junior, has only just turned three years old and already has thousands of dedicated fans.

VIDEO: 'Pay bankers the same as civil servants'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:05
It's time for the competition authorities to get tough on “obscene” levels of pay in the largest businesses, says David Cameron’s former director of strategy.

One direction for relentless McIlroy

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:02
A year since his split from Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy's career appears to be on a relentless upward trend.

'Devil nurse' and Coleen's caravan

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:51
Many papers lead on the case of a nurse who poisoned 20 patients at a Stockport hospital, killing two, while the Sun says Coleen Rooney has bought a static caravan.

MPs new and old prepare to be sworn in

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:41
What happens when new and returning MPs take an oath

Bolivian soldiers replace bakers

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:39
Bolivian soldiers have begun producing tens of thousands of bread rolls as bakers begin a 48-hour strike.

Officer 'tried to sell Brady photos'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:37
A security officer smuggled a camera into a high-security psychiatric hospital in a bid to sell photos of Moors Murderer Ian Brady, a court hears.

Russian 'may have been poisoned'

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:09
A wealthy Russian businessman who died suddenly near his home in Surrey may have been poisoned, a pre-inquest hearing is told.

Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:07

The University of the District of Columbia is the only land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's studying how to grow food in raised beds, hoop houses and even a shipping container.

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Turkey TV contestant shot in head

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:04
A 19-year-old Turkish woman taking part in a talent show on national TV is shot in the head while at home in south-east Turkey, media say.

VIDEO: Composer Parry's earliest works discovered

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:59
Seventy unpublished works of the renowned composer Sir Hubert Parry have been discovered after decades of being hidden away in a family archive.

Travellers win damages over pub ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:51
A court awards £24,000 in damages to a group of delegates attending an Irish Travellers conference who were barred from a north London pub.

Paedophile doctor in sentence appeal

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:46
A paedophile doctor who was jailed for 22 years for abusing young cancer patients is appealing against the length of his sentence.

Deutsche Bank mulls UK EU exit plan

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:44
Deutsche Bank has set up a "working group" to review whether to move parts of its British divisions to Germany if the UK leaves the EU.

Children targeted in S Sudan - UN

BBC - Mon, 2015-05-18 13:40
Children in South Sudan as young as seven have been killed, abducted and raped in recent violence, Unicef says.