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VIDEO: Halal lipstick launches in India

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:49
Religious women in India who want to wear make-up no longer have to struggle to find products that suit their faith.

Farewell Lynda, and paralysis 'cure' - the papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:44
The death of actress Lynda Bellingham from cancer features in Tuesday's papers, as does a pioneering technique being hailed as a "cure" for paralysis.

Man walks again after transplant

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:31
A paralysed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.

Hong Kong officials to meet students

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:27
Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.

China growth slows to five-year low

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:20
China's economy grows at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis, causing speculation the government may introduce more stimulus measures.

Flights axed due to weather warning

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:05
Heathrow cancels about 10% of flights on Tuesday, as strong winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK.

Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 20:01
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died when his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.

VIDEO: Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 19:56
US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.

Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 19:29
An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 19:11
Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.

Reports: Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta Dies After Long Cancer Fight

NPR News - Mon, 2014-10-20 18:45

Fashion designer Oscar de La Renta, 82, died Monday after a decade-long battle with cancer, The New York Times and other media outlets report.

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'No closure' for Pistorius family

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 18:07
Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.

'Balibo Five' deaths probe dropped

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 17:46
Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.

Scans reveal cause of winter blues

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 17:21
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:55
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.

Life Story with David Attenborough

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:47
David Attenborough's new series on the journey through life

Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:38
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.

The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:37
What happened to the kids from 1970s experimental schools?

Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:26
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.

MPs to debate voter 'recall' powers

BBC - Mon, 2014-10-20 16:22
MPs are to debate whether voters should be able to deselect them using a "power of recall" if they commit wrongdoings.