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Pithy shorthands that doom policies

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 05:22
Anthony Brown's shock Maryland gubernatorial loss was blamed in part on the "rain tax" - a pithy name for an obscure stormwater management fee. It's the latest in a long-line of snappy - but deadly - political abbreviations, writes Taylor Kate Brown.

Officer relives Hillsborough 'chaos'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 05:15
A senior police commander in charge inside Hillsborough tells the inquests how he stopped the match as the disaster unfolded.

Revival does not alter Pardew stance

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 05:02
A Newcastle supporters group still want Alan Pardew sacked as manager despite a run of five consecutive wins.

VIDEO: Site helps to borrow instead of buy

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:58
In the Netherlands thousands are signing up to Peerby, a website that allows users to borrow everyday items like a drill or ladder.

Waves close Dawlish railway station

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:49
Dawlish train station on the Devon coast is closed as waves and gales batter the South West.

3 New Ebola Therapies Will Be Tested; Liberia Lifts Emergency

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:45

Two of the therapies that medical teams plan to start testing next month involve anti-viral drugs. In Liberia, the president has lifted a state of emergency.

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Woman jailed for funding Syrian jihad

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:41
A London woman convicted of funding her husband's jihad in Syria has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 28 months.

'Revenge rape' organiser locked up

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:39
A young woman is detained for four-and-a half-years for orchestrating a "revenge rape" on a teenager after telling her: "Snitches get stitches".

'Tiger on the loose' near Paris

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:39
Police and fire officials are searching for a tiger on the loose in a town outside Paris, local authorities say.

Ofcom finds 4G twice as fast as 3G

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:36
A report into the speed of mobile networks in cities around the UK finds 4G is over twice as fast as 3G.

'Russian body trucks' in Ukraine

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:34
Vehicles apparently used to transport soldiers killed in action have been seen crossing the Russia-Ukraine border, European monitors say.

Day in pictures: 13 November 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:23
24 hours of news images: 13 November

World's End evidence 'overwhelming'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:17
The prosecution in the World's End murder trial tells the jury there is considerable, powerful and overwhelming evidence to return a guilty verdict.

Band Aid 30 to premiere on X Factor

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:17
The new Band Aid single will receive its world premiere on ITV's X Factor results show this Sunday, it is confirmed.

Wetherby race run over wrong distance

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:13
An investigation finds the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby has been run over the wrong distance for five years.

'Door closing' for Syrian refugees

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:13
Syria's neighbours are sharply cutting numbers of refugees they allow in as the world community fails to share the burden, say two prominent NGOs.

Scots unchanged for All Blacks Test

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:07
Scotland boss Vern Cotter goes with the same starting line-up that beat Argentina for the Test against New Zealand.

Primary pupils 'tomorrow's doctors'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:06
Medical schools should send ambassadors into primary schools to help widen access to the profession from poorer backgrounds, guidance says.

Raonic withdraws from Tour Finals

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:00
Canadian world number eight Milos Raonic withdraws from the World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena with a quad injury.