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Trojan council failure 'astonishing'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:42
A council's failure to respond to a damning report on the Trojan Horse scandal is labelled "astonishing" by Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted.

Iran nuclear stakes high as 'end' talks begin

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:34
As Iran and six world powers begin a "final" round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, BBC Persian's Kasra Naji assesses the chances of a deal.

Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:12

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes sparked the notice of the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. It beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."

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Terror deaths rose sharply in 2013

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:07
The number of terrorist attacks and deaths from terrorism rose sharply in 2013, with Islamist militants behind most cases, a new report says.

Sex crime failures and bird flu - papers

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:07
Concerns about police failures to investigate hundreds of thousands of crimes, including sex offences, make headlines, along with the return of bird flu.

Wonga still using controversial ads

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:01
Payday lender Wonga continues to show adverts in Poland similar to those that were cancelled in the UK for being attractive to children.

MPs tell HMRC to speed up tax probes

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:01
The Public Accounts Committee has criticised HM Revenue & Customs for its "unacceptably slow" action against tax avoiders.

Organised child abuse 'widespread'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:01
Organised child sex abuse is widespread in England and councils must review protection policies, a report by MPs on the Rotherham exploitation scandal says.

Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:55

Gov. Jay Nixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest related to the Michael Brown case.

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What You Need To Know About The Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:38

The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.

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VIDEO: Restaurant helps ex-convicts back to work

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:30
A former convict turned entrepreneur is looking to give other ex-offenders in Singapore a new lease on life through his restaurant chain Eighteen Chefs.

Hodgson happy with England progress

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:27
England manager Roy Hodgson said his side were making progress even before the "cold shower" of World Cup failure.

Hungary 'outrage' rally draws 10,000

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:22
Around 10,000 Hungarians take part in a "public outrage day" in Budapest, protesting against the government and public corruption.

VIDEO: Celebrating vintage black glamour

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:12
Rediscovering vintage black glamour

Brazil's Petrobras pledges overhaul

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:04
The head of Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras promises to improve the way it is run as it struggles to deal with a corruption scandal.

'Paradise no place for faint hearts'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:56
Ex-England captain and Rangers defender Terry Butcher says Roy Hodgson's men can expect a hostile reception in Scotland.

Charles Manson 'allowed to marry'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:56
Notorious US mass murderer Charles Manson has been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison, AP reports.

Charles Manson, 80, Gets License To Wed 26-Year-Old Prison Visitor

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:44

Afton Elaine Burton, who maintains websites advocating for Manson's innocence in the Tate-LaBianca murders, told The Associated Press that the wedding was next month.

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For Babies, Preterm Birth Is Now The Number One Cause of Death

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:39

For the first time, the single greatest threat to a newborn's life is not a specific disease. Rather, it's the fact of being born prematurely.

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VIDEO: Bonneville on Paddington, Downton and W1A

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:32
Hugh Bonneville talks to BBC News about his role in Paddington, the continuing success of Downton Abbey and on being the BBC's Head of Values in W1A

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