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Mugabe appoints powerful deputy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 09:09
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appoints the powerful Emmerson Mnangagwa as his deputy, making the former justice minister the favourite to succeed him.

Humpback whales return to New York

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:56
Just off the coast of the most populated city in the US, humpback whales have been frequenting the shores of New York City at rates much higher than usual.

Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Over, Michigan's Governor Says

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:49

The city's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, will end at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013.

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Income tax lockstep to be dropped

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:48
Flexibility over income tax rates will help make the Welsh government more accountable to the people, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says, confirming that the 'lockstep' will be dropped.

Mother of dead schoolboy charged

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:36
The mother of a five-year-old boy found dead in Alva is charged with murder and detained under mental health legislation.

Man, 19 charged with terror offences

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:32
A 19-year-old man from Cardiff is charged with terror offences, South Wales Police say.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:24
The committee takes evidence for its scrutiny of the Autumn Statement.

Kieswetter set to miss 2015 season

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:20
Somerset and England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter is set to miss the 2015 season after failing to recover an eye injury.

VIDEO: Seals thriving year after tidal surge

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:18
A record number of seals have been born at the Donna Nook sanctuary nature in Lincolnshire.

CIA interrogation report: Who knew what when?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:09
The Senate Intelligence Committee's report into the CIA's detention and interrogation programme has revealed more about which officials knew what was going on in the secret detention centres, and when they found out.

Scouts body faces abuse legal claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 08:00
More than 50 people have asked lawyers to sue the Scout Association over historical abuse claims since the Jimmy Savile scandal emerged, the BBC learns.

Marriage proposal by jogging app

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:58
A Portsmouth runner has proposed to his girlfriend by spelling out "Will You Marry Me" using a GPS tracking app.

UKIP's Bird v Bolter row: What do we know?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:49
What we have seen, read and heard in the last 48 hours is what scrutiny looks like for a party on the rise, writes Chris Mason.

VIDEO: Palestinian minister dies at protest

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:49
A senior Palestinian official dies after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the occupied West Bank, reports say.

Venezuela slams US sanction threat

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:48
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts angrily to the passing of a bill by US senators which would impose sanctions on a number of Venezuelan officials.

Polish ex-leader admits CIA prisons

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:44
Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski admits his country let the CIA run a secret prison on its territory following the 9/11 attacks on the US.

France reforms spark controversy

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:41
The announcement of French plans to relax Sunday trading laws and open up regulated sectors of the economy draws protests in Paris.

VIDEO: Strong storms hit across northern UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:40
BBC correspondents across the north of the UK look at how the "weather bomb" is affecting those areas.

S. African Prosecutors To Seek Murder Conviction Against Pistorius

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:36

The double amputee Olympian was convicted earlier this year of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, in the shooting death of his girlfriend. He is serving a five-year prison sentence.

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Doctors Slow To Adopt Cheaper, Faster Radiation For Breast Cancer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 07:31

Three weeks of radiation works just as well as six weeks for most women with early stage breast cancer. But doctors have been slow to make that switch. Money may be one big reason why, a study says.

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