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'Beatings, whippings, electric shocks'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 21:02
A Syrian refugee on her ordeal at the hands of security police

Labour pledges cancer therapy fund

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 21:00
A new fund to pay for innovative cancer drugs, surgery and radiotherapy would be set up if Labour comes to power.

VIDEO: Royal couple meet 'basketball king'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 20:57
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed for photographs before the basketball game on Monday in Brooklyn New York

Police warned over 'security threat'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 20:41
West Midlands Police puts its officers and staff on alert after receiving an anonymous warning over their safety.

'Chokehold' demo as royals visit US

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 20:39
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrate nearby against police violence.

Bahrain bomb blast kills policeman

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 20:38
A bomb attack in Bahrain kills a policeman on duty in Damistan, south-west of the capital, Manama, the authorities say.

'Three Turkish border troops killed'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 19:51
Three Turkish soldiers are killed by gunfire in the town of Ceylanpinar on the border with Syria, Turkish news agencies report.

NZ arrests over meth towelettes

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 19:31
New Zealand police seize NZ$1m-worth of liquid methamphetamine soaked into Tesco-branded moist towelettes.

Prosecutors to hear Pistorius ruling

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 19:19
A South African judge is set to rule on whether prosecutors can challenge Oscar Pistorius' five-year sentence, which they regard as too lenient.

UKIP official denies 'harassment'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 18:56
The general secretary of UKIP, Roger Bird, denies a claim he sexually harassed a newly-recruited candidate by propositioning her over dinner.

HK protesters brace for clearance

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 18:51
Hong Kong's protesters are bracing for the clearance of their main site, reports say, after an injunction paved the way for official action.

VIDEO: Jet crashes in Maryland killing six

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 18:05
A private jet has crashed in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in the United States, killing at least six people, as Wendy Urquhart reports.

Inequality hurts growth, warns OECD

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:51
Income inequality has a "statistically significant impact" on economic growth, says the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

How the Met investigates its own

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:45
Inside the Metropolitan Police Service's most secretive section, which investigates police misconduct and corruption.

Scientists focus on urban wellbeing

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:40
A global scientific research programme is launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing.

VIDEO: Protesters target William and Kate visit

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:34
Protesters gather outside the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, where the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are attending a National Basketball Association game as part of their three day trip to America.

Australia 'worst climate performer'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:14
Australia was the worst performing industrial country in terms of climate change in 2014, a new report says.

Ukraine in 'Day of Silence' truce bid

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:10
A "Day of Silence" is held in Ukraine in an attempt to kick-start a much-violated ceasefire deal, but new peace talks in Belarus remain uncertain.

NASA Photos Show New Signs Of A Lake On Mars

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:09

The water and sediment flow might have been massive enough to build a mountain, NASA researchers say.

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Asian shares down on global oil rout

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:05
Asian shares traded lower on Tuesday, following losses on Wall Street over slumping oil prices and worries about global growth.