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A classic Westminster scandal

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:39
Mandy Rice-Davies and a classic Westminster scandal that mortally wounded a prime minister.

McCoist expects to see out notice

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:34
Rangers manager Ally McCoist reveals he plans to see out the full 12 months of his notice period.

VIDEO: Arora: 'I took my culture with me'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:32
Speaking from his shop and studio in Paris, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora talks about his success.

To Finish Up Year, Obama Will Hold A Press Conference

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:32

President Obama has a lot to talk about: From the recent protests in Ferguson to thawing relations with Cuba and Iran. Obama may also be asked about the cyber attack on Sony.

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Man, 80, jailed for teen acid attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:26
An 80-year-old man is jailed for 18 years for masterminding an acid revenge attack on his teenage ex-girlfriend.

Williams stoic in paralysis battle

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:17
Scrum V's Ross Harries catches up with Wales centre Owen Williams, whose passion for rugby endures despite suffering a serious spinal injury.

VIDEO: The struggle for Mount Sinjar

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:16
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.

Northampton v Leicester (Sat)

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:14
Team news as Northampton Saints host Leicester Tigers in Saturday's Premiership fixture at Franklin's Gardens (15:15 GMT).

Russia warns US over sanctions bill

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:07
Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".

Dowsett in hour world record attempt

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 04:03
Commonwealth time-trial champion Alex Dowsett will try to break the hour world record at the Olympic Velodrome in February.

VIDEO: Top of the 2014 political pops

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:37
The top five most read stories on the BBC News web site's political pages in 2014 are revealed in a countdown.

Microsoft takes on tech scammers

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:33
The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.

Stem cell scandal scientist resigns

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:27
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.

Police Scotland face cost challenges

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:12
Councils are urged to hold Police Scotland to account on the way national decisions impact on their own areas

Terror arrest men appear in court

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:08
Two men accused of helping a 17-year-old Cardiff boy leave the UK to join fighters in Syria will stand trial in London in June.

Fifa agrees to release Garcia report

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:06
Fifa agrees to publish a "legally appropriate version" of a disputed report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption.

Details On The Administration's New College Ratings System

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

A framework for measuring opportunity --and outcomes.

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3 Business Best-Sellers Show Inequality Is Now The Hot Topic

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014's biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.

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What's Next For Cuba? The Headlines That Tell The Story

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:03

The State Department says a delegation of diplomats will visit the island next month. The formal restoration of diplomatic ties is expected to be as easy as the two countries writing each other notes.

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Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 03:02
Exclusive: Inside Iraq air base as Islamic State closes in

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