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VIDEO: Zambian President Sata dies in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:17
Zambian President Michael Sata dies in a UK hospital, becoming the second president of the country to die in office.

Victim's £20 gift to 'sorry' burglar

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:15
A 75-year-old woman who had £10,000 worth of jewellery stolen from her house gives £20 to the burglar who wrote her an apology letter.

Day in pictures: 29 October

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:07
24 hours of news images: 29 October

White House computers 'hacked'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 04:02
US security services are reportedly investigating the breach of an unclassified network.

Kurdish Fighters Begin Using Turkish Crossing To Reach Kobani

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:56

Syrian rebels and Iraqi peshmerga fighters have been allowed to use Turkish territory to enter the fight against militants of the self-declared Islamic State.

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Winter deaths at 'lowest-ever' rate

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:54
The number of registered deaths in Scotland last year was the lowest figure since records began and comes as part of a general downward trend.

Disasters group launches Ebola appeal

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:40
The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an appeal in response to a disease outbreak for the first time, in aid of the Ebola crisis.

Argos faces glitches on website

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:40
The Argos website blocks access to some users after "technical issues" that arose following a revamp to the retailer's site.

End of QE is whimper not bang

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:38
As the Fed Reserve ends quantitative easing, those who prophesied that these trillions of dollars of debt purchases would spark uncontrollable inflation have been proved wrong. But QE could still prove toxic.

£80k of jewellery stolen in raid

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:32
The owner of a jewellery business says its Pandora Christmas collection has been stolen during a burglary in Craigavon, County Armagh.

Zambian President Sata dies in UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:28
Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, dies in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says.

Ebola: The right to refuse to treat

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:24
A doctor's right to refuse to treat

Venezuela recalls ambassador to Spain

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:15
Venezuela is recalling its ambassador to Spain a week after the Spanish prime minister called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.

Hopes fade for trapped Turkey miners

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:08
Fears grow that a flood at a Turkish mine may have drowned 18 workers as the president and prime minister prepare to visit the scene.

PODCAST: A car-sized smartphone

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-10-29 03:00

Opponents of the Federal Reserves policy of buying bonds to stimulate the economy always worried about the end game: what happens to markets when the stimulus ends. With that time now upon us, it appears the turmoil has come and gone. So as central bank stimulus draws to a close, when will the economy be healthy enough for higher interest rates? Plus, good news for college seniors and their parents: The job market for 2015 graduates looks like the strongest in many years, with employers looking to make significantly more hires than last year, many of them at higher starting salaries. Those early findings are from Michigan State University's annual survey of employers. How ever, economists say the good news doesn't trickle backwards to people who graduated during the down years. More on that. And surveys show that many people choose a new car based on how connected the vehicle is to the internet (forget about zero-to-sixty, or initial quality or EPA mileage). We take a test drive to see how manufacturers are taking this information on board.

Morgan: I'd vote for gay marriage now

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 02:55
Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

Obama's best years could be ahead

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 02:53
Critics may already be writing off Obama's presidency - but he still has much to offer in the years to come, says John Simpson.

Picture power: Secret agents

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 02:53
The story behind an image of two members of the Secret Service agents in Chicago, USA.

Zambian President Dies While Being Treated Abroad

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-29 02:52

Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who became president in 2011, was a controversial figure in the south African country.

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Badger campaigners lose legal battle

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-29 02:44
Campaigners lose a legal battle at the Court of Appeal over the culling of badgers.
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