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Searches end after explosives find

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 10:02
A four-day security operation ends at a County Fermanagh farm, where police discovered "a significant amount" of explosives and other weapons.

Tory Brooks Newmark to quit as MP

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:35
Tory MP Brooks Newmark, who quit as a minister over explicit images, says he is to stand down at the next election over "media intrusion".

Army to drive strike-day ambulances

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:34
About 130 military drivers are to be drafted in to replace striking ambulance drivers on Monday, the Ministry of Defence confirms.

New Hepatitis C Pill Promises Faster Treatment, At A Higher Cost

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:27

The new product brings several advances, but it also has a steep price tag, reported at $1,125 per tablet. Its maker reported billions in sales of a related drug approved last year.

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VIDEO: Hundreds join protest over trade deal

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:23
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Parliament Square to demonstrate against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

'Anger' over pupil sickness leaflet

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 09:10
A leaflet sent to parents in south Wales telling them how much time children should have off for sickness has caused "confusion and anger", says a chair of governors.

It's 2014. All Children Are Supposed To Be Proficient. What Happened?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:49

The No Child Left Behind law famously set this year as the date when, well, no children would be left behind. So now what?

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Coptic landmark restored in Cairo

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:48
The restoration of one of Egypt's oldest Coptic Christian churches, the Virgin Mary church in Cairo, is completed after 16 years.

Police investigate gun incident

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:48
A police operation is under way in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh following reports that a firearm had been discharged.

VIDEO: Ebola screening 'not a PR stunt'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:33
The chief medical officer has defended the UK's Ebola screening programme, saying it will alert people early to the risks posed by the virus.

Murder probe launched in Wrexham

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 08:08
A murder investigation is launched in Wrexham following an incident some time between Friday evening and the early hours of Saturday.

Republican And Democrat Make Headlines For 'Nicest' Election Race

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:59

The two have agreed not to mess with each other's yard signs. "This office is bigger than us," one candidate for a county sheriff's post in northern Kentucky says.

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Cameroon Boko Haram hostages freed

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:51
Twenty-seven people, including 10 Chinese workers, believed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants arrive in Cameroon's capital.

A Republican Battles To Keep His Job In Deep-Red Kansas

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:46

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a national crusader against illegal immigration, but this year some of his GOP brethren are turning against him as he struggles to win reelection.

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Eric Morecambe statue theft attempt

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:19
Police are investigating a suspected attempt to steal the Lancashire seafront statue of comedy legend Eric Morecambe.

India braces for Cyclone Hudhud

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:19
Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated from India's south-east a day before Cyclone Hudhud is expected to hit land.

Thousands raised for Henning family

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 07:09
More than £30,000 is raised in online fundraising appeals for the family of aid worker Alan Henning, who was murdered by Islamic State militants.

Pietersen book tarnishes era - Cook

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 06:59
England captain Alastair Cook tells the BBC the publication of Kevin Pietersen's autobiography has tarnished a successful era.

Former SNP MSP defects to Greens

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 06:37
The former nationalist MSP John Finnie joins the Scottish Green Party at the start of its annual conference.

VIDEO: Jimmy Page: My life in photos

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-11 06:32
Legendary rocker Jimmy Page has been reflecting on his life in music and talking about his photo archive.

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