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Phil Hughes: Reactions in quotes

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 21:18
Well-known Australians and cricket figures pay tribute to Phil Hughes, who has died at the age of 25 after being hit by a ball.

Cheaper drugs 'may have saved £19m'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 20:59
Millions of pounds could be saved in Northern Ireland's health budget if more GPs prescribed cheaper drugs, a public spending watchdog has said.

In Ferguson And Across The Country, Protests Are More Subdued

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 20:53

Only about 30 demonstrators were out Wednesday night in Ferguson, NPR's Elise Hu reports, and there were only a handful of sizable protests across the country.

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Australia batsman Phil Hughes dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 20:31
Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the head by a ball during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

'No new grand jury' in Ferguson case

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 20:21
Missouri's governor reportedly rejects calls for a new grand jury to decide if a white police officer who killed a black teenager should be charged.

Kim sister given senior N Korea role

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 20:03
The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.

VIDEO: Phil Hughes dies aged 25

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 19:58
BBC Sport looks back at the career of Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who has died aged 25 after being hit on the head by a short-pitched ball during a match.

Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 19:57

The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.

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Paedophile doctor went to orphanage

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:58
A paedophile doctor went on a church mission to an African orphanage months after UK authorities were warned he was a possible suspect, the BBC can reveal.

Flood victims' insurance bills soar

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:28
Many hit by last winter's floods are struggling to pay soaring insurance bills

VIDEO: Tamir Rice shot 'within two seconds'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:23
Video footage of the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in Cleveland shows he was shot within two seconds of the police arriving.

VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:21
Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws.

Thai elections 'could be delayed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:08
Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.

Photography's history to go on show

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 18:02
Treasures from the world's oldest photographic society will go on display at the site of one of the UK's first public exhibitions of photography.

Weak academies under 'close watch'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:33
Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.

Lewis Hamilton: A photographer's view

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:29
Press Association photographer David Davies looks back at the race that clinched the Formula 1 title for Lewis Hamilton

Whatever happened to the Brics?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:28
Great things were predicted for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - but they haven't totally lived up to the hype, says Andrew Walker.

Potent and provocative symbol of the flag

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:27
Flags can convey powerful - and often very unpalatable - messages, says Mark Mardell,

'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:25
A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients.

Fall in council tax collection rates

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 17:11
Nearly £750m in council tax went unpaid last year, as collection rates fall for only the second time.

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