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German leftists agree historic deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 18:00
Germany's three left-leaning parties agree a historic deal which will see the first far-left state president since the fall of Communism.

Singapore tops best business ranking

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 17:58
Wealthy city-state Singapore has once again topped a ranking of the best places in the world to do business, with the UK ranking only 21st.

'Redeployment,' 'Age Of Ambition' Win National Book Awards

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 17:57

The veteran-penned short story collection and the nonfiction look at modern China and its citizens joined youth literature winner Brown Girl Dreaming and poetry winner Faithful and Virtuous Night.

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Rich countries to meet on Green Fund

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 17:54
Representatives from the world's richest countries are meeting in Berlin to pledge money to smooth the way for a global climate change deal.

Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 17:42
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests.

Legal aid cuts' not thought through'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 17:13
The government did not "think through" its legal aid cuts early enough and "does not know" whether people in need of aid are getting it, a report says.

VIDEO: West Africa's own Ebola anthem

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 17:05
West African musicians compete with Band Aid 30

Polling day in Rochester and Strood

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:59
Voters are set to go to the poll in the Rochester and Strood by-election in Kent on Thursday.

Hunt attacks 'confusing' exam change

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:56
The changes to A-levels and AS-levels in England are so confusing that the government should write to every school to explain them, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.

Complex jobs 'may protect memory'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:41
People with mentally taxing jobs, including lawyers and graphic designers, may end up having better memory in old age, research suggests.

Colombia general 'released soon'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:31
Colombia's Farc rebels reach an agreement with the government over the conditions necessary for releasing an army general and four others.

Jimmy Ruffin, Motown singer, dies

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:13
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.

VIDEO: Gender pay gap shrinks to record low

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 16:04
The average full-time pay gap between men and women is at its narrowest since comparative records began in 1997, but is still a difference of 9.4%, official figures show.

VIDEO: New Cosby TV show scrapped by NBC

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:57
US TV network NBC has scrapped a proposed project with comedian Bill Cosby after accusations resurfaced that he sexually assaulted women.

Culture war divides Russia's music stars

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:54
Culture war over Ukraine splits Russia's music stars

Sturgeon to receive Royal Warrant

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:51
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is due to be formally sworn in as Scotland's first minister in front of senior judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

VIDEO: China web 'connected but controlled'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:50
China'’s global internet conference is part of a move towards playing a bigger role in influencing international cyberspace.

Chile political prisoners get $7.5m

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:30
A Chilean court orders the state to pay millions of dollars to a group of former political prisoners held on an isolated island during military rule.

Amnesty releases anti-spying program

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:28
Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents.

VIDEO: HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 15:23
How 30 years has changed living with the virus

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