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VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:31
A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.

Independence - business leaders come out in support

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:24
Business takes up debate over Scottish independence

Rooney named new England captain

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:18
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is named the new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.

VIDEO: Keaton's comeback at Venice festival

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:06
The 71st Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the world premiere of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.

USC's Josh Shaw Suspended For Making Up Heroic Tale

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:06

Shaw had explained that he sprained both his ankles because he jumped from a second-floor balcony to save his drowning nephew. The cornerback has now admitted that was a lie.

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Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 04:02
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.

VIDEO: Bees move into in City Chambers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:54
More than 120,000 bees take up residence on the roof of Glasgow City Council headquarters as part of a new environmental project.

'Fashionable' smartwatches announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:51
South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.

VIDEO: Douglas Carswell announcement in full

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:43
Watch the full statement as Tory MP Douglas Carswell defects to the UK Independence Party. He will stand down as MP for Clacton to seek re-election in a by-election.

Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:40
Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.

Job fears in Barclays office closure

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:37
Fears of job losses are raised following the possible closure of a Barclays city centre office.

England call up uncapped quartet

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:30
Uncapped Calum Chambers, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Jack Colback are all named in the England squad.

Caption Challenge: Mr Full Moon

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:26
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Ukrainian President Says Russian Troops Have Entered His Country

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:23

One official called the latest Russian incursion a "full-scale invasion." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the U.N. Security Council to offer an assessment of the "sharp aggravation."

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'Rooney the right choice to lead new England era'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:20
Why Wayne Rooney is the perfect candidate to captain England

Woman killed in Carrickfergus crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:19
The woman who died in a car crash in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, was Heather Steele, 53, who was from the area.

Day in pictures: 28 August 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:13
News images from around the world: 28 August

Wright quits Labour but not PCC role

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:07
Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse.

VIDEO: Simon Cowell 'upset' at Radio Times

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:02
X Factor supremo Simon Cowell says he felt "upset" after reading a recent interview published in the Radio Times.

Telling Crimea's Story Through Children's Books

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-28 03:02

Blending history, myth and geopolitics, Lily Hyde uses fairy tales to teach children and young adults about Eastern European history. To cover the current unrest, though, she has put fiction on hold.

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