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VIDEO: Imran Khan leads march to Islamabad

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 22:56
Opposition politician Imran Khan rallies supporters and demands the government's resignation after leading a march to the Pakistan capital Islamabad.

Sir Cliff inquiry developments - the papers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 21:15
The latest in the police inquiry into veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard dominates the papers.

US grand jury indicts Texas governor

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 20:46
Texas Governor Rick Perry is indicted on charges of abuse of power by a grand jury after months of investigation into his use of a funding veto.

VIDEO: Family condemns CCTV robbery footage

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 19:55
The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot dead on Saturday by a police officer in the US state of Missouri, has condemned the release of CCTV footage showing a robbery at a convenience store.

Dragon attack plan details requested

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 18:14
How a council might protect a town from a dragon attack is among 10 of the most unusual requests for information received by local authorities.

Why have tailgate parties not spread to the UK?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:16
Why have tailgate parties not spread to the UK?

A quiz on children's books you can do in the car

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:12
A quiz on children's books you can do in the car

Man returns Israel medal over Gaza

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 17:12
A Dutchman honoured by Israel for saving a Jewish child in WWII returns his medal after six of his relatives die in an Israeli air strike on Gaza.

Maths helps find climate-proof crops

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:36
Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.

Paying for life's basics by Bitcoin

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:36
The newsagent bringing the virtual currency back to basics

Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:35
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.

Venues 'must do more' for disabled

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:20
Tourist attractions in the UK are urged to provide better access for disabled visitors by the minister for disabled people.

The village 'washed on to the map'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:10
Why villagers think Boscastle floods were a good thing

Grand Jury Indicts Texas Gov. Rick Perry On Charges Of Abusing Power

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 16:01

A grand jury in Austin, Texas, has indicted Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abusing his official powers. For more on the indictment, Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.

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Dying man denied free care again

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:58
A terminally ill man who was told he wasn't close enough to death to qualify for free personal care is refused support for a second time.

The lawyer who shot himself proving his case

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:35
Author Jeremy Clay tells the strange story of the 19th Century lawyer who accidentally shot himself while demonstrating the innocence of a defendant in a murder trial.

How much gold can we get from mobile phones?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:34
How much of the gold we need can we get by recycling used phones?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted On Abuse-Of-Power Charges

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:15

An ethics complaint was opened last year after the governor vetoed funding for state public corruption prosecutors. Perry had said he would carry out the veto unless a district attorney resigned.

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Russia assures US on Ukraine convoy

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:01
Russia's defence secretary gives a guarantee to his US counterpart there are no military personnel in its aid convoy for Ukraine, the US says.

Savage on how Costa gives Chelsea the finishing touch

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 15:01
Summer signing Diego Costa is the missing piece in Jose Mourinho's title jigsaw, says Robbie Savage in his first BBC Sport column of the season.
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