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US 'to play role in NI talks'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 23:47
The US administration will play a role in fresh talks to resolve outstanding issues in Northern Ireland, says the Irish minister for foreign affairs.

'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 23:46

Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad free, invite only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

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From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 23:45

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.

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VIDEO: Tories remain upbeat, says Hague

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 23:25
William Hague tells the BBC that Conservative party donor Arron Banks, who is set to defect to UKIP, is "not a senior figure in this party".

India train collision kills 12

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 22:47
At least 12 people have died after two passenger trains collided in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, railway officials say.

Fracking firm seeks legal advice

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 22:47
A company that plans to drill for shale gas in County Fermanagh says it plans to take legal action to challenge the termination of its licence.

Tesco to be probed by regulator

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 22:43
Tesco says it has been notified by the Financial Conduct Authority that it is under investigation following its admission that it overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.

Rodgers warning on Sturridge fitness

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 22:42
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Daniel Sturridge will not be fit for England duty this month even if he returns for his club.

Village spelling with 't' to return

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 22:39
An eight-year row over the spelling of a Powys village has led to the council reinstating the "t" in its name.

£1m scheme launched to help veterans

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 22:26
New £1m project enables veterans to help their fellow veterans experiencing problems in society.

VIDEO: RAF release video of Iraq attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 22:12
RAF jets have carried out their first strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq, attacking a "heavy weapon position" and an armed pick-up truck.

VIDEO: 'Significant efforts to conceal body'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 22:06
Police searching for missing 14-year-old Alice Gross confirm they have found a body in the River Brent.

GP boost to counter chronic disease

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 21:43
GP services across Wales need to be boosted as more people suffer chronic disease, the chief medical officer warns in her annual report.

VIDEO: Can divided UK learn from Bavaria?

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 21:40
As many in the United Kingdom still find it difficult to see how more powers might be handed over to English regions, British MPs have been looking to Germany, as one example of a successful federal system.

Cancer service 'under huge pressure'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 21:35
Medical experts warn that cancer services in Northern Ireland are under severe pressure amid health budget cuts and growing demand.

Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed Wild

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-30 21:16

The Royals move on to the American League Division Series after beating the Athletics 9-8 on Tuesday night. It was the Royals first appearance in a postseason game in 29 years.

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VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Saints stun Man Utd

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 21:12
BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

VIDEO: Kurdish weapons 'no match' for IS

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 21:09
Clive Myrie reports from the Kurdish front line in Iraq where the Peshmerga are fighting IS with weapons they say are not up to the job.

Afghan troops killed in Kabul attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 21:01
At least seven Afghan soldiers are killed in a suicide bomb attack targeting a bus carrying troops in the capital, Kabul.

RAF strikes and PM's NHS pledge - front pages

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-30 20:52
The first RAF air strikes against Islamic State targets since Parliament approved military action in Iraq make front-page news.
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