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Obama to address African Union

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 19:41
US President Barack Obama is to deliver a keynote speech at the African Union's headquarters in Ethiopia, on the last day of his trip to East Africa.

Journey's end for 55-year road trip

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 19:08
Finishing the ultimate road trip, 55 years after it began

Australia schools in extremism probe

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 18:52
Allegations a Sydney student was preaching radical ideology at his school has prompted a state-wide audit.

Raw sewage 'pollutes 40 beaches'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 18:12
Raw sewage polluted 40 beaches in the South West at the weekend, campaigners say.

Nato set for emergency Syria talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 18:02
Nato countries are to hold a emergency meeting to discuss Turkey's campaign against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.

Will battle daughter wins £164,000

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 17:56
A woman cut out of her mother's will is awarded a £164,000 inheritance in a case experts think could prove to be a landmark ruling.

South Korea declares 'end' to Mers

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 17:44
South Korea's PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declares a "de facto end" to the Mers virus outbreak, after no new infections are reported for 23 days.

Asia shares down on sharp China drop

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 16:42
Shares in Asia open in negative territory on Tuesday after mainland China saw a dramatic sell-off the previous day.

Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 16:41
The Boy Scouts of America vote to lift its ban on gay people serving as adult leaders in the organisation.

Blowing balloons 'treats glue ear'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 16:33
Using the nose to inflate a balloon helps heal glue ear, University of Southampton research suggests.

Boy Scouts Of America End Blanket Ban On Gay Leaders

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-27 16:14

The Boy Scouts National Executive Board approved a resolution that would allow "openly gay adult leaders and employees." But local units will still be able to bar gay leaders.

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Labour leader contender: Andy Burnham

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 16:07
A profile of Labour leadership contender and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham.

How NSA and GCHQ spied on the world

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 16:04
American and British intelligence used a secret relationship with the founder of a Swiss encryption company to help them spy during the Cold War, newly released documents analysed by the BBC reveal.

How the word 'tunnel' went from France to England and back

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 15:57
What are the roots of the word 'tunnel'?

Pictish fort 'is Scotland's oldest'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 15:54
A Pictish fort uncovered during an archaeological dig on the Aberdeenshire coast is believed to be Scotland's oldest.

Why did HSBC shut down bank accounts?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 15:54
Last year international banking giant HSBC suddenly closed the bank accounts of several prominent British Muslims. Why?

What drives women to terrorist acts?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 15:54
Do women who take part in terrorist acts have different motivation from men, asks Bridget Kendall.

Viewpoint: Why Britain does not owe reparations to India

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 15:47
Why Britain does not owe reparations to India

Apple fake factory 'caught in China'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 15:45
A factory which had made up to 41,000 fake Apple iPhones has been caught in China leading to nine arrests.