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US high court hears headscarf claim

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:54
The US Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim teenager.

King calls musical 'wonderful gift'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:53
Singer-songwriter Carole King calls Beautiful, a tribute musical about her early life, "a wonderful gift" as the show makes its West End debut.

HSBC boss' account: 'no tax purpose'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:52
HSBC group chief executive has told UK Members of Parliament that holding a Swiss bank account through a Panamanian company had "no tax purpose".

Greek government suspends football

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:52
The government of Greece suspends professional football in the country in a crackdown on fan violence.

Postponement of Afcon 2023 'agreed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:34
Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke says the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations will be postponed from January to June to help move the 2022 World Cup.

What MPs do as second jobs

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:30
What MPs do when they are not being MPs

Fears grow for Christians held by IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:24
There are fears that more Assyrian Christians were abducted by Islamic State in north-east Syria than at first thought, as fighting in the area rages.

Lull raises hopes for Ukraine truce

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:20
The Ukrainian army says it suffered no casualties in 24 hours for the first time in weeks, in a sign that a fragile ceasefire may be taking hold.

Newspapers circulations fall again

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:15
Average newspaper circulations in Wales are continuing to fall, according to the latest industry figures.

Probation for sleep crash driver

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 05:13
A Fife motorist who fell asleep at the wheel seconds before his car crashed into another, killing the driver, is put on probation for two years.

Alonso out of hospital - misses test

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 04:55
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso leaves hospital after his Barcelona crash but will miss the next testing session.

Manor name Stevens as first driver

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 04:49
The former Marussia team, now known as Manor, name Englishman Will Stevens as their first race driver for the new season.

South African budget raises taxes

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 04:48
South Africa's budget raises taxes and cuts spending as the government tries to restore growth to an economy hit by power shortages, strikes and high unemployment

5G researchers achieve record speed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 04:46
Scientists researching 5G at the University of Surrey achieve data connection many thousands of times faster than the average 4G.

Men arrested in missing woman search

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 04:30
Two men are arrested in connection with the disappearance of a woman in County Antrim, as police search a river close to her home.

VIDEO: PM 'not ruling out' second jobs changes

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 04:26
The PM says he is not ruling out further changes on second jobs but says the existing rules should be "properly applied".

'2014 Was A Catastrophic Year,' Amnesty International Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-25 04:26

The group faults the U.S. on a range of issues, including the use of excessive force by police. It also says governments "must stop pretending the protection of civilians is beyond their power."

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Council house 60 after hall fire

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 04:19
Sixty residents are temporarily re-housed after a large fire destroyed a derelict bingo hall in Cardiff.

EU plans to merge energy markets

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 04:09
The European Commission approves proposals for a single European market in the supply, purchase and consumption of energy.

Anti-Boko Haram force takes shape

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-25 04:07
Efforts to create an 8,700-strong regional force to fight Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram are taking shape, writes the BBC's Tomi Oladipo.