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VIDEO: New plans to curb prison staff attacks

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 22:00
Prison officers in England and Wales are to receive greater protection from violent inmates under new measures from the Ministry of Justice, as serious assaults are at a record high.

4 DuPont Workers Die In Texas Chemical Leak

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 21:41

One worker was also injured at a suburban Houston industrial plant when the chemical, methyl mercaptan, began leaking around 4 a.m.

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VIDEO: Coffee shop closure stirs town fears

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 19:49
BBC Pop Up reports on a local coffee shop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, whose residents rallied to save it from closure.

VIDEO: Protesters descend on G20 in Brisbane

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 19:46
Hundreds of protesters for a variety of causes take to the streets of Brisbane, hoping to highlight their cause in front of world leaders.

Surgeons warned over death rates

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 18:56
Surgeons who refuse to publish their mortality rates could face sanctions, NHS England's medical director says.

VIDEO: New contraceptive device launched

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 18:42
A new way of giving contraceptive injections - in a special device without a traditional syringe - could help more women in developing countries plan their lives and their families.

Romania to elect new president

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 18:07
Voters in Romania are set to elect a new president in a run-off between the social democrat prime minister and a centre-right candidate.

Ukraine rebel areas lose funding

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 17:40
Ukraine's president orders the withdrawal of all state services, including funding for hospitals and schools, from rebel-held areas.

Chasing the sun in Chile

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 17:13
Can solar-powered cars lead to green revolution in F1?

VIDEO: G20 leaders to address economy

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 17:01
World leaders discuss the global economy and energy, on the second and final day of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.

G20 final day focuses on growth

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 16:38
The G20 summit in Australia concludes with economic growth at the centre of discussions, after Saturday was dominated by Western anger with Russia.

BBC's Songs of Praise gets makeover

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 16:35
Songs of Praise, the BBC's flagship worship programme, is changing its format as part of a relaunch.

Are we really interested in saving time?

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 16:00
Why people secretly don't want to save time

The one dollar contraceptive

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 15:58
Family planning made easier

'Ice cream' killer Carranza publishing memoirs

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 15:48
Austria's 'ice cream' killer publishing memoirs

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 15:37
Interstellar sparks debate and more trends of the week

How almonds are sucking California dry

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 15:32
How almonds are sucking California dry

The cash machine with a free cobra

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 15:23
The cash machine with a cobra thrown in for free

Crackdown on prison violence pledged

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 15:11
Inmates in England and Wales who carry out assaults or other serious crimes will face harsher measures from next year, the Ministry of Justice announces.

Surgeon with Ebola treated in US

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 14:59
A surgeon from Sierra Leone, who is critically ill with Ebola, arrives in the US where he is being treated at an isolation unit in Nebraska.

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