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'Tour may raise World Cup questions'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:32
England are desperate for a winning one-day formula, but a tour of Sri Lanka could raise more questions than answers.

Pope Francis hits out at 'bureaucratic' Europe

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:28
Many MEPs were surprised at how trenchant the Pope's criticisms were, after he directly addressed them on the current malaise in Europe.

Colombia rebels release two soldiers

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:24
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, Red Cross officials say.

France puts Russian warship on hold

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:20
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.

Ferguson: The controversy explained

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:10
The shooting of Michael Brown led to widespread unrest and an upsurge of anger against the police.

Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:02

The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.

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Turning 21? Here's How To Avoid A Big Hike In Health Premiums

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:52

Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.

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Hamilton's 48 hours as a champion

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:35
Late nights, tikka masalas and flying around - Lewis Hamilton guides BBC Sport through his first days as a world champion.

Top Thai policeman 'defamed royals'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:34
A third senior police officer in Thailand is charged with insulting the monarchy, bribery and corruption as part of a major investigation.

US economy grows faster than forecast

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:29
The US economy grew much faster than first reported in the third quarter, official figures have shown.

Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:28
A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the Hajj pilgrimage is arrested two days after retuning to the country from exile in India.

NHS cancer delay 'prevented cure'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:14
A terminally ill woman would have been cured of her cancer had she been diagnosed earlier, according to an expert witness at Cardiff High Court.

Captain Kirk not trekking to Cheshire

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:11
Star Trek legend William Shatner denies rumours he will boldly go to switch on the Christmas lights in a Cheshire town.

Tech firms faulted by Rigby report

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:08
Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo are accused of not doing enough to prevent attacks, following a review into Fusilier Lee Rigby's murder.

Man arrested over 'horrific' murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 04:57
A man is arrested over a street murder where the victim died following a "horrific attack" in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Extreme adventurers adopt plucky dog

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 04:49
A team of Swedish extreme adventurers on a 10-day race through the Amazon rainforest have adopted a stray dog who started following them around after they fed him.

In pictures: Ruling sparks rioting in US town of Ferguson

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 04:45
Night of unrest follows a jury's decision

Ferguson Documents: What The Witnesses Saw

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 04:32

The big question in this case is whether police Officer Darren Wilson felt threatened and whether Michael Brown had his hands up. Witnesses differ on what they say they saw.

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VIDEO: Editor: It looks crazy, but in fact it's not

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 04:27
The UK's newest newspaper was launched on Monday and The National is taking a pro-Scottish independence line.

Hughes injury a reminder of cricket's dangers

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 04:22
Cricket, like most sports, carries risks but must retain its edge, writes BBC Cricket Correspondent Jonathan Agnew

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