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Number of abandoned pets 'alarming'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 22:31
The number of abandoned pets in Wales is 'alarming' say the RSPCA, as the latest figures show more than 700 were dumped this year.

VIDEO: Author visits 'brutal' IS heartland

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 22:12
A German author given unprecedented access to territory controlled by Islamic State tells the BBC that IS is stronger, more brutal and harder to confront than he had expected.

Funeral for pupil hit by minibus

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 22:01
The funeral of a pupil who died after he was hit by a school minibus driven by a teacher is due to take place.

The film where a game decides a woman's future

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 21:40
A film that depicts rural Afghan life with an unflinching eye

Museum resignation is investigated

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 21:33
An investigation is taking place into the sudden resignation of the chief executive of Northern Ireland's museums, the BBC has established.

Talks aim to resolve water dispute

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 21:28
Last-minute attempts to resolve a dispute at NI Water before the Christmas holiday period are being made.

Syria 'approves medicine deliveries'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 21:17
Syria has authorised the delivery of medicine to opposition-held districts of Aleppo and two other areas, the World Health Organization says.

Nicaragua breaks ground on canal

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 21:15
Nicaragua launches the construction of a canal that aims to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and to rival Panama's waterway.

Hong Kong property tycoon jailed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 20:35
Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok is sentenced to five years in jail and fined $64,440 (£41,327) for corruption.

Record anti-Islam rally in Dresden

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 19:13
A record 17,500 people turn out for the latest "anti-Islamisation" rally in the German city of Dresden, according to police estimates.

Mexican Police Helped Cartel Massacre 193 Migrants, Documents Show

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 19:08

Members of the Zeta cartel, which was fighting for control of regional human trafficking networks, told prosecutors 18 officers worked as lookouts, as well as turning a blind eye to cartel activity.

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Counting begins in Kashmir elections

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 19:02
Counting of votes begins in Indian-administered Kashmir, where PM Narendra Modi's BJP party is trying to win power for the first time.

US to probe Milwaukee police killing

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 18:05
The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white police officer in Milwaukee is to be reviewed after a prosecutor decides not to press charges.

Small firms 'lack severe weather plan'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 18:02
Almost 60% of small UK firms do not have plans in place for extreme weather - despite the fact 66% have been affected by it in the last three years - a study says.

VIDEO: Belgian PM in mayonnaise attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 17:46
Belgian PM Charles Michel is attacked with mayonnaise and french-fries by female austerity protestors from a group calling itself Liliths.

Blazers flecked with blood

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 17:28
Is change coming to Pakistan after the school massacre?

VIDEO: US port dispute delays Asia supplies

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 17:22
What do Christmas trees and French fries have in common? Both have been in short supply across Asia because of a three month backlog at US ports on the west coast.

The day the Pintupi Nine entered the modern world

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 16:27
The day the Pintupi Nine entered the modern world

New plea over Christmas murder

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 16:20
The family of a woman murdered as she house-sat for friends last Christmas say this year's festivities are "on hold" until her killer is found.

Picture power: The masked man

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 16:10
Photographer Marko Djurica on the story behind his picture from Donetsk.