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Liberia to receive Ebola trial drug

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 21:04
Liberia will receive an untested experimental drug, Zmapp, to treat people infected with Ebola, the government says following a request to the US.

Major praises 'drive' of immigrants

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 21:00
Sir John Major praises immigrants for having what he called "the very Conservative instinct" of wanting to improve their lives.

More conscript suicides in S Korea

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 20:02
Two more conscripts are found dead in apparent suicides in South Korea, amid an ongoing debate over the culture in the nation's military.

Venezuela anti-smuggling move begins

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 19:59
Venezuela deploys 17,000 troops along its Colombian border, shutting in the first of a month of nightly closures to tackle smuggling.

Payout ruling due on jail vote ban

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 17:36
The European Court of Human Rights is due to rule on whether prisoners denied the vote should get compensation.

Lebanon rapt by IS conspiracy theory

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:50
Heard the conspiracy theory about the US and Islamic State?

Purest-ever silicon in quantum fix

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:36
Physicists make the purest silicon ever seen, solving a supply problem for research into quantum computers.

Good prospects for Glorious Twelfth

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:36
The prospects for this year's grouse shooting season, which begins today, are said to be "unusually favourable".

Licensed trade calls for rates cut

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:33
Scotland's licensed trade is calling on the Scottish government to reduce rates for pub operators, arguing they are "a serious burden".

Missouri teen's family demand justice

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:26
The family of an unarmed black teenager killed by police in the US city of St Louis have called for justice for their son, as the FBI investigates.

Kew's green medicine

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 16:16
Kew Gardens explores the healing power of plants

Girl Guides get 'fresh' new uniform

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:56
A new uniform for Guides in the UK is unveiled - the eighth redesign in the movement's 105-year history.

Former PMs lined up for post

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:55
A set of stamps commemorating eight former prime ministers is being released by the Royal Mail.

Change law to save pubs, Camra urges

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:54
New laws must be introduced to make it harder for pubs in England and Wales to be demolished or converted into shops, pub campaigners say.

VIDEO: I'm not here to inspire, I'm here to make people laugh

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:53
Why these disabled comics don't want to 'inspire'

US actor Robin Williams found dead

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:42
Actor Robin Williams, star of Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting, has been found dead at home in an apparent suicide, say police.

'Young babies' brains grow rapidly'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:40
A new scanning technique shows babies' brains grow most rapidly immediately after birth.

The designer taking his tribe's heritage global

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:33
The fashion designer taking his tribe's heritage global

Actor-Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:33

Williams was found in his California home Monday. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, according to a statement by the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

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Heads warn about Trojan overreaction

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-11 15:14
There are warnings that anti-extremism measures for schools in the wake of the Trojan Horse inquiries are rushed and could have unintended consequences.