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Red card for 'greenest' government

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 17:44
The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.

VIDEO: Dr Edhi: A life helping Pakistan's poor

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 17:06
Sixty years ago, Abdul Sattar Edhi gave up everything to start a charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the lives of the poor in Pakistan.

VIDEO: On the Peshmerga front line

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:59
A report from Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq, as US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees a plan to tackle the jihadists.

The tricky business of policing sex in public

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:55
Should the police intervene when people have sex in public?

First US strikes under new IS plan

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:46
The US has carried out air strikes in support of Iraqi troops under attack by Islamic State, the military says, the first under an expanded mission.

Call for further cut in sugar intake

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:36
The target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious, health experts say.

Stephen's £5m to fund cancer units

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:09
Plans for spending almost £5m raised by 19-year-old cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton, who died in May, are revealed.

VIDEO: Kashmir floods leave thousands stranded

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 16:08
Thousands of people are still thought to be stranded in Indian administered Kashmir nearly two weeks after devastating floods there.

Rugby players 'risk skin infections'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:55
Rugby players who share towels, razors and cold baths are at risk of sharing serious skin infections too, public health experts warn.

Noisy neighbours 'top nuisance list'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:49
More than a quarter of UK adults have had a problem with a nuisance neighbour in the past year, a survey for consumer organisation Which? suggests.

Expanding Mission In Iraq, U.S. Strikes Fighters South Of Baghdad

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:44

The attacks were conducted in support of Iraqi Security Forces, marking the first time the U.S. has used air power outside of its original mission to protect U.S. assets.

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What makes a global top 10 university?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:39
What are the world's best universities?

Freed prisoners 'lack home and job'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:32
Only one in six of prisoners in England and Wales have somewhere to live and a job or training placement when they are freed, inspectors suggest.

Can EU-Ukraine trade pact survive Russian pressure?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:23
Why EU-Ukraine trade pact is at risk

VIDEO: Friends again: Cafe marks 20 years

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:19
In honour of the 20th anniversary of the start of the Friends series, a pop-up coffee shop is opening in New York City.

The church described as a 'symbol of evil'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:15
Should a ruined church linked to Hitler be rebuilt?

Scots vote sparks 10m Facebook hits

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:07
Social media giant Facebook has seen 10 million interactions concerning the Scottish independence referendum in a five-week period.

Rio police 'corruption' arrests

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:06
Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested 22 of their own officers for alleged involvement in a bribery and extortion racket.

How is the referendum affecting markets?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:06
How is the Scottish referendum affecting markets?

Scots NHS 'faces £400m funding gap'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 15:05
Confidential papers passed to the BBC suggest a radical cost-saving plan will be implemented in the Scottish NHS after the referendum.

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