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Mounted police 'boost public trust'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 19:28
Levels of public trust and confidence in police are higher when officers are deployed on horseback, a report assessing the value of the patrols suggests.

Protest clashes at HK legislature

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 19:13
Clashes take place between Hong Kong police and a small group of protesters who tried to break into parliament early on Wednesday.

Councils warned over child sex abuse

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 19:03
Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the education watchdog warns.

Ebola research receives $5.7m boost

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 18:32
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $5.7m to launch a programme that uses plasma from Ebola survivors to try to treat the illness.

VIDEO: 'We're going back to origins of life'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 18:05
The Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet, scientists have confirmed.

Is US monopoly on soft power ending?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 18:03
The US invented the concept of soft power, and pioneered its use, but does it work, and are other nations cottoning on, asks Ritula Shah?

VIDEO: Mum's pain over missing beauty queen

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:54
Four people are being questioned by police over the disappearance of a beauty queen and her sister in Honduras.

Auditors' warning over council cuts

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:53
The government only has a "limited understanding" of the impact of budget cuts on local authorities in England, the National Audit Office says.

The price of holding back the sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:33
Who should pay to keep East Anglia dry?

Sun boosts UK lightning strikes

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:22
The number of lightning strikes across the UK has been significantly affected by solar activity, according to new research.

UK 'to lead moon landing in 10 years'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:17
A British-led consortium outlines its plans to land a robotic probe, paid for by public donations, on the Moon in 10 years' time.

Bob Marley cannabis brand launched

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 17:07
The family of the late Jamaican reggae artist Bob Marley launch what they describe as the world's first global cannabis brand.

Diabetics denied vital prescriptions

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:54
Patients with diabetes are missing out on vital prescriptions that let them keep tabs on their condition, despite repeated warnings, says a UK charity.

NHS to publish surgeon outcomes data

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:54
Information on how patients fare with specific surgeons in England is to be highlighted in an NHS transparency drive.

VIDEO: A timelapse tour of UK airspace

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:52
A timelapse video showing thousands of planes coming in and out of the UK has been released by National Air Traffic Services.

Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In Senate

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:51

The USA Freedom Act had the support of not only the White House and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy but also that of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The House had already approved it.

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Anonymous versus the Ku Klux Klan

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:31
Hacktivists tackle far-right group with social media attacks

James Brown biopic sings true

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:12
Get On Up shows James Brown 'warts and all'

Scots retailers report fall in sales

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:06
Shop sales slip in Scotland despite "solid demand" for gaming and beauty products and a strong online performance, say retailers.

Sturgeon to become first minister

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-18 16:01
Nicola Sturgeon is expected to be voted in as Scotland's first minister by parliament, after Alex Salmond stepped down from the role.