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Self-drive lorries 'to get UK test'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 05:01
Fleets of self-driving lorries could be tested on UK roads as soon as next year, according to reports.

Rescue dad feared he would die

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:50
A brave passerby who saved a four-year-old boy from drowning in Swansea Marina says he feared they would die in the near tragedy.

'Horrendous abuses' by Kenya police

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:49
Kenya's Western-funded anti-terrorism police unit has carried out a series of killings and "enforced disappearances" during its fight against militant Islamists, a rights group says.

Anderson promises bowling aggression

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:47
James Anderson says he will not curb his aggression as he closes in on Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England.

VIDEO: Inside Mogadishu's khat market

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:43
Khat - a plant used as a stimulant - was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.

Photographer Recalls How Ebola Patients Were Carried Off In Liberia

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:32

Protesters attacked a quarantine center holding the patients, forcing at least 20 to leave the facility. Getty's John Moore says the "mob ... pulled people out of the isolation ward."

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Happy Valley returning to BBC One

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:25
Hard-hitting drama Happy Valley is coming back for a second series, the BBC announces.

'Back to work' for World Cup winners

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:13
As a World Cup win sinks in for England's rugby union side, so does the prospect of returning to full-time work.

Ukraine: Reports Of Attack On Civilian Convoy Near Luhansk

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 04:11

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists are blaming one another for an attack on a convoy carrying people who were fleeing the fighting near the eastern city of Luhansk.

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Woman held in police nursery inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:46
A 37-year-old woman is arrested and bailed by police in Wiltshire investigating a children's nursery which has been shut down by Ofsted.

Facebook tags satire in news feeds

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:43
Facebook is testing a new feature that warns users of satirical content posted from sites like the Onion.

Judy Murray on Strictly Come Dancing

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:37
Judy Murray has confirmed she will be taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

VIDEO: Cheesed-off Russia turns to Switzerland

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:17
Non EU member Switzerland has not imposed sanctions on Russia - a situation that does not please its biggest trading partner, the European Union.

VIDEO: Australian fans go goo goo for Gaga

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:12
Australian fans queued for hours to see Lady Gaga as she started her tour of Australia

WikiLeaks' Assange Says He'll Leave Embassy In London

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:10

Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces potential criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.

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Fracking protesters glued to doors

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:09
Anti-fracking campaigners claim to have super-glued themselves to the doors of a government building in orchestrated protests around the UK.

Shipbuilding ends in Portsmouth

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:04
Shipbuilding in Portsmouth is brought to an end after the yard's final project - a giant section of the navy's new aircraft carrier - is completed.

Two base jumpers killed in Alps

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:01
Two men from Australia and France die in separate accidents in the French Alps whilst taking part in the extreme sport of "base-jumping".

PODCAST: Freeing franchises from their companies

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-08-18 03:00

The Grand Tetons are self-evidently majestic. But there are other reasons that anyone connected to economic policy around the world will keep an eye on Jackson Hole, Wyoming later this week. The top brass at the Federal Reserve will be there, along with their central banking counterparts from across the globe. Plus, Franchises -- everything from fast-food restaurants to plumbing companies -- are getting a lot of attention from lawmakers in California right now. A bill that would make it harder for parent companies to sever agreements with their franchisees, just passed in the state assembly and could soon pass the state senate. More on what the bill could mean for franchise owners, and the workers they employ. Also happening today, Steve Ballmer of Microsoft fame and the new owner of the LA Clippers, is hosting a rally. The first 2,500 fans to arrive at the arena will receive a free Clipper Nation t-shirt. Beyond little free shirts, what does the 2 billion dollar purchase price, a record for a basketball team, mean?

Labour: Oversized classes up 200%

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 02:56
The number of infant pupils taught in oversized classes has "spiralled by 200%" since 2010, says Labour.
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