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US growth fears weigh on Asia shares

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 17:46
Asian shares trade mixed on Thursday, following a lacklustre lead from Wall Street which fell on renewed concerns about US growth.

Santa Monica Cracks Down On Airbnb, Bans 'Vacation Rentals' Under A Month

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-13 17:38

Santa Monica says renting out a house or apartment for less than 30 days without the permanent tenant present is illegal.

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US House rejects NSA phone data trawl

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 16:53
The US House of Representatives votes to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

Is Choudary a radicalising force?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 16:45
UK-based preacher denies aiding flow of European fighters

Flood traps Colombian gold miners

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 16:40
Rescue workers try to reach at least 15 miners trapped underground when a gold mine in north-western Colombia collapsed.

'Bale more vulnerable than ever'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 16:11
What now for Gareth Bale and Real Madrid after their Champions League exit leaves them almost certainly trophyless this season?

Indian PM begins key China visit

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 16:00
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in China on a visit intended to boost economic ties but in danger of being overshadowed by mutual mistrust.

VIDEO: A look around a large container ship

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:45
The biggest British registered container ship has arrived in Southampton, as part of its maiden voyage.

'The demanding prince' and Robbie's court battle

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:43
Thursday's press is full of stories emanating from the release of letters written by Prince Charles to ministers. There is also coverage of a court case involving Robbie Williams.

At least five dead in Afghan siege

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:42
Afghan police say a least five killed, including a US citizen, in a hotel attack in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.

Nato allies hunt for submarines

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:35
The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports on 'Dynamic Mongoose', Nato's largest ever anti-submarine warfare exercise in the North Sea.

Holyrood concern at Smith draft plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:35
A Holyrood committee is expected to raise serious concerns about the UK government's draft legislation to deliver further devolution.

Court to hear 'right to die' case

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:32
A severely disabled grandfather is asking Scotland's highest civil court to review the current law on assisted suicide.

Modi braves the 'Chinese whirlwind’

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:27
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits China this week, as both Asian giants look to extend their sphere of influence.

VIDEO: Migrants sleep at Milan's central station

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:15
Secunder Kermani reports from Milan's central railway station which has become a temporary home for migrants arriving on trains from Sicily.

VIDEO: US students test worldly knowledge

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:07
The children who have memorised the globe

A very unofficial war artist

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:05
Five decades of images to make people think

Osborne to outline city powers plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:04
Chancellor George Osborne is to outline plans giving cities power over transport, housing, planning and policing, in his first speech of the new Parliament.

What is the Northern Powerhouse?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:04
Should Manchester be made into the new London?

The country that blends endangered frogs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:03
The country that makes drinks from an endangered animal