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Death penalties for Kunming attack

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-12 01:22
Three people have been sentenced to death for a deadly mass knife attack in Kunming, with a fourth jailed for life, Chinese state TV says.

VIDEO: India goes low-cost mobile

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:51
Mobile phone consumers in India are being bombarded with low-priced smart devices.

US killer caught after jail break

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:50
A US teenager who murdered three students is back in police custody after escaping from prison in the state of Ohio on Thursday, officials say.

Ex-Welsh secretary backs Yes vote

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:41
Former Welsh secretary Ron Davies says he would vote Yes in the forthcoming referendum if he lived in Scotland.

Australia raises terror threat level

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:37
Australia has raised its terrorism threat level from medium to high, PM Tony Abbott announces, amid concern over militant groups in the Middle East.

Complaints made about Basil McCrea

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:32
The assembly standards commissioner is investigating complaints about the Lagan Valley MLA and leader of NI21, Basil McCrea, the BBC understands.

Cairns 'to be charged with perjury'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:32
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns says he will fight to clear his name as he faces perjury charges.

Actor Sir Donald Sinden dies aged 90

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:23
Theatre, film and TV actor Sir Donald Sinden dies at his home aged 90 following a long illness, his son confirms.

Scottish poll latest and Oscar's 'millions' - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:10
Coverage of the Scottish independence referendum continues to lead many papers, while many focus on Oscar Pistorius's murder charge acquittal.

Civil service rejects Salmond claims

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:02
The head of the civil service rejects Alex Salmond's claims that the Treasury leaked sensitive data to damage the Scottish independence campaign.

Grave concerns about university boss

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 21:00
Grave concerns about the "destabilising" behaviour of Plymouth University's chairman were raised four months ago, the BBC can reveal.

VIDEO: On the border 'protecting' Europe from IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:55
Turkey insists its 900km-long (560 mile) border with Syria is a bulwark against Islamic State and other jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.

Clegg backs English devolution plan

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:34
Nick Clegg is to launch an IPPR think-tank report calling for a 'radical' devolution of power to the English "city regions".

Western Australia shark cull blocked

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 20:02
Western Australia's shark cull is to be halted after the state's environmental regulator advised against it, citing "scientific uncertainty".

Pistorius awaits homicide verdict

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 19:33
The judge in the trial of Oscar Pistorius is due to rule if he is guilty of culpable homicide, after clearing him of murdering his girlfriend.

UK Ebola man plans return to Africa

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 19:16
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in Africa is to return to the country where he was infected to fight the disease.

Boy, 14, held over dogs' home blaze

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 19:12
A 14-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of arson after 43 dogs were killed in a major fire at Manchester Dogs' Home.

Debatable Land

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:43
The photographer with one foot in Scotland, the other in England

Top GCSE grade to be given to just 3%

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:29
Ofqual says just 3% of England's GCSE entries will earn the highest mark of Grade 9 under the new system of marking pupils from 1-9 rather than A*-G.

CIA Doubles Its Estimate Of Islamic State Fighters In Iraq And Syria

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:22

The Central Intelligence Agency says the Sunni militant group can "muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters." Earlier, the agency had estimated ISIS had at least 10,000 fighters.

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