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Turbulence hits US-bound plane

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 20:40
A US-bound passenger plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after several people were injured by severe turbulence.

VIDEO: Millionaire sues ski slope chippy

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 20:04
A former chief executive of one of the world's biggest cosmetics firms is suing a fast food stall near his holiday home in the French Alps.

Vietnam tunnel collapse traps 12 men

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 19:32
Rescuers in central Vietnam are trying to reach 12 workers trapped underground after a section of a tunnel collapsed.

VIDEO: Sony hackers threaten cinema attack

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 19:23
Hackers who targeted Sony Pictures are threatening to attack cinemas showing the studio's latest film.

California's water woes quantified

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 19:13
Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.

VIDEO: Shooting suspect found dead in woods

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 19:03
Police in Pennsylvania have found the body of a former marine accused of killing his ex-wife and some of her relatives.

Sydney cafe siege probe 'advanced'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 18:58
A probe into the police raid which ended a 16-hour siege in a Sydney cafe leaving the gunman and two hostages dead is well advanced, says a police chief.

'Standards not met' in Duck sinkings

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:42
Recent incidents involving Duck amphibious vehicles highlighted poor maintenance and a failure to meet standards, a report finds.

Auditors question public health spend

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:30
A £2.7bn fund to improve public health in England is not always being spent where most needed, the National Audit Office says.

UK Iraq abuse inquiry to report

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:22
A long-running public inquiry into alleged abuse carried out by British soldiers in Iraq is due to report later.

Q&A: What is the Al-Sweady inquiry?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:15
A public inquiry has been investigating allegations that UK soldiers mistreated and unlawfully killed Iraqis in 2004. Here is a guide to why it was established and what was investigated.

'Gang murder law' review call by MPs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:10
A law which allows several people to be prosecuted for murder even though they may have played different roles needs to be reviewed urgently, MPs say.

Clashes in fresh Haiti protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 17:07
Hundreds of Haitians take part in a march demanding the resignation of President Martelly two days after Prime Minister Lamothe stepped down.

Picture power: A scar on the landscape

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:56
Photographer Nacho Doce's picture of Brazil's Atibainha dam, as parts of the country ensure the worst drought in 80 years.

The persistent appeal of grammar schools

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:54
Why is the appeal of grammar schools so persistent?

Food giant offered 'unreasonable' deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:29
A major UK food manufacturer is setting "beyond unreasonable" terms in proposed contract agreements, one of its suppliers tells the BBC.

'Clifford The Big Red Dog' Creator Bridwell Dies At 86

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:28

More than 50 years after he came up with a story about a huge dog, author Norman Bridwell has died. In 2012, Bridwell told NPR he was shocked when his idea was accepted for publication.

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Squirrels are 'climate culprit'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:22
Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.

Church moves closer to gay ministers

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:12
The Church of Scotland moves a step closer to allowing congregations to appoint gay ministers.

Council tax arrears 'highest in UK'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 16:10
Scots have the highest level of council tax arrears and payday loan debts in the UK, according to a new report.

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