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Hung jury in McGovern killing case

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 07:09
The jury in the trial of a man accused of the manslaughter of County Monaghan teenager Jason McGovern fails to reach a verdict.

Battle Against Islamic State 'Long And Difficult,' Hagel Says

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 07:04

The defense secretary told a House panel today that the U.S. and its allies had made progress against the militant group, but the Islamic State posed a "serious threat" to U.S. interests.

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Warning over downed Armenian 'copter

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 07:02
Armenia denounces and threatens Azerbaijan over the shooting down of a helicopter in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Struggling Wigan sack manager Rosler

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 06:57
Wigan Athletic sack manager Uwe Rosler after just one win in 12 games leaves them third bottom of the Championship.

'Sad day' as EU chief scientist axed

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 06:45
Researchers across Europe have expressed dismay at the scrapping of the role of EU Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).

Police interview abuse centre staff

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 06:41
Former prison officers at a detention centre, where 915 former inmates say they were physically or sexually abused in the 1970s and 1980s, are interviewed by police

Academic leaves Lib Dems £950,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 06:37
The Lib Dems have got their second largest donation ever, from a Cambridge professor, Electoral Commission figures reveal.

VIDEO: How to avoid handshake strain

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 06:27
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Tony Kochhar gives tips on avoiding handshake strain which Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is said to be suffering from.

Culture Club scrap reunion tour

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 06:14
Pop group Culture Club cancel their forthcoming US and UK tour because singer Boy George has developed a throat condition and may need surgery.

Red Cross Employee Survey Finds Doubts About Leadership, Ethics

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 06:03

The results of an internal survey of more than 14,000 employees found that 4 out of 10 employees have doubts about the charity's commitment to ethical conduct.

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Paper mill firm could cut 130 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 05:53
Around 130 people could lose their jobs as the owners of Deeside-based Shotton paper mill announce 550 redundancies across Europe.

Can politicians get RSI from handshakes?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 05:52
Can shaking too many hands be bad for your health?

Asda sales fall as 'shockwave' hits

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 05:51
Sales at Asda fall, hit by what the retailer calls 'a shockwave' in the supermarket sector, but retailer retains market share.

Pithy shorthands that doom policies

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 05:22
Anthony Brown's shock Maryland gubernatorial loss was blamed in part on the "rain tax" - a pithy name for an obscure stormwater management fee. It's the latest in a long-line of snappy - but deadly - political abbreviations, writes Taylor Kate Brown.

Officer relives Hillsborough 'chaos'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 05:15
A senior police commander in charge inside Hillsborough tells the inquests how he stopped the match as the disaster unfolded.

Revival does not alter Pardew stance

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 05:02
A Newcastle supporters group still want Alan Pardew sacked as manager despite a run of five consecutive wins.

VIDEO: Site helps to borrow instead of buy

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:58
In the Netherlands thousands are signing up to Peerby, a website that allows users to borrow everyday items like a drill or ladder.

Waves close Dawlish railway station

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:49
Dawlish train station on the Devon coast is closed as waves and gales batter the South West.

3 New Ebola Therapies Will Be Tested; Liberia Lifts Emergency

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:45

Two of the therapies that medical teams plan to start testing next month involve anti-viral drugs. In Liberia, the president has lifted a state of emergency.

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Woman jailed for funding Syrian jihad

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 04:41
A London woman convicted of funding her husband's jihad in Syria has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 28 months.

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