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Rare antelope births 'fantastic'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 21:24
The birth of a pair of rare bongo antelopes in captivity is "fantastic news" for the "critically endangered" species, say conservationists.

Ex dental prof loses dismissal claim

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 21:22
Prof Philip Lamey, a former professor of dentistry, has lost his case for unfair dismissal brought against Queen's University, Belfast.

VIDEO: Hamm on beards, baseball and moving on

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 21:13
He's best known for his portrayal as the cool and commanding Don Draper in Mad Men - but actor Jon Hamm is keen to shake off his bad boy image.

PM: UK 'supports million Scots jobs'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 21:11
The prime minister is to tell business leaders that the UK is "an economy of opportunity" which supports one million Scottish jobs.

Pro-independence firms hit back

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 21:07
An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for independence “has been made”.

Ambassador 'suspect in girl beating'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 20:55
US police say Equatorial Guinea's ambassador is suspected of beating a girl with a chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.

India launches bank accounts for all

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 20:52
Indian PM Narendra Modi is due to launch a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.

Abuse scandal latest and jihadist fears - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 20:49
Repercussions of a report on organised child sex abuse in Rotherham continue to make headlines, while some papers focus on conflict in Iraq and Syria.

Qantas reports record annual loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 20:24
Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.

Deal Reached To Sell Market Basket Chain To Ex-CEO

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-27 20:23

The New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott announced that former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas will buy a majority stake in the business.

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Health boss claimed £30,000 expenses

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 19:05
The £232,000-a-year chief executive of two health trusts claimed up to £30,000 in expenses over the past year, it emerges.

Ebola outbreak 'will get worse'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:36
A top US public health official says the Ebola outbreak is set to get worse before it gets better, as West African health ministers meet in Ghana.

Turkey's Erdogan to be inaugurated

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:25
Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due to be officially sworn in after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.

US 'soccer moms' sue over concussion

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:21
A group of young American football players and their parents have sued Fifa and US football groups over the risks from concussions.

English children's lives 'less happy'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:36
English children are less happy and satisfied than youngsters in developing countries, a new survey suggests.

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