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VIDEO: 'Ecological deficit being ignored'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 05:55
Wildlife campaigners and people from the countryside head to Westminster in a bid to move nature up the MPs' agenda.

VIDEO: 'No no-go areas for Scottish Tories'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 05:51
Ruth Davidson says she is "incredibly keen that there are no no-go areas for the Conservatives in Scotland".

CPS 'right' to pursue rape case

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 05:23
The Director of Public Prosecutions says it was right to pursue a woman who killed herself days before appearing in court accused of making a false rape allegation.

Number of UK homes with TVs falls

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 05:13
The number of UK homes with TVs has fallen for the first time, as more people watch programmes on laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Cook back for fifth ODI in Sri Lanka

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 05:07
England captain Alastair Cook will return for the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

Amazon warns US over drone rules

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 05:04
Amazon has said it may take its drone delivery research outside the US because of strict regulation of the unmanned aircraft.

MP in 'garden burials' warning

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:59
Funerals are becoming so hard to afford that some people are burying relatives in their back gardens, an MP says.

CIA's 'enhanced interrogation'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:48
Controversial interrogation techniques used by the CIA have been under the spotlight for years. Here is what we know about them.

Quiz: How presidents at private colleges are paid

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:39

The median pay for a president at a private college was $392,000 in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Wetherspoon ends UK Heineken deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:37
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon will no longer sell Heineken products in the UK after an argument over pricing in Ireland.

Bus station site set for approval

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:34
Work on an £11m bus station in Cardiff is expected to start next year as part of a development plan to revamp the city centre.

EU reaches deal on 2015 budget

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:29
European Parliament and government negotiators reach a deal on the EU's 2015 budget - a fraught issue amid national budget cuts.

Sun journalist cleared of misconduct

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:24
Sun reporter Nick Parker is cleared of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, but convicted of handling a Labour MP's stolen mobile phone.

Khan not looking beyond Alexander

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:20
Amir Khan insists his dream fight against Floyd Mayweather is not on his mind ahead of Saturday's bout with Devon Alexander.

Live Blog: Senate Expected To Release Long-Held CIA Torture Report

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:19

The report is the most comprehensive account of interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The report's release has been controversial

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Greece brings forward key vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:19
The Greek prime minister brings forward the date of a crucial presidential vote in parliament, with markets in Athens tumbling on fears of uncertainty.

VIDEO: Force warned over police kill threat

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:19
West Midlands Police says it is "business as usual" after receiving an anonymous warning over officers' safety.

President Obama writes Frozen code

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:09
The US president joined a group of middle-school children taking part in the "Hour of Code" computer education project.

Day in pictures: 9 December 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:09
News images from around the world: 9 December

US Senate passes Venezuela sanctions

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-09 04:07
The US Senate backs a bill which would impose travel bans and economic sanctions on Venezuelan officials found to have violated protesters' rights.