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Co-op Group to vote on crunch reforms

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 20:03
Members of the troubled Co-operative Group are meeting later for a final vote on reforming how the business is run.

Rogue landlords 'must face crackdown'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 19:01
Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.

EU leaders to decide top jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 18:40
Leaders of the EU's 28 states are heading to Brussels for a special Saturday summit to decide who will fill two of Europe's top jobs.

Life in a rented wreck

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 18:37
What's it like living in a substandard home?

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 18:22

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

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The fear of being seen as racist

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 18:05
Can the fear of being seen as racist cause problems

VIDEO: Ebola vaccine: Human trials to begin

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 17:42
The Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has been tested on 18 laboratory monkeys with a 100% success rate will now be tested on humans.

Jews 'forced' from Guatemala village

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 17:38
Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.

George Galloway attacked on street

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 17:29
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.

The Victorian pig singing competition

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 17:18
The bizarre tale of the pig singing competition

The makeover that's divided a nation

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 17:00
The multi-million dollar makeover that's divided a nation

Italian lawyers urged to work faster

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 16:55
Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy.

Mouse on lily tops photo competition

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 16:44
Animal nightlife - and other great natural images from ecology photo contest

Texas abortion provisions struck down

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 16:32
A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.

McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 16:27

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

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Making houses out of mushrooms

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 15:37
The natural resources used to make 'green' homes

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