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Government crackdown on 'notspots'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 19:21
The government plans to make mobile operators improve patchy coverage around the country.

Memorial for Australia ex-PM Whitlam

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 19:19
Australia holds a state memorial service for former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who died on 21 October at the age of 98.

Kim Jong-un seen walking unaided

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 19:08
North Korean media publish photos of leader Kim Jong-un walking without a stick at an army meeting, following speculation on his health.

Will Narendra Modi change India?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 18:51
The jury is still out on whether India's new prime minister can reform India.

France threatened by civil strife

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 18:45
Disaffection with mainstream politics in France could see the far right gain high office, says Hugh Schofield.

Governors' Races: Scott Beats Crist; Quinn Loses In Illinois

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 18:38

In Illinois, Republican Bruce Rauner is projected to beat Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. And in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker has won re-election, defeating Democrat Mary Burke.

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Arts funding must be fairer, MPs say

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 18:34
London's galleries, theatres and other arts organisations get a disproportionate share of public arts funding, a group of MPs concludes.

'Russian Taliban' in US court trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:52
A former Russian army officer who is alleged to have fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan appears in a US court on terrorism charges.

New EU members add £5bn to UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:51
Immigrants from the 10 countries which joined the EU in 2004 contributed more to the UK than they took out in benefits, according to a new study.

Warning of 'insufficient' flood cash

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:44
Spending on flood protection in England is "insufficient" to maintain defences, the National Audit Office warns.

VIDEO: Devolution in the UK: What could change?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:29
Ahead of a government summit in Leeds, what could devolution mean to the UK's four constituent countries?

'How we escaped our violent home'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:17
A mother and daughter's escape from terrifying violence

Marijuana Votes: Oregon And D.C. Legalize; Florida Says No To Medical

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:16

Florida's medical marijuana ballot measure fell short of the 60 percent approval required. Oregon voters approved Measure 91, allowing legalization. Alaska also has a legalization ballot measure.

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VIDEO: India rules on Bollywood make-up

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:15
India's top court has told trade unions to lift its ban on women working as make-up artists in Bollywood.

Child maintenance crackdown planned

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:09
Parents who default on their child maintenance payments face being turned down for mortgages and credit cards under new government plans.

Falconry book wins £20,000 prize

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:05
Author Helen Macdonald wins the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for H is for Hawk, a memoir about how becoming a falconer helped her deal with grief.

Fight For The Senate: Republicans Take Control, Adding 7 Seats

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-04 17:00

The Republicans will control both chambers of Congress next year. And in Virginia, a race between Democratic incumbent Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie is coming down to the wire.

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Portrait Salon 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 16:59
Can these portraits really have been rejected?

Child mental health services 'unfit'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 16:23
There are serious and deeply ingrained problems with child and adolescent mental health services, officials warn.

Would these five changes actually help cyclists?

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-04 16:17
Would these five changes actually help cyclists?