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Mugabe admits land reform flaws

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 04:43
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe admits failures in the country's controversial land reform programme, saying some farms were "too big".

Google backs down over Blogger porn

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 04:33
Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private.

VIDEO: Meet Ukraine's most-feared volunteers

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 04:22
The strategically important city of Mariupol is being defended not only by regular Ukrainian army troops but also by fighters who swear allegiance to the Azov Battalion.

Robin Williams' daughter speaks out

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 04:14
Zelda Williams says there is 'no point' in seeking any explanation for why the comedian took his own life last August.

Parents of Thai ex-princess arrested

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 04:11
The parents of a former Thai princess are detained under the lese majeste law, after admitting that they misused their royal connections.

Alonso 'completely fine' after crash

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 04:05
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says he is "completely fine" following the testing accident that left him with concussion.

Apple faces iPhone patent lawsuit

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 04:03
Apple is being sued by a company two days after it was told to pay the same firm $533m (£344m) for infringing patents.

Harry 'considering Army options'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 04:00
Prince Harry is "considering his options" over his military career and could choose to leave the Army to focus on charity work, the BBC understands.

The 'what colour is this dress?' meme

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:53
Why everyone is asking 'what colour is this dress?'

SSE Airtricity reduces its prices

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:53
Energy provider SSE Airtricity is to drop natural gas prices by 7.8% and electricity prices by 8%.

The Past Of 'Jihadi John': Early Run-Ins And Radicalization

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:51

There are two narratives about Mohammed Emwazi's past that attempt to explain how he went from a well-to-do background to being internationally notorious.

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'Devo Manc' and the NHS

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:46
Greater Manchester is to take control of its health budget from April this year. While details are still to emerge, it's a significant move.

Pakistan climbers' 'killers' escape

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:44
Two militants on trial for killing a group of mountaineers in Pakistan in 2013 have broken out of prison, police say.

'Jihadi John': PM defends authorities

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:37
The prime minister defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" from travelling to Syria.

The Apprentice v The Master

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:37
Why England's novice fly-half George Ford could well shatter the poise of Ireland's master, Jonny Sexton, writes Tom Fordyce.

Tories are true 'party of Wales'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:33
The Conservatives are the true "party of Wales", the prime minister tells the party's Welsh conference in Cardiff.

Van Persie out with ankle problem

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:32
Robin van Persie could be out for more than two weeks with an ankle problem, says Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

VIDEO: Why is IS smashing statues in Iraq?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:29
The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq. Why is it doing this?

Everton face Dynamo Kiev in last 16

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:24
Everton face a trip to conflict-torn Ukraine after being drawn against Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League.

Google buys .app web domain for $25m

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-27 03:24
Google has purchased the website address .app in an auction held by the organisation which assigns web domains.

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