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Teaching pair deny bullying girl, 7

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 06:26
A teaching assistant denies a seven-year-old girl who was taped to a chair was being bullied by her and a teacher for their own amusement.

Best GB team for 30 years - Foster

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 06:26
Britain has its best group of swimmers for 30 years, says ex-champion Mark Foster before the World Short Course Championships.

Ashton Carter is Obama's defence pick

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 06:24
US President Barack Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.

Iraq, Kurds Agree On Deal Over Oil Exports, Budget

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-02 06:15

The agreement could ease some pressure on Iraq's government, which is facing an economic crisis, and on Kurdish authorities who have had trouble paying government employees and security forces.

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Costa Concordia Captain Defends Himself In First Testimony

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-02 06:14

Francesco Schettino said he didn't change the route of the cruise liner to impress a Moldovan dancer he was having an affair with.

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Accused denies house stabbing murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 05:26
A man accused of killing a woman in her Glasgow home admits stabbing her partner but blames the murder on other men he claimed were his accomplices.

Pele 'doing well' after infection

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 05:26
Brazil legend Pele is out of intensive care and has "no medical complications" as he recovers from a urinary infection.

Man died 'during bondage sex game'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 05:12
A man died during a sex game after he was wrapped in black plastic sheeting and clingfilm, a court hears.

Witness 'saw postman shot 10 times'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 05:06
A postman who witnessed loyalist paramilitaries kill one of his Catholic colleagues at their workplace describes the attack during an inquest into the 2002 murder.

VIDEO: Controversial DNA test comes to UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 05:01
A personal DNA test that has sparked controversy in the US is launched in the UK.

The art of a good Christmas card photo

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 05:00
Tony Blair appears to be perturbed in his new Christmas card, and the internet has been wondering why.

Rome ex-mayor probed in Mafia case

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:58
Italian police arrest 37 people and search the home of Rome's former mayor Gianni Alemanno in a major anti-Mafia operation.

VIDEO: Roche on goal of year nomination

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:55
Stephanie Roche describes her excitement at being nominated for Fifa goal of the year, after a stunner for Peamount United against Wexford Youths.

Men jailed for cruelty against horses

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:52
A father and son have been jailed for animal cruelty offences in what the judge called "one of the worst" he had ever encountered.

VIDEO: Is TTIP really a threat to the NHS?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:45
There are fears the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could open health services to privatisation.

Traffic fears over garden city plan

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:44
The Oxfordshire town set to become a garden city

VIDEO: Murder 'linked to probation flaws'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:43
Changes to the way offenders are supervised in England and Wales may have contributed to two murders, says the probation officers' union.

Audrey Hepburn exhibition announced

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:40
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon will celebrate the actress's life and career when it opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London next year.

IOC chief Bach plans Olympic reform

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:25
The IOC chief plans widespread reform an Olympic movement suffering from a poor public image, says Dan Roan.

VIDEO: HK protest: 'I can't just stay at home'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 04:21
The BBC's John Sudworth has been out with students at the main Hong Kong Occupy movement's protest camp in Hong Kong's Admiralty district.