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Why Texas is closing prisons

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:50
Why Texas is closing down prisons

VIDEO: Bus assault victim: Why I fought back

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:46
BBC News hears from two sisters who beat three men they accuse of sexual harassment on a bus in India.

Tredwell backs under-fire Cook

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:39
England off-spinner James Tredwell backs Alastair Cook to continue as one-day captain after calls for him to resign.

Colombia wants answers from general

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:36
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos demands an explanation from Gen Ruben Dario Alzate about his kidnapping following his release on Sunday.

Obama hosts meetings on Ferguson

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:30
The White House is hosting meetings with civil rights leaders and others to discuss "mistrust" between police and ethnic minorities, following unrest in the Missouri suburb of Ferguson.

Ronaldo, Messi & Neuer on shortlist

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:29
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer are named on a three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or prize.

Scientists make enzymes from scratch

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:17
Experts say they have achieved a scientific milestone - creating enzymes out of artificial genetic material that they made in their lab.

Ebola crisis: WHO upbeat on targets

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:08
The World Health Organization says the goals it set itself for treatment and safe burials in West Africa's Ebola outbreak have largely been met.

'Counterfeit' domains are seized

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:07
Police forces across Europe have seized 292 web domains that were being used to sell counterfeit goods, according to Europol.

Changing behaviour to tackle Ebola

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:06
And other reasons why Ebola continues in Sierra Leone

The UK's £20m IS fight in Lebanon

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:05
How UK is helping Lebanon prevent Islamic State invasion

Jail for toddler drug death parents

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:04
The parents of a two-year-old girl who died after drinking a heroin substitute are both jailed for eight years for her manslaughter.

Doctors Warn That Soft Bedding Puts Babies At Risk

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 07:02

Pediatricians have been telling parents for years that soft bedding, such as pillows and blankets, raises the risk of suffocation for babies. But many parents don't seem to be paying attention.

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Girl Scout Cookies Will Soon Be Just A Click Away

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 06:47

The organization has announced a program called Digital Cookies that allows Girl Scouts to sell Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Samoas and other cookies through personalized websites or a mobile app.

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HSBC severs links with Bitcoin firm

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 06:30
The company behind the world's first regulated Bitcoin investment fund has its HSBC account in Jersey closed.

Chechen leader sends mixed Instagram messages

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 06:28
Chechen leader sends mixed messages

'No surprise' if Co-op Bank fails test

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 06:25
The chief executive of the Co-op Bank admits it would come as "no surprise" if the bank failed a Bank of England stress test later this month..

Firefighters to hold 24-hour strike

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 06:21
Firefighters in England are to stage a 24-hour strike on 9 December as part of their long-running pensions row with the government.

HK protesters warned not to return

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 06:13
HK Chief Executive CY Leung warns pro-democracy activists not to return to the streets after violence broke out as police cleared a protest site.

New battle rages at Donetsk airport

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 06:08
Ukraine says its troops still hold Donetsk airport despite what it describes as an intensive assault by rebels backed by Russian special forces.