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Scotland 'should set own income tax'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:40
Scotland's income tax rates and bands should be set by its parliament, commission on devolving power recommends.

VIDEO: Passengers rally to push 'frozen' plane

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:35
Passengers due to take a flight in Siberia had to get out and push the aircraft after its brake pads froze solid.

Crude oil prices down as Opec meets

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:32
Crude oil prices slip to a four-year low as Opec nations meet in Vienna to discuss production levels.

Young Sports Personality list named

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:31
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.

Story anthology wins first book award

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:29
Irish author Colin Barrett wins the Guardian First Book Award for his debut collection of short stories, Young Skins.

Teacher who banned banter leaves job

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:24
A teacher who banned the word banter in classes leaves his job after saying "speaking up" came with a "hefty cost".

Malaysia PM reverses sedition pledge

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:16
Malaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened.

BBC: 'More cuts will affect shows'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-27 00:15
The BBC says it has saved more than £1bn a year through cost-cutting measures, but warns further cuts will affect the quality of programmes.

Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:51

Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown.

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School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:50

The average woman in Niger bears seven children — the world's highest birth rate. And the country can barely feed its current population. How do you convince people that smaller families are better?

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Millennial Doctors May Be More Tech-Savvy, But Is That Better?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:49

Text messages from your doctor are just the start. Millennials are the next generation of doctors and they're not afraid to say "chillax" in a consultation or check Twitter to find medical research.

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Man arrested over McConville murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:37
The well known republican Bobby Storey has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder and abduction of Jean McConville in 1972.

Manhunt after pair stabbed to death

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:14
A manhunt is under way across two counties after a man and a woman were found stabbed to death in Surrey.

VIDEO: Life in the UK as a Romanian migrant

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:12
It has been almost a year since restrictions were lifted on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, leaving them free to come and work in the UK.

Craig Whyte detained in Mexico

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 23:10
Craig Whyte is detained by police in Mexico after an arrest warrant was issued in relation to his takeover of Rangers in 2011.

Williams could replace North on wing

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 22:58
Scarlets' Liam Williams is tipped to start on the wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday if George North is ruled out.

VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to lives

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 22:58
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.

Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 22:55
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.

Cleveland Boy's Family: Video Shows Police Reacted Too Fast

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 22:49

The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.

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East Coast rail winner announced

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 22:43
A consortium made up of Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.

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