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Ofcom probe Channel 4's UKIP drama

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 06:18
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom says it will investigate Channel 4 drama UKIP: The First 100 Days after it received more than 5,000 complaints.

VIDEO: How smart syringes work - 15 Secs?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 06:02
Only smart syringes that break after one use should be used for injections by 2020, the World Health Organisation has announced. But how do they work?

Stag gore victim given press role

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 06:01
A stag gore victim who complained that newspapers made "inappropriate" references to her transgender status joins a committee regulating the press.

Apple invests 1.7bn euros in centres

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:51
Apple is to invest 1.7bn euros (£1.25bn) developing data centres in the Republic of Ireland and Denmark.

Becoming American: Immigrants Tweet Their Stories

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:48

Entrepreneurs and engineers, performers and professors are among those who are sharing their stories about becoming American on Twitter.

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Egyptian Court Orders Prominent Activist Jailed For 5 Years

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:45

Blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others were convicted of violating a law banning unlicensed protests. Activists said the sentences underscore the lengths the government will go to to stifle dissent.

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The Indonesians collecting coins for Tony Abbott

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:38
The Indonesians sending aid money back to Australia

Oscars Get Political, As Acceptance Speeches Wade Into Social Issues

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:34

At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.

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Boss supports Khan over 'body slam'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:19
Worcester City manager Carl Heeley is supportive of Shab Khan following the defender's 'body slam' against Stockport.

The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:16

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and ALS, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.

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VIDEO: The dangers of tanning addiction

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:11
BBC Inside Out meets two tanning addicts.

VIDEO: The children migrating alone

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:08
Paul Kenyon meets children who are travelling alone from Africa to Europe, in search of a better life.

Colombia gang 'sold kidnap victims'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:08
A gang which allegedly kidnapped people in Colombia and sold them on to a left-wing rebel group has been dismantled, prosecutors say.

The lone seven-year-olds leaving home and country behind

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 05:05
The boy forced to pilot a rickety boat across the Mediterranean

Evacuations as crews tackle fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:54
Firefighters are tackling a large blaze in a disused building in the Adamsdown area of Cardiff.

France takes Syria suspect passports

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:53
Six French men allegedly planning to travel to Syria to join jihadists have had their passports confiscated by authorities.

Referee Atkinson 'needs a break'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:50
Martin Atkinson needs a rest after his "incompetent" refereeing of Chelsea's draw with Burnley, says Keith Hackett.

UKIP pledges £3bn NHS investment

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:47
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says his party is "committed" to a free NHS paid for by taxes as he set out plans to spend an extra £3bn per year on the service.

What extra charges do restaurants make?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:43
The extra charges restaurants make, including "cakeage".

Patient in '16-hour trolley wait'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 04:36
A patient with breathing problems spent 16 hours on a trolley at a hospital that hours later was put on "black alert", her daughter says.