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PSNI station hours cuts 'ludicrous'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 23:57
Plans to cut opening times at police stations across Northern Ireland are "ludicrous", the Police Federation has said.

Despite Low Employment, Millennials Hold Key To Reviving South Texas

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 23:55

The McAllen metro area in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas has one of the country's lowest employment rates for millennials. Economists say they will be critical to bringing the area out of poverty.

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Matthew faces Elshorbagy in semis

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 23:54
World champion Nick Matthew sets up a semi-final with world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy at the World Squash Championship.

Despite A Massacre By ISIS, An Iraqi Tribe Vows To Fight Back

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 23:52

The Albu Nimr tribe recently had some 600 members slaughtered by ISIS in western Iraq. The Sunni tribesmen says they will back, but need help, which the U.S. has now pledged.

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Officer's Death Raises Safety Concerns For Alaska's Unarmed Cops

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 23:48

Remote Alaskan villages are some of the last places in America patrolled by unarmed law enforcement officers. But an officer's death last year has challenged ideas about policing on the last frontier.

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Are NOLA Schools Failing Students With Disabilities?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-19 23:46

In New Orleans, nine of ten children attend charter schools. But parents and activists say the city's nearly all-charter system is failing many children with disabilities.

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Sewol ferry firm head imprisoned

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 23:29
The head of the operator of the South Korean Sewol ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people is sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Southgate gets first pick - Hodgson

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 23:28
England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed he will make his star Under-21 players available to Gareth Southgate for Euro 2015.

VIDEO: 'Parents must set a proper password'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:55
The Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has warned people to change the preset passwords on their household webcams to stop potential snoopers.

'Nico accepted second, Lewis cried'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:47
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg dreamt of being team-mates in F1 as teenagers, but their desire to win tore their friendship apart.

VIDEO: Panda frolics on snowy slope

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:39
Toronto Zoo cameras catch a giant panda sliding down a hill and playing in the snow.

Unions consider Wales-only pay deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:35
Union leaders are due to decide later whether to accept the first Wales-only pay deal offered to NHS staff.

RBS fined £56m over computer glitch

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:19
Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £56m by regulators after a 2012 software issue left millions of customers unable to access their accounts.

1,100 jobs created across Wales

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:09
More than 1,100 jobs are announced by six companies across Wales.

Bank fined £56m for IT meltdown

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:07
Ulster Bank's parent company Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £56m by the UK's financial regulators over the IT meltdown in 2012.

VIDEO: Afghan toddler brutally raped

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:05
A three-year-old girl is fighting for her life in Afghanistan after being brutally raped.

Hockney 'working harder than ever'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 22:03
Artist David Hockney says that he "works all the time" and is "still discovering things" at the age of 77.

Seven killed in China stabbing

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 21:47
A man stabs seven people to death at a hospital in north-eastern China - the latest in a series of knife attacks in the country.

Carter out, McCaw hits new landmark

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 21:11
Richie McCaw captains New Zealand for the 100th time but star fly-half Dan Carter misses out against Wales on Saturday.

Bed blockers 'face legal action'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-19 21:09
A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home when they are fit to go.