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Miami's Stanton in record $325m deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 22:36
Giancarlo Stanton agrees the most expensive deal in US sport by signing a £208m 13-year contract with Miami Marlins.

Japanese actor Ken Takakura dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 22:20
Veteran Japanese actor Ken Takakura, renowned for his brooding style and stoic roles, dies of lymphoma at the age of 83.

Pupils' wheelchair access concerns

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 22:20
Many secondary schools are not accessible to pupils who use wheelchairs, according to Wales' children's commissioner.

VIDEO: First look inside burned Mackintosh building

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 22:11
Colin Paterson reports on the search for treasures amongst the rubble at Glasgow School of Art which was wrecked by fire six months ago.

4 Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack, Israeli Police Say

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 22:08

Police say two attackers walked into the synagogue Tuesday with knives, axes and guns and attacked the worshippers. The attackers were killed in a shootout with police.

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Dementia fears for rugby players

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:59
Multiple blows to the head from playing rugby can accelerate brain ageing and potentially lead to early dementia, according to a Welsh academic.

'No support' sees GB skier quit

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:49
Winter Paralympic medallist Jade Etherington says a lack of support was behind her decision to quit skiing.

Uber Exec In Hot Water After Suggesting A Journalist Smear Campaign

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:38

A senior vice president of the ride-service company has issued an apology after news broke of his comments about digging up info about reporters' personal lives.

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Council staff absenteeism worsening

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:30
Staff absenteeism is a worsening problem for Northern Ireland's 26 councils, according to the annual report of the local government auditor.

BBC radio star Betty Smith dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:23
Betty Smith, one of the stars of an award-winning BBC Radio Humberside show has died at the age of 93, her family says.

Shot boy 'makes plea to come home'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:20
A teenage boy who was shot in both legs by paramilitaries when he was 15 is still living in "exile" a year after the attack, according to the SDLP.

Child sexual exploitation report due

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:12
The outcome of an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland is expected to be announced later on Tuesday.

Three wounded in Jerusalem attack

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 21:00
Two men armed with axes attack worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, injuring three before they are themselves killed, police say.

House destroyed by 'gas explosion'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:53
A four-year-old girl and her father are pulled alive from the rubble of a house destroyed in a suspected gas explosion.

Culling to begin at bird flu farm

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:40
A cull of 6,000 ducks is due to start following a confirmed case of bird flu at a breeding farm in East Yorkshire.

Japan PM Abe 'to call snap election'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:22
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is widely expected to call an early election on Tuesday to seek public backing for a delay in tax increases.

BBC man's killer sentenced to death

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:05
A man who shot dead BBC cameraman Simon Cumbers in Saudi Arabia 10 years ago has been sentenced to death.

Revive exchange trips, schools urged

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 19:30
Schools should bring back overseas exchange trips to boost language learning and give pupils a taste of life abroad, says the British Council.

Student fees 'worst of both worlds'

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 19:30
The funding system of tuition fees and student loans for England's universities is not financially sustainable in the long term, says an independent commission.

Labour pledges extra border staff

BBC - Mon, 2014-11-17 18:52
Labour will recruit an extra 1,000 UK border guards if it wins the general election, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper is to say.

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