Africa

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Burkina Faso parliament set ablazeProtesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's... 

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Asia

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Sri Lanka rescue effort intensifiedRescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their... 

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Latin America

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Mexico head meets students' familiesMexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets... 

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US & Canada

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US nurse defies Ebola quarantineA US nurse who returned from treating patients... 

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England

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Sarah Payne's father found deadThe father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne... 

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Northern Ireland

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Health cuts will mean fewer bedsHealth service cuts in Northern Ireland may mean... 

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Business News

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Housing market 'losing momentum'The UK housing market is showing signs of slowing down, the Nationwide says, with the annual rate of price growth slowing to 9% in October. Motorway fuel '£8 a tank dearer'Filling up at a motorway service station can cost the average motorist an extra £8 a tank compared with elsewhere, the RAC... [Read more of this article]

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Politics News

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MP Murphy wants Scottish FM roleMP Jim Murphy tells the BBC he not only wants to be Scottish Labour leader but has set his sights on becoming first minister of Scotland. 'Tabloid fear' drives UK drug policyThe House of Commons is debating government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation... [Read more of this article]

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Health News

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UK national sperm bank starts workA UK national sperm bank – charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm – starts work in Birmingham. Cancer survival rates 'improving'Most people diagnosed with cancer in recent years are surviving for longer, according to the latest statistics. Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'Vulnerable... [Read more of this article]

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Education & Family News

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Schools 'progressing too slowly'There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says. Private school graduates 'earn more'UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated,... [Read more of this article]

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Science & Environment News

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IPCC debates 'most important' reportScientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming. New species of frog in urban jungleScientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species. Rocket makers probe US explosionThe builders... [Read more of this article]

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Technology News

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Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats. Microsoft unveils fitness bandMicrosoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness... [Read more of this article]

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Entertainment & Arts News

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Young Fathers win Mercury Prize Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.   Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.   Polanski:... [Read more of this article]

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