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VIDEO: Battle over the Great Barrier Reef

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 13:23
Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.
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AUDIO: 'They said 'you should be dead by now''

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 12:53
Wilko Johnson spent a whole year "calmly accepting the fact that I was going to die", he has told the BBC's Colin Paterson.
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Why Are Scary Clowns Stalking Around Britain and France? - CityLab

Google News France - Wed, 2014-10-22 11:58

CityLab

Why Are Scary Clowns Stalking Around Britain and France?
CityLab
If you find clowns terrifying, you might consider not visiting Britain or France in the near future. Both countries recently have been gripped by a wave of sinister clown-spottings, turning the year into one long Halloween. From city to city, people ...

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For Swiss, a Distasteful Jolt With Coffee: Hitler Creamer

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2014-10-22 11:29
The company, Migros, said it was “unforgivable” that images of Hitler and Mussolini had appeared on containers that usually feature Alpine landscapes and animals.






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Ottawa lockdown after shootings

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 10:27
Police are responding to three shooting incidents in Ottawa - at a war memorial, inside the nation's parliament and at a shopping centre.
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Canal+ Launches All-New Channel to Serve French-Speaking African Countries ... - Indie Wire (blog)

Google News French - Wed, 2014-10-22 10:18

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Canal+ Launches All-New Channel to Serve French-Speaking African Countries ...
Indie Wire (blog)
To be called A+, the new channel, per the press release, "aims to become French-speaking Africa's standard-setting channel, seeking to reflect the continent's various identities and defining features, and to be resolutely oriented toward Africa's future.".
France's CanalPlus to Launch Pan-African Entertainment ChannelHollywood Reporter

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Turkish Leader Says U.S. Airdrop Aided ISIS Militants

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2014-10-22 10:18
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Islamic State had seized some weapons and supplies intended for Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani.






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Rapist Evans issues video statement

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 10:07
Footballer Ched Evans releases a video statement in which he says he is "determined to continue the fight" to clear his name.
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DNA yields secrets of human pioneer

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 10:06
DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.
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VIDEO: Taxi boss: 'Users want white drivers'

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 10:02
The manager of a cab firm in Rochdale has said that a small number of the company's customers are requesting white drivers, following the rise of the so-called Islamic State in the Middle East.
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IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:58
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.
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'Fake' Premier League star jailed

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:58
A former footballer who posed as a Chelsea player to live a lavish lifestyle is jailed for fraud.
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Smith: First talks 'constructive'

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:58
The Smith Commission on more powers for the Scottish Parliament has held a "constructive" first meeting, its chairman says.
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VIDEO: Disabled Students: Fran goes to university

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:52
As part of BBC Ouch's series on disabled students we meet Fran Smith to find out how she is getting on at university having just had major surgery.
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VIDEO: In numbers: Treating Ebola patients

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:51
BBC News looks at what it takes to treat Ebola patients, in numbers and graphics.
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Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:45
Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.
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Thierry Desmarest and Patrick Pouyanné to Lead Oil Giant Total After Chief's ... - New York Times

Google News French - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:45

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Thierry Desmarest and Patrick Pouyanné to Lead Oil Giant Total After Chief's ...
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PARIS — Total, the French oil giant, on Wednesday appointed two insiders to lead the company, moving swiftly to replace Christophe de Margerie, its chairman and chief executive, who died Monday in an airplane accident. After an emergency meeting in ...
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Tour de France organisers unveil sparkling 2015 route - Reuters UK

Google News France - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:44

Reuters UK

Tour de France organisers unveil sparkling 2015 route
Reuters UK
PARIS (Reuters) - Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial -- Tour de France organisers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will heavily favour the ...
Tour de France 2015 route takes in Utrecht start and Alpe d'Huez hairpinsThe Guardian
2015 Tour de France route unveiledCyclingnews.com
Travel the Tour de France 2015 route with 3D animationTelegraph.co.uk
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Gladiators were 'mostly vegetarian'

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:39
Roman gladiators had a diet that was mostly vegetarian, according to an analysis of bones from a graveyard where the fighters were buried.
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Juncker: Migration rules must stay

BBC News - Wed, 2014-10-22 09:39
EU Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker insists freedom of movement rules cannot be changed, putting him at odds with the UK.
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