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Ebola 'could lead to failed states'

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:34
The Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies and could lead to failed states, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.
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VIDEO: Comedian fronts anti-extremist film

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:29
Police in the East Midlands recruit a Muslim comedian to make an anti-extremist film for schools.
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VIDEO: World conker champions crowned

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:25
Computer programmer John Doyle beat off stiff competition from 176 people to take the the title in the 48th World Conker Championships.
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Three more held on terror charges

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:20
Three further men are arrested in London by officers investigating the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism.
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US braces for more Ebola infections

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:17
US public health workers "would not be surprised" to see additional Ebola infections among hospital staff, a senior US official says.
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VIDEO: Composer working on Brad Pitt film

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:11
A Nottingham-born composer who won an Oscar for Gravity is working on the score for Brad Pitt's new film Fury.
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Oman 0-3 Uruguay

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:51
Luis Suarez scores his first Uruguay goals since the World Cup finals and his biting ban in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman.
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VIDEO: Mussels 'threat to UK waterways'

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:34
Scientists are warning that an army of shrimps and mussels from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and kill off native species.
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Thousands flee IS in Anbar, says UN

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:29
As many as 180,000 people have fled after Islamic State militants overran the Iraqi city of Hit in western Anbar province, the UN says.
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Somalia launches postal service

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:16
Somalia launches its first postal service in more than two decades, in another sign of normality returning to the conflict-torn country.
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Women jailed over 'pyramid scheme'

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:06
Three women are sentenced for their roles in a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of people lost money.
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Police cow shootings criticised

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:02
A "thorough" investigation should be held into why police shot dead three cows seen running on roads in Norwich, an animal rights charity says.
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Scots in toughest group - Strachan

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:02
Manager Gordon Strachan reckons Scotland's Euro 2016 qualifying group is the most difficult of them all.
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Family's £90,000 benefit fraud

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:59
Four members of a south Wales family took part in a £90,000 benefit fraud by all claiming they were living alone.
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MLAs unable to elect new Speaker

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:33
Assembly members fail to elect a new Speaker after all three candidates fall short of a cross-community majority.
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Thai diplomat summoned over murders

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:27
The Thai charge d'affaires is summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the inquiry into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
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Yemen appoints new prime minister

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:25
Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi appoints Khalid Bahah as his new prime minister, in a move welcomed by Shia Houthi rebels.
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Hen party crash driver 'to blame'

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:24
A lorry driver accused of causing the death of a woman on a hen party in a crash was driving on cruise control, a court hears.
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Scottish leaders invited to debate

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:18
BBC Scotland writes to the leaders of the main political parties inviting them to discuss setting up general election debates.
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VIDEO: Royal hoax DJ 'was sent bullets'

BBC News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:17
Radio DJ Mel Greig, who took part in a hoax call after which a nurse killed herself, has told Newsnight's Evan Davis how she was subjected to ''trolling and the death threats''.
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