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Iran hangs Reyhaneh Jabbari despite campaign

bbc.co.uk — Iran, defying an international campaign, hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @sunny_hundal: Awful. Iran hanged Reyhaneh Jabbari today, because she allegedly killed a man trying to rape her bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari "another bloody stain on Iran's human rights record" - @amnesty bbc.in/1uUl8Ef

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Ebola outbreak: Cases pass 10,000, WHO reports

bbc.co.uk — The number of cases of Ebola has crossed 10,000, the World Health Organization says.

Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies, aged 71

bbc.co.uk — Jack Bruce, bassist from 1960s band Cream, has died aged 71, his publicist confirms
Oct 25, 2014

Was in RCS cafe/perfomance area called The Jack Bruce Space w @hielandcoo yesterday. Heard this today bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla… RIP @RCStweets

Oct 25, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Jack Bruce, bassist from 1960s band Cream, has died aged 71, his publicist confirms bbc.in/1slSUAm #fb

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Inside the Taliban

bbc.co.uk — Nagieb Khaja makes a journey behind the Taliban front lines to reveal a hidden world.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @Anand_Gopal_: I just saw @NagiebK 's latest. Find a way to watch it. There's really no one else doing this kind of reporting in Afg bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @Anand_Gopal_: I just saw @NagiebK 's latest. Find a way to watch it. There's really no one else doing this kind of reporting in Afg bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @Anand_Gopal_: I just saw @NagiebK 's latest. Find a way to watch it. There's really no one else doing this kind of reporting in Afg bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04…

Beyond the Call of Duty

bbc.co.uk — President Obama insists there are no American combat troops in Iraq and Syria, and that there are no plans to deploy any. But we meet an American ex-military man who's gone to fight with the Kurds against
Oct 25, 2014

RT @CatrinNye: The Sikh Captain America walking around New York City in a bid to fight racism: bbc.in/1nB4M60 pic.twitter.com/HhHZbMWokG

Oct 25, 2014

RT @CatrinNye: The Sikh Captain America walking around New York City in a bid to fight racism: bbc.in/1nB4M60 pic.twitter.com/HhHZbMWokG

Oct 25, 2014

RT @CatrinNye: The Sikh Captain America walking around New York City in a bid to fight racism: bbc.in/1nB4M60 pic.twitter.com/HhHZbMWokG

Oct 25, 2014

RT @raju: The Sikh Captain America walking around New York City in bid to fight racism bbc.in/1nB4M60 pic.twitter.com/wPo1lQLH3u h/t @betonykelly

Using the f-word to promote feminism

bbc.co.uk — How young girls swearing have sent a new feminist campaign viral

Islamic State: Militants 'pushed back' in Iraq

bbc.co.uk — Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have recaptured the town of Zumar from Islamic State militants. Further south, Iraqi security forces say they are pushing back IS in Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad, in a battle to secure a route used by Shia pilgrims. Meanwhile the US military said US-led forces made 22 air strikes against IS in Iraq on Friday and Saturday.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @steveburgess1: I didn't even know Kevin Vickers was over there. RT@BBCWorld IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq bbc.in/1oGWHxu

Oct 25, 2014

RT @steveburgess1: I didn't even know Kevin Vickers was over there. RT@BBCWorld IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq bbc.in/1oGWHxu

Is Afghanistan's 'thin blue line' ready for security handover?

bbc.co.uk — By the end of the year, British forces will have ended combat operations in Afghanistan. After international troops pull out of front line fighting, Afghan forces will become responsible for security. But the Taliban threat continues. David Loyn reports from Baghlan Province.
Oct 25, 2014

BBC - VIDEO: Meeting Afghanistan's 'thin blue line': By the end of the year, British forces will have ended co... tinyurl.com/ne9n46b

UK profit warnings at highest level since 2008

bbc.co.uk — Profit warnings by UK-listed firms have risen to their highest summer level in six years, according to a new report. The report, by the consultancy firm EY, said quoted firms issued 69 profit warnings in the third quarter of 2014, up from 56 in the same period in 2013.

Police in central Edinburgh incident

bbc.co.uk — Police are attending an incident in the centre of Edinburgh, amid reports that an armed man is on a roof. According to witnesses on social media police helicopters have been circling the Scottish capital's Old Town. The Scotsman newspaper reported that its former office at 30 Cockburn Street had been searched by police.

Focus On Africa, 24/10/2014

bbc.co.uk — Reports and analysis of the day's political, economic and sports news from across Africa.
Oct 25, 2014

Me and @dickymoo are quite taken with the theme tune to the World Service’s “Focus On Africa”. Caused much laughter. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02…

Welsh Greats, Series 1, Caitlin and Dylan, Marital fights

bbc.co.uk — Caitlin, Dylan's wife, recalls fights where she would bang his head against the bedpost.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @BBCDylanThomas: @indiaknight That would be Essie Davis, India. Some real Caitlin here » bbc.in/1toXFPS

West Ham 2-1 Man City: Russell Brand hijacks Allardyce interview

bbc.co.uk — Comedian Russell Brand hijacks Sam Allardyce's post-match interview after West Ham's 2-1 win over Manchester City giving him a big kiss.

Google's Alan Eustace beats Baumgartner's skydiving record

bbc.co.uk — A senior Google vice president, Alan Eustace, has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump set in 2012 by Austrian Felix Baumgartner. Mr Eustace was carried by a large helium balloon from New Mexico to over 40km (25 miles) above the earth.
Oct 25, 2014

Interesting that Alan Eustace's jump was done with such little fanfare: m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…

Oct 25, 2014

Wow. Google boss sets new skydive altitude record, breaks sound barrier bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…

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Conheça 5 campos de batalha do segundo turno

bbc.co.uk — Os candidatos à Presidência Dilma Rousseff (PT) e Aécio Neves (PSDB) se enfrentam neste domingo em uma disputa que acentuou divisões no país. As últimas pesquisas Datafolha e Ibope sugerem, respectivamente, uma vantagem de 6 a 8 pontos da petista sobre o tucano numa disputa em que ambos estiveram tecnicamente empatados na maior parte do tempo.

Dylan Thomas - The Road to Milk Wood

bbc.co.uk — Discover Dylan Thomas at the BBC: performances by Hollywood stars, long-hidden archive clips and Dylan's own words, telling the story of his extraordinary life and the creation of Under Milk Wood.

John Cantlie: Islamic State hostage in fresh video

bbc.co.uk — A new video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie, who is being held by Islamic State (IS) militants. Mr Cantlie reads an apparently scripted message, criticising the UK and US approach to hostage negotiations. The journalist also reads emails reportedly exchanged between IS and the families of hostages.

Fourth Portsmouth man killed in Syria

bbc.co.uk — Fourth man from Portsmouth killed in Syria, named by his family as 19-year-old Muhammad Mehdi Hassan