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Two charged over container death

bbc.co.uk — Two men charged over death of man found in container at Tilbury docks in south-east England
Aug 23, 2014

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Aug 23, 2014

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Buying is £1,300 a year cheaper than renting - for now

bbc.co.uk — First-time buyers now save £1300 a year by taking out a mortgage rather than renting, according to Britain's largest lender, the Halifax. Based on a three-bedroom house, the average first-time buyer pays £677 a month. The average rent paid on the same-sized property is £787, giving owners a monthly saving of £110.

Sandhurst and the Sheikhs

bbc.co.uk — How does training at Sandhurst Academy bolster militarised monarchies of the Arab world?
Aug 23, 2014

RT @matthewteller: On 23/8/14, 1600 British soldiers died at Battle of Mons. Last yr Sandhurst renamed Mons Hall 'King Hamad Hall'. Why? bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04…

Ukraine crisis: Merkel to arrive in Kiev as crisis mounts

bbc.co.uk — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive in Ukraine for talks, a day after calling Russia's decision to send an unauthorised aid convoy there a "dangerous escalation". More than 100 Russian lorries entered eastern Ukraine on Friday without permission from Ukraine's government. Some of the lorries have now begun crossing back into Russia.
Aug 23, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: First lorries from controversial Russian aid convoy leave rebel-held eastern Ukraine - witnesses bbc.in/1l2DV1n

Goodbye Ireland; Goodbye Gaelic Football

bbc.co.uk — The struggle to keep alive the game that is the heart of Ireland's identity.
Aug 23, 2014

Slow death? RT @BBCRadioCAGoodbye Gaelic Football: the slow death of #Ireland's national sport bbc.in/1wjSaUp pic.twitter.com/0jx9u0tZEv

Crystal Palace: Tim Sherwood 'would have taken manager's job'

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 07:38 Tim Sherwood would have taken the manager's job at Crystal Palace had he been offered it after his interview - but says he is no longer interested The 45-year-old former Tottenham head coach was interviewed by Palace chairman Steve Parish last Sunday.
Aug 23, 2014

RT @BBCSport: Tim Sherwood says he would have taken @CPFC job had he been offered it after interview: bbc.in/1q6s959 pic.twitter.com/CrZSuUA1oC

Japan landslide: Rescuers race to find survivors

bbc.co.uk — Rescuers have been searching desperately for survivors in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where a landslide killed at least 42 people. At least 43 others are missing, officials told the Kyodo news agency. Police quoted by the agency say that more people could be unaccounted for, buried by mudslides and not yet reported as missing.
Aug 23, 2014

RT @bbcnews_ticker: Rescuers continue search for survivors in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture where landslide killed at least 42 people bbc.in/1poFNlh

Newsnight - 22/08/2014

bbc.co.uk — With Emily Maitlis.

Bernie Ecclestone intends to run Formula 1 as long as he can

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 11:30 Bernie Ecclestone has told the BBC he wants to run Formula 1 for "as long as I can" after paying £60m to end his three-month bribery trial in Germany. In his first major interview since he avoided a possible 10-year prison sentence, Ecclestone, 83, said he always believed he would walk away a free man.
Aug 22, 2014

Ecclestone also firmly rejects calls for upcoming Russian GP in Sochi to be cancelled in wake of Putin criticism bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formul…

Aug 22, 2014

RT @danroan: "I'm not scared of anything" Defiant Bernie Ecclestone tells me he'll run F1 for the foreseeable after avoiding jail bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formul…

Aug 22, 2014

RT @danroan: "I'm not scared of anything" Defiant Bernie Ecclestone tells me he'll run F1 for the foreseeable after avoiding jail bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formul…

Aug 22, 2014

"I'm not scared of anything" Defiant Bernie Ecclestone tells me he'll run F1 for the foreseeable after avoiding jail bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formul…

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Dog on the tracks sparked a Hong Kong protest

bbc.co.uk — Residents of south China are often caricatured as enthusiastic eaters of dog meat. But in Hong Kong, where the slaughter of dogs and cats is illegal, more than 100 distraught animal lovers have converged at the headquarters of the city's Mass Transit Railway Corp to protest against station staff allowing a train to run over a stray dog this week.

Why every Pakistani politician needs a shipping container

bbc.co.uk — Forget the soapbox - the must-have accessory for the modern politician in Pakistan seems to be the shipping container. Even Imran Khan is said to have spent more than $120,000 (£70,000) on one, reports Fahad Desmukh. "These containers that you have placed on all four sides are not enough to stop this ocean of people!"
Aug 23, 2014

Forget the soapbox: the shipping container is a must-have accessory for Pakistani politicians bbc.in/VIviNP pic.twitter.com/z84SMTYsc5

US accuses China fighter of reckless mid-air intercept

bbc.co.uk — A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon has said. Spokesman John Kirby said that the US had protested to the Chinese military over the mid-air intercept, calling the fighter pilot's actions "unsafe and unprofessional".

European Championships: Adam Peaty sets world record

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 18:54 Britain's Adam Peaty broke the 50m breaststroke world record in the semi-finals at the European Championships. The 19-year-old, who has already won two golds in Berlin, won his semi-final in a time of 26.62 seconds. Peaty is competing at only his second major international event, having made his debut at last month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Malky Mackay: LMA apologises for statement

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 10:35 The League Managers' Association has apologised for the wording of its statement defending Malky Mackay over allegations that he sent text messages of an offensive nature. More to follow.
Aug 22, 2014

RT @BBCNews: League Managers' Association apologises after describing Malky Mackay text messages as "friendly banter" bbc.in/1s93tZo

Aug 22, 2014

League Managers' Assocation apologises for its apology. (How many nested apologies can we reach?) dlvr.it/6hHxd5

Aug 22, 2014

#LMA forced to apologise for their earlier apology over Malky Mackay text row. Great work! bbc.co.uk/sport/0/footba…

Partnering with Assad not "practical, sensible or helpful"

bbc.co.uk — The Foreign Secretary rules out working with President Assad to combat Islamic State
Aug 22, 2014

"One of the first things you learn in the Middle East is that my enemy's enemy is not necessarily my friend" bbc.in/XFaGYr #wato

Aug 22, 2014

British Foreign Secretary rules out working with Syria's Assad regime in fight against ISIS: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02…

Aug 22, 2014

RT @BBCNews: Hear full #wato interview with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on battle against Islamic State militants bbc.in/1q4J1t9

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