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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.

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 @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

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

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

Oct 25, 2014

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

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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FA Cup 2014-15: How to follow on the BBC

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 00:02 The FA Cup is returning to the BBC this season, and we'll guide you all the way to Wembley on television, radio and online. From the first-round draw to the showpiece final at Wembley, we'll be bringing you all the best live action, highlights and analysis.

Argentina sentences 15 to life over La Cacha prison

bbc.co.uk — An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister have both been given life sentences for running a detention and torture centre in the 1970s. They were among 19 people charged with the kidnap, murder and torture of 128 prisoners in the city of La Plata.

Cancer-killing stem cells engineered in lab

bbc.co.uk — Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer. In experiments on mice, the stem cells were genetically engineered to produce and secrete toxins which kill brain tumours, without killing normal cells or themselves.
Oct 25, 2014

Amazing line: "Scientists have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer" bbc.in/1sjkPAZ

#BBCtrending: Swearing for feminism

bbc.co.uk — A video which gets girls as young as six to swear has been watched over 12 million times online with the space of a few days. The makers of the film - a for-profit company - say they put the girls in pink princess costumes and got them to use "a bad word for a good cause" to start a conversation about feminism.
Oct 25, 2014

Postmodern ethical Internet loop on @bbctrending: little girls swearing 4 feminist campaign and 2 sell T-shirts. bbc.in/1oF3eZx

HS2: Phase two report proposes new station for Crewe

bbc.co.uk — A report into the route of the second phase of the controversial fast train project HS2 is expected to recommend a new station be built in Crewe. It means a bid by council leaders for Stoke-on-Trent to be included on the line is likely to be rejected.

US urges probe after teenager shot dead in West Bank

bbc.co.uk — The US state department has called for a "speedy and transparent investigation" into the death of a Palestinian-American teenager killed by Israeli soldiers on Friday. Police said that Orwa Hammad, 14, was about to throw a petrol bomb near Ramallah in the West Bank.

Real Madrid v Barcelona: El Clasico

bbc.co.uk — Latest action, photos and interaction as unbeaten Spanish league leaders Barcelona go to Real Madrid in El Clasico.

Saturday football - inc West Ham v Man City - BBC Sport

bbc.co.uk — Banter with the Danny Baker show, build up to the day's football action and loads of images and analysis from the big talking points.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @BBCSport: Sunderland 0-1 Arsenal - Alexis Sanchez takes advantage of poor defending by Wes Brown to dink it past Mannone bbc.in/1yxHaAq #afc

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.

Egypt imposes state of emergency in Sinai after attacks

bbc.co.uk — Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after at least 31 soldiers were killed in two attacks there. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has declared three days of mourning in the wake of the suspected jihadist attacks. Egypt's Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip was also closed, state TV said.

Dundee v Hamilton

bbc.co.uk — Live commentary from BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound. Available to UK users only.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @BBCSportsound: Coming up from 3pm #BBCSportsound will have full match commentary of Dundee v Hamilton on 810MW & online @ http://t.co/L…

BBC Sport - West Ham United 2-1 Manchester City

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 16:00 West Ham have midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate and defender James Tomkins available again after groin and thigh injuries respectively. Andy Carroll was back in training this week after recovering from his ankle injury, but he is not expected to return to the squad until next month.

The Holmes Service

Oct 25, 2014

RT @BBCRadio4: John Gielgud v Orson Welles as Holmes & Moriarty do battle. Part of The Holmes Service season bbc.in/12qpJaj http://…