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IMF's Lagarde 'under investigation'

bbc.co.uk — IMF head Christine Lagarde says she is under investigation for negligence in French fraud case but not charged
Aug 27, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: IMF head Christine Lagarde says she is under investigation for negligence in French fraud case but not charged bbc.in/1nBHF5w

Aug 27, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: IMF head Christine Lagarde says she is under investigation for negligence in French fraud case but not charged bbc.in/1nBHF5w

Aug 27, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: IMF head Christine Lagarde says she is under investigation for negligence in French fraud case but not charged bbc.in/1nBHF5w

Aug 27, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: IMF head Christine Lagarde says she is under investigation for negligence in French fraud case but not charged bbc.in/1nBHF5w

Aug 27, 2014

RT @bbcnews_ticker: IMF head Christine Lagarde says she is under investigation for negligence in French fraud case but not charged bbc.in/1qgxBCB

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Arizona nine-year old in Uzi gun lesson accident

bbc.co.uk — A nine year-old girl in the US has killed her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use a high-powered automatic weapon. The instructor was giving the girl a lesson at a shooting range in Arizona when the recoil from the first shot caused her to lose control of the Uzi.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @rinachandran: 9 yr old. Uzi. Go figure MT @BBCNewsUS: 9-yr-old girl kills instructor by accident while being shown to use Uzi gun bbc.in/1rzdljv

Aug 27, 2014

9-year old US girl accidentally shoots her instructor with sub machine gun bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…

Aug 27, 2014

So fucked up. What we need here is more guns. --> Arizona nine-year-old accidentally kills instructor with an Uzi buff.ly/XRzhcr

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Rotherham child abuse: Commissioner faces calls to resign

bbc.co.uk — South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is facing calls to resign after the publication of a report into widespread child abuse in Rotherham. The study, published on Tuesday, found at least 1,400 children in the town were sexually exploited by criminal gangs between 1997 and 2013.
Aug 27, 2014

Rotherham child abuse: Police commissioner faces calls to resign bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @neilwallis1: Rotherham Lab MP says council, social worker, cop failure over 1,400 child sex abuse cases is just "benign neglect" bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @BBCNews: Rotherham child abuse: South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner faces calls to resign bbc.in/1q3u9MJ pic.twitter.com/tHWFuQYPrQ

Aug 27, 2014

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner faces calls to resign over failure to tackle child abuse in Rotherham m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

'Two simple rules' explain sheepdog behaviour

bbc.co.uk — The relationship between a shepherd and his sheepdog has always seemed almost magical, but scientists now say it can be explained by two simple rules. Researchers have used GPS data to reveal the mathematical secrets of how sheepdogs do their job.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @BBCNews: Mathematical secrets of how one sheepdog can control flock of hundred sheep revealed by GPS bbc.in/1qKpjQP pic.twitter.com/7b1Nori5iU

Aug 27, 2014

Mathematical secret of how a sheepdog can control 100 sheep bbc.in/1qKpjQP pic.twitter.com/WGhPFYykgE Pah! Putin does it with millions

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Ebola crisis: Five top tips to avoid the deadly virus

bbc.co.uk — Ebola is one of the world's most deadly viruses but is not airborne, so cannot be caught like flu. Medics say avoiding it should be quite easy if you follow these top tips: 1. Soap and water Wash your hands regularly with soap and clean water - and use clean towels to dry them.

The etiquette of reclining seats on flights

bbc.co.uk — A US flight had to be diverted after one passenger prevented another from reclining her seat, according to reports. When is it acceptable to lean back at 30,000ft, asks Jon Kelly. You can see the nervous glances on any flight when the seatbelt light is pinged off, as each passenger anxiously wonders: "Do I have a recliner in front of me?

Milton Keynes Dons

bbc.co.uk — Manchester United suffer a humiliating League Cup exit to MK Dons after a comprehensive defeat at the League One side.

London cyclists 'collide with 25% of guide dogs' working in the capital

bbc.co.uk — A quarter of guide dogs working in London have been hit by a bike, according to the organisation Guide Dogs. A survey involving a fifth of guide dog owners in the city also found 70% had experienced a near miss with cyclists on pavements or jumping red lights.
Aug 27, 2014

BBC News - London cyclists 'collide with 25% of guide dogs' working in the capital bbc.in/1zCdC3w

Aug 27, 2014

A quarter of guide dogs in London have been hit by a bike bbc.in/1zCdC3w

Louis van Gaal 'not shocked' by Man Utd defeat at MK Dons

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 00:22 Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insisted he was "not shocked" by his side's 4-0 thrashing by MK Dons in the Capital One Cup. United crashed out against the League One side to leave Van Gaal winless after his first three games in charge. "I am not shocked.
Aug 27, 2014

Really interesting expectation management from van Gaal. & is being out of league cup such a bad thing for season 1? bbc.in/1tTRrUI

Aug 27, 2014

Really? Van Gaal says he's 'not shocked' that Man Utd lost 4-0 to er MK Dons. bbc.co.uk/sport/0/footba…

Rotherham child abuse victim on reporting rape claims

bbc.co.uk — A child victim of sexual abuse in Rotherham has explained how she was raped weekly, and her family moved her out of the area, after the police failed to act on her claims. Emma, now 24, told Radio 4's Today how she was abused between the ages of 12 and 15, and her parents went to South Yorkshire Police for help, She told John Humphrys how they gave her drink and drugs as part of the grooming, and the threats to her family.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @BBCr4today: LISTEN: 'I would get raped once a week' #Rotherham abuse victim tells #r4today and also speaks of police inaction bbc.in/1qKqEaq

Aug 27, 2014

RT @BBCr4today: LISTEN: 'I would get raped once a week' #Rotherham abuse victim tells #r4today and also speaks of police inaction bbc.in/1qKqEaq

RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice by FCA

bbc.co.uk — Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The City watchdog said RBS gave inappropriate mortgage advice to customers. The FCA said "two reviews of sales from 2012 found that in over half the cases the suitability of the advice was not clear."

General Sir Richard Shirreff in Russia warning to West

bbc.co.uk — Western Europe would struggle to defend itself against Russia, a former Nato supreme commander has warned. General Sir Richard Shirreff told BBC Newsnight members of the alliance must re-arm to face the Russian threat. He also said the prime minister made a mistake by ruling out sending troops into Iraq to fight Islamic State (IS).
Aug 27, 2014

RT @MarkUrban01: Hard hitter: quotes from our #Newsnight interview with Gen Richard Shirreff, on defence in this time of crisis bbc.co.uk/news/uk-289420…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @MarkUrban01: Hard hitter: quotes from our #Newsnight interview with Gen Richard Shirreff, on defence in this time of crisis bbc.co.uk/news/uk-289420…

#BBCtrending: Romo the dog leaves his Washington window

bbc.co.uk — Walking along a busy street in the Washington DC neighbourhood of Adams Morgan one can't help but notice a big face looking down onto the street from its window perch. It is Romo, the "King of Adams Morgan" as he has been called, and a social media rock star in the US capital.

Angel Di Maria: Man Utd pay British record £59.7m for winger

bbc.co.uk — Manchester United sign Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m.

League Cup: MK Dons 3-0 Man Utd

bbc.co.uk — Live text and radio commentary from the second round of the League Cup as the Premier League teams enter the competition.
Aug 26, 2014

Manchester United is stunned 4-0 by the Milton Keynes Dons in League Cup 2nd-round match - @BBCSport bbc.co.uk/sport/live/foo… via @breaking

Aug 26, 2014

Incredible MT @BBCSport: MK Dons 4-0 Manchester United. And that really is it. Benik Afobe with his second bbc.in/1BZlCPW #mufc

Aug 26, 2014

RT @BBCSport: MK Dons 2-0 #mufc - It's two for @MKDonsFC and it's two for Will Grigg, who chests the ball in nonchalantly bbc.in/1BZlCPW

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