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Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwoman

bbc.co.uk — Former Financial Times chief Rona Fairhead to be new chairwoman of the BBC Trust, the BBC's David Sillito reports
Aug 30, 2014

She must be really old. RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: FIRST WOMAN PICKED TO TAKE CHARGE OF BBC... drudge.tw/1qQD28I

Aug 30, 2014

BBCBreaking..Embargo twitter account? MT @BBCBreaking Former FT chief Rona Fairhead to be new chairwoman of BBC Trust bbc.in/1qqH8XT

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Missing Ashya King found in Spain

bbc.co.uk — Missing five-year-old Ashya King and his family found in Spain - Spanish police are now questioning his parents

First openly gay NFL draftee Michael Sam cut by Rams

bbc.co.uk — Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, has failed to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams. The Rams filed their roster before Saturday afternoon's deadline and Sam was not among the 53-strong team.

Pakistan protesters clash with Islamabad police

bbc.co.uk — Pakistan police fire tear gas at anti-government protesters marching on the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

'Slow progress' in Iraq's Amerli attack on Islamic State

bbc.co.uk — The Iraqi army, Shia militias and Kurdish fighters are reported to be making slow progress in breaking the siege of the Amerli town in the north. Some 15,000 minority Shia Turkmen in Amerli have been surrounded by Islamic State (IS) militants for two months.
Aug 30, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: US carries out air strikes and humanitarian aid drops around besieged Iraqi town of Amerli - Pentagon bbc.in/1wUq0Qo

Aug 30, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: US carries out air strikes and humanitarian aid drops around besieged Iraqi town of Amerli - Pentagon bbc.in/1wUq0Qo

Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?

bbc.co.uk — Those with type 1 diabetes often say having the condition is like having a second job such is the stress of monitoring their blood sugar levels and administering doses of insulin. Now a group of researchers in the US say they have developed the first bionic pancreas that works in the real world enabling patients to lead a near normal life.

روحانی: تحریم‌های آمریکا تاثیری در مذاکرات هسته‌ای ندارد

bbc.co.uk — حسن روحانی، رئیس‌جمهوری ایران می‌گوید تحریم‌های تازه آمریکا تاثیری در اصل مذاکرات هسته‌ای نخواهد گذاشت هرچند به مسیر اعتماد ضربه می‌زند. رئیس‌جمهوری ایران در یک مصاحبه مطبوعاتی به خبرنگاران گفته است آمریکا با کلیک اعمال این تحریم‌ها "کار زشتی" انجام داده که "با روح توافق ژنو سازگار نیست."

EU leaders to decide top jobs at special summit

bbc.co.uk — Leaders of the EU's 28 states are heading to Brussels for a special Saturday summit to decide who will fill two of Europe's top jobs. They will pick a president of the European Council to replace Herman Van Rompuy and a foreign policy chief to replace Catherine Ashton.
Aug 30, 2014

Real coup by EU to appoint Putin-friendly leftie Federica Mogherini of Italy as foreign policy chief #Ukraine bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…

Aug 30, 2014

RT @bill_emmott: BBC News - Italy's Mogherini and Poland's Tusk get top EU jobs bbc.in/1CcqYrh @annalisap Donald Tusk is a good choice.

Aug 30, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Polish PM Donald Tusk named European Council president and Italy FM Federica Mogherini new EU foreign policy chief bbc.in/1wT0rzc

Aug 30, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Polish PM Donald Tusk named European Council president and Italy FM Federica Mogherini new EU foreign policy chief bbc.in/1wT0rzc

Concern for missing 14-year-old Hanwell girl

bbc.co.uk — Concerns are growing for a 14-year-old girl who has been missing from her west London home for more than 48 hours. Alice Gross, who has health concerns, was last seen at about 13:00 BST on Thursday when she left home in Hanwell.

Real Madrid tweet a montage - Falcao

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 18:59 Monaco striker Radamel Falcao appears to be close to joining Real Madrid after a Tweet on his official account - which was quickly deleted - indicated the move would "be a dream come true". The Colombian, 28, has been strongly linked to the European champions ahead of Monday's transfer deadline.
Aug 30, 2014

"I have to refute a story about a tweet I have not done and that is a photo montage." m.bbc.co.uk/sport/football…

Lesotho army 'seizes key buildings'

bbc.co.uk — Soldiers in Lesotho have seized the police HQ and surrounded a key government building in a possible coup attempt, officials in the southern African nation say.
Aug 30, 2014

“I will not go back to Lesotho to get killed.” - #Lesotho PM Thabane tells the BBC bbc.in/1rFzpJ6

Aug 30, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "I'll return [when] my life not in danger. I won't go to #Lesotho to get killed" - PM to @BBCNewshour after coup bid bbc.in/1rFzpJ6

Aug 30, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "I'll return [when] my life not in danger. I won't go to #Lesotho to get killed" - PM to @BBCNewshour after coup bid bbc.in/1rFzpJ6

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Poroshenko: Ukraine 'close to point of no return'

bbc.co.uk — Ukraine's president has said his country is "close to a point of no return - full scale-war". Petro Poroshenko was speaking in Brussels, where he said a meeting of EU leaders had agreed to prepare more sanctions against Russia. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton earlier accused Russia of "direct aggression" in eastern Ukraine.
Aug 30, 2014

RT @wassaud: Poroshenko: Ukraine 'close to point of no return' - BBC News: BBC NewsPoroshenko: Ukraine 'close to point of n... bit.ly/1ub98zj

Scottish independence: Sir Paul McCartney urges Scots No vote

bbc.co.uk — Sir Paul McCartney has become the latest celebrity to call for Scotland to stay part of the UK ahead of the independence referendum. The music legend made the declaration as the Let's Stay Together campaign sought support in Liverpool.
Aug 30, 2014

@htwcentral Au contraire, the Mull of Kintyre hit-maker is firmly in the No camp: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla…

#BBCtrending: Russia's rebel rockers

bbc.co.uk — An amateur rock group claiming to be pro-Russian rebels based in Ukraine have become YouTube sensations. With more than 1.6 million views for one of their parody videos alone, is this a spontaneous social media phenomenon or an online propaganda coup? BBC Trending tracked them down for an exclusive interview.

Making houses out of mushrooms

bbc.co.uk — Much of the construction industry depends on fossil fuels, creating a big carbon footprint. As pressure mounts to make construction "greener", experts have started to design houses out of hemp and straw, and bricks made of mushrooms. From a distance, it looks like something out of a desert landscape, ancient and handmade.
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