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Afghan militants Hezb-e-Islami 'may join Islamic State'

bbc.co.uk — Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, have told the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State (IS). Their commander also said they would still fight the Afghan government, even after Nato forces left in 2014.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @mattaikins: Why spoil a good militant embed with an incoherent mixup of HiG, the Taliban, and the Islamic State? bbc.in/1q6vpPu

Sep 02, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Afghan militants tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State bbc.in/1q6vpPu pic.twitter.com/eBoqvQtbKs

Sep 02, 2014

How, i wonder? MT @BBCWorld: Afghan militants say considering joining forces w Islamic State bbc.in/1q6vpPu pic.twitter.com/wVbBpSjiMh

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Sex geckos die in orbit on Russian space project

bbc.co.uk — Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says. The Foton-M4 satellite returned to Earth on Monday, the Roscosmos agency said in a statement (in Russian).

Uber banned in Germany by Frankfurt court

bbc.co.uk — Car pick-up service Uber has been banned across Germany. A court in Frankfurt ruled that the firm lacked the necessary legal permits to operate under German law. It has emerged that the firm was told last week that it could no longer take passengers and faced a fine if it did so.

A cloud of uncertainty

bbc.co.uk — Two days after stolen celebrity photos started leaking onto the 4Chan website, one thing is clear. And that is that virtually nothing is clear. Despite all the speculation about Apple's iCloud or other cloud services being hacked, there is still no evidence about exactly how the photos were obtained.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @ruskin147: bbc.co.uk/news/technolog… New blog - Clouds of Uncertainty - on the known knowns and unknown unknowns in the celeb hack story

Sep 02, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: How were leaked celebrity photos obtained? Rory Cellan-Jones on how "virtually nothing is clear": bbc.in/1nt2q3B

Sep 02, 2014

RT @ruskin147: bbc.co.uk/news/technolog… New blog - Clouds of Uncertainty - on the known knowns and unknown unknowns in the celeb hack story

Sep 02, 2014

bbc.co.uk/news/technolog… New blog - Clouds of Uncertainty - on the known knowns and unknown unknowns in the celeb hack story

How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?

bbc.co.uk — The media is reaching saturation point in its coverage of the ice bucket challenge. But what has actually been achieved? The format is simple - somebody has water, often full of ice cubes, dumped over their head. They then nominate people they know to undertake the same challenge.

Boris Island airport plan rejected

bbc.co.uk — A plan for an island airport in the Thames estuary has been rejected by a commission looking into the UK's airport needs. The Airport Commission, led by Sir Howard Davies, was set up by the government to consider ways of expanding airport capacity.
Sep 02, 2014

BBC News - Boris Johnson says airport plan not dead despite rejection bbc.in/1lvo4c2

Sep 02, 2014

RT @lucymarcus: Plan for an island airport in the Thames estuary has been rejected by commission looking into UK's airport needs bbc.in/1ozqDoh

Sep 02, 2014

Plan for an island airport in the Thames estuary has been rejected by commission looking into UK's airport needs bbc.in/1ozqDoh

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BBC staff to strike over job losses

bbc.co.uk — BBC staff vote to go on strike in row over job losses, National Union of Journalists says
Sep 01, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: BBC staff vote to go on strike in row over job losses, National Union of Journalists says bbc.in/1r4W2V1

Sep 01, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: BBC staff vote to go on strike in row over job losses, National Union of Journalists says bbc.in/1r4W2V1

Sep 01, 2014

RT @Storyful: . @BBCBreaking BBC staff vote to go on strike in row over job losses, National Union of Journalists says bbc.in/1r4W2V1

Sep 01, 2014

RT @Storyful: . @BBCBreaking BBC staff vote to go on strike in row over job losses, National Union of Journalists says bbc.in/1r4W2V1

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Japan tackles first dengue fever outbreak in 70 years

bbc.co.uk — Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected. The health ministry said the cases were believed to have been contracted by visitors to Tokyo's popular Yoyogi Park. An outbreak of dengue fever was last recorded in Japan in 1945.

Nazi disabled victims memorial unveiled in Berlin

bbc.co.uk — A glass monument has been publicly opened in Berlin to 300,000 victims of the Nazis with mental and physical disabilities or chronic illnesses. The 24m-long (80ft) blue, glass wall is in front of the Berlin Philharmonie building, where the office housing the Nazi "euthanasia" programme once stood.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Glass memorial to 300,000 disabled victims of the Nazis is unveiled in Berlin bbc.in/1tqt30i pic.twitter.com/ZvkV9ezDT6

دولت اسلامیہ کا منشور پشاور میں تقسیم

bbc.co.uk — عراق اور شام میں خلافت کا اعلان کرنے والی دولت اسلامی تنظیم نے بظاہر اب عرب ممالک سے باہر بھی اپنی حمایت بڑھانے کےلیے کوششیں تیز کردی ہیں۔ پاکستان اور افغانستان میں داعش کی طرف سے ایک کتابچہ شائع کیا گیا ہے جس میں عام لوگوں سے اسلامی خلافت کی

Uganda's Ghetto Kids in step with 'life-changing' dance project

bbc.co.uk — Children in Uganda working in a pioneering dance group, Ghetto Kids, have been describing how it has changed their lives for the better. In some cases, it has meant they have been able to provide better homes for their families, who have been living in slum dwellings.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @bbclysedoucet: "If I become a superstar I want to help people" Lovely story! #Uganda dancing Ghetto Kids by BBC's @cathkemi ow.ly/AYLZ6

Sep 02, 2014

"If I become a superstar I want to help people" Lovely story! #Uganda dancing Ghetto Kids by BBC's @cathkemi ow.ly/AYLZ6

Clacton by-election set for October

bbc.co.uk — Clacton by-election to be held on 9 October, Conservative Party says

Russia 'to alter military doctrine towards Nato'

bbc.co.uk — Russia is to alter its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says. Mikhail Popov, a Kremlin adviser, said that deteriorating relations with the US and Nato would be reflected in the updated military strategy.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @markmackinnon: Russia plans 'to alter military doctrine' in response to NATO deployments in Eastern Europe: bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…

Sep 02, 2014

Russia plans 'to alter military doctrine' in response to NATO deployments in Eastern Europe: bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…

Scottish independence: Thousands in late rush to register to vote

bbc.co.uk — Thousands of people have registered to vote in Scotland in the past week. Local registration centres have said in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications. Residents have until midnight on Tuesday to register for the 18 September referendum.
Sep 02, 2014

Problems with your #indyref vote application? Told you're not resident when you think you are? Get in touch if so bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla…

Sep 02, 2014

BBC News - Scottish independence: Thousands in late rush to register to vote bbc.in/1tV1lY7

Sep 02, 2014

RT @BBCJamesCook: As the polls tighten, thousands rush to beat the midnight deadline to register to vote: bbc.in/Y7Gh5i #indyref by @WeeLucyAdams

Sep 02, 2014

RT @BBCScotlandNews: Thousands of people have registered to vote in the #indyref during the past week. The deadline is midnight tonight. bbc.in/1pCGXLg

Sep 02, 2014

RT @BBCScotlandNews: Thousands of people have registered to vote in the #indyref during the past week. The deadline is midnight tonight. bbc.in/1pCGXLg

Nigerian army 'inflicts heavy casualties' on Boko Haram

bbc.co.uk — The Nigerian army says it has repelled an attack by Islamist militants Boko Haram on the village of Bama in the country's north-east. The rebels tried to storm the town on Monday morning, officials said. Security sources were quoted as saying dozens of fighters had been killed, but this has not been confirmed.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @Doylebytes: Maiduguri next? "Residents told BBC #BokoHaram captured Bama - #Nigeria census said it had pop. of c. 270,000". bbc.in/1sWtXh3

Sep 02, 2014

RT @BBCAfrica: #Nigeria's militant Islamist group #BokoHaram has seized the key north-eastern town of Bama residents say. bbc.in/1sWtXh3

Sep 02, 2014

RT @Doylebytes: Maiduguri next? "Residents told BBC #BokoHaram captured Bama - #Nigeria census said it had pop. of c. 270,000". bbc.in/1sWtXh3

Sep 02, 2014

Maiduguri next? "Residents told BBC #BokoHaram captured Bama - #Nigeria census said it had pop. of c. 270,000". bbc.in/1sWtXh3

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