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Taiwan plane crash 'kills dozens'

bbc.co.uk — Dozens are feared killed in Taiwan when a plane crashes after failing to make emergency landing, officials say.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Dozens feared killed in Taiwan as plane crashes after failing to make emergency landing bbc.in/1sQWsjJ

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: 51 people feared dead as plane crashes at Taiwan's Magong airport after failing to make emergency landing bbc.in/WCOQnZ

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Dozens feared killed in Taiwan as plane crashes after failing to make emergency landing bbc.in/1sQWsjJ

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: 51 people feared dead as plane crashes at Taiwan's Magong airport after failing to make emergency landing bbc.in/WCOQnZ

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Dozens feared killed in Taiwan as plane crashes after failing to make emergency landing bbc.in/1sQWsjJ

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Sierra Leone chief Ebola doctor infected

bbc.co.uk — The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency has said. Sheik Umar Khan tested positive and has been admitted to hospital in Kailahun, the epicentre of the outbreak.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCAfrica: The doctor leading the fight against #Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus bbc.in/1neLEbV

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCAfrica: The doctor leading the fight against #Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus bbc.in/1neLEbV

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCAfrica: The doctor leading the fight against #Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus bbc.in/1neLEbV

Jul 23, 2014

The doctor leading the fight against #Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the virus bbc.in/1neLEbV

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New broadband users shun UK porn filters, Ofcom finds

bbc.co.uk — The vast majority of new broadband customers in the UK are opting out of "child friendly" filters when prompted to install them by service providers. The industry watchdog Ofcom found fewer than one in seven households installed the feature, which is offered by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
Jul 23, 2014

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards unfiltered porn. bbc.co.uk/news/technolog…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCClick: New broadband users shun UK porn filters, Ofcom finds bbc.in/1neByI9 - would you opt in or out?

Jul 23, 2014

When obliged to choose whether to switch pornofilters on or off, people leave them off: dlvr.it/6PWjXL

China: Bans inflatable toad reports amid mockery fears

bbc.co.uk — China's censors seem to have banned internet reports about a giant inflatable toad floating in a Beijing park, amid mockery on social media comparing it to ex-president Jiang Zemin. References to the 22m (72ft) toad unveiled in Beijing's Yuyuantan Park last month have vanished from all major news portals, and a story on the Xinhua news agency site is now unavailable, Channel News Asia reports.

MH17 victims' bodies flown home

bbc.co.uk — Welcome to the BBC's live coverage of the aftermath of the MH17 air disaster. The first planes carrying bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines flight have left Ukraine for the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning for the 298 victims. Forty coffins were loaded on to two military planes at Kharkiv airport on Wednesday morning by a military guard of honour.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: First coffins of victims from flight #MH17 arrive in Eindhoven in the Netherlands bbc.in/1rAWVpU

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCVK: LIVE BREAKING NEWS: First military transport plane carrying bodies of victims from MH17 arrives in Netherlands bbc.in/1nUfjSZ

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: First coffins of victims from flight #MH17 arrive in Eindhoven in the Netherlands bbc.in/1rAWVpU

Commonwealth Games moments: Jason Statham dives in 1990

bbc.co.uk — Hollywood actor Jason Statham competes for England in the diving competition at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.

Nigeria bomb attacks leaves 25 dead

bbc.co.uk — A bomb blast in northern Nigerian city of Kaduna has killed 25 people, police say.
Jul 23, 2014

#Nigeria- RT @BBCWorld: Bomb blast targeting moderate Islamic cleric kills at least 25 people in Kaduna bbc.in/1luZrqa.

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCAfrica: A bomb blast targeting a moderate Islamic cleric kills at least 25 people in the Nigeria's city of Kaduna bbc.in/1sQTOKw

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Bomb blast in northern Nigerian city of Kaduna kills 25 people, say police bbc.in/1sQOA1y

Cyber-theft hits eBay's Stubhub

bbc.co.uk — The online ticket resale service Stubhub has revealed that fraudsters broke into the accounts of more than 1,000 of its customers and made purchases without their permission. It is the second breach to have been disclosed by the business's parent company, eBay, this year.

Centrica closes in on new chief executive

bbc.co.uk — Next week will be dominated by news of energy giants. Both BP and Centrica will update the market on their latest performance. For BP, much of the focus will be on Ukraine and what affect any new sanctions may have on relations with the Russian energy business, Rosneft.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @bbckamal: BBC News - Centrica closes in on new chief executive, BP's Iain Conn bbc.in/1ne6et0 My Business Blog

Jul 23, 2014

RT @bbckamal: BBC News - Centrica closes in on new chief executive, BP's Iain Conn bbc.in/1ne6et0 My Business Blog

Jul 23, 2014

RT @bbckamal: BBC News - Centrica closes in on new chief executive, BP's Iain Conn bbc.in/1ne6et0 My Business Blog

Jul 23, 2014

BBC News - Centrica closes in on new chief executive, BP's Iain Conn bbc.in/1ne6et0 My Business Blog

How BBC News covered Indian elections on WhatsApp and WeChat

bbc.co.uk — Trushar Barot is assistant editor of the UGC and Social Media Hub at BBC News Earlier this year I blogged about the first editorial experiments that BBC News was about to conduct using instant-messaging platforms. Since then it's been a busy few months in which we have developed and run pilots on WhatsApp and WeChat for the Indian elections, on BBM for the BBC Hausa service in Nigeria, and Mxit during the South Africa elections.

Delta and United suspend flights to Israel

bbc.co.uk — US airlines Delta and United have suspended all service into Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta said it was doing so "to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees". Delta said a flight from New York City to Tel Aviv was diverted to Paris on Tuesday after reports of a rocket near Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
Jul 22, 2014

Oh, worried over war fallout. MT @BBCBreaking: #Israel's Netanyahu asks US to renew flights of US airlines 2 Tel Aviv bbc.in/1jTXCId

Jul 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking:Israeli PM Netanyahu asks Sec of State Kerry to take action to renew flights of US airlines to Israel bbc.in/1jTXCId

Jul 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Israeli PM Netanyahu asks US Secretary of State John Kerry to take action to renew flights of US airlines to Israel bbc.in/1jTXCId

Jul 22, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Israeli PM Netanyahu asks US Secretary of State John Kerry to take action to renew flights of US airlines to Israel bbc.in/1jTXCId

Jul 22, 2014

Good luck. MT @BBCBreaking: Netanyahu asks John Kerry to take action to renew flights of US airlines to Israel bbc.in/1jTXCId

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The man who wants to feed the world - with waste food

bbc.co.uk — "I want to feed the world." It's a bold ambition for a man who set up a small cafe on a quiet street in Leeds. But Adam Smith's Real Junk Food Project Cafe is different. All the food used in the cafe is "intercepted". This doesn't mean they take food from bins or skips.

Peaches Geldof death inquest due later

bbc.co.uk — The inquest into the death of TV presenter, Peaches Geldof, is due to present its findings later. The inquiry has heard heroin is "likely" to have played a role in her death. The results of a toxicology report showed Geldof, who died suddenly in April aged 25, had the drug in her system.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCNews: Peaches Geldof had been heroin addict & took substitute drug methadone for over two years before death, inquest hears http://t…

Which sport are you made for? Take our test

bbc.co.uk — Take 30 seconds to dash through the 13 quick questions in our sports quiz and we'll have our best stab at suggesting which events from the Commonwealth Games could match your physical and mental abilities. About this quiz Disclaimer: The BBC is not responsible for any injuries caused by your participation in any sport.
Jul 23, 2014

Which Commonwealth Games sport wd YOU be good at? Tho this test is utter hokum, given it suggested hockey for me bbc.co.uk/news/uk-280620…

Jul 23, 2014

Unsurprisingly, I'm built for hockey - sturdy thighs, slightly frightening when I wield a stick. Take the test bbc.in/1ll3XHE

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BBC Radio 4 - Into the Abyss, Deep Sea Mining

bbc.co.uk — Is mining the deep ocean the solution to the world's growing demand for valuable metals?
Jul 23, 2014

RT @davidshukmanbbc: Deep sea gold rush: should we mine the ocean floor? Into the Abyss tonight on Radio 4 bbc.in/1qq7Jrf with @rebeccamorelle and me

Jul 23, 2014

Deep sea gold rush: should we mine the ocean floor? Into the Abyss tonight on Radio 4 bbc.in/1qq7Jrf with @rebeccamorelle and me

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