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'In-flight anomaly' on Virgin rocket

bbc.co.uk — A Virgin Galactic tourism rocket suffers an "in-flight anomaly", the company says.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "Space is hard - but worth it. We will persevere and move forward together" - Richard Branson statement bbc.in/1tqc51w

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "Space is hard - but worth it. We will persevere and move forward together" - Richard Branson statement bbc.in/1tqc51w

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "Space is hard - but worth it. We will persevere and move forward together" - Richard Branson statement bbc.in/1tqc51w

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: "Space is hard & today was a tough day," Virgin Galactic chief executive says of fatal #SpaceShipTwo crash http://t.co/7IM…

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Burkina Faso leader 'ousted' - army

bbc.co.uk — Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore is no longer in power, an army spokesman tells demonstrators.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: #BurkinaFaso President Blaise Compaore no longer in power, army spokesman tells demonstrators bbc.in/107Jmm4 pic.twitter.com/ekwlTgkFqO

Oct 31, 2014

RT @smugera: Even as #PresidentCompaore quits, it's not over yet RT@BBC News - Burkina Faso general takes over as Compaore resigns bbc.in/1paS7rw

Oct 31, 2014

Even as #PresidentCompaore quits, it's not over yet RT@BBC News - Burkina Faso general takes over as Compaore resigns bbc.in/1paS7rw

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Spectres of old Naples

bbc.co.uk — The ghosts of the past come alive in ancient Naples, and other correspondents' despatches.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @fergalkeane47: Please listen to this for a masterclass in writing and delivering for radio. Wonderful by @Shaimaakhalil bbc.in/1zRBju1

Nov 01, 2014

RT @fergalkeane47: Please listen to this for a masterclass in writing and delivering for radio. Wonderful by @Shaimaakhalil bbc.in/1zRBju1

Nov 01, 2014

RT @BBCFooC: All too often in #Australia today “Muslim-bashing” is real - not just metaphorical or in the media says @JonDonnison bbc.in/1zRBju1

Elected senate would replace House of Lords under Labour

bbc.co.uk — Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won next May's general election, party leader Ed Miliband is to say. He will tell a conference in Blackpool on Saturday the current system "fails to represent large parts of the UK".
Nov 01, 2014

Only way Lords will remain subservient to MPs is by appointing them, not electing them. bbc.in/1yNjub6

Nov 01, 2014

Labour's plan is to elect "senators" with much bigger mandates than MPs and expect them to be subservient to commons bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

Nov 01, 2014

RT @carlgardner: Depressing constitutional whimmery. Ed's gradually losing me, I fear. Elected senate to replace Lords under Labour bbc.in/1wOefGY

Oct 31, 2014

That would be really stupid "@bbcnews_ticker: Miliband says Labour would replace House of Lords with elected senate bbc.in/1pcjkKh

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Virgin Galactic crash: Branson vows to continue space project

bbc.co.uk — Sir Richard Branson has vowed to continue his space tourism venture despite the fatal crash of one of his craft in the California desert. One pilot died and the other was badly injured when Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo craft exploded on Friday.

Police cautions 'to be scrapped' in England and Wales

bbc.co.uk — The government is planning to scrap the use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - in England and Wales. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said victims should not feel that criminals are "walking away scot-free".
Nov 01, 2014

Police cautions to be replaced by offenders making good the damage they’ve done or paying compensation bbc.co.uk/news/uk-298597…

Nov 01, 2014

RT @JonathanHaynes: This sounds, dare one say, like a really good idea: Police cautions 'to be scrapped' in England and Wales bbc.co.uk/news/uk-298597…

Nov 01, 2014

This sounds, dare one say, like a really good idea: Police cautions 'to be scrapped' in England and Wales bbc.co.uk/news/uk-298597…

Oct 31, 2014

Police cautions to be replaced by offenders making good the damage they've done or paying compensation bbc.co.uk/news/uk-298597…

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Burkina Faso: Military divided over who rules

bbc.co.uk — A split has emerged within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore after 27 years in power. The presidential guard's second in command, Colonel Isaac Zida, says he has assumed power as head of state.

Boko Haram denies ceasefire claim

bbc.co.uk — Boko Haram militants deny ceasefire reached with Nigeria's government
Nov 01, 2014

RT @hamishNews: Boko Haram denies there is any ceasefire with Nigerian Govt. & has no plans to hand the Chibok girls back: http://t.co/AUqa…

Nov 01, 2014

Boko Haram denies there is any ceasefire with Nigerian Govt. & has no plans to hand the Chibok girls back: bbc.co.uk/news/world-afr…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Boko Haram militants deny ceasefire reached with Nigeria's government bbc.in/1pcppqn

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Senzo Meyiwa: S African footballer's funeral to be held

bbc.co.uk — Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban on Saturday. Meyiwa, 27, was shot on Sunday, apparently after burglars entered his girlfriend's house near Johannesburg. Tom Burridge reports from Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

Steve Punt's Hancock Cuttings

bbc.co.uk — Fan Steve Punt presents oddities and rarities featuring Tony Hancock.
Nov 01, 2014

The Missing Page currently on Hancock Cuttings @BBCRadio4Extra. "The Lad" at his very best. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04…

Baby pandas team up to resist their medication

bbc.co.uk — Two young pandas were unimpressed when a breeder tried to feed them medicine instead of their usual bamboo in southwest China's Chengdu. The keeper was trying to use a syringe to put medicine in the cubs' mouths but, as this video shows, they resisted by rolling over and climbing on top of him.
Oct 31, 2014

This is brilliant - Baby pandas team up to resist their medication bbc.co.uk/news/world-asi…

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Senzo Meyiwa: S African footballer's funeral to be held

bbc.co.uk — Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban on Saturday. Meyiwa, 27, was shot on Sunday, apparently after burglars entered his girlfriend's house near Johannesburg. A suspect appeared in court on Friday and was charged with the murder of the popular goalkeeper.

Jim Murphy apologises to Scottish voters for Labour failings

bbc.co.uk — A candidate for the Scottish Labour leadership has apologised to voters for the party's failings. Jim Murphy admitted that a "lack of vision" and failing to listen to voters had led to the party being rejected in previous elections. And the MP said he wanted the party's supporters to feel "passion and pride" in voting for it.

FA Cup: 50 memorable goals - Dennis Bergkamp trademark finish

bbc.co.uk — BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

The Papers - 31/10/2014

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The Papers - 31/10/2014

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BBC News - UK What Next?

bbc.co.uk — UK What Next?

The Glory of Glam

bbc.co.uk — Documentary on the classic glam-rock sounds

Egypt jails 'gay wedding video' men

bbc.co.uk — Egypt court sentences eight men to three years in prison for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Egypt court sentences eight men to three years in prison for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage bbc.in/13rikbu