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Turkey president Erdogan: Women are not equal to men

bbc.co.uk — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said women cannot be treated as equal to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting motherhood. "You cannot put women and men on an equal footing," he told a meeting in Istanbul. "It is against nature." He also said feminists did not grasp the importance of motherhood in Islam.
Nov 24, 2014

Gotta hand it to Erdoğan: where other despots would just be smug, he goes out of way to find new ways to be a twat bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @camanpour: What $(#)@*#%((%@* - @BBCNews: "Turkey president Erdogan: Women are not equal to men" - bbc.in/1vGdx1M pic.twitter.com/LEJvxvTMeY

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Ferguson jury reaches decision on Michael Brown shooting

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Missouri's governor calls for "tolerance, mutual respect & restraint" ahead of #MichaelBrown decision http://t.co/WjXiLeYR…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Missouri's governor calls for "tolerance, mutual respect & restraint" ahead of #MichaelBrown decision http://t.co/WjXiLeYR…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: #MichaelBrown grand jury announcement due at 20:00 #Ferguson time (02:00 GMT), prosecutors say bbc.in/1AJBpDD

RBS 'wanted critic Tomlinson's mortgage back'

bbc.co.uk — A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, Panorama has learned. In the 2013 report, Lawrence Tomlinson accused RBS of systematically wrecking viable businesses.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCPanorama: RBS told @lawrencelnt to take his mortgage, personal and business accounts to another bank bbc.co.uk/news/business-…

Nov 24, 2014

BBC News - RBS 'wanted critic Tomlinson's mortgage back' bbc.in/1ux6fa5

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCNewsPR: The man who wrote govt report criticising #RBS has been told he can no longer be a customer, @BBCPanorama has learned bbc.in/1ux6fa5

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCNewsPR: The man who wrote govt report criticising #RBS has been told he can no longer be a customer, @BBCPanorama has learned bbc.in/1ux6fa5

NFL: New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr's stunning catch

bbc.co.uk — Odell Beckham Jr's stunning one-handed touchdown couldn't stop the New York Giants losing 21-28 to NFL rivals the Dallas Cowboys but it set social media alight in the aftermath of Sunday's game.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year: Contenders for 2014 award

bbc.co.uk — Ten contenders are on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The public can vote for their favourite by phone or online during the programme on Sunday, 14 December which will be screened on BBC One, with further coverage on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCSport: We take a closer look at all the contenders for the 2014 Sports Personality of the Year bbc.in/1vGcXBN pic.twitter.com/fHZqY9pWlH

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCSport: We take a closer look at all the contenders for the 2014 Sports Personality of the Year bbc.in/1vGcXBN pic.twitter.com/fHZqY9pWlH

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCSport: We take a closer look at all the contenders for the 2014 Sports Personality of the Year bbc.in/1vGcXBN pic.twitter.com/fHZqY9pWlH

MI5 'set for criticism' over Lee Rigby murder

bbc.co.uk — A report into the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby is set to criticise MI5 over its monitoring of one of the killers, the BBC understands. But the inquiry by Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee is expected to add that the security service could not have prevented his death.

Security bill: The challenge of identifying internet users

bbc.co.uk — It is still unclear exactly what information internet providers will be expected to collect under the UK's new Counter-terrorism and Security Bill. The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has said the legislation would "require internet providers to retain internet protocol - or IP - address data to identify individual users of internet services".
Nov 24, 2014

Security bill: How hard is it to unmask people who are using the internet for extremism? bbc.in/1y5pFI3

Nov 24, 2014

The challenge of unmasking net users - my attempt at explaining why an IP address isn't enough bbc.co.uk/news/technolog…

Nov 24, 2014

several legal services allow users to mask online IDs; apparently by projecting binary code on their face and screen bbc.co.uk/news/technolog…

Britain's soggy future?

bbc.co.uk — I have interviewed the Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane about how seriously he takes the risk of what Larry Summers, the former US Treasury Secretary, calls "secular stagnation".
Nov 24, 2014

.@LHSummers , @Peston and Andy Haldane from Bank of @bankofengland on secular stagnation - very interesting blog bbc.co.uk/news/business-…

Nov 24, 2014

It's time for wellies. Growth will be "soggier than it has been in the past", according to the Bank of England bbc.in/1y8DBly

Nov 24, 2014

Bank of England's chief economist Andy Haldane tells me growth could be a lot "soggier" for as far as eye can see bbc.co.uk/news/business-…

Antarctic sub gauges sea ice thickness

bbc.co.uk — A novel autonomous sub has acquired the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice. Released from a ship, the vehicle criss-crossed the underside of the floes, using upward-looking sonar to measure their shape. The researchers involved in the project tell the journal Nature Geoscience that the thickness of the pack ice was greater than they had been anticipated.

BBC Sports Personality 2014: Shortlisted named for award

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 19:19 Ten contenders have been shortlisted for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December. Golfer Rory McIlroy, footballer Gareth Bale, gymnast Max Whitlock, F1's Lewis Hamilton and swimmer Adam Peaty are on the list with Lizzy Yarnold (skeleton).

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel 'to step down'

bbc.co.uk — Chuck Hagel will resign as US defence secretary after a request from President Barack Obama to step down, US media report. Mr Hagel, 68, a Vietnam war veteran and former senator, became defence secretary in 2013. He is reportedly stepping down amid a shift in US military strategy to fight Islamic State (IS), the New York Times first reported.
Nov 24, 2014

US Defence Scretaty resigns after reported split with Obama on strategy to pursue Islamic State: latika.me/11r7e50

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCWorld: Chuck Hagel, who's quit as US defence secretary, praised by Obama for his "class & integrity" bbc.in/1vFNtE2 http://t…

Delete Band Aid 30 and buy it again? Good luck, Sir Bob

bbc.co.uk — There's one problem with Bob Geldof's plea to keep downloading Do They Know It's Christmas? over and over again. It's very difficult to do. Once you've spent your 99p on the charity single to help people suffering from Ebola in west Africa, you've spent it.

Cleveland police shoot dead boy, 12, carrying fake gun

bbc.co.uk — A 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in the US city of Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground. Police say an officer fired two shots at the boy after he failed to obey an order to raise his hands.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @foxyneela: “@BBCWorld: 12-year-old boy carrying replica gun shot dead by police in US city of Cleveland bbc.in/1uvdb7F - toy, not "replica gun"

Nov 24, 2014

How many children need to die before the US finally ponders restricting gun use? bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…

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"A very clear fork in the road" on the EU

bbc.co.uk — Conservative MP Owen Paterson says the UK should trigger exit negotiations with the EU

Journey to the centre of the earth

bbc.co.uk — The 70-year-old Austrian who flew his hot-air balloon deep into a cave in Croatia.

Stray dog taken to Sweden after 430-mile trek around Ecuador

bbc.co.uk — They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. It seems that applies to dogs too. As four Swedish athletes sat down to eat some canned meatballs ahead of a dangerous rainforest trek in Ecuador, they gave one to a stray pooch.
Nov 24, 2014

This has brightened up my late shift. Stray dog joins group on 430-mile trek after hikers give him a meatball bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30180…

Ferrari: F1 team replaces team principal Marco Mattiacci

bbc.co.uk — Last updated at 12:09 Ferrari has replaced team principal Marco Mattiacci after less than seven months in the role. Maurizio Arrivabene, vice-president of global communications for Ferrari sponsor Philip Morris, will take charge of the Formula 1 team. More to follow.
Nov 24, 2014

Ferrari replaces team boss Mattiacci just after 7 months. I am sure he envies Arsenal's Arsene Wenger bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formul…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @bbcf1: Ferrari replaces team principal Marco Mattiacci after seven months in the role. Read more: bbc.in/11OpDbG #F1 pic.twitter.com/rV6uMdA6V8

Cape Verde volcano eruption: Residents evacuated

bbc.co.uk — A volcano has erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, resulting in the evacuation of hundreds of residents and the closure of a local airport.

Google case over online abuse to begin in High Court

bbc.co.uk — The case of a UK businessman who wants Google to stop malicious web postings about him appearing in its search results is set to begin. Daniel Hegglin says he has been wrongly called a murderer, a paedophile and a Ku Klux Klan sympathiser during a malicious online campaign against him.
Nov 24, 2014

@RyanJHooper Mr Hegglin said he had been wrongly called a murderer and paedophile by an internet troll. Story here. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-301721…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @juliapowles: Keenly-watched Hegglin case settled at court door bbc.co.uk/news/uk-301721… Algorithmic failure that first hit was facebook.com/pennydreadfulq…?

Nov 24, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Case of UK man who wants Google to stop malicious postings about him appearing in search results settled in court bbc.in/1yLiB2F

Nov 24, 2014

Fascinating case in the High Court today, involving Google and online abuse - bbc.in/1vEFS8y

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