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Why are posts by Rohingya activists getting deleted?
A number of Rohingya activists have had their social media accounts curtailed during the recent conflict in Myanmar.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Sep-2017 01:07

UK's credit rating downgraded by Moody's
Ratings agency cites concerns about the UK's public finances and economic uncertainty around Brexit.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Sep-2017 01:05

Puerto Rico's Weak Infrastructure Creates Big Challenges For Recovery
Even before Maria, the island suffered from frequent power outages and crippling debt. Now organizations must figure out how to deliver relief to a place that may not have electricity for months.
npr.org | 23-Sep-2017 01:02

The Papers: May's offer to EU 'pauses Brexit'
The prime minister's transition period of "about" two years dominates the front pages.
bbc.co.uk | 23-Sep-2017 00:45

The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard
The new Apple's iOS has Persian keyboard. BBC Persian's Sam Farzaneh discusses why it is an important feature.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Sep-2017 00:42

Russia: Trump and Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten'
Russia's foreign minister says Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are acting like fighting schoolchildren.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Sep-2017 00:38

Two million couples missing out on tax break, says HMRC
Married couples - or those in civil partnerships - can claim a tax allowance worth £230 a year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Sep-2017 00:37

UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm
UK tech firm Imagination, which has designed chips for iPhones, is being bought for £550m.
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Sep-2017 00:30

Puerto Rico dam failure "imminent" after Hurricane Maria
More than 70,000 people who live near the dam are warned they face "a life-threatening situation".
news.bbc.co.uk | 23-Sep-2017 00:20

Tour Championship: Paul Casey takes a share of halfway lead as Spieth falters
England's Paul Casey moves into a share of the lead at halfway in the Tour Championship as FedEx points leader Jordan Spieth falls off the pace.
bbc.co.uk | 23-Sep-2017 00:10

Parsons Green attack: Man in court charged with attempted murder
Ahmed Hassan, 18, is accused of attempted murder over last Friday's bomb attack on a London Tube.
bbc.co.uk | 23-Sep-2017 00:04

Diego Costa: Striker says he will always have 'special affection' for Chelsea
Diego Costa says he did not want to leave Chelsea on bad terms and that he will always have a special affection with Blues fans.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 23:42

Syria war 'ignored by United Nations'
A cinematographer for an Oscar-winning film about Syria says the topic was overlooked at the UN.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 23:29

An Accident On The Moon, Young Lawyers To The Rescue
Each year, law students argue hypothetical, futuristic case that takes place in space. This year, it's about who pays when two machines collide on the moon.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 23:23

Everton Ladies 0-2 Liverpool Ladies
Liverpool Ladies beat Merseyside rivals Everton Ladies in the first match of the new Women's Super League 1 winter season.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 23:15

New Zealand votes in tight general election
Despite a recent surge by Labour, incumbent Bill English has a slight lead in opinion polls.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 23:01

Syrian activist and journalist daughter 'murdered' in Istanbul
The two women were friends of US aid worker Kayla Mueller, who died in IS captivity in Syria.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 23:00

Kalashnikov statue changed because of German weapon
Part of a statue to Russia's creator of the AK-47 rifle is cut out because it had the wrong weapon.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 22:47

Study Suggests Neanderthals Enjoyed Long Childhoods
The study of a 49,000-year-old skeleton of a Neanderthal boy discovered in Spain indicates that he may have matured at about the same rate as children of modern homo sapiens .
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:45

It Got A Little Batty At A Salt Lake City High School When Winged Visitors Arrived
A Salt Lake City high school had some uninvited visitors this week: hundreds of bats. But this wasn't the first time. They arrive every year because the school was built on a bat migratory path.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

Major League Baseball Teams Look To Add Extra Netting After Yankee Stadium Accident
After a foul ball hit a young girl at Yankee Stadium this week, some Major League Baseball teams will be adding extra netting along the baselines to protect fans.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

Week In Politics: The Fate Of The Latest Effort To Replace The Affordable Care Act
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with León Krauze of Univision and Guy Benson of Townhall about the political news of the week.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

Mexico Continues To Dig Out From 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake
Much of the damage and casualties from Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude earthquake have been in Mexico City. We hear from survivors, rescuers and those waiting to hear word of their loved ones.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

Estonian President Says Russia's Show Of Force Raises Issues Of 'Transparency, Trust'
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid about military exercises Russia carried out this week near Estonia's border, and what they mean for security in the region and for NATO.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

President Trump, Kim Jong Un Exchange Insults Following Trump's Speech At U.N.
The rhetoric between President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un turned into a volley of insults this week after Trump referred to the dictator as "Rocketman" at the United Nations.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

London Officials Say Uber Is Unfit To Operate In City
The transport authority said Uber's approach and conduct "demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues that have public safety and security implications."
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

A Look At The Alabama Republican Senate Candidates
Alabama GOP Senate candidates Roy Moore and Luther Strange have been national figures for a long time. Take a look back at the first mentions of both candidates on NPR.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

Trump Administration Expected To Issue New Travel Restrictions
The Trump administration is considering new travel restrictions as its controversial travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries expires.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

Scans Show Former NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Had A Severe Case Of CTE
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with NPR Science Correspondent Jon Hamilton about the Hernandez family's announcement and the connections between CTE, the degenerative brain disease, and violent behavior.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

In Houston, Debris From Hurricane Harvey Could Take Months To Haul Away
More than 126,000 homes in the Houston area were damaged after Hurricane Harvey. Debris from the storm is estimated to fill space equivalent to 25 college football stadiums and take months to haul away.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

Sen. Maggie Hassan Talks On The Future Of Health Care
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., about what's next in the health care debate after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he will not support the Graham-Cassidy proposal.
npr.org | 22-Sep-2017 22:41

Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet
The beauty pageant's organisers say they discovered the "unacceptable" tweet after the ceremony.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 22:38

McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again
The senator says he "cannot in good conscience" approve the plan, which is backed by President Trump.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 22:07

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued
About 10,000 people are evacuated amid fears an eruption on the Indonesian island could be imminent.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 21:23

Mystery of the 'Google' of 1865
The notebook contains a range of weird and wonderful recipes and tips, including advice for moustache care.
bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 19:01

Saudi textbook features image of Yoda with King Faisal
A picture of the Star Wars character sitting beside the late King Faisal is mistakenly included.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 18:28

Africa's biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town
Entry to the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is free at certain times for anyone with an African passport.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 18:20

Yorkshire pudding wrap: Reinventing the humble delicacy
First made in the 1700s, this Yorkshire dish is enjoying a surge in popularity.
bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 18:06

Reality Check
What did Theresa May's Florence speech tell us about her vision for Brexit?
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 17:51

Injured Roland-Jones a major doubt for Ashes
England bowler Toby Roland-Jones will miss Middlesex's final game of the season with injury and is a major doubt for the Ashes.
bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 17:48

Outrage or relief? Uber loses London licence
Transport for London (TfL) has said it will not renew the ride-hailing app firm Uber's licence.
bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 17:39

Professor praised for bringing his ill mother to class
Professor wins praise on social media for bringing his mother, who has Alzheimer's, to his lectures.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 17:17

Was Aaron Hernandez a victim of sport's growing brain injury toll?
How widespread is CTE, the disease found in dead former NFL player Aaron Hernandez?
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 17:12

What does the London Uber decision mean?
Taxi-hailing app Uber faces losing its London licence after a ruling from regulators in the capital.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 16:20

Bumbling police tweet '80-year ban' for dangerous driver
Police backtrack after tweeting a sentencing for a dangerous driving conviction that was 78 years out.
bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 16:11

Mexico quake: Families cling to hope amid search for survivors
The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan talks to families searching for loved ones as rescue efforts continue.
news.bbc.co.uk | 22-Sep-2017 15:57

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