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VIDEO: Many Islamabad state schools closed  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:18:22 GMT
Weeks after the start of term, many state schools in the capital, Islamabad, are still closed, after being taken over by police drafted in to deal with ongoing political protests. 
VIDEO: Potter star launches equality campaign  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:27:02 GMT
Actress Emma Watson launches a global UN campaign to get 100,000 men and boys involved in the fight to achieve gender equality. 
VIDEO: Ghani on becoming Afghan president  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:28:59 GMT
Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election. 
VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:36:18 GMT
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide. 
Jack Ma heads China rich list  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:37:52 GMT
Alibaba founder Jack Ma is China's richest person following his company's record listing, according to a wealth survey by the Hurun Report. 
Cape Town shuts pro-gay mosque  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:54:47 GMT
A gay-friendly mosque opened in Cape Town last week is closed because it does not have any parking spaces, a South African official tells the BBC. 
Eurozone growth 'slows in September'  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:57:36 GMT
Eurozone business growth cooled again in September, with activity expanding at its slowest pace since December, a closely-watched survey indicates. 
Probe into Tesco's South Korea brand  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:13:42 GMT
Homeplus, Tesco's South Korean brand and its biggest outside the UK, is under investigation over the handling of customer data. 
eBay criticised as hacks continue  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:58:27 GMT
Leading security researchers call on eBay to take immediate action over dangerous listings - as more security problems arise. 
Museum reunites Colossus veterans  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:56:14 GMT
The largest gathering of veterans who operated the Colossus code-cracking computer in World War II has been held at Bletchley Park. 
Singer to direct new X-Men outing  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:36:02 GMT
Film-maker Bryan Singer is to direct X-Men: Apocalypse, the next movie in the long-running blockbuster franchise. 
Manics to tour The Holy Bible  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:24:42 GMT
The Manic Street Preachers confirm they will play their fans' favourite 1994 album The Holy Bible live in full for the first time. 
Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:42:36 GMT
The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes may exist. 
Cosmic study 'underestimated' dust  Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:04:26 GMT
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion just after the Big Bang underestimated a key confounding factor in their research, according to a new analysis. 
NHS staff volunteer for Ebola effort  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:50 GMT
More than 160 NHS staff have volunteered to be part of the UK efforts to help in the Ebola crisis in West Africa. 
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National News From NPR
Airstrikes Move To Syria, Target More Than Just ISIS  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:48:00 -0400
As U.N. Leaders Prepare To Meet, Many Issues Vie For Attention  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:04:00 -0400
House Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On White House Security Issues  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:04:00 -0400
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World News From BBC
US strikes Islamic State in Syria  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:46:40 GMT
Israel murder suspects shot dead  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:46:14 GMT
'Crucial' climate talks set to begin  Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:09:00 GMT
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