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Ivory Coast ritual killings continue, police step up patrols

Abidjan - A series of grisly child killings continues to plague the Ivory Coast and police have set up a special unit to investigate the suspected ritual killings that have claimed the lives of more than 20 children since December.

CIA report indicates value of brutal torture was inflated

Washington D.c. - In the years before the December release of a declassified Senate Intelligence Committee report that detailed the C.I.A.'s use of torture and deceit in its detention program, the agency conducted an internal review.

Good News: Tiger population increases by 30 percent in India

Delhi - In a bit of good news, a study shows tiger numbers have risen sharply in India during the last seven years, from just 1,411 to 2,226, and for wildlife officials, that's something to celebrate. The country is now home to 70 percent of the world's tigers.

Rare sturgeon, porpoise face extinction in China's Yangtze River

China's Yangtze River is home to many rare species. However, pollution and the country's rapacious need for dams is threatening at least two rare species: the Chinese sturgeon and the finless porpoise.

BBC receives over 1,000 complaints over Mandela death coverage

Well over 1,000 complaints have been received in the UK concerning the BBC's saturated coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela.

BBC to review quality of its news output

The BBC announced yesterday that it is reviewing the quality of all news and current affairs output, across TV, radio and online. This is the first time the corporation has done such a complete review, said to guarantee "quality and distinctiveness."

Video: A look at the elderly video game players

While the general demographic of video gamers are generally from children to young adults, the elderly are a demographic that is often overlooked. BBC News, in a segment, follows one such gamer.

Met to assess sex-abuse allegations against Sir Jimmy Savile

Allegations of sexual abuse levelled against the late DJ and TV presenter Sir Jimmy Savile are to be assessed by Britain’s Metropolitan Police (the Met).
 

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