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Ferguson juror sues to lift gag order

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:36
A juror on the panel that declined to charge a Missouri police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown has filed a lawsuit to speak out against the prosecutor.

Trott falls cheaply on Lions return

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:36
Batsman Jonathan Trott makes only six on his return to international cricket with England Lions in South Africa.

The odd argument over public spending

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:35
Chris Cook looks at the 'odd' exercise of working out the cost of political parties' spending plans

UK Ebola nurse has 'stabilised'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:32
A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is critically ill, but has stabilised.

Major incident declared at hospital

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:28
A major incident is declared at a North Yorkshire hospital.

Bus depot blaze treated as arson

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:27
A huge fire at a bus depot which destroyed 30 coaches, five minibuses and a car is being treated as arson.

VIDEO: Where is AirAsia plane's black box?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:10
BBC News looks at the challenges divers face as they try to locate the black box from flight QZ8501.

Clegg: Lib Dems offer heart and spine

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:01
The Liberal Democrats "would provide heart to the Conservatives and spine to Labour" if they found themselves in coalition after the election, Nick Clegg says.

Could an awkward hug derail a career?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 08:01
New Jersey governor's awkward celebration

US oil falls below $50 a barrel

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52
The US oil price falls below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as investors continue to fear a global supply glut and weak demand.

Some Gay Couples In Florida Can Get Married Today

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52

A judge's decision paves the way for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry, starting at 2 p.m. In the rest of the state, gay couples can get married at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:52

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.

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Minister sorry over rail delays

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:36
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin apologises over "wholly unacceptable" rail disruption caused by over-running engineering work in London over the festive period.

The rise of the 'urban' sports broadcaster

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:29
Black athletes and broadcasters reflect on the 'game changing' influence of ESPN sports presenter Stuart Scott, who died of cancer on Sunday.

Rios Montt faces Guatemala retrial

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:28
The retrial on genocide charges of Guatemalan ex-military ruler Efrain Rios Montt is due to start, although his lawyer says he is too ill to attend.

2014 confirmed as UK's hottest year

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:22
Last year was the UK's warmest since records began in 1910, the Met Office has said.

Fears over vulnerable Syria refugees

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:19
The UN expresses concern as Lebanon enacts new restrictions on Syrians entering the country, slowing the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.

Number crunching: Tory dossier on Labour spending

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:03
How does Conservative dossier on Labour spending plans add up?

Man's body is found after house fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:02
Police searching for an 82-year-old man feared dead in a weekend house fire in County Down recover a body from the scene.

Mum's plea to hotel murder suspect

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-05 07:02
The mother of a woman found dead in a hotel said her heart has been "torn in two" and appeals to the suspect to contact police.