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Migrants die of cold off Italy

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 08:30
At least 27 migrants die of hypothermia after being picked up near Lampedusa, the Italian coast guard says.

Amal Clooney represents 'hooded men'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 08:13
An international human rights lawyer and wife of Hollywood star George Clooney has joined a legal team representing a group known as the "hooded men" taking action against the British government.

Boko Haram 'kidnap 20' in Cameroon

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 08:10
Suspected militants from Nigerian group Boko Haram hijack a bus in Cameroon and kidnap at least 20 people, residents say.

Graphic Novelist Adrian Tomine Takes On The Notorious Long Duk Dong

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 07:44

The cartoonist shared how the cartoonish Sixteen Candles character affected him IRL.

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VIDEO: LIVE: US-German leaders' briefing

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 07:38
The US president and German chancellor are holding a news briefing in Washington

VIDEO: LIVE: EU foreign policy chief briefing

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 07:26
The EU's foreign policy chief is holding a news conference after a summit of EU foreign ministers

Lancaster eyes settled England side

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 07:10
England boss Stuart Lancaster says he will be surprised if there are many changes for Italy, despite players returning from injury.

University funds former students

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 07:09
The University of Sheffield launches a scheme to help the most disadvantaged students into the jobs market after they graduate.

Time's 'Person Of The Year' Is Feeling Kinda Lost

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 07:00

A newly returned "Ebola fighter" tells why she didn't feel like a hero when she got back. Instead, she felt lost, beset by Ebola dreams and virtually a prisoner in her own home.

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Car wedged between house and wall

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 06:53
A car becomes wedged between a house and a wall following a crash in a Devon town.

Nigeria election: Five questions about delay

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 06:40
The postponement of Nigeria's election has sparked huge debate, with many people suspecting it is aimed at bolstering the president's chances. The BBC's Lucy Fleming examines five questions raised by the delay.

Kanye West: Grammys 'lack respect'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 06:39
Kanye West accuses the Grammys of "disrespecting artistry" after almost crashing the stage as Beck beat Beyonce to album of the year.

Loyalist loses PSNI tapes challenge

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 06:25
A loyalist loses a legal bid to stop Northern Ireland police getting tapes of interviews he gave to an American university.

Ukraine Likely To Top Obama-Merkel Talks Agenda

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 06:25

The German chancellor meets the president today amid an apparent disagreement between the two allies on how best to help Ukraine, which has been in a prolonged battle against pro-Russia separatists.

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VIDEO: LIVE: Treasury minister on HSBC

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 06:24
An urgent question is being put to ministers in the House of Commons on tax avoidance by HSBC

Driver in court over couple's deaths

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 06:19
A 21-year-old woman appears in court accused of running over and killing an elderly couple while using her mobile phone at the wheel.

Smith novel makes Folio shortlist

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 06:11
Ali Smith's How to be Both, winner of the Goldsmiths Prize for original fiction and the Costa novel award, is shortlisted for the 2015 Folio Prize.

From Soy Sauce To Bullet Trains: Famed Japanese Designer Dies At 85

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 06:07

Decades after Kenji Ekuan created Kikkoman's iconic soy sauce bottles with their red caps, he designed Japan's bullet train, in a career driven by a desire to make good design accessible to everyone.

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Bahrain suspends Alarab TV channel

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 05:12
Bahrain's government announces the suspension of a new Manama-based, Saudi pan-Arab news channel just days after its launch.

Cyprus denies 'Russia deal on bases'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 05:12
Cyprus denies Russian media reports that it is ready to lease two military bases to Russia.