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Satellite Images Show Vast Destruction Of Boko Haram Attack In Nigeria

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:14

The government has downplayed the severity of the attack, but Amnesty International, which released the images, say they prove the attack was on a "horrific scale."

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VIDEO: Oscar nominations announced

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:11
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the Oscar nominations with nine nominations each.

Health Insurance Prices: Highest In Alaska, Lowest In Sun Belt

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:09

A look at the 10 least and 10 most expensive places for health insurance shows a wide gap in prices for the same level of coverage.

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Injured Arteta out for three months

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:07
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is ruled out for three months after having a bony spur removed from his left ankle.

'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Lead Oscar Nominations With 9 Each

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:07

They were followed by The Imitation Game with eight Oscar nominations and American Sniper and Boyhood, with six each.

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Court rejects Stalin grandson claim

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:05
A European court rejects a complaint by one of Stalin's grandsons over an article accusing the Soviet leader of being a "bloodthirsty cannibal".

VIDEO: Footage captures hippo chasing boat

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:01
Footage taken by a safari guide in Zambia captures the moment a hippo chased his boat.

Google to pilot modular phone

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:01
Google is to launch a phone with bolt-on modules, which it says will increase the handset's lifespan and allow users to customise their device.

Footballer cleared of assault charges

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:59
West Ham United footballer Ravel Morrison is cleared of assaulting his former girlfriend and her mother in Manchester.

Mills aims for world skiing record

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:55
Former model Heather Mills says she wants to break the world record for female disabled speed skiing next year.

Fake charity bucket 'soldier' jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:47
A Chippenham man who posed as a serving soldier and falsely claimed to be collecting money for the charity Help for Heroes is jailed.

Quiz: Who needs original ideas?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:45

President Obama made a splash with a proposal for free community college. But he wasn’t the first.

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'Not enough hotel rooms' at Afcon

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:40
Teams at the Africa Cup of Nations have been searching for accommodation because there are not enough hotel rooms.

Day in pictures: 15 January 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:38
Images from around the world: 15 January

VIDEO: Handcuffed youth saves policeman's life

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:38
A handcuffed teenager saves a police officer having a heart attack at Fort Lauderdale Police Department Booking Facility.

Flat intruder given life for murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:30
An intruder who fatally stabbed a 52-year-old man at a flat in the Yoker area of Glasgow is jailed for life for murder.

O'Sullivan breaks centuries record

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:29
Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks Stephen Hendry's all-time centuries record of 775 in the Masters.

West urged to help Saudi blogger

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:21
The wife of liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, urges Western powers to demand his release.

'No scope' to review teacher sentence

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:19
The attorney general says it cannot review whether a suspended sentence for a religious studies teacher, who had a sex with a pupil, was too lenient.

Yarnold struggles after dizzy spells

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:19
In her BBC Sport column, the Olympic champion talks about her cautious return to the skeleton track after suffering dizziness.

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