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Yarnold to make skeleton return

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:24
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold will return to the British team for the third World Cup event of the season.

Afghanistan's pace-setting president seeks results

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:20
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani lacks a cabinet after his first 100 days in office - but his style is markedly different from his predecessor, reports Daud Qarizadah.

Palermo 5-0 Cagliari

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:17
Gianfranco Zola first game in management in Serie A ends with his Cagliari side being humbled 5-0 by Palermo.

Going Dry: The Benefits Of A Month Without Booze

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:15

Even a brief breakup with alcohol can impart measurable health rewards, a small but intriguing experiment suggests. Indeed, the concept of a dry January is gaining traction in the U.K.

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Germany Turns Off The Lights To Protest Growing Anti-Islam Movement

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:05

A group calling itself Pegida has protested since October against Germany's asylum and immigration policies. The German political and public mainstream has responded sharply.

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Cyclist crash 'joke' tweeter sacked

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 08:04
A man who tweeted that he had knocked over a cyclist but could not stop because he was "late for work" has been sacked from his job at a stockbrokers.

Palestinian Sentenced To Three-Life Terms Over Murder Of Israeli Teens

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:59

The killing preceded a 50-day war in Gaza last summer. Hussam Qawasmeh was sentenced by a military court and also ordered to pay $63,000 to the victims family.

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Fire engine crashes into building

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:45
A fire engine crashes into a building in London's Canary Wharf financial district, leaving three members of its crew injured.

Iraq Inquiry 'needed more staff'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:37
The Iraq Inquiry may have completed its work quicker if it had had more resources to begin with, a minister suggests.

Female suicide bomber hits Istanbul

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:34
A female suicide bomber blows herself up in the Turkish city of Istanbul, injuring two police officers, reports say.

VIDEO: Muslim drag act 'gets death threats'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:33
A gay Muslim man from west London who dresses up and performs as a woman in a nightclub says he faces regular death threats from fundamentalists

Republicans gain control of Congress

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:30
The US Congress begins a new term with the Republicans in control of Congress for the first time in eight years, but with a leadership headache to overcome.

Second seed Norris edges through

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:26
Number two seed Alan Norris twice comes from behind to beat Sweden's Daniel Larsson in round one of the BDO World Championships.

Man City approach Swansea for Bony

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:24
BBC Wales Sport understands Manchester City have contacted Swansea City over the possibility of signing striker Wilfried Bony.

Sell-out for game that never was

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:13
Souvenir tickets for an Accrington Stanley FA Cup tie against Manchester United which will never happen sell out.

Peers debate Wellers' privacy case

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:10
Parliament is urged to change the law over publishing photos of children without parental consent, after a campaign by the wife of rock star Paul Weller.

How A Too-Strong Dollar Might Lead To A Too-Weak World

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:57

There are upsides to having global investors stash their savings in the United States. But their embrace of the dollar can start to feel like a death grip if it goes too far and chokes off exports.

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Watkins' ex-lover was 'nuisance'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:53
An ex-lover of paedophile singer Ian Watkins was trying to expose his abuse but viewed as a "nuisance" harassing the rock star by police, a trial hears.

Gerrard to seal move to LA Galaxy

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:39
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is on the brink of finalising an 18-month deal to join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.

Jordanian Prince To Challenge 4-Term FIFA Chief For Presidency

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:27

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said he is running against Sepp Blatter because he believes "it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport."

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