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UKIP investigates website problems

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:53
UKIP is investigating after its official website disappeared - with the UKIP.org address linking through to a domain hosting page.

In pictures: Harbin ice festival

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:51
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China

VIDEO: How Ebola 'spikes' are controlled

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:50
Winnie Romeril from the World Health Organization speaks to Tulip Mazumdar about controlling 'spikes' in the virus in Sierra Leone.

Hedge fund chief murder: Son charged

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:47
The son of Thomas Gilbert Sr, the hedge fund founder who was found shot dead in his New York home, is charged with his murder.

Hollande 'revenge' book to be filmed

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:34
A film adaptation of a bestselling book by France's former First Lady about her six-year relationship with president Francois Hollande is in development, its producer says.

Scots cancer cases at 'record high'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:34
The number of people with cancer in Scotland rises by 18% in five years, according to new figures from Macmillan Cancer Support.

'Major incidents' at six hospitals

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:33
Major incidents remain in place at six hospitals in England as staff struggle to cope with the number of patients.

Police drop rape inquiry against MP

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:31
An investigation into rape claims against Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been dropped, the Metropolitan Police say.

A particularly fresh-faced Congress

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:30
13 senators

That's the number of new senators being sworn in on Tuesday. As the WSJ reports, they join 33 others who have served less than one six-year term, marking a change from what was once viewed as an institution governed by seniority.

$3.5 billion

AOL's approximate market value. Verizon has reportedly approached the company for a potential acquisition or joint venture, Bloomberg reports. People close to the talks said Verizon is seeking expertise in advertising, content and video.

13 states

That's how many states are currently facing active litigation concerning funding to the public school system. Kansas, the latest to join the ranks, saw a three-judge panel rule that public schools are so under-funded as to violate the state’s constitution.

1.5 meters

The maximum distance at which the new LG G Flex2 will recognize a special gesture to take timed selfies. That should come in handy coupled with your new five-foot selfie stick, but it's far from the only "bleeding-edge selfie tech" being shown off at the Consumer Electronics show this year. Quartz has a round-up.

$50

That's the price oil traded below on Monday. With the Republican-controlled congress taking hold on Tuesday, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline is at the top of the agenda. But the pipeline was proposed back in 2008 under different conditions, which leads some to wonder what is the energy rationale for and against the project in a period of cheap oil.

3,040

The number of breweries operating in the U.S. as of this summer, the most since the 19th century. But the explosion of craft beer means brewers are starting to run out of names for themselves and their many varieties of pale ale, NPR reported, and it's leading to some legal battles.

Judge accepts trainers as bail bond

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:27
A man has avoided jail after a judge in the US state of Massachusetts accepted a pair of $85 Nike trainers as a bail bond

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Awaits Sentencing

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:19

McDonnell and his wife, former first lady Maureen, were convicted in September on several charges of corruption while he was in office.

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UK services sector loses momentum

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:15
The UK services sector lost momentum at the end of the year, growing at its slowest rate for a year-and-a-half, an influential survey suggests.

Why some people are so upset over #blackbrunch

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:05
Protesters interrupt diners during #blackbrunch

Pride director defends US marketing

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:04
Pride director Matthew Warchus says he "understands" why gay references were removed from the film's US DVD cover.

VIDEO: 'Autism for me is a painful gift'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:01
Chris Goodchild was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at the age of 42. He spoke to the BBC about how it affects his life.

Bath sign Priestland from Scarlets

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:01
Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland is to join Premiership side Bath when his contract with Scarlets ends in the summer.

Speaker Election Reveals Split Among Some House Republicans

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 01:00

John Boehner is set to start his third 2-year term as speaker. His election is nearly a foregone conclusion, although a number of his Republican colleagues are likely to vote against him on the floor.

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N Korea 'making nuclear progress'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 00:52
South Korea's defence ministry speculates that the North has made progress towards making deliverable nuclear weapons.

VIDEO: 'NHS saved my life five times'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 00:46
Nicola Jeffery Sykes lived with cancer in many parts of her body before finally being declared cancer-free by doctors.

Stephen Fry confirms marriage plans

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 00:37
Actor and writer Stephen Fry confirms plans to marry his partner Elliott Spencer in a ceremony in Norfolk.

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