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Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 21:02
Why Ireland's heroine had sex in her baby son's tomb

Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 20:56
Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.

VIDEO: Floods and mudslides hit Peruvian Amazon

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 20:46
Large parts of the Peruvian Amazon are under water after torrential rains caused rivers to burst their banks, affecting more than 3,000 families

'Skype plan' for mental health care

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 19:32
A health trust's proposal to treat patients with depression by using "staff from lower wage countries" via Skype is criticised.

Tasers 'needed for all police'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 19:08
All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.

EU's Moscovici wants Greece in euro

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 18:37
EU financial commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells the BBC that Greece belongs in the eurozone, and vows to prevent a "Grexit".

Army to set up 'social media unit'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 17:34
The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 17:16

There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.

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Can Islamic State move into South Asia?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 17:09
Islamic State has its heartland in Iraq and Syria, but recent reports suggest it is building a presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. M Ilyas Khan asks how worried should people be.