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VIDEO: LIVE: Churchill anniversary flotilla

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:37
Ceremony recreating the flotilla which carried Churchill's coffin along the Thames from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier

Dutch TV intruder: 'No terror link'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:35
A man who forced his way into a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS with a fake gun has no known links to terrorist organisations, police say.

Chelsea's Costa gets three-match ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:35
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is banned for three matches after stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Probe into port worker's fall death

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:29
A fatal accident inquiry is to be held after a worker fell to his death at the Hunterston coal terminal in North Ayrshire.

Tunisia quality to prevail - Leekens

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:26
Coach Georges Leekens says Tunisia's football will overcome Equatorial Guinea's home advantage in Saturday's Nations Cup quarter-final.

Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:25
Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.

Battle rages for key Ukraine town

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:22
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.

'Murray loves family to be involved'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:21
Australian Open finalist Andy Murray is finding his best form and won't be affected by fiancee Kim's outburst, says John Lloyd.

Student fury over 'impossible' exam

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:20
Final year economics students at Sheffield University are furious after an exam this week contained "impossible" questions.

Man guilty of raping boy at nursery

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:17
A man is found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow of raping a young boy and of sexually abusing a girl from when she was 12 to 15 years old.

Djokovic in Australian Open final

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:16
Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Stan Wawrinka in another dramatic five-set contest to reach the Australian Open final.

True or False? Free And Reduced-Price Lunch = Poor

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:08

Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?

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VIDEO: Talking kids' doll 'Cayla' is hacked

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:03
Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.

PODCAST: You've got mail

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:00

Low oil prices just sucked some life out of GDP. More on that. Plus, with gas prices nearing $2 a gallon, mass transit authorities are worried about ridership dropping. But gas might not be the deciding factor when it comes to choosing bus or train. And a new postmaster general takes over the U.S.P.S. We look at the challenges ahead of her.

South Africa Grants Parole To Notorious Apartheid-Era Death Squad Leader

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 02:56

The country's justice minister said he was ordering the release of Eugene de Kock in the interest of "nation-building and reconciliation." De Kock had been in jail for more than 20 years.

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AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 02:44
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.

Teacher cleared of child sex charges

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 02:42
A primary school teacher is cleared of having sex with two under-age girls at Swansea Crown Court.

Mortonhall family settlement offers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 02:41
Families affected by the baby ashes scandal at Mortonhall Crematorium are to be offered settlements of up to £4,000.

'Be wary of those who do not eat baguettes'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 02:39
French government's extremism message mocked

Ferrari target two wins with new car

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 02:38
Ferrari unveil the new SF15-T car they hope will start them on the long road back to Formula 1 success.

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