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VIDEO: Students create healthy snack range

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 06:28
Six teams of students from University College, Birmingham, competed to create healthy snacks which will be sold in hospital vending machines.

Family Buries First Victim Of AirAsia Plane Crash

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 06:08

Authorities returned the remains of Hayati Lutfiah Hamid to her family in a ceremony in Indonesia. It was the first of many more to come.

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Are the US and UK ready to raise interest rates?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 06:05
After years of lows, 2015 could well see the US and UK begin to raise interest rates, writes Linda Yueh.

Crowds join London's New Year parade

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:59
Thousands of people take part in London's New Year's Day parade, which this year is celebrating "London on the Move".

Goldman Sachs UK staff get top bonus

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:59
US investment bank Goldman Sachs paid the highest bonuses to senior staff among banks operating in the UK in 2013, according to research by Reuters.

Jeb Bush 'clears decks for 2016 run'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:58
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother of ex-president George W Bush, reportedly scales back his commitments as he considers a White House run.

Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:50
Manchester United look likely to lose ground on the Premier League's top two after battling to a draw at Stoke.

VIDEO: Counting the cost of bridge tolls

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:46
Renewed calls are made to scrap the Severn Bridge and Second Severn Crossing tolls on the day prices go up.

Transfer deals - January 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:38
Track all the latest signings day by day throughout January in England, Scotland and across Europe.

Quiz: Do you know the federal FAFSA deadline?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:31

The widely-used Free Application for Federal Student Aid form for the 2015-2016 school year becomes available on New Year’s Day. There is a standard deadline to submit the form for federal aid, but states and colleges that use FAFSA may have their own deadlines.

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Tram delays New Year fireworks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:17
Manchester's New Year fireworks are delayed for several minutes - after a tram pulled into a safety area on the stroke of midnight.

Dundee United 6-2 Dundee

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 05:13
Gary Mackay-Steven scores twice as Dundee United thrash city rivals Dundee 6-2 in the New Year's Day derby.

Man dies in 'axe and knife attack'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 04:55
One man dies and several are injured in an alleged axe and knife attack in Plymouth, police say.

New Year welcome for new babies

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 04:54
Parents at hospitals around Scotland have been welcoming the first new babies of 2015.

Watch: In Dubai, The Coolest New Year's Eve Spectacle?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 04:20

The city already known for its extravagance upped the ante by lighting up the world's tallest building with a Guinness-breaking 70,000 LED bulbs.

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Taser used after woman is stabbed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 04:14
A Taser is used by police after a woman is stabbed at a house in Lisburn, County Antrim.

Partick Thistle v Celtic postponed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 04:13
The Scottish Premiership game between Partick Thistle and leaders Celtic is postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Ex-Taiwan president's parole delayed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 03:16
Chen Shui-bian was hoping to be released from prison on medical grounds - but a courier carrying documents relating to the parole got stuck in traffic.

Deal to reveal cheapest rail tickets

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 03:15
Rail passengers must be told if they can get cheaper tickets for their journeys, following an agreement by rail companies.

Egyptian Court Orders Retrial Of Al Jazeera Journalists

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 03:06

The court tossed the men's convictions, but it did not order their release. It's unclear when a new trial would start.

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