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Kenyan jailed for president insult

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 08:01
A Kenyan student is sentenced to a year in jail for insulting President Uhuru Kenyatta on social media.

Man City Women sign England's Stokes

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:54
England left-back Demi Stokes leaves South Florida Bulls to join Manchester City Women on a three-year contract.

VIDEO: CES 2015: Key trends to look out for

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:52
Shawn DuBravac, chief economist of the Consumer Electronics Association, says new gadgets that digitise the world are set to change the way we live.

Woman behind Pulp hit record dies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:52
The woman who inspired Britpop band Pulp's 1995 hit song Disco 2000 dies shortly after being appointed an MBE.

Sweden protest against mosque fires

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:48
Swedish anti-racism campaigners rally in central Stockholm after three arson attacks on mosques in just a week.

VIDEO: T-shirt checks your vital statistics

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:41
French company Cityzen Sciences has developed a smart t-shirt, that measures statistics like your heart rate.

VIDEO: Robot on patrol with a projector

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:23
The Keecker robot is designed to navigate around the home, projecting videos and digital wallpaper on its travels.

Along Shanghai's River, Buddhist Tradition Meets Greedy Fishermen

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:23

It's a scene that reflects China's competing trends: Buddhist monks release fish into Shanghai's Huangpu River to "free" them. A few yards downstream, fishermen quickly scoop them up.

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Gerrard decision 'shocks' team-mates

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:22
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says captain Steven Gerrard's decision to quit the club was "a big shock".

Saudi king suffering from pneumonia

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:19
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is suffering from a lung infection and has been breathing with the aid of a tube, Saudi officials say.

VIDEO: Iraq fighting keeps starlings away

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:18
Kurds in northern Iraq have said that fighting now means it is harder to capture starlings, as the flocks are getting thinner.

Mrs Brown's Boys top festive viewing

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:09
Mrs Brown's Boys topped Christmas Day for a second year in a row with 9.6 million viewers, according to consolidated data.

Fourth ecstasy death investigated

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:05
A drugs death in Telford may be linked to that of three men in Suffolk who died after taking drugs from a suspected dangerous batch of ecstasy.

VIDEO: 'The plane came down with a bump'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:50
Two passengers on board a plane at Stornoway Airport in the Outer Hebrides have suffered minor injuries, when their aircraft was blown off the runway.

My record means nothing - Pulis

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:48
New West Brom boss Tony Pulis says his record of never being relegated does not guarantee the club's Premier League survival.

Presley's private jets up for sale

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:43
Two private planes owned by Elvis Presley - the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II - are going up for auction.

AirAsia sea search finds more bodies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:31
More bodies are recovered from the Java Sea after the AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash, bringing the total found so far to 30, rescue officials say.

Chinese Gamblers See Macau As Bad Bet Amid Corruption Crackdown

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:28

Gambling revenue in the former Portuguese territory has fallen for the first time in more than a decade as Chinese officials fear a conspicuous display of wealth.

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In Exercise Accident, Sen. Harry Reid Breaks Ribs, Bones In Face

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:25

Reid, a former boxer, is fine and "will return to Washington this weekend and will be in the office Tuesday," his office said.

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Prince Andrew named in US sex lawsuit

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:21
"Suggestion of impropriety with minors untrue," says Buckingham Palace after Prince Andrew named in US sex lawsuit

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