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Hazare to campaign against India PM

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:54
Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is to launch a campaign against the government, three years after his hunger strike drew global attention.

VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:44
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.

More schools fail to make the grade

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:30
The number of state secondary schools in England considered to be underperforming more than doubles in a year.

300 protest at schools closure vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:28
Hundreds of protesters gather outside a meeting where controversial plans to close five schools in Pembrokeshire are being discussed.

And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:14

Office workers are spending more and more time in meetings and preparing for meetings. Experts say it's often a waste of time, and managers — as well as a "meeting culture" — are to blame.

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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:13

The plunge in gas prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.

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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:12

When Blue Shield Of California stopped selling individual health policies in many zip codes in 2014, even insurance agents were surprised. Blue Shield says it dropped out to keep premiums low.

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AirAsia co-pilot 'was flying plane'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:01
More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.

VIDEO: Star Wars Boba Fett sells for £18,000

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-29 00:00
Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000

Icebergs 'have sound signature'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 23:55
Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.

Climate concern 'linked to floods'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 23:52
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.

N Korea 'may be restarting reactor'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 23:31
Satellite images indicate North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor used to produce fuel for atomic weapons, a US think tank says.

Sarwar resigns as Punjab governor

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 23:28
Former Glasgow Govan MP Mohammad Sarwar who became governor of Punjab in 2013 has resigned from the post.

Subtitles make live TV 'unwatchable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 23:06
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom says people relying on subtitles to watch live TV shows have an "inferior" experience.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:31
Real Madrid to get David De Gea on a free, Liverpool eye Ruben Neves, West Ham target Swansea's Gomez, plus more.

Shell to cut investment by $15bn

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:31
Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.

Missing trawler search suspended

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:29
A search for a trawler missing off the Kent coast, with four people on board, is suspended.

Cars crushed as wind topples tree

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:27
Several cars are crushed but no-one is hurt when a tree in Southampton is brought down in high winds.

Amir's spot-fixing ban ends early

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:24
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country following a review of his five-year ban.

Road closed due to serious incident

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 22:13
Police are dealing with a serious incident at Botanic Avenue in Belfast.

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