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Hezbollah says it does not want war

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:53
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.

Balloonists Crossing Pacific Set Distance Record

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:51

American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, flying east over the Pacific Ocean, surpassed the previous record of just over 5,200 miles set in 1981 for gas-filled balloons.

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Kenyan Jeptoo banned for doping

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:42
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years for failing a doping test.

Shake Shack shares surge on debut

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:40
Shares in US burger firm Shake Shack surge more than 130% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the firm at $1.8bn.

Body found in missing mum search

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:39
A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.

Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:34
Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.

Easy as Pi: Your tech round-up

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:33
Rory Cellan-Jones rounds up the week's essential tech

Costa must change, says Pellegrini

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:31
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping.

Day in pictures: 30 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:20
Images from around the world: 30 January

VIDEO: More snow forecast for parts of UK

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:07
Wintry weather continues to cause travel disruption in parts of England.

Jailed Saudi Blogger Granted Another Reprieve From Flogging; Reason Unclear

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:04

Raif Badawi is being punished for insulting Islam. He was flogged Jan. 9, part of a sentence of 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks, along with a decade in prison. Two previous rounds were also canceled.

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After Testing Positive For EPO, Running Star Rita Jeptoo Banned For 2 Years

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:55

Jeptoo, the three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, tested positive for EPO, a performance-enhancing drug. Last year, she was well on her way to winning the World Marathon Majors championship.

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McIlroy leads in Dubai after 64

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:54
Rory McIlroy surges into the lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic after firing a superb 64.

Curfew in Kirkuk amid IS attacks

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:53
A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants.

Kenya bid to beat reading record

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:31
Pupils at about 400 Kenyan schools try to break the world record for having the most people reading aloud simultaneously from the same book.

Controllers banking on Philae wake-up

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:28
The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.

China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values'

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:26

Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country's institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China's leaders and political system.

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Mitchell 'refused' libel settlement

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:25
Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell refused an offer to settle his "Plebgate" libel case just two months before he lost, court papers show.

President Correa's troll warfare

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:24
The politician who names and shames online abusers

Burglars jailed for lecturer attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:23
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.

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