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Five things Syriza wants for Greece

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 17:19
Syriza, the left-wing party that stormed into power in Greece, has promised to ditch austerity and renegotiate the EU-IMF bailout. Here are five things it wants to change.

Bank chief warns of pandemic threat

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:42
The president of the World Bank warns that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Electronic Arts shares up on results

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:37
Shares in Electronic Arts jump almost 5% after the video games publisher reports stronger than expected results.

In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:36
Some of the office buildings new to the National Heritage List

Argentina Jews boycott memorial

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:34
Jewish groups in Argentina boycott the government's Holocaust memorial, in protest at the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:24
How pallbearers almost dropped Churchill's coffin

Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty In Rape Case

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:19

When Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are sentenced in March, they face decades in prison. Vandenburg was also convicted of tampering with evidence and unlawful photography.

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More military assets set to be sold

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:10
The Ministry of Defence will have to sell off more military land and assets to make savings in the coming years, the defence secretary indicates.

Manus detainees 'to be sent home'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 16:08
Most detainees at the Australian-run Manus Island centre are not refugees and will soon be repatriated, says the PM of PNG, but campaigners dismiss the claim.

Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:46
More than a million adults in the UK may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, warns an NHS watchdog.

Coupons 'help pregnant smokers quit'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:42
Researchers say offering financial incentives worth £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit.

Figures reveal surveillance use

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:37
Scottish councils used covert surveillance on hundreds of occasions over the last three years, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Why can't we let go of our old tech?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:28
Why can't we let go of our old tech?

Scotch 'worth £5bn to UK economy'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:28
Scotch whisky contributes almost £5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to industry research.

Snow warning issued for Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:24
Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.

England drives global football deals

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:24
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total

Costa 'stamps' accidental - Mourinho

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:16
Diego Costa's two 'stamps' in Chelsea's League Cup semi-final win over Liverpool were "accidental" says Jose Mourinho.

VIDEO: Survivors gather to remember Auschwitz

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:06
Some of those who survived Auschwitz have gathered there for a commemoration 70 years after the camp was liberated by Soviet troops.

The twins of Auschwitz

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:04
How a Nazi doctor experimented on identical siblings

The village that just got its first fridge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 15:03
The village that has just got its first fridge