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St Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:40
Adam Rooney's 25-yard strike salvages a point against St Johnstone as Aberdeen miss a chance to go top above Celtic.

U.S.-Cuba Talks First Step In Long Process Of Restoring Relations

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:35

U.S. diplomats have wrapped up two days of talks with Cuban officials — the highest-level meeting in 35 years. The aim is to start talking through how to restore diplomatic relations following the historic warming of ties announced last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro.

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Paris Attacks Refocus Attention On Homegrown Terrorist Threats

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:35

Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven't come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.

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U.S. Careful Amid Turmoil And Transition In Yemen, Saudi Arabia

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:35

The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.

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International Criminal Court To Try Former Child Soldier With War Crimes

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:35

The international criminal court in the Hague was founded to prosecute those who commit war crimes — particularly the crime of abducting and conscripting children as soldiers. But for the first time in that court's 15 year history, it's putting on trial a man who was once a victim of that same crime.

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Investigation Into Paris Attack Leads Authorities To Spain

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:35

In the wake of attacks in Paris, part of the investigation into terror cells in Europe has led to Spain. One of the Paris gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, is believed to have visited Madrid in the days before he burst into a kosher market, killing four people.

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DNA Exonerates Man Who Served Nearly 40 Years For Murder

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:30

Joseph Sledge, now 70, spent 37 years in prison for a crime that a three-judge panel said today he did not commit.

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Saxo Bank faces £70m Swiss losses

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:29
Danish currency trading specialist said it could afford to absorb losses if customers failed to meet their obligations

Iowa Freedom Summit Looks Something Like 2016 Is Underway

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:23

Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.

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BBC agrees Eos music payment deal

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:20
The BBC and the body representing Welsh musicians sign a contract regarding the broadcaster's payments to artists.

After The Slaughter, A Pakistani School Seeks To Heal

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:16

In northwest Pakistan, a school has reopened after last month's Taliban attack that killed more than 130. Most all of the survivors chose to come back, but the healing will take years, they say.

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Who killed Alberto Nisman - and why?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:12
The death of former state prosecutor Alberto Nisman leads to conspiracy theories and questions in Argentina, the BBC's Wyre Davies reports from Buenos Aires.

VIDEO: Double despair for Coulson

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:06
Cambridge United defender Josh Coulson heads just over against Manchester United in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Leaky Blood Vessels In The Brain May Lead To Alzheimer's

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:06

As vessels become more porous, researchers say, they allow toxins in the bloodstream to reach, and damage, delicate brain cells and raise the risk for dementia.

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Brewers Gone Wild: Taming Unpredictable Yeast For Flavorful Beer

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 12:02

A handful U.S. craft brewers are reviving an age-old way of making beer that was practically unthinkable a decade ago. Welcome to the wacky world of Brett, a local yeast can impart funky flavors.

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NFL Hires Investigators, Says Patriots Used Under-Inflated Balls

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 11:55

It's the latest twist in a story that, to some, exemplifies the over-hyped talking points that often get blown out of proportion during the two-week wait for the Super Bowl.

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VIDEO: Manhole explosion 'miracle' escape

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 11:49
The mother of a two-year-old girl says it is "a miracle" she escaped injury when a manhole exploded on a Birmingham street.

Taking Antibiotics During Travel Fosters Drug-Resistant Germs

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-23 11:36

Many of us take antibiotics when we get tummy troubles in developing countries. Scientists say this opens the door for a dangerous visitor in the GI tract. These microbes can stick around for months.

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Ed Sheeran to get Tussauds waxwork

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 11:31
Pop star Ed Sheeran is measured by Madame Tussauds ahead of the creation of his waxwork effigy.

Greek leaders in final poll pleas

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 11:28
Greek party leaders are making their final appeals to voters before Sunday's general election, with polls giving left-wing Syriza a clear lead.