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Cooper brings Elephant Man to London

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-23 00:01
Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is to play the Elephant Man in London following the critical acclaim he has received for the role on Broadway.

Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 23:39
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.

A Blind Woman Gains New Freedom, Click By Click By Click

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 23:37

Blind since birth, Julee-anne Bell wasn't comfortable heading out on her own. And when she learned an echolocation technique that gave her more independence, she discovered that it came with costs.

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Two charged over 'cocaine factory'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 23:11
A man and woman are charged after a suspected cocaine factory was raided in County Antrim on Thursday.

Woman finds rape threat on hotel TV

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 23:04
An investigation begins after a woman who checked into her hotel room said she found the words "I'm going to rape you" on the TV screen.

Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 22:51
The station's annual music festival will be held at Earlham Park, Taylor Swift is the first name on the line-up.

India Uber resumes services in Delhi

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 22:33
The web-based taxi firm Uber restarts operations in Delhi, six weeks after it was banned over charges that one of its drivers raped a passenger.

VIDEO: King Tut's beard raises concerns

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 22:07
Reports that the burial mask of King Tutankhamen has been damaged and badly repaired are raising concerns about how Egypt's ancient treasures are being treated.

Federer knocked out in Melbourne

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 22:05
Four-time champion Roger Federer is beaten in the Australian Open third round by Italian Andreas Seppi.

Villagers mourn killed Kachin women

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:56
Several thousand people gather in northern Myanmar for the funerals of two teachers who activists allege were raped and killed by soldiers.

Decision due on police tax rise

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:54
Householders could see a 3.99% increase in the portion of council tax paid to Gwent Police in 2015/16.

Fall in diabetes-related deaths

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:51
Deaths from diabetes-related conditions in Wales have fallen by more than a quarter in four years, a report for the Welsh government finds.

Murray coasts through to last 16

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:47
Andy Murray sees off Portugal's Joao Sousa in straight sets to earn a last-16 clash with Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open.

VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest pupil?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:44
Ninety-year-old Kenyan student Priscilla Sitienei says she wants to inspire children, especially girls, to get an education.

Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:28
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.

Pedestrian killed in A96 accident

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:22
A pedestrian has been killed on the A96 in Aberdeenshire after being hit by a vehicle in the early hours.

NI incomes 'down by £375 a year'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:14
Average household incomes in Northern Ireland have been reduced by £375 a year due to tax and benefit changes, research has suggested

New report says G8 summit cost £92m

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:12
The bill for hosting the G8 in Fermanagh has been revised upwards to £92m, according to a new report.

'Villa's attack an embarrassment'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 21:04
Robbie Savage on Aston Villa's problems as Paul Lambert's side prepare to host Bournemouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Leveson plan to 'streamline' courts

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 20:49
A senior judge sets out plans to "streamline" the "inefficient, time consuming and... very expensive" justice system in England and Wales.

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