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Kenyan Jeptoo banned for doping

BBC - 15 hours 21 min ago
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years for failing a doping test.

Shake Shack shares surge on debut

BBC - 15 hours 22 min ago
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 - 15 hours 24 min ago
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 - 15 hours 28 min ago
Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.

Costa must change, says Pellegrini

BBC - 15 hours 32 min ago
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping.

Day in pictures: 30 January 2015

BBC - 15 hours 42 min ago
Images from around the world: 30 January

VIDEO: More snow forecast for parts of UK

BBC - 15 hours 56 min ago
Wintry weather continues to cause travel disruption in parts of England.

Jailed Saudi Blogger Granted Another Reprieve From Flogging; Reason Unclear

NPR News - 15 hours 59 min ago

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 - 16 hours 8 min ago

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 - 16 hours 9 min ago
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 - 16 hours 10 min ago
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 - 16 hours 32 min ago
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 - 16 hours 35 min ago
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 - 16 hours 37 min ago

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 - 16 hours 38 min ago
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 - 16 hours 38 min ago
The politician who names and shames online abusers

Burglars jailed for lecturer attack

BBC - 16 hours 39 min ago
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.

US growth slows in fourth quarter

BBC - 16 hours 59 min ago
The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.

US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand

BBC - 17 hours 8 min ago
The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties.

Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

NPR News - 17 hours 11 min ago

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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