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Dimitrov & Bouchard into last 16

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 19:00
Tenth seed Grigor Dimitrov outlasts former finalist Marcos Baghdatis over five sets to reach the last 16 at the Australian Open.

To Keep Planes From Disappearing, NTSB Urges Constant Tracking

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 18:42

The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.

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No 'taint' over first female bishop

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 18:35
The Archbishop of York says his decision not to "lay hands" on a new male bishop a week after consecrating a female bishop is not a "political" one.

South Korea growth hits six year low

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 18:34
Growth in South Korea - Asia's fourth largest economy - fell to a six year low in the fourth quarter of last year, latest figures show.

MPs criticise 'cast-off' trains

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 18:00
Rail passengers outside the south-east of England are expected to put up with "cast-off" trains, according to a committee of MPs.

Former WWE Fighters Suing Over Alleged Brain Damage

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:44

The wrestlers say World Wrestling Entertainment downplayed dangers in the ring.

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Catholic demand over Richard III

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:29
A petition calling for Richard III's bones to be taken to a Catholic chapel is to be handed to church leaders.

Car production at seven-year high

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:22
Car plants in the UK produced more than 1.5 million vehicles last year, the most since 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Ancient Egyptian Relic Broken, Repaired With Glue

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:20

Anonymous officials say the beard of the golden mask of King Tutankamun broke off during a cleaning last year, and was glued back on in a hurry.

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Goosebumps And Gas: New Data From Rosetta Probe Describes Comet

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:16

We're learning more about the comet that a European Space Agency paired up with its Rosetta probe last fall. For one thing, it has "goosebumps" on steep cliff faces. It's also highly porous.

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Picture power: Tear gas at Kenyan primary school

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:08
Photographer Tony Karumba talks about the moment he witnessed Kenyan schoolchildren being tear-gassed at a protest in Nairobi.

Blasphemy, jihad and victimhood

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:04
Owen Bennett-Jones investigates how blasphemy has changed in the public consciousness since the Charlie Hebdo shootings.

Can France integrate humiliated suburbs?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 17:02
Members of France's impoverished banlieues were glaringly absent from France's march in support of Charlie victims, writes Hugh Schofield.

Lawyer: US 'will clear David Hicks'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:48
The US accepts that the former Guantanamo inmate, Australian David Hicks, is innocent, his lawyer tells local media.

Plastic surgery rules proposed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:46
Doctors should be prevented from performing plastic surgery outside their speciality, according to the Royal College of Surgeons.

Myanmar and its vitriolic monk

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:37
How is U Wirathu viewed in Myanmar? BBC Burmese explain how and why this divisive figure is tolerated in Myanmar.

New imaging centre at university

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:34
A new "cutting-edge" £8m microscopic imaging facility is opened at Dundee University with the goal of advancing research.

Love in a time of crisis in Greece

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:32
Relationships in a time of crisis in Greece

Lidl expansion 'to create 500 jobs'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:31
German discount supermarket Lidl says it will create 500 jobs over the next 12 months in Scotland, as part of expansion plans.

Scientists slow the speed of light

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:28
A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.