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Murder bid suspect 'stabbed himself'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:37
An attempted murder suspect stabbed himself while being arrested and died nine days later in prison, a hearing is told.

Critics hail Wolf Hall's TV debut

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:36
Critics have called the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning novels "close to perfect television".

Hospitals' Medicare Quality Bonuses Get Wiped Out By Penalties

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:30

Medicare is giving hospitals financial incentives to provide better care. But so far about half of the hospitals that got incentive payments found them canceled out by other quality programs.

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Houthi Rebels Remain In Place In Yemen's Capital Despite Deal

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:28

The Shiite rebels remain positioned outside the residence of Yemen's president despite agreeing to withdraw from there and other position in exchange for major concessions.

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GP practices in special measures

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:23
Three GP practices have been placed in "special measures" over concerns about safety, by inspectors.

Drug-laden drone crashes in Mexico

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:18
A drone with more drugs attached to it than it could carry has crashed near Mexico's border with the US, police say.

The soldiers without enough weapons to fight jihadists

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:15
The soldiers who say they're short of weapons to fight jihadists

Jim Murphy to seek re-election as MP

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:12
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy confirms he will stand again to become the MP for East Renfrewshire in May's General Election.

PODCAST: The economics of patients on medicaid

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:00

Market participants were looking for Europe to take a serious step toward holding together its single-currency zone. Today, European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi announced a stimulus plan centered on buying piles of government debt from individual European countries. More on that. We'll also take a look at the tough economics doctors face if they want to treat patients on Medicaid. Plus, there's increasing evidence that companies especially thrive when their executive ranks are not just a bunch of white guys.

Boris Johnson settles US tax bill

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:58
London Mayor Boris Johnson settles US capital gains tax bill he had described as "absolutely outrageous".

Cilla Black settles hacking claim

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:57
Singer Cilla Black is among celebrities to have settled phone-hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers for "substantial" damages, a court hears.

What is quantitative easing?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:56
As the European Central Bank prepares to announce measures to stimulate flagging eurozone economies, we explain what quantitative easing involves.

S Leone to end Ebola schools closure

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:52
Schools in Sierra Leone are to reopen in March, eight months after they were closed because of the Ebola outbreak, officials announce.

Restart child abuse inquiry - Labour

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:51
Labour says there is "no choice" but to restart the inquiry into historical child sex abuse, with a new chair and statutory powers.

Glitter 'plied girl with champagne'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:50
Singer Gary Glitter gave a 12-year-old girl champagne after a concert before inviting her into a hotel room and having sex with her, a jury hears.

Villa fined £60k over conduct

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:48
Aston Villa are fined £60k and warned about future conduct over players' behaviour in a game against Leicester City.

Drug drone crashes on Mexican border

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:28
A quadcopter drone carrying 3kg of illegal drugs crashes near the border between Mexico and the US.

Japan presses for IS hostage release

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:27
Japan's government says it is exploring all possible ways to save the lives of two Japanese men held by Islamic State militants demanding a ransom.

'No rebel withdrawal' in Yemen

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:17
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen remain in key positions in the capital Sanaa, despite a deal under which they agreed to withdraw, witnesses say.

Cigarette packets law flawed - firms

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 02:06
The tobacco industry warns that government plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging in England are "flawed".

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