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Litvinenko widow wins inquiry ruling

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:51
The widow of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko who was killed in London moves a step closer to a public inquiry into her husband's death.

Smacking vote may be before election

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:50
Ministers say a government-backed vote to ban the smacking of children could be held before the assembly election, as the latest bid for a ban is defeated.

Cardiff's Bellamy accepts FA ban

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:48
Cardiff forward Craig Bellamy accepts a three-match ban for appearing to strike Swansea rival Jonathan de Guzman.

EU defies opposition to GM maize

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:48
The EU is set to approve a new type of genetically modified maize for cultivation despite huge opposition.

Shaun White Falls Just Short Of Three-Peat Quest In Half-Pipe

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:47

The top five finishers all pulled off their best runs in the second half of the competition – none more so than White, who stood in 11th place after the first run with a score of 35.

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White loses title to Swiss rival

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:39
United States snowboarder Shaun White fails to secure a historic third consecutive Winter Olympic halfpipe title as Iouri Podladtchikov wins gold.

VIDEO: Hole appears in middle of the M2

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:18
A hole has appeared in the central reservation of the M2 closing a 10-mile (16km) section of the motorway

Obama Will Travel To France For D-Day Anniversary

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 10:05

Obama is currently hosting French President François Hollande for a state visit, the first to the White House in about two years.

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'First UK suicide bomber' in Syria

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:50
UK officials confirm first British jihadist suicide bombing in Syria - carried out in the northern city of Aleppo last week.

Mystery of Dutch ex-minister's death

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:43
Dutch authorities say former health minister Els Borst, whose body was found by a friend late on Monday, did not die of natural causes.

New South Sudan peace talks begin

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:40
Fresh talks to resolve South Sudan's crisis open more than two weeks after a ceasefire and despite a refusal to release detainees, a key rebel demand.

Scammers pounce on dead Flappy Bird

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:39
Scam artists seeking to capitalise on the demise of popular mobile game Flappy Bird have released harmful clones.

Thousand flood-hit homes evacuated

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:36
About 1,000 homes along the River Thames have been evacuated and thousands more people are at risk from flooding, the Environment Agency says.

Is the NFL ready for openly gay star?

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:33
Draft prospect Michael Sam's declaration that he is gay gives the NFL a big chance to tackle bigotry, writes Flinder Boyd

Wenger expecting response from Ozil

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:32
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects £42m signing Mesut Ozil to rediscover his form following a series of subdued displays.

Snow hits ahead of rain and gales

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:31
Snow hits parts of Wales with more forecast overnight ahead of heavy rain and gales, forecasters warn.

Concern over crisis fund underspend

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:30
Charities including Barnardo's and Shelter Scotland have expressed concern over an underspend on a crisis fund to help people needing financial aid.

VIDEO: The school with tablets for everyone

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:28
School Reporters reveal what it's like to be at Isle of Portland Community Academy (IPACA) where everyone has their own tablet computer

Olympic figure skater sorry for 'racist' tweet

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:18
Russian ex-Olympic champion gives her account of 'racist' tweet

Bride row sister cancelled wedding

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 09:13
A woman who cancelled her brother's wedding because she did not like his bride-to-be is jailed for eight weeks.

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