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Sri Lankan ex-general given amnesty

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:40
Leading Sri Lankan opposition figure Sarath Fonseka is acquitted of all charges filed against him by the former government of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Palestinian Stabs At Least 11 Israelis Aboard Tel Aviv Bus

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:16

Three of those stabbed were seriously wounded. The gunman was shot in the leg while trying to escape. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the incident, which Israel is calling a terrorist act.

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VIDEO: Young songwriter's plea for a job

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:05
After dropping out of university, budding 23-year-old musician Sherika Sherard was out of work for eight months, so wrote a song about it.

Weir named in GB marathon team

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:01
Paralympic champion David Weir heads a six-strong GB team for the April's IPC World Championship marathon in London.

A lucky chancellor

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:01
Inflation and expectations of interest rate rises are shrinking at the perfect time for the government.

NI water industrial action suspended

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:00
The industrial dispute at NI Water has been suspended and unions are recommending the latest offer to their members.

SNP to vote on English health laws

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 04:00
The leader of the SNP tells the BBC that her MPs will vote on English health matters if it helps to protect the NHS in Scotland.

Are machine-written signatures binding?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:58
TV chef Gordon Ramsey has lost a court case hinging on the use of a "ghostwriter" machine. But what is it?

Day in pictures: 21 January 2015

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:55
Images from around the world: 21 January

Protests after Turkey police jailed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:54
The sentencing of two Turkish police officers over the death of a demonstrator in 2013 has provoked protests in Kayseri province.

VIDEO: Bahrain jails activist over tweets

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:54
A prominent democracy campaigner in Bahrain has been sentenced to six months in jail, for insulting the government on Twitter.

Bangladesh arrests 7,000 activists

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:53
Bangladesh has arrested more than 7,000 opposition activists in the past 15 days, ministers say, as they struggle to stop nationwide protests.

Omagh father wins inquiry challenge

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:50
The father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing wins the legal right to challenge the government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity.

Nadal digs deep to avoid shock exit

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:46
An ailing Rafael Nadal battles past qualifier Tim Smyczek in five sets to reach the Australian Open third round.

Rebels tighten grip on Yemen capital

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:45
Shia Houthi rebels tighten their grip on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, reportedly stationing fighters outside the home of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Shiite Houthi Rebels Tighten Grip On Yemen's Capital

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:39

The rebels took charge today of a military base that houses ballistic missiles, a day after they seized the presidential palace in Sanaa and shelled the president's house. The president is unharmed.

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Man critical after park gang attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:27
A 19-year-old man is in a critical condition following a daytime attack involving about 20 people in a park.

WhatsApp bans unofficial app users

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:24
WhatsApp acts to stop downloads of a third-party service, WhatsApp Plus, and locks out people who used it from its chat platform.

Catholic schools shut in Kinshasa

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:23
The Roman Catholic Church shuts its schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital as protests against President Joseph Kabila continue for a third day.

Shazam - a billion dollar London success

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:17
It's not often we get news of a UK tech firm that's a global success story and still owned in Britain. All the more reason then to celebrate this morning's announcement from Shazam.