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Walkouts hit renewed Yemen talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:40
Crisis talks between Yemen's political factions resume, but are placed in doubt by the withdrawal of two parties citing "threats" from Houthi rebels.

Ballymurphy riot conviction quashed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:34
A west Belfast man convicted of rioting during events surrounding the military killing of his brother and nine other people has had his conviction quashed.

Family Confirms U.S. Hostage Kayla Mueller Dead

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:24

In a statement, her family said they had received information the 26-year-old was dead. Mueller, who was captured in August 2013, was a hostage of the self-described Islamic State when she died.

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'Private' NHS hospital wants bailout

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:19
The first privately-run NHS hospital trust in the country is applying for a £9.6m government bailout as healthcare company Circle withdraws.

In White House Memory, A-U-M-F Translates to B-U-S-H

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:13

Surely it is not a welcome thought for the current White House that it is going to Congress for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force "...just like President Bush."

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Senate Panel Approves Carter's Nomination As Defense Chief

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:09

In a vote that sends his nomination to the full Senate, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved Ashton Carter's bid to be the next Defense secretary Tuesday.

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Grangemouth plant 'needs fracking'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:55
Chemicals giant Ineos says its Grangemouth plant may not have a long-term future without a UK shale gas industry.

Cameron plan to help business growth

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:46
David Cameron says a future Conservative government will help support 500 of the UK's fastest-growing companies to expand.

Syria Has Learned About Airstrikes On ISIS Via 'Iraq And Other Countries'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:45

Word that some communication is taking place helps explain how military jets from the U.S.-led coalition and Syria have avoided clashing as they attack targets on the ground.

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Tube drivers vote to go on strike

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:36
Drivers on London Underground vote to go on strike over the sacking of a colleague for failing an alcohol breath test.

Food fight: Row over fat advice

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:32
How much saturated fat should you eat?

Students offered alcohol-free flats

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:26
Students who want to live in alcohol-free accommodation are being given the chance at St Andrews University.

Weatherman sex claims 'inconsistent'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:21
Former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot should be cleared of sex allegations due to "many inconsistencies" in his accusers' evidence, a jury hears.

Arrest over woman's disappearance

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:20
A man is being questioned on suspicion of the murder of a 34-year-old County Tyrone woman who was reported missing nearly two years ago.

Taking the robot dog for a walk

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:18
A new sophisticated robotic dog has been developed - but what is Spot actually for?

Beth Tweddle forgives her bullies

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:06
British former gymnast Beth Tweddle says she's forgiven the online bullies who attacked her on Twitter.

UAE resumes air strikes against IS

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:04
The United Arab Emirates has launched air strikes against Islamic State for the first time since halting operations last year.

UK arming Ukraine 'under review'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:00
The UK's decision not to supply arms to Ukraine will be kept "under review", Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Senegal's Pharmacies Are Much, Much Better Than Your Local Drugstore

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:59

When the Senegalese need a diagnosis, they often head to the pharmacy. And the odds are good that the pharmacist who sees them will be a woman.

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VIDEO: Payout over French baby mix-up

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:57
Two French families whose babies were swapped at birth 20 years ago win more than two million euros in compensation.

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