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UK government 'most transparent'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:38
The UK government tops a global list looking at public access to official data.

BJP picks top policewoman for poll

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:27
India's governing BJP party names former senior policewoman Kiran Bedi as its candidate for chief minister in upcoming Delhi elections.

Abuse inquiry members to face MPs

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:23
Members of an inquiry into child sexual abuse will appear before MPs later, with the the inquiry still lacking a chairman after the first two appointees resigned.

Highway Overpass In Cincinnati Collapses, 1 Dead

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:14

Interstate 75 was closed southbound after an overpass north of the old Hopple Street bridge collapsed, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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MPs urge action on milk price cuts

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:13
A cross-party committee of MPs urges the government to do more to protect dairy farmers from sharp falls in milk prices.

Jessie J: I was bullied as a teenager

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:11
Former Voice judge Jessie J says she was bullied after the medication she took to deal with a heart defect made her look like an "alien".

Labour aims to 'reset' EU relations

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:08
A Conservative election victory could mark "a point of no return" in UK's relations with the EU, Labour is to warn.

British trio beaten in Australia

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 19:43
Britain's players suffer a disappointing day two at the Australian Open as Heather Watson, James Ward and Kyle Edmund all lose.

VIDEO: Pope: 'No need to be like rabbits'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 19:40
Pope Francis says Catholic teaching on birth control does not mean that people should "be like rabbits".

Mansion tax 'crude' says Mandelson

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 19:39
Lord Mandelson criticises Labour's proposed "mansion tax" on properties worth more than £2m, saying it will "clobber people".

Child protection checks 'blinkered'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 19:24
Ofsted needs a broader approach to inspecting child protection services, say council leaders

First transplant from UK newborn

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 19:16
Doctors have carried out the first organ transplant from a newborn in the UK, giving a dead baby's kidneys and liver cells to two separate recipients.

Global soil hunt for new drugs

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:59
US scientists are asking the public to send in soil samples that can be screened for compounds that could be used to make vital new drugs to fight deadly infections and cancer.

Retail crime 'reaches 10-year high'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:54
Shoplifting, cyber-crime and fraud cost the retail industry £603m in the 2013-14 financial year, the British Retail Industry says.

Australia citizenship for Baby Gammy

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:50
Baby Gammy, who was born with Down's syndrome to a surrogate mother in Thailand, is granted Australian citizenship, local media report.

Alpari UK 'has potential buyers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:38
The administrators called in to run failed spread betting firm Alpari UK say they have received several inquiries from potential buyers.

Asian shares up on China growth data

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:23
Asian shares traded higher on Tuesday after China's economic growth in 2014 came in above market expectations.

Ukraine security 'is deteriorating'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 18:07
Monitors in eastern Ukraine warn of a serious deterioration in security as fighting intensifies in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

IMF cuts global growth forecast

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 17:59
The International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next.

Zambia to vote in presidential poll

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 17:55
Voters in Zambia are due to go to the polls in a presidential election caused by the death of Michael Sata last year.

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