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Fred Talbot 'was sex abuse chancer'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:17
Former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot is described as a "chancer" who used his "extrovert personality" to help gain the trust of five schoolboys he sexually abused, a jury hears.

VIDEO: Russian cat 'saves abandoned baby'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:16
A cat named Masha has become something of a celebrity in the Russian city of Obninsk after it alerted neighbours to an abandoned baby.

How important is the Trident debate to voters?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:06
MPs are to debate whether the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident should be renewed. But how important is the debate on Trident - which based on the Clyde - to voters?

State Of The Union: 5 Things To Watch

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:05

The prospects for passing major parts of President Obama's agenda slim to none. So what kind of tone will he take toward Congress?

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Council to reveal luxury car costs

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:03
Pembrokeshire council is ordered to reveal how much it spent on lease cars for its former boss who drove a luxury Porsche hired as his work vehicle.

Kenya sorry for tear-gassing pupils

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:00
The Kenyan authorities apologise for an incident in which police used tear gas against school children protesting about the apparent sale of their playground.

PODCAST: Faster, supercomputer! Faster!

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:00

Some context on what the President might say tonight in regards to college tuition. Plus, Fidelity will reportedly lead the creation of a new private, stock trading venue, otherwise known as a dark pool. More on that. And Tennessee's Oak Ridge National Laboratory may once again be home to the world's fastest supercomputer. Its current machine was the fastest when it went live in 2012. That title only lasted six months - then a computer in China took the top spot. But the U.S. recently put aside more $400 million to keep itself in the race.

Nepal violence over new constitution

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:56
Scuffles break out in Nepal's parliament and police arrest protesters in the capital amid tension before a deadline for a new draft constitution.

Warning issued as snow forecast

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:51
The Met Office issues a yellow "be aware" warning ahead of snow which has been forecast to fall in parts of Wales.

Shoe retailer warned on data breach

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:50
The Information Commissioner's Office warns online shoe retailer Office to take better care of customer data, following a breach.

Gamekeeper killed by his own rifle

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:49
A fatal accident inquiry finds that a gamekeeper died after his rifle accidentally discharged on Borders moorland.

EU votes to lift Indian mango ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:48
A ban on mangoes imported from India by the EU is to be lifted after a European Commission vote, but other foodstuffs remain banned.

Obama, In Tonight's State Of the Union, Will Focus On Middle Class

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:48

Despite economic growth and the falling unemployment rate, challenges remain. The president will articulate his vision to a Republican-majority Congress.

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Wilfork helps rescue trapped woman

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:35
New England Patriots star Vince Wilfork rescues a woman from a car crash after helping his side reach the Super Bowl.

Boy linked to hospital sex attacks

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:28
A teenage boy is reported to prosecutors in connection with sexual assaults on two female members of staff at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Xbox, Sony hackers hit by hack attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:26
Hacking group Lizard Squad has been hit by an embarrassing attack that exposed the entire database of people who signed up to use its services.

Argentine death sparks protests

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:24
Thousands of Argentines take to the streets of Buenos Aires to demand a probe into Sunday's death of federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

Deadly Congo clashes over Kabila

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:23
Four people are killed in protests in DR Congo over claims that President Joseph Kabila is seeking to extend his rule by delaying next year's elections.

Scottish Power to cut gas prices

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:19
Scottish Power becomes the third major gas supplier to announce a price cut, with the news it is to reduce prices by 4.8% from 20 February.

India's tiger population up 30%

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:16
India hails a "huge success" in tiger conservation as the latest census shows a population increase of 30% since 2011.

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