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Drug convict Corby granted parole

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:58
Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has been granted parole after serving nine years in prison, Indonesia announces.

VIDEO: Could an app improve pupil behaviour?

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:56
An app which rewards good pupil behaviour with points and monsters could help track students' progress.

How soon is too soon to make movies about a war?

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:49
Two new movies - The Patrol and Lone Survivor - are set against the backdrop of the Afghanistan War, but is it too soon for drama to reflect the realities of the conflict?

Council pitches 'unfit for football'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:37
Council-run football pitches used by thousands of amateur teams each week are in an "abhorrent state", the Football Association has told the BBC.

Family plea over teenager's death

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:30
The family of a teenager found dead after a night out plead for information four years on.

Last Native Klallam Speaker Dies In Washington State At 103

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:29

The last person to have spoken the Klallam language from birth and the eldest member among the Klallam American Indian tribes of the Pacific Northwest has died in Port Angeles, family and tribal members said. Hazel M. Sampson was 103.

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AUDIO: Finnish company 'makes Sochi snow'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:25
Mikko Martikainen, chief executive of Snow Secure, explains how his company provided snow for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Leaked Ukraine call embarrasses US

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:23
An apparently bugged call between US diplomats reveals a frank exchange on the strategy for Ukraine and disparaging comments about the EU.

Police force to lose 173 officers

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:23
Wiltshire police are set to lose more than 170 officers following the reduction in its budget caused by a cut in government funding.

Seven hurt in club ceiling collapse

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:22
Seven people are injured after the ceiling collapses at a nightclub housed in the former headquarters of Factory Records in Manchester.

Swansea tidal lagoon plan submitted

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:58
Plans are being submitted for a £850m tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay which backers say could provide power for 120,000 homes for 120 years.

VIDEO: Sochi 'focusing eyes on gay rights'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:51
Sport is "intrinsically political" and the world is watching the Winter Olympics in Sochi, says former basketball player John Amaechi.

Phillips told to avoid Murray 'duel'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:33
Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips must avoid a "duel" with Lions rival Conor Murray against Ireland, says assistant coach Rob Howley.

70mph wind warning and more alerts

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:30
There are more warnings for strong winds and potential flooding as action to improve the "resilience" of coastal rail lines is announced.

UK economy 'to grow 2.5% this year'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:27
The UK economy will grow by 2.5% this year and 2.1% in 2015, the National Institute of Social and Economic Research (NIESR) forecasts.

Behind The Movie, Tales From The Real-Life 'Monuments Men'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:27

George Clooney anchors a thriller about a celebrated military unit that worked to recover and protect precious art and artifacts during the chaos at the end of World War II. NPR's Joel Rose reports on the mission — and some of the surviving members.

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Escaping Forced Prostitution And Leaving The Shame Behind

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:26

Barbara Amaya was 12 when she ran away and ended up in the hands of a sex trafficker. When she escaped, she went years without speaking about her ordeal — until her daughter ran away, too.

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Post Office Could Rack Up Billions By Offering Money Services

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:26

As the U.S. Postal Service continues to lose money, a new report suggests a way to add to its bottom line: offer banklike services, such as a cash card that would allow customers to load their paychecks and pay bills online. The idea is to provide services that are now unavailable in many communities.

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In Team Event, Figure Skating Rivals Cheer For Each Other

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:24

This is the first Olympics where figure skaters from each country are competing as teams. It's twice the skating, which is great for ratings, but it also means athletes in this individualized sport now have to work together.

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U.S. Still Working For Syria Resolution, Envoy To U.N. Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 00:23

Samantha Power tells NPR the U.S. is enlisting the help of Russia in particular to secure humanitarian access to civilians trapped in the fighting.

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