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Yemen militant killed by US drone

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 04:27
Senior al-Qaeda militant Harith al-Nadhari is killed by a US drone strike in the south of the country, the group says in a Twitter posting.

Golf champ fraud trial jury out

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 04:22
A jury retires to consider whether a champion golfer is guilty of a £26,000 benefit fraud.

Dude, Why Is There A Cow In The Back Of Your Cab?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 04:22

Author Chris Guillebeau has visited every U.N.-recognized country in the world. He's seen taxi-riding cows, a Mongolian version of Uber and a strong entrepreneurial spirit in the poorest of places.

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Who's going to win the Six Nations?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 04:19
Who will win the title? Who are the players to watch? How will each country fare? BBC pundits make their predictions.

Child star in coma after TV stunt

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 04:18
A member of Japanese child pop group 3B Junior was left in a coma after inhaling helium for a stunt on a TV show.

May wins rapist deportation appeal

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 04:17
A ruling that prevented the deportation of a Somali man who raped a pregnant woman is successfully challenged by the home secretary.

Petrobras corruption probe widens

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 04:13
Police question the treasurer of Brazil's governing Worker's Party over a corruption scandal involving state oil giant Petrobras.

Al-Qaida in Yemen Says U.S. Drone Strike Killed Senior Cleric

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 04:11

A prominent presence in the Al-Qaida in Yemen organization, Sheik Harith al-Nadhari was among those who praised the recent attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Teachers

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 04:03

In our 50 Great Teachers project, we're telling stories of great teachers. Here are some from our own lives.

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Family 'begged Syria son to return'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 04:01
The family of a man from London who fled to Syria to fight begged him repeatedly to return to the UK, a court is told.

Police consider stop-search change

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:58
Police Scotland is considering ending non-statutory stop-and-search for both adults and children, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tells MSPs.

Day in pictures: 5 February 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:57
Images from around the world: 5 February

Bank of England holds rates at 0.5%

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:55
The Bank of England has held interest rates at 0.5% for the 71st month in a row and kept its stimulus programme of quantitative easing (QE) unchanged.

What are Greek government's debt plans?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:50
The BBC looks at what we know so far about the Greek government's proposals to cut the country's debt and renegotiate the country's bailout terms.

'Include humanism in RS GCSE course'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:33
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has urged the government to rethink plans to leave humanism out of the new GCSE in religious studies.

Death river patrol call 'ludicrous'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:26
It would be "ludicrous" to post officers on the River Wear to stop "bright young things" from Durham University falling to their deaths, a police chief says.

Mother and child held at knifepoint

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:25
A mother and child are tied up and held at knifepoint by a masked intruder who carried out a sexual assault in a "horrific" break-in.

UK to lead 'spearhead Nato force'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:24
The UK will play a lead role in a "high readiness" Nato force that will be established in Eastern Europe, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces.

'No clear-cut strategy' against IS

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:22
Question marks over anti-IS action remain

U.S. And NATO Seek New Ways To Help Secure Ukraine's Border

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 03:22

"Clearly what we see is that conditions in eastern Ukraine have to change," NATO Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove tells NPR's Renee Montagne.

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