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A Tour De France First: An African Team Will Compete This Year

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:54

South Africa's MTN-Qhubeka received a wildcard from organizers of the world's most prestigious cycling race that begins in July.

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Afghan arrests over school attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:46
Five men suspected of involvement in the massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, are arrested across the border in Afghanistan.

Who What Why: How do you climb a smooth rock face?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:36
Two men are free climbing the Dawn Wall of Yosemite's El Capitan rock formation - how do they hold on to the smooth surface?

Schoolboy bus row over Scottish £10

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:36
A schoolboy has to walk for an hour in pouring rain and freezing temperatures to get home after two bus drivers refused to accept a Scottish banknote.

Curiosity rover clobbers Mars rock

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:27
The American space agency's Curiosity rover smashes up the latest rock it was trying to drill on Mars.

NHS chief denies assaulting wife

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:25
An NHS health chief from Norwich steps aside from his post to face a charge of assaulting his wife.

Randox creating 540 new jobs in NI

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:25
Medical company Randox announces 540 new jobs in one of the biggest expansion projects in its 30-year history.

Gluten-Free Craze Is Boon And Bane For Those With Celiac Disease

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:24

Many people who don't have celiac disease have ditched gluten, thinking it will improve their health. That's created more dining options — and more derision — for those with the autoimmune disorder.

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Brits line up for Oscars race

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:20
Who's in the race for this year's Academy Awards?

May defends 'snoopers' charter' plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 05:10
Theresa May says "innocent lives will be put at risk" if her plans for more online data surveillance are not implemented.

'Tornado' throws wreckage 300ft

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:59
A suspected tornado throws a summerhouse roof 300ft through the air and leaves a trail of destruction in a Cornish town.

VIDEO: Weather disruption set to spread

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:59
Wintry weather is causing disruption across many parts of the UK with warnings of severe gales in some areas.

David Walliams leads UK book sales

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:53
Comedian David Walliams led the sales of children's books in the UK last year, generating more than £7m in 2014.

VIDEO: Disrupt weapons smuggling, says May

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:47
The EU must step up its efforts to stop weapons smuggling, the Home Secretary says, in response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

VIDEO: Pregnant women more at risk of Ebola

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:42
The first ever Ebola treatment centre which specialises in caring for pregnant women has opened, the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has been given special access to the centre

Lonely monkey is brought to sanctuary

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:36
A lonely 50-year-old capuchin monkey who previously suffered cigarette burns is brought to a Cornwall sanctuary.

VIDEO: El Capitan - world's toughest climb?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:36
BBC News takes a quick look at El Capitan's Dawn Wall in California, arguably the world's toughest rock to climb.

VIDEO: 'Green or chicken': Row over TV debates

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:34
Ed Miliband quotes David Cameron from 2010 backing TV election debates, but the prime minister calls him a chicken.

Post-Attack Edition Of 'Charlie Hebdo' Sells Out In France

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:29

The satirical magazine said it would increase its run to 5 million. The cover of the magazine features a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

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UN warns over refugees in Jordan

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:23
The UN refugee agency urges the international community to help alleviate the "desperate living conditions" of Syrian refugees in Jordan.