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Police 'weak' on some child safety

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 19:50
Some child protection cases dealt with by West Yorkshire Police were delayed and long and complex investigations resulted in a "weak" response", a police watchdog said.

Smoke-Filled Subway Train Leaves 1 Dead, 84 Hospitalized In Washington

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 19:02

Two passengers remain in critical condition after a train stalled in a tunnel outside a major junction in the system, then flooded with smoke.

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Clegg on 'snoopers' charter' attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 18:14
Nick Clegg is to reaffirm his party's opposition to what critics have dubbed a "snoopers' charter", in the wake of the Paris attacks.

AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:59
Divers have retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from AirAsia flight QZ8501, say officials, the next step in determining why it crashed.

China trade data beats expectations

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:56
China's December trade figures have beaten expectations with exports up 9.9% and imports down 2.3% from a year earlier.

Charlie Hebdo cover depicts Muhammad

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:42
This week's edition of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo will show a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a "Je suis Charlie" sign.

Bus drivers start strike in London

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:39
Bus drivers in London are taking industrial action campaigning for a single agreement covering pay and conditions for drivers on more than 670 routes in the city.

VIDEO: US Centcom Twitter account hacked

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:33
A group claiming to back Islamic State has hacked US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts.

VIDEO: Fox News comments: 'Inexcusable'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:13
American terrorism commentator Steven Emerson has told the BBC he made an "inexcusable error" describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city".

Schools face 'places tipping point'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:05
The cost of creating places for the 880,000 extra pupils predicted in England's schools over the next decade could push schools to breaking point, say council leaders.

Pope due to start Sri Lanka visit

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:04
Pope Francis is due to arrive in Sri Lanka for the start of a six-day Asian visit which is expected draw huge crowds of worshippers.

Nikkei leads Asian shares down

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 17:01
Shares in Tokyo led Asian markets down in early trade on Tuesday after US shares closed lower as investors reacted to further falls in the price of oil.

Computers 'good judge of character'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 16:57
Computers can be better at predicting our personality than friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers suggests.

Regular naps are 'key to learning'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 16:54
Regular and lengthy naps are the key to memory and learning in early life, say scientists.

Poisoned Homemade Beer Is Blamed For 69 Deaths In Mozambique

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 16:51

The brewer of a batch of traditional homemade beer is listed among nearly 70 people who died after drinking it following a funeral in Mozambique, leaving authorities with many questions.

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Mexico to try Iguala ex-mayor's wife

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 16:50
Mexican authorities are to try the wife of the former mayor of the Mexican town where 43 students disappeared on suspicion of involvement in organised crime.

Gangs and drugs fuelling prison violence

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 16:20
Violence in prisons is increasing, with gang culture, drug use and a lack of staff among the reasons, says Danny Shaw.

3 Kings Holiday Cake Laced With Synthetic Drugs Makes Dozens Hallucinate

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 16:19

What seemed like a case of food poisoning has now turned into a police investigation. Synthetic drugs present an evolving problem for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Prisons watchdog's violence warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 16:19
Inspectors say a major young offenders institution is suffering "unpredictable and reckless" violence while prison officers warn about cuts.

Limits on the Anglo-German friendship

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 16:13
Angela Merkel and David Cameron are friends - but German support can only go so far, says Sir Stephen Wall.