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Piece of original World Cup found

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 04:18
A piece of the original World Cup trophy is discovered in storage at the headquarters of football's world governing body Fifa.

Art lovers challenged to find 'fake'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 04:10
Dulwich Picture Gallery pays a Chinese studio to produce a copy of an Old Master painting, which will be hung in place of the original, challenging visitors to spot the fake.

Egyptian Court Overturns Hosni Mubarak's Final Conviction

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-13 04:05

The decision means the former Egyptian dictator could be set free, soon. Mubarak was toppled, after an uprising four years ago. He was tried for murder and this case was about embezzlement.

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VIDEO: Climbers attempt 'the impossible'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 04:03
Two climbers Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell are coming to the end of an attempt to 'free climb' the Dawn Wall of El Capitan, a rock formation in California's Yosemite National Park.

Trott hits century for England Lions

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 04:02
England Lions captain Jonathan Trott hits his first century in international cricket since leaving the 2013-14 Ashes.

Doctor dies after River Tawe rescue

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 04:00
A children's doctor at the University Hospital of Wales dies after getting into trouble while kayaking on the River Tawe.

Coach Smith leaves London Irish role

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:54
London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith leaves the Premiership club with immediate effect on compassionate grounds.

Quiz: Grading America's quality of education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:53

Education Week gave Massachusetts, New Jersey and Wyoming the highest scores in the newspaper’s state-by-state rankings.

We reported on the nation's lowest Education Week grade last week.

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Quiz: Grading the nation’s quality of education

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:53

Education Week gave Massachusetts, New Jersey and Wyoming the highest scores in the newspaper’s state-by-state rankings.

We reported on the nation's lowest Education Week grade last week.

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McIlroy's mission to join Masters

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:53
Rory McIlroy aims to build on his two major wins in 2014 as he looks to complete a career grand slam at April's Masters, writes Iain Carter.

The secret history of Special Brew

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:52
The story behind the notorious 9% beer

Morgan wants me in team - Pietersen

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:48
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen claims new one-day captain Eoin Morgan would "love" to have him in the side.

Why reporting on Boko Haram is hard

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:41
It is not easy to find out the truth about attacks by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria, as the BBC's Will Ross explains.

Man hit transgender woman with wig

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:40
A man is sentenced for an attack on a transgender woman as she made her way home from a support group meeting.

Edinburgh's 20mph speed limit passed

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:26
Councillors pass plans for more than 80% of Edinburgh's roads, including the whole of the city centre, to have a 20mph speed limit.

EU changes rules on GM crop-growing

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:20
The EU gives states more decision-making powers on genetically modified (GM) crops, which are highly restricted in Europe.

VIDEO: France survivor hid from gunmen

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:18
Lilian Lepere - a graphic designer who survived the siege at a printing plant in France by hiding under a sink, has been telling his story.

Alleged Silk Road owner put on trial

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:12
The trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator and operator of the Silk Road underground market, begins today.

Day in pictures: 13 January 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:06
Images from around the world: 13 January

Cancer, politics and public money

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-13 03:06
The saga is far from over with some leading drug companies threatening legal action over the decision to axe their drugs and treatments from the Cancer Drugs Fund's approved list.

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