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Would you be beautiful in the ancient world?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 15:44
Would you have been considered beautiful in the ancient world?

Wintry feel to US politics in 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 15:17
The Republicans have a majority in the US Congress - but they won't find it plain sailing, says the BBC's Tom Esslemont.

Pensioners 'could run out of cash'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 15:14
Pensioners could run out of cash by the age of 75, as a result of rule changes coming into effect in April, the charity Age UK has warned.

Solving squabbles over in-car sounds

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 15:05
Car squabbles over music could finally be over

Retired Gen. Petraeus Should Face Charges, Prosecutors Say

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 15:03

Attorney General Eric Holder must now decide whether to pursue charges against the former head of the CIA over a leak of classified documents.

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'Bloody end' - papers on Paris sieges

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 14:45
Saturday's front pages describe the end to three days of violence in France, picturing police officers storming two hostage sites as three gunmen die.

Palpable Relief On Parisian Streets After Hostage Crises End

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 14:15

A Paris neighborhood found itself at the center of a violent stand-off on Friday, with shoppers taken hostage at a local supermarket

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VIDEO: Do Native Americans play soccer?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 14:00
Do Native Americans play soccer?

Six Nations fear for injured Morgan

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:59
England number eight Ben Morgan could be a Six Nations doubt after being carried off in Gloucester's win over Saracens.

Hackers 'declare war' on jihadists

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:44
The group Anonymous says it'll shut down jihadist websites in revenge for French attacks.

Smith shocks Green to reach semis

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:43
Canadian qualifier Jeff Smith upsets tournament favourite Robbie Green to reach the semi-finals at the BDO World Championships.

A testing week for the NHS

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:36
The first week of the new year has already seen a number of challenges for the NHS, with a surge of patients and a healthcare company pulling out of a hospital contract.

Vatican Committee Reportedly Declares Slain Archbishop A Martyr

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:35

Oscar Romero, was gunned down in 1980 after he denounced a crackdown by El Salvador's junta on its left-wing opponents at the start of a 13-year civil war.

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Concern Over The Future Of 36 Released Cuban Dissidents

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:30

Activists are concerned over the future of prisoners reportedly let to by the government. Rights groups say officials attached conditions to the dissidents' freedom.

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Three charged with Goddard murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:24
Three men are to appear in court charged with murdering a man in east Belfast over the Christmas holidays.

Nebraska Ruling On Pipeline Could Be A Blow To TransCanada

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:22

The Senate is set to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline although President Obama has vowed to veto it. What does Nebraska's Supreme Court ruling allowing the pipeline to proceed mean for those involved?

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Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:17
James Hook scores a last-gasp 50-metre penalty as Gloucester beat Saracens in a Premiership thriller at Kingsholm.

UK businessman loses bid for retrial

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:14
A Florida judge has rejected a bid for a new trial by a British businessman serving a life sentence for two murders in the 1980s.

Paris Attack Suspects Would Have Been Hard To Track

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:11

Robert Siegel talks to Paris-based terrorism and security expert Jean-Charles Brisard about the terrorist cell in France known as the Buttes-Chaumont network.

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Massachusetts Will Limit Practice Of Restraint And Seclusion In Schools

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 13:08

Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states that are putting new restrictions on the practice of restraining and secluding public school students.

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