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Court ends Dutch Pirate Bay ban

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 04:16
A Dutch appeals court allows local internet providers to restore access to file-sharing site after a three-year ban.

Obama Showed A Deft Hand With Speech. Why Not With Congress?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-29 04:16

ANALYSIS: The president was brisk and confident during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. He also managed to avoid a remarkable array of issues that could have proved problematic. But he hasn't been nearly as adept at the less-dramatic business of dealing with Congress and the media.

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EU acts to curb banks' risky trading

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 04:03
Proposals to isolate some of the riskier trading activities by the banking sector are unveiled by the European Commission.

'Rush Hour From Hell' Drags On In Icy Southern Cities

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-29 04:00

In Atlanta, Birmingham and other places, people who got on the roads Tuesday afternoon still weren't home Wednesday. At many schools, students and teachers slept overnight on wrestling mats and classroom carpets. Forecasters got it wrong — the storm hit further north than they expected.

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AUDIO: School shames badly parked parents

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:59
A Northampton head teacher has begun naming and shaming parents who illegally park outside her school.

Stem cell 'major discovery' claimed

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:52
Stem cells researchers are heralding a "major scientific discovery", with the potential to start a new age of personalised medicine.

Woman jailed for brutal knife murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:48
A woman who was convicted of murdering a mother-of-two in a frenzied knife attack is jailed for life.

Man 'panicked' over dying girlfriend

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:37
A man who denies stabbing his girlfriend more than 40 times and leaving her to bleed to death says he did not call for help because he "panicked".

El Salvador's Flores 'tried to flee'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:24
El Salvador's ex-leader Francisco Flores tried to flee the country amid a probe into a misuse of funds, the current president Mauricio Funes alleges.

Hogg returns for Scotland opener

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:22
Full-back Stuart Hogg is named in the Scotland side ahead of their Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin.

Lorries must be safer, says Johnson

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:20
Boris Johnson urges the government to reverse its position and back calls for improved lorry safety, in an effort to cut the number of cyclist deaths.

Schumacher 'stable' one month on

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:14
F1 legend Michael Schumacher is "stable" and remains in a medically induced coma, one month after his skiing accident in France, his manager says.

Newcastle bid for Lyon midfielder

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:13
Newcastle bid for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier as they look for a replacement for the departing Yohan Cabaye.

Er, could I have my stolen, home-made, utterly unique, bamboo bike back?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:11
Hugh Allman painstakingly crafted his own bamboo bike. Then he found the stolen bike for sale at a market stall.

Museum seeks missing Gallipoli VC

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:10
A museum's search for the last of six Victoria Crosses "won before breakfast" by the Lancashire Fusiliers in the WW1 Gallipoli landings begins.

Arts festival to mark Tour de France

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:10
A £2m cultural festival is to be held in Yorkshire to celebrate the start of the Tour de France in the county this summer.

Barclays to cut hundreds of jobs

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:06
Barclays plans to cut hundreds of jobs in its investment banking division as part of a restructuring, it confirms to the BBC.

Laundry murder conviction quashed

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 03:02
A man jailed for shooting dead his former lover in a County Londonderry laundrette three years ago has his murder conviction quashed.

VIDEO: Carney talks went well says Salmond

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 02:59
First Minister Alex Salmond says the Bank of England will continue "technical" discussions with his government ahead of the independence referendum.

Philippines offensive 'kills 37'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-29 02:55
A two-day military offensive kills at least 37 Philippine rebels who opposed a recent peace deal aimed at ending the long-running insurgency, the military says.

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