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Spoof UKIP Twitter tops 80K followers

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:18
The spoof UKIP Twitter account with 80,000 followers

Mother charged with son's murder

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:15
Rosdeep Kular, mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, appears in court in Edinburgh charged with his murder.

At least 26 die in Baghdad blasts

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:14
Police and medics say at least 26 people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts in Baghdad, in the latest in an extended surge of violence.

Fifa candidate suggests orange cards

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:08
Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne wants to introduce orange cards as a measure to help referees.

CAR elects mayor as new leader

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:07
Capital city mayor Catherine Samba-Panza, 59, is elected interim president of the Central African Republic, as the EU reportedly agrees to send troops.

Boy lived in home for elderly

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:06
A pupil at a special needs school in Belfast had to live in an old people's home because of a lack of emergency foster carers.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:01
A Home Office minister argues that a UN plan for resettling Syrians has a "token impact".

VIDEO: S Sudan patients 'shot in their beds'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 09:01
Up to 10,000 people have been killed in the South Sudanese conflict. The BBC's Mark Lowen travels to the town of Bor to see the aftermath of the conflict.

Police Federation 'must change'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:52
The Police Federation, which represents police officers up to the rank of chief inspector, must change from "top to bottom", an independent review says.

Jamaica bobsleigh awarded Sochi spot

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:34
Jamaica's bobsleigh team end their 12-year absence from the Winter Olympics after being awarded a place at Sochi.

Christie faces new corruption claim

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:22
US Republican star Chris Christie's deputy denies allegations they made payment of disaster aid hinge upon approval for a real estate project.

S Sudan army recaptures key town

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:14
The South Sudanese army says it has recaptured the key town of Malakal but the rebel forces tell the BBC they are still in control.

PODCAST: Iran curbs nuclear program

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:12

The news from the Tehran and the United Nations today is that Iran has stopped its most sensitive uranium enrichment work. It's part of a deal with world powers to ease worry about the country's nuclear program. It also clears the way for a partial lifting of sanctions. 

Martin Luther King, Jr., advocated for both civil rights and the economic betterment of those at the bottom of the income ladder. And while the civil rights movement has delivered upward mobility for many African-Americans, it hasn't had much impact on the persistently high level of African-American unemployment.

The government job has lost some of its luster. There have been pay freezes, hiring freezes, and on top of that, there was the shutdown just a few months ago. 

U.S., EU Lift Some Iran Sanctions After Assurances On Uranium

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:11

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency report that Tehran has halted the highest level of uranium enrichment, a key part of the sanctions deal reached earlier this month.

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Actor 'warned girl about Roache'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:07
A fellow Coronation Street actor "warned" a teenage girl about William Roache, a court hears.

'Meet the Beatles,' 50 years later

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-01-20 08:04

Fifty years ago today, Capitol Records released the Beatles' first album, "Meet the Beatles." In the current era of integrated marketing plans for the launch of a new album, movie, or online enterprise, you might think the release of the first big-label Beatles album in the U.S. would have been the fruit of months of planning with the full force of Capitol Records behind it. But that wasn’t exactly the case. Beatles historian Kenneth Womack, an English professor at Penn State, tells the story to Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio. Click the audio player above to listen.

Italian conductor Abbado dies at 80

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:56
Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, dies aged 80.

French players in prostitution trial

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:54
French footballers Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema, charged with having sex with an underage prostitute, go on trial in Paris.

Vanessa Mae set to compete at Sochi

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:53
Violinist Vanessa Mae is set to ski for Thailand at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which start next month.

VIDEO: McQueen: 'Awards don't matter'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-20 07:53
Director of 12 years a slave Steve McQueen told reporters that he was not concerned about winning awards. The film has been nominated for 9 Oscars in total

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