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Classmates back ill boy's drugs plea

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 05:37
Classmates of a six-year-old boy who suffers from a rare medical condition back his appeal for funding for a drug to help with his illness.

Flogging of Saudi blogger postponed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 05:33
Saudi Arabia has postponed the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running on health grounds, according to a human rights group.

Tutankhamun's beard glued back on

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 05:32
Egyptian officials are investigating how Tutankhamun's beard came to be hastily glued back on after becoming detached from the priceless antiquity.

VIDEO: England and Wales 'record low' crime

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 05:23
Crime remains at record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.

Newtown, Conn., Council Votes To Raze Sandy Hook Shooter's Home

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 05:11

The Newtown Legislative Council voted to tear down the 3,100-square foot home. The house is where gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother before his shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

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Charities 'frightened' to campaign

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 05:07
Charities and campaign groups have been "frightened" into curtailing their public work because of a new lobbying law , warns the former Bishop of Oxford.

VIDEO: Cahill scores superb overhead kick

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:54
Tim Cahill scores a stunning overhead kick for Australia in their 2-0 Asian Cup quarter-final win over China.

Massive QE programme for eurozone

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:51
The European Central Bank announces it will inject billions of euros into the ailing eurozone economy by means of a huge bond-buying programme.

Religious link to statue theft probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:47
Police say they are investigating the "religious aspect" of the theft of a six-foot sculpture of a Celtic sea god from a mountainside.

VIDEO: European Central Bank president briefing

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:44
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives a news briefing amid quantitative easing speculation

Just how practical is a traditional Bobby's helmet?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:43
Are the days of the traditional Bobby's helmet numbered?

Ayatollah appeals to Western youth

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:42
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, writes a letter to young people in the West urging them to examine Islam for themselves.

Falling Ebola cases 'turning point'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:41
There has been a "turning point" in the Ebola crisis with cases falling in all three affected countries, World Health Organization officials say.

Argentina Nisman death 'not suicide'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:32
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she is convinced top Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death was no suicide.

'Girls beat boys' despite inequality

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:31
A study suggests girls do better than boys at school, even in countries where women lack equality with men.

Judge upholds 'named person' plans

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:25
A judge dismisses a legal challenge against Scottish government proposals to appoint a "named person" for every child under 18.

London Mayor Boris Johnson Settles U.S. Tax Bill Ahead Of Visit

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:13

Johnson, who holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, had called the IRS bill "outrageous" and said he wouldn't pay it. But the Financial Times reports he has settled the approximately $44,000 bill.

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Toure urges patience on Ebola tests

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 04:01
Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has urged fans to be patient while Ebola screening is carried out before Africa Cup of Nations games.

Morgan blackmail plot investigated

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:54
Police have interviewed an Australian man over an attempt to blackmail England one-day captain Eoin Morgan.

Car bomb blast outside Somali hotel

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 03:53
A car bomb explodes in the Somali capital outside the gates of a hotel in a heavily secured area near the presidential palace.