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Sell-out for game that never was

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:13
Souvenir tickets for an Accrington Stanley FA Cup tie against Manchester United which will never happen sell out.

Peers debate Wellers' privacy case

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 07:10
Parliament is urged to change the law over publishing photos of children without parental consent, after a campaign by the wife of rock star Paul Weller.

How A Too-Strong Dollar Might Lead To A Too-Weak World

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:57

There are upsides to having global investors stash their savings in the United States. But their embrace of the dollar can start to feel like a death grip if it goes too far and chokes off exports.

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Watkins' ex-lover was 'nuisance'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:53
An ex-lover of paedophile singer Ian Watkins was trying to expose his abuse but viewed as a "nuisance" harassing the rock star by police, a trial hears.

Gerrard to seal move to LA Galaxy

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:39
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is on the brink of finalising an 18-month deal to join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.

Jordanian Prince To Challenge 4-Term FIFA Chief For Presidency

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:27

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said he is running against Sepp Blatter because he believes "it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport."

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Lorry crash report due by end of Jan

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:26
Police Scotland is set to complete a formal report into the Glasgow bin lorry crash by the end of January.

Why London v Scotland suits Jim Murphy

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:22
Why the row over 'mansion tax' suits new Scottish Labour leader

G4S £800k theft driver 'in on plot'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 06:14
A security van driver accused of stealing more than £800,000 from the company he worked for was "in on the plot", a court hears.

Bernstein backs Prince Ali Fifa bid

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:55
Former FA chairman David Bernstein has backed Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein's bid to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.

Costa winner's poetry book sells out

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:46
Jonathan Edwards' poetry anthology My Family and Other Superheroes is reprinted after selling out following its recent Costa win.

Quiz: Massive open online courses gain traction

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:40

As more institutions offer massive open online courses, analysts track the popular subjects.

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Quiz: The MOOC that was so last year

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:40

As more institutions offer massive open online courses, analysts track the popular subjects.

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Evans 'doesn't know what rape is'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:28
A woman who started a petition against convicted rapist Ched Evans' proposed move to Oldham says the player "doesn't know what rape is".

Belgian rapist denied 'right to die'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:26
A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will not be allowed to have doctors end his life, the justice minister says.

Hamas man jailed for Israel murders

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:20
Israel sentences Palestinian to life in prison over killing of three Israeli teenagers in West Bank last year

Abbott: Murphy 'trying to buy' votes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:17
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy is accused of trying to "buy" Scottish votes with money "expropriated" from London to pay for more nurses in Scotland.

From Miss America To Tabloid Fodder: Bess Myerson Dies At 90

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:04

In 1945, Myerson became the first Jewish Miss America. She used the win to propel her onto the national stage. Her image became tainted during embarrassing missteps in the 1980s.

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Sting's Broadway musical to close

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:59
Sting's Broadway musical Last Ship is to close on 24 January, despite New York theatres recording a record-breaking year.

Militant attacks kill 23 Iraq troops

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:57
At least 23 Iraqi troops and pro-government fighters are killed in clashes with militants in the western province of Anbar, officials say.

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