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'Gender divide' in religious belief

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 20:06
A gender divide exists between men and women in their 40s in belief in God, with a poll suggesting more men describe themselves as atheists or agnostics.

Call for death certificate changes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:56
The lack of reform to the death certificate system 15 years since the conviction of Harold Shipman is "incomprehensible", a leading pathologist says.

Political Theater, Crazy-Glued GOP Seats And More Congressional Reaction

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:54

There was the official GOP response, but many members who didn't get their moment in the spotlight took to Twitter.

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Albuquerque Selects Independent Monitor To Oversee Police Reforms

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:51

The monitor is part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the Albuquerque Police Department's excessive use of force.

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Murray eases into round three

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:37
Andy Murray makes short work of local hope Marinko Matosevic on the hottest day so far at this year's Australian Open.

VIDEO: Obama: Tonight, we turn the page

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:28
US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.

Care cuts 'leave old high and dry'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:27
Older people in England are being left "high and dry" by councils cutting back on the care and support they provide, Age UK says.

Google and Fidelity invest in SpaceX

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:23
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has raised $1bn (£659m) in funding from tech giant Google and Fidelity Investments, the firm said on Tuesday.

Progress 'main marker for primary'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 19:03
Pupils' academic progress should be the main measure used by the government to gauge whether England's primary schools are performing well, a report says.

Tech firms support computing lessons

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 18:42
Google and O2 are amopng supporters of £3.6m drive to teach computing skills in primary schools in England, the education secretary is to announce.

Newer heart attack test for women

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 18:20
Doctors could spot twice as many heart attacks in women if they used a newer, more sensitive blood test, say UK researchers.

Warning over forensic science work

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 17:45
Forensic science standards risk slipping after work was transferred to in-house police labs and private firms, the spending watchdog warns.

Boko Haram 'leader' claims Baga raid

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 17:25
A man purporting to be the leader of militants Boko Haram says in a video that his fighters carried out a deadly raid on the Nigerian town of Baga.

Treat NHS whistleblowers better - MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 17:23
The failure to protect whistleblowers remains a "stain" on the reputation of the NHS in England, MPs have said.

Death Row Inmate Whose Lawyers Missed The Appeal Date Gets Another Chance

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 17:05

The Supreme Court has overruled the lower courts and allowed Mark Christeson's new lawyers to appeal based on inadequate representation by his previous attorneys.

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The Obamas' Guests For The 2015 State Of The Union Address

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 16:33

President Obama's guest list for tonight's speech includes Alan Gross, who was freed from a Cuban prison in December. Other guests include a veteran, a police officer and a climate scientist.

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Cuba and the US: Thawing relations

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 16:11
As Cuba and the United States hold their first talks for decades, diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus looks back at the journey the two countries have taken to reach this point.

Letter from Africa: Black beauty

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 16:07
How would African fashion have evolved without colonisation?

Cubans ponder Communist island's future

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 16:05
Cubans' thoughts on the US-Cuban thaw

Chilcot delay and Deirdre's 'last ta-ra' - papers

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 16:01
Papers digest news of further delays in the 2003 Iraq War report publication, while others describe the "last ta-ra" of Anne Kilbride - Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow.