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Girl 'humiliated by Roache rapes'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:04
A woman tells a court she suffered depression for several years after Coronation Street star William Roache allegedly raped her.

Hollande visits partner in hospital

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:53
French President Francois Hollande visits First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hospital for the first time since reports of his alleged affair broke.

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:49

The state's controversial law threatens the rights of hundreds of thousands of potential voters, a judge has ruled. His decision is almost sure to be appealed. Republicans champion the law, saying it's common sense to require such identification. Democrats say it targets minorities.

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House-sitter 'murder weapon' found

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:48
Police reveal pictures of a hammer they think may have been used to murder a grandmother who was killed as she house-sat for friends.

'Secure college' for young offenders

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:46
Ministers have confirmed plans to build the first "secure college" for young criminals in England and Wales.

PODCAST: Surprise! Smoking is a lot worse than we all thought

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:30

A new report out by the Surgeon General says smoking is a lot worse than we thought.

A new initiative calls for more than doubling the number of U.S. students who study abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean, and vice versa. Foreign students and their families contributed $24 billion to the U.S. economy last year.

 Austin has banned watering lawns and raised rates for city water. So affluent residents are drilling private wells.

'Chelsea' toilet paper hits Uzbekistan

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:27
'Chelsea' branded toilet paper launched in Uzbekistan

IPCC in apology to Duggan family

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:23
The Independent Police Complaints Commission apologises to the family of Mark Duggan for "wrongly" telling the media he had fired at police before he was shot.

VIDEO: Man died 'waiting for ambulance'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:16
A man lay dying at home waiting for paramedics while an ambulance was outside a hospital for nearly five hours dropping off a patient, an inquest has heard.

Charity appeal for Nida to come home

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:57
A charity for Muslim women appeals to teenager Nida Naseer, who has been missing since Christmas, to return home.

Curb 'power' of big banks - Miliband

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:52
Labour would force the UK's five largest banks to give up "significant" numbers of branches if it wins the next election, says Ed Miliband.

Horse-walking crash victim named

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:47
Police name a woman who died following a crash between an Isuzu pick-up and two women walking horses on the B725 in Dumfries and Galloway.

Robshaw reappointed England captain

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:45
England head coach Stuart Lancaster reappoints Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw as captain for the 2014 Six Nations.

Labour and the banks - whose reckoning?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:42
Whose 'misdeeds' will be avenged in 2015?

Worst year yet for SA rhino poaching

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:39
More white rhinos were illegally killed in South Africa in 2013 than in any previous year according to government figures.

Day in pictures: 17 January 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:33
24 hours of news photos: 17 January

President Obama scales back NSA surveillance

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:31

President Obama delivered a speech Friday morning about changes to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. He laid out a blueprint for change, including a new way of handling phone metadata and how that information is accessed. The sweeping nature of those programs and the secrecy around them have drawn fire from civil liberties groups

Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer joins host Mark Garrison for details.

Japanese Soldier Who Fought On For 29 Years After WWII Dies

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:29

For nearly three decades, until 1974, Lt. Hiroo Onoda lived in a Philippine jungle. During those years he continued to battle with villagers. As many as 30 people were killed. It wasn't until his former commander ordered Onoda to lay down his arms that he surrendered. Onoda died Thursday. He was 91.

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Scottish budget bill published

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:26
The Scottish government publishes legislation to see through its final spending plans before the independence referendum.

Djokovic cruises into round four

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:26
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams continue their progress at the Australian Open on another day of extreme heat.

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