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Veteran's funeral plea brings crowd

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:27
Hundreds of people attend the funeral of a Royal Air Force veteran who died without any family after an appeal was launched.

VIDEO: UK terrorist attack 'highly likely'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:26
The former head of the secret intelligence service has said he believes a successful terrorist attack on the United Kingdom is "highly likely".

Student survived by 'eating insects'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:21
A student survives for eight nights on a mountain in Turkey by eating insects and sheltering in a cave.

Knee injury ends Foden's season

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:18
Northampton's Ben Foden will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, putting his World Cup hopes in doubt.

Child abuse inquiry struggles to start

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:16
The inquiry into historical child has been plagued with problems that remain unsolved, says Tom Symonds.

Quiz: Schools where the underprivileged are few

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:08

After being publicly ridiculed, this college says it will double its share of low-income undergrads.

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Bahrain activist jailed for tweet

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:54
One of Bahrain's most prominent human rights activists, Nabeel Rajab, has been sentenced to six months in prison over a comment he tweeted last year.

The State Of The Union Is ... 'Free And Restless'?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:53

Looking back, presidents have often characterized the state of the union as "strong," but not always. President Ford described it as "not good."

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Yemen presidential palace 'seized'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:50
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen have entered and taken control of the presidential palace in the country's capital Sanaa, reports say.

White House Seeks More Time From Congress On Iran

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:38

There is bipartisan support for sanctions — and a veto threat from the president. His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, says the White House would consider congressional action "later in the year."

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Balls: Mansion tax won't be 'crude'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:23
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls defends Labour's planned "mansion tax" after former Labour Cabinet minister Lord Mandelson calls it "crude".

AirAsia plane 'climbed too fast'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:22
Indonesia's transport minister says AirAsia flight QZ8501 climbed too fast just before it stalled, crashing into the sea with the loss of 162 lives.

Father admits daughter's drug death

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:05
A father who supplied his teenage daughter with the drug MDMA and delayed getting medical treatment when she became ill admits her manslaughter.

Finn's one-day best banishes demons

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:02
Steven Finn says he has "turned a corner" after a match-winning display in the nine-wicket win over India in Brisbane.

VIDEO: Page Three modelling 'my choice'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:58
A former Page Three model defends her right to express herself as The Sun appears to drop its long-running topless pictures feature.

Nurse 'poisoned patients at random'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:58
A nurse murdered three patients and poisoned 18 others by contaminating saline with insulin "completely at random", a court hears.

How Page Three fell out of step with the times

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:57
How Page Three fell out of step with the times

Taken 3 keeps UK box office captive

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:52
Liam Neeson's action sequel Taken 3 keeps hold of the top spot at the UK box office for a second week, holding off Clint Eastwood's American Sniper.

VIDEO: First transplant from UK newborn

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:40
Doctors have performed the first organ transplants from a newborn in the UK.

Verdict in killer's cancer death

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 04:40
A jury returns a narrative verdict at an inquest of a Welsh prisoner whose cancer was diagnosed just two days before he died.