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Islamic State, In Video, Threatens To Kill 2 Japanese Hostages

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:48

In a message to Japan's prime minister, the group said it will kill the men unless it gets $200 million — equivalent to Japan's pledge in nonmilitary aid to countries facing threats from the group.

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Holy water protest at Lenin's tomb

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:41
Two Russian artists are arrested after throwing holy water and shouting "rise up and leave" at the mausoleum containing the body of Vladimir Lenin.

VIDEO: MPs brawl in Nepal's parliament

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:38
A brawl breaks out in Nepal's parliament when opposition MPs tried to block the government from pushing through a draft of a new constitution.

VIDEO: Finding future drugs in the dirt

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:31
Scientists in the US appeal for soil samples from across the world to help find new naturally occurring agents for future medicines.

Soup firm's Ena Baxter dies aged 90

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:31
Ena Baxter - one of the driving forces behind the Moray-based Baxters food empire - dies at the age of 90.

Murray ready for Matosevic challenge

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:26
Britain's Andy Murray will face a reformed Marinko Matosevic when they meet in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday.

Day in pictures: 20 January 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:24
Images from around the world: 20 January

Fred Talbot 'was sex abuse chancer'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:17
Former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot is described as a "chancer" who used his "extrovert personality" to help gain the trust of five schoolboys he sexually abused, a jury hears.

VIDEO: Russian cat 'saves abandoned baby'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:16
A cat named Masha has become something of a celebrity in the Russian city of Obninsk after it alerted neighbours to an abandoned baby.

How important is the Trident debate to voters?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:06
MPs are to debate whether the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident should be renewed. But how important is the debate on Trident - which based on the Clyde - to voters?

State Of The Union: 5 Things To Watch

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:05

The prospects for passing major parts of President Obama's agenda slim to none. So what kind of tone will he take toward Congress?

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Council to reveal luxury car costs

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:03
Pembrokeshire council is ordered to reveal how much it spent on lease cars for its former boss who drove a luxury Porsche hired as his work vehicle.

Kenya sorry for tear-gassing pupils

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:00
The Kenyan authorities apologise for an incident in which police used tear gas against school children protesting about the apparent sale of their playground.

PODCAST: Faster, supercomputer! Faster!

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-20 03:00

Some context on what the President might say tonight in regards to college tuition. Plus, Fidelity will reportedly lead the creation of a new private, stock trading venue, otherwise known as a dark pool. More on that. And Tennessee's Oak Ridge National Laboratory may once again be home to the world's fastest supercomputer. Its current machine was the fastest when it went live in 2012. That title only lasted six months - then a computer in China took the top spot. But the U.S. recently put aside more $400 million to keep itself in the race.

Nepal violence over new constitution

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:56
Scuffles break out in Nepal's parliament and police arrest protesters in the capital amid tension before a deadline for a new draft constitution.

Warning issued as snow forecast

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:51
The Met Office issues a yellow "be aware" warning ahead of snow which has been forecast to fall in parts of Wales.

Shoe retailer warned on data breach

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:50
The Information Commissioner's Office warns online shoe retailer Office to take better care of customer data, following a breach.

Gamekeeper killed by his own rifle

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:49
A fatal accident inquiry finds that a gamekeeper died after his rifle accidentally discharged on Borders moorland.

EU votes to lift Indian mango ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:48
A ban on mangoes imported from India by the EU is to be lifted after a European Commission vote, but other foodstuffs remain banned.

Obama, In Tonight's State Of the Union, Will Focus On Middle Class

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 02:48

Despite economic growth and the falling unemployment rate, challenges remain. The president will articulate his vision to a Republican-majority Congress.

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