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Five bodies in Alexander-era tomb

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 10:23
The human remains found at the Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis in Greece belonged to at least five individuals, the culture ministry says.

From Detox To Elimination Diets, Skipping Sugar May Be The Best Bet

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 10:06

Detox diets are a hot trend, but scientists say there's really no evidence that they are necessary or helpful. One strategy that does make sense: Cut back on sugar. We tell you why.

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New cabinet blow for Afghan leader

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 10:00
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani suffers another setback as he seeks to form a cabinet almost four months after taking office

VIDEO: I am a victim, not a cheat - Williams

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 09:52
Former European 400m hurdles champion Rhys Williams says that he is a "victim" and not a cheat after being banned for failing a drugs test.

VIDEO: Fears Boko Haram threat spreading

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 09:44
The BBC's Will Ross reports from Nigeria on fears that Boko Haram is expanding its attacks, after 80 people were kidnapped from a village in Cameroon.

Classroom Reflections On America's Race Relations

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 09:36

A middle-school classroom in Michigan takes on the complicated issue of race and justice in society. The students, all of whom are black, worry what happened to Trayvon Martin could happen to them.

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Video of police car killing shown

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 09:31
A mother is shown a video of the moment her son was killed by a police car on an emergency call, at the inquest into his death.

Probe gets an eyeful of dwarf Ceres

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 09:26
The American space agency's Dawn spacecraft is bearing down on Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Afcon Ebola risk 'under control'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 09:20
Equatorial Guinea FA says risk of Ebola at the Africa Cup of Nations is "under control" despite stadium entry delays.

Prosecutor Who Accused Argentine President Of Cover-Up Is Found Dead

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 08:53

The federal prosecutor was found dead from a gunshot wound, one day before he was to testify about an alleged cover-up after a deadly terrorist bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina.

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Police staff walkout called off

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 08:04
A planned strike by civilian police staff in England and Wales on Friday in a row over pay has been called off, Unison says.

VIDEO: Ex-Tesco boss blames leadership

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 08:01
Former chief executive of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy, has told Panorama that there was a "failure" of leadership at the retailer under his successor, Philip Clarke.

Tesco 'eroded customers' trust'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 08:01
Tesco allowed the trust of its millions of customers to be "eroded," ex-boss Sir Terry Leahy tells BBC Panorama in his first detailed comments on the crisis at the retailer.

VIDEO: Music-loving pet pig turns three

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 08:00
A Vietnamese pot-bellied pig in Derby has cake and music to celebrate his third birthday.

Birmingham City FC £2.5m fraud alert

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 07:49
The company that owns Birmingham City FC fears that a former employee may have "misappropriated" £2.5m.

VIDEO: Are you among the world's richest 1%?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 07:40
As Oxfam predicts that the richest 1% of the world's population will soon have more wealth than the rest, the BBC looks at who exactly is the top 1%.

Gary Glitter 'crept into girl's bed'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 07:33
Gary Glitter crept into a schoolgirl's bed and tried to rape her at the height of his fame, a court hears as the former pop star goes on trial for alleged sex offences.

Malaria resistance genetics revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 07:21
Genetic mutations that are associated with resistance to the frontline malaria drug are identified, scientists report.

Fitness 'rubs off on your partner'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 07:08
Men and women are more successful when they adopt healthy behaviours as a couple, research reveals.

NFL Investigates Reports Of Deflated Balls After Patriots Rout Colts

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 07:05

In wet and slippery conditions, an under-inflated ball could be easier to grip and catch. Quarterback Tom Brady calls the allegations "ridiculous."

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