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Syria war 'killed 76,000' in 2014

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 08:41
The number of deaths in Syria's conflict hit a record level in 2014 - more than 76,000 - activists say, as figures also reveal a deadly year in Iraq.

VIDEO: Greste parents: Retrial 'a good outcome'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 08:28
The decision to re-try three al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year has been cautiously welcomed by the father of one of the men.

WATCH: Full Video Of President Obama's Interview With NPR

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 08:26

The interview was wide-ranging and nuanced. Obama touched on topics ranging from Iran to his view of race relations in the country to the new political reality of a Legislature controlled by the GOP.

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Boston bomb trial delay rejected

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 08:26
A US federal judge denies requests by the Boston Marathon bombing suspect to delay the trial by nine months until September and move it to another city.

Lithuania rings in the new year with a new currency

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-01 08:18

Along with ringing in the new year last night, Lithuania welcomed the euro, becoming the 19th nation to join the common currency. The BBC's Vishala Sri-Pathma has been reporting from Lithuania and tells us what the change could mean, from higher prices to tensions with Russia.

Listen to the full conversation in the audio player above.

'Ecstasy' suspected in three deaths

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 08:14
Three men die and another is in hospital after taking drugs from a suspected dangerous batch of ecstasy, police say.

PODCAST: Federal contractors get a raise

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-01 08:02

First up, federal contract workers will get a raise this year, making $10.10 an hour at minimum, but it's tough to tell how many of them will actually see a bump. Then: The so-called Internet of things - connected objects in the home, like soccer balls, appliances and  locks - reached a turning point last year, and it's poised to be huge in 2015. We look at the first bellwether: the Consumer Electronics show. Finally, Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson chats about the big tech stories to look for in 2015.

Manchester City 3-2 Sunderland

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 07:55
Substitute Frank Lampard heads a dramatic winner as Manchester City beat Sunderland to go level on points with leaders Chelsea.

Aberdeen 2-0 St Johnstone

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 07:51
David Goodwillie and Cammy Smith score as Aberdeen beat St Johnstone to move top of the Scottish Premiership.

VIDEO: Hopes and fears for Cuban tourism

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 07:51
Will Grant reports on what the historic thaw between the United Stated and Cuba could mean for the island nation.

China leader seeks Shanghai answers

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 07:51
China's President Xi Jinping demands an investigation into a crush in Shanghai on New Year's Eve that killed 36 people and injured 47.

North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Says He's Open To Summit With South Korea

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 07:37

During a New Year's address, Kim said he would talk to South Korean President Park Geun-hye if the "atmosphere and environment are right."

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VIDEO: Ecstasy suspected in two deaths

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 07:33
Three men have died and another is in hospital after taking drugs from a suspected dangerous batch of ecstasy.

Murray beats Lopez in Abu Dhabi

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 07:28
Andy Murray beats Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in three sets in the opening match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.

Six people stabbed at The Belfry

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 07:02
Three men are arrested after six people are stabbed during New Year celebrations at The Belfry resort in Warwickshire.

First AirAsia victim laid to rest

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 07:00
The funeral is held of the first AirAsia Flight QZ8501 victim, whose body was recovered from the Java sea after a crash on Sunday.

Dragons 9-11 Blues

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 06:56
Cardiff Blues hold on to win 11-9 in their Pro12 festive derby at Rodney Parade against Newport Gwent Dragons.

Thomas Piketty rejects France award

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 06:55
Economist Thomas Piketty, author of a much-lauded book on capital and inequality, turns down France's Legion D'Honneur and criticises the government.

Japan's Population Declined In 2014 As Births Fell To A New Low

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 06:45

The country's aging and shrinking population have been issues of concern and could have severe economic consequences.

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VIDEO: Students create healthy snack range

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 06:28
Six teams of students from University College, Birmingham, competed to create healthy snacks which will be sold in hospital vending machines.

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