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Hundreds Fleeing South Sudan's Fighting Drown In Nile River

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:21

At least 200 refugees, mostly women and children, have died in the ferry accident near the northern city of Malakal.

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Messi and the hazards of a red suit

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:17
The hazards of wearing a bright crimson suit

VIDEO: 'Political disaster' if UK leaves ECHR

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:15
President of the European Court of Human Rights, Judge Dean Spielmann tells HARDtalk it would 'disastrous for everyone' if Britain leaves the ECHR.

Failed IT scheme costs Army £6.7m

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:11
The Army has had to write-off £6.7m on a failed online recruitment system, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPs.

Wales include injury worry Jenkins

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:09
Wales coach Warren Gatland includes Gethin Jenkins in his 32-man squad for the 2014 Six Nations despite the prop's injury concerns.

VIDEO: MP paintings 'money well spent'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:03
Spending thousands of pounds on artwork featuring MPs who have made a "valuable contribution" is defended by the committee chairman responsible for commissioning them.

'Absolutely Crazy': Man Killed In Movie Theater For Texting?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 06:00

Witnesses say one man was upset by another's texting during the previews at an afternoon screening of Lone Survivor in a Tampa-area theater. The dispute allegedly ended with the man who had been texting being shot and killed.

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Miliband: Middle class facing crisis

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:51
Middle-class families are facing a "crisis of confidence" over falling living standards, Labour leader Ed Miliband says in a newspaper article.

'Ken Barlow not on trial' over rape

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:48
A judge tells a panel of potential jurors that the "real person" William Roache is on trial for rape and indecent assault, not his fictional Coronation Street character Ken Barlow.

Fan died watching football on TV

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:46
The family of a football fan who died suddenly say they are comforted by the fact was doing what he lived for - watching Swansea City.

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:42
The government is criticised over the cost of a failed online Army recruitment system.

Madoff costs hurt JP Morgan profits

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:31
Global banking giant JP Morgan Chase reports fourth quarter profits of $5.3bn (£3.22bn) as Madoff legal costs dent earnings gains.

PODCAST: The running tab of no tap water

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:29

A case before the court involves whether the government should be allowed to take payroll taxes from severance pay.

How do you measure the cost of a toxic spill that turns off the tap? People affected by the West Virginia water contamination had to suspend the convenience of running water, and instead relied on bottled water for everything except flushing toilets.

The Federal Reserve has an enormous balance sheet. After all, it bought trillions of securities from banks. But could something designed as stimulus turn into nasty inflation down the road? Don't worry. The Fed has a plan for that. It's called Reverse Repo.

VIDEO: Tory MP to wear onesie in Commons

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:29
Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke wears a onesie in a BBC studio, explains how he plans to wear one to vote in the Commons.

Day in pictures: 14 January 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:28
24 hours of news photos: 14 January

VIDEO: Elephant attacks tourist car

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:25
A British family has a lucky escape when their car is attacked by an elephant while on safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

House prices 'rising across the UK'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:19
Annual house price growth rose faster than the cost of living in November, even if London is removed from the calculations, official figures show.

In pictures: Spectacular winter sunrises

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:17
Readers' pictures of sunrises in Northern Ireland

Cull police 'cost £1,377 a badger'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 05:05
The cost of policing the badger cull in Gloucestershire and Somerset is confirmed as being close to £2.5m - about £1,377 per badger.

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