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Houthis hit as Yemen bomb kills 33

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 06:04
A suicide bombing in Yemen's southern city of Ibb, targeting a Houthi religious celebration, has killed at least 33 people, medical sources say.

Wigan owner Whelan banned and fined

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 06:01
Wigan owner Dave Whelan is given a six-week ban and £50,000 fine by the FA for his comments on Jewish and Chinese people.

Woman held over Syria terror offences

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 05:07
A 25-year-old woman has been arrested at Luton Airport on suspicion of Syria-related terror offences, police say.

Rail customers in driver's cab probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 04:51
An investigation is launched over claims train passengers were forced to travel in the driver's cab for part of their journey because of overcrowding.

Quiz: The most popular Advanced Placement classes

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-12-31 04:49

There are more than 30 AP courses, but not all of them are widely offered.

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Musharraf plotter hanged in Pakistan

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 04:32
Pakistan hangs a man who plotted to assassinate Pervez Musharraf, the seventh execution since a moratorium was lifted.

Three supermarkets cut petrol prices

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 04:24
Three major UK supermarkets are to cut the price of petrol and diesel by 2p per litre from Thursday.

'Four dead' on migrant freighter

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 04:14
At least four people have been found dead on a cargo ship carrying an estimated 900 migrants, which was found adrift in Greek waters, the Red Cross says.

Cuban Authorities Detain Artist, Dissidents, Thwarting Performance

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 04:14

Cuban artist Tania Bruguera asked people to use a microphone to outline their vision of the country. Bruguera, however, was detained before the performance even started.

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Russia inflation up as rouble falls

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 04:03
Russia's annual inflation for 2014 will hit about 11.4%, according to official estimates, as the government intervenes to support another bank.

Katie Hopkins Ebola tweets probed

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 04:01
Police Scotland examine complaints about Ebola comments tweeted by controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins.

Consortium buys 16% of Rangers

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:54
BBC Scotland learns a group including businessman George Letham has bought 16% of Rangers from Laxey Partners.

13,000 drivers in drink-drive tests

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:52
More than 13,000 people are tested for drink and drug driving in north Wales the run up to Christmas, according to police.

What got hot and what did not in 2014 - Part 2

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:51
A roundup of the year's top trending stories

Rare metals found in Mournes

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:46
Geologists are exploring deposits of rare earth elements found in the Mourne mountains

Air France lessons for missing plane probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:39
The often complex nature of air crashes means the reasons why AirAsia QZ8501 fell into the sea will not be clear until the flight recorders are found, says the BBC's Richard Westcott.

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:14
Preview followed by live coverage of the New Year's Day Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

Warning over abuse inquiry victims

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:10
Baroness Butler-Sloss cautions against victims being given too much influence in the public inquiry into historical child sex abuse.

When will lower oil prices lead to cheaper energy bills?

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:04
You'd be forgiven for thinking that your household energy bill should be lower soon, given the dramatic fall in oil prices. But it's not that straightforward.

VIDEO: New year fireworks around the globe

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 03:02
People around the world have been marking the new year with fireworks and celebrations.