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Petrol bomb attack on woman's home

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 01:02
A woman in her 70s escapes injury after two petrol bombs are thrown at her bungalow in Magherafelt, County Londonderry.

Unit takes over Bloody Sunday probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 01:00
A new PSNI legacy unit has taken over the Bloody Sunday investigation, and a review of letters sent to about 200 so-called republican On the Runs.

Woman dies in Hogmanay house fire

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:50
A woman dies in a house fire which broke out at a property in the Angus town of Monifieth on New Year's Eve.

VIDEO: 2014's medical milestone as man walks again

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:20
The BBC's Victoria Gill looks back at the case of a paralysed man who was able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Abuse claims 'too many for state'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:19
The number of victims claiming historical child abuse could reach the tens of thousands and is too many for the state to cope with, an MP says.

Renewed calls to scrap bridge tolls

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:11
Renewed calls are made to scrap the Severn Bridge and Second Severn Crossing tolls on the day prices go up.

Sen. Marco Rubio Hopes For A Congress 'Whose Work Is Relevant' To Americans

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:02

The Republican party begins 2015 in control of both chambers of Congress. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks with Steve Inskeep about the party's priorities and the possibility of a presidential bid.

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With Rescue Dogs In Demand, More Shelters Look Far Afield For Fido

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:50

In many parts of the country, demand for adoptive pets outstrips the supply of healthy dogs. Many shelters and rescue groups now import dogs from other states — and even other countries.

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Ebola Aid Workers Still Avoiding New York And New Jersey

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:49

It's been months since a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa was quarantined by New Jersey's governor upon arrival at Newark airport. But a legacy of confusion about state travel rules remains.

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Pastry With Soul. It's That Simple

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:49

New York pastry chef Brooks Headley calls his cookbook Fancy Desserts. But his Italian grandmother is his real inspiration, he says, and she was all about homestyle: simple and fresh.

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Flood Damage Restored, Aging Congregation Still Faces Challenges

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:48

Chapel of the Interlude in Drake, Colo., was damaged in 2013 when a flood brought mud, sticks and other debris into the building. So the aging congregation came together and restored their oasis.

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India scheme to monitor toilet use

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:47
India launches a nationwide scheme to check whether people are using toilets as part of a cleanliness drive by PM Narendra Modi.

Airport's long-haul flights aim

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:26
Attracting long-haul flights to Cardiff Airport is one of the aims for its bosses in the year ahead in a bid to boost passenger numbers.

Retrial in Egypt al-Jazeera case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:08
Egypt's highest court orders a retrial in the case of three al-Jazeera journalists jailed for spreading false news.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:07
Gareth Bale rules out Manchester United move, Swansea say Wilfried Bony is not for sale, plus more.

Formula 1's Jenson Button marries

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 22:44
Former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has married long-term partner Jessica Michibata, he confirms on Twitter.

Kashmir clashes kill five troops

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 22:07
Four Pakistani troops die in firing by Indian border forces on New Year's Eve, after India accuses Pakistan of killing an Indian soldier.

Three rescued from fire at flats

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 21:10
Three people are rescued and around 40 others are evacuated from a severe fire at a block of flats in Plymouth.

Kim Jong Un Welcomes Talks With South Korea, In New Year's Day Speech

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 21:04

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in nationally televised New Year's speech on Thursday that he is open to a summit with his South Korean counterpart.

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Egypt court to hear al-Jazeera case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 20:47
Egypt's highest court is due to hear an appeal by three al-Jazeera journalists against their convictions for spreading false news.