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Lockerbie case goes back to court

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 16:06
Relatives of some of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing try to launch an appeal on behalf of the only man convicted of the atrocity.

Wenger wants work permit rule change

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:45
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants work permit regulations for non-European Union players to be scrapped.

Eurozone boost and Leon Brittan death

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:44
A massive cash injection for the eurozone, the death of Leon Brittan, and Prince Andrew's denial of sex claims dominate the front pages.

The Kenyan grandmother at school with her progeny

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:41
The 90-year-old Kenyan at school with her great great grandchildren

The Doomsday Clock Moves 2 Minutes Closer To Midnight

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:40

A group of prominent scientists use the clock as a symbol of imminent disaster for humanity.

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The photos stopping people in the street

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:30
The photographs that are stopping people in their tracks

Saudi King Abdullah, Who Laid Foundation For Reform, Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:28

Abdullah put forward the Arab Peace Initiative for a deal with Israel, cracked down on al-Qaida within the kingdom, and became known as a ruler committed to reform. But the moves were limited.

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Benefits cuts 'cost families £1,227'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:19
Coalition austerity changes to taxes and benefits have cost the average UK household £1,127 a year, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

VIDEO: Japan's 'virtual dressing rooms'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:08
Toshiba has developed a "digital changing booth" that lets customers virtually try on clothes through a display.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:04
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital, state TV has announced, weeks after being admitted with a lung infection.

VIDEO: The Business of Tennis - Men v Women

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:01
Have women tennis players smashed the gender pay gap?

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:57
Man Utd join Arsenal in race for Paulista, Fifa loses three sponsors, Chelsea in market for Douglas Costa, plus more.

Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:57

They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.

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Reporter jailed for stolen data links

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:55
A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous is sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data.

VIDEO: The world's wealth - in 60 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:53
A video demonstrating wealth across the globe, as part of the BBC's new A Richer World season - exploring prosperity, poverty and inequality.

Double murder accused 'saw killers'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:53
A man accused of murdering two pensioners in their homes tells his trial he was there when both were attacked but was not the person responsible.

Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:43

Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.

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Syriza 'to end Greece's humiliation'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:34
The leader of Greek anti-austerity party Syriza says an end to "national humiliation" is near as polls put the party ahead three days before the election.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies; Witnessed A New Era

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:28

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, according to his state TV. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was 90 years old; when he was born, Saudi Arabia was not a country, let alone an oil-producing power.

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VIDEO: Can Artes Mundi outshine Turner Prize?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:10
The biggest art prize in the UK, 40,000 thousand pounds, has gone to the winner of Artes Mundi, the international contemporary art exhibition held in Wales every two years.