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Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 17:32

The frilled shark's roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.

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Google Is Said To Be Preparing Its Own Mobile Wireless Service

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 17:22

Google plans to launch a new mobile phone service that it will sell directly to U.S. consumers, according to technology site The Information and other news outlets.

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Computer time is 'parents' bribe'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 17:15
Parents are using access to computers as a way of controlling their children's behaviour, according to a study of modern childhood.

Video shows US police fatal shooting

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 16:35
A newly released video shows a black man being shot dead by US police officers as he steps out of a car with his hands raised.

Jamaica mulls legalising marijuana

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 16:28
The Jamaican cabinet approves a bill to legalise use of small amounts of marijuana which will be examined in the senate this week.

Railway poster original returns home

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 16:22
A landscape painted by Charles Oppenheimer and used in an iconic British Railways poster is donated to a Galloway museum.

Exercise advice is 'unrealistic'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 16:20
Researchers say current exercise guidelines are unrealistic and argue doctors should promote small increases in activity instead.

Bill to set out new Scottish powers

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 16:18
The prime minister will be in Scotland as the UK government publishes the draft bill to transfer extensive new powers to the Scottish Parliament.

EBay to cut 2,400 jobs this quarter

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 16:14
US e-commerce giant eBay is planning to cut 2,400 jobs in the first quarter, the company said on Wednesday.

Has the last taboo in sport been broken?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 16:08
Does menstruation really affect elite sportswomen's performance? BBC Sport analyses the 'last taboo in sport'.

Why Obama's India Republic Day visit is significant

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:59
The symbolism of Barack Obama's trip to India will be much greater than the substance on this visit, writes analyst Pramit Pal Chaudhuri.

Has Libya been let down by the West?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:54
The West has failed to support nation-building in Libya, and we are now seeing the consequences, says Mark Mardell.

'Power of Scotland' - front pages

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:49
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon's declaration that her party's MPs would vote on English health matters if it helps to protect the Scottish NHS makes the front pages.

Will anti-austerity party win Greek vote?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:47
Will anti-austerity party win in Greece?

VIDEO: #FreeSpeechStories: The limits of Spanish humour

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:33
The political joke that went too far?

Can a city sue a TV channel?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:20
Can a city sue a TV channel for defamation?

Real stay top of football rich list

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:11
Real Madrid again tops the Deloitte football money league, but English Premier League clubs take eight of the top 20 spots.

ECB set to announce QE programme

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:09
The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to announce a massive bond-buying programme aimed at revitalising the eurozone economy.

Morales attends Andean ritual

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:07
Bolivian President Evo Morales attends a colourful swearing-in ceremony dressed as an Inca emperor, a day before his inauguration for a third term.

Cyber attacks worry Davos elites

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 15:03
The World Economic Forum has issued a report that warns failing to improve cyber security could cost the global economy $3tn.

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