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Man jailed for killing ex-councillor

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:01
A man who killed a former leader of East Dunbartonshire Council with a single punch is jailed for five years.

Sports Direct buys Debenhams stake

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:01
Sports Direct, the casual clothing retailer run by billionaire Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, buys a 4.6% stake in Debenhams.

VIDEO: Dubai ruler gives BBC a guided tour

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:00
The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum takes the BBC's Jon Sopel on a tour of his grandfather's house and drives him through part of Dubai

Slowly, Water Is Flowing Again In West Virginia

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 04:00

A chemical spill Thursday led officials to warn customers across nine counties not to use the water coming from their taps. About 300,000 people are affected. Officials say tests of the water have been encouraging, and that they've begun a systematic restart of the system.

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Djokovic & Williams reach round two

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:52
Men's champion Novak Djokovic and women's top seed Serena Williams advance to the Australian Open second round.

Man in court over 'chess killing'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:47
A man appears in court in Dublin charged with the murder of a man allegedly following a row over a game of chess.

VIDEO: Vic on laughing when he shouldn't

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:42
Vic Reeves joins BBC Breakfast to talk about his new sitcom and why he enjoys getting the giggles when he is performing

Court orders online critics' naming

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:41
Users who have posted negative comments on the online review site Yelp must be identified orders a US court.

Hunger Games surpasses Iron Man 3

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:39
With takings of almost $414m (£252m), the second Hunger Games film passes Iron Man 3 to become the most successful 2013 release at the US box office.

VIDEO: Academies giving work to prisoners

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:33
Conservative polices on prisons changed from the Michael Howard to the Ken Clarke eras, and today's aims see a move to keep people out of prison and help them get a job.

Death boat alarm was disconnected

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:24
An alarm had been disconnected on a fishing boat which sank, leading to the death of one of its crew, a report says.

Kalashnikov 'pain' over rifle deaths

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:20
A letter apparently reveals Mikhail Kalashnikov, who died last month, feared he was morally responsible for deaths by the AK-47 assault rifle he invented.

Mother charged over abandoned baby

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:13
A woman is charged with abandoning her newborn baby in a Birmingham park.

The men South America's coaches dread losing

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:11
World Cup year is a tense time, writes South American football expert Tim Vickery, but which players would be missed most?

Homeserve facing £34m FCA penalty

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:02
Maintenance company Homeserve is warned it faces a fine of £34.5m from the City regulator owing to historical sales problems.

'Disturbing' rise in child sex abuse

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:01
The number of primary school children sexually abused in Wales rises by nearly a quarter, says a charity.

VIDEO: Blair pays tribute to Ariel Sharon

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 03:00
Former UK Prime Minister and Middle East envoy Tony Blair pays tribute to Ariel Sharon at the ex-Israeli PM's memorial service in Jerusalem.

Praise for 'perfect' Sherlock finale

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 02:47
The final episode of BBC One drama Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, is enthusiastically praised by TV critics.

Protesters launch Bangkok 'shutdown'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 02:38
Thai protesters launch what they are calling a shutdown of Bangkok in a bid to oust the government before snap elections on 2 February.

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