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Paralysed man's family demand answers

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 01:10
The family of a man left paralysed after being arrested receive an apology from the police watchdog for the length of its investigation.

Property sales reach seven-year high

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 01:06
Property sales across the UK rose by 14% last year to 1.22 million, the highest number since 2007, official statistics show.

Concern over NI courts budget cuts

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 01:03
The Lord Chief Justice says he has "significant concerns" about budget cuts to the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS).

What does your fridge reveal about you?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 01:00
What the contents of your fridge say about you

First step towards saving rhino

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 00:54
Experts are pinning their hopes on in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save the northern white rhino from extinction.

Ghostbusters: Female stars confirmed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 00:45
Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are to reunite in the all-female Ghostbusters sequel, its director Paul Feig confirms.

'I'm dying - this is the end'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 00:37
As Kell Brook describes being stabbed on holiday, Ben Dirs asks why so many boxers encounter trouble outside the ring.

Greece will not default - PM Tsipras

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 00:29
New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras tells his first cabinet meeting his country will not default on its bailout debts, but will negotiate with creditors.

Astrologer 'preyed on the vulnerable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 00:29
An astrologer and faith healer was a "vulture" who preyed on people when they were at their most vulnerable, a court hears.

VIDEO: Icy blizzard brings Boston to halt

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 00:29
The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.

NHS 'crisis guidelines' questioned

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 00:24
New NHS guidelines to some hospitals in England about "major incidents" prompt claims ministers are seeking to deter hospitals from declaring a crisis.

Flat profits at flat-pack group Ikea

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-28 00:12
IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, reported flat profits last year despite rising sales worldwide.

VIDEO: Tanks found in Brazil warehouse

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:58
Two tanks are found in a warehouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, puzzling the authorities.

Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police-Tracking

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:34

In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.

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VA Steps Up Programs As More Veterans Enter Hospice Care

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:27

Millions of Americans who served in Korea, World War II and Vietnam are reaching their 70s and beyond. So the VA is putting focus on how to make veterans comfortable in their final weeks and months.

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Mayweather & Pacquiao swap numbers

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:27
Welterweight greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather swap phone numbers at an NBA game in their first ever meeting.

Cigarette packs 'opposition growing'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:27
Opposition is growing from Tory MPs to plans to introduce standardised cigarette packets in England.

Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:26

In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.

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Homeless Man Encourages Others On The Streets To 'Get Up'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:25

Tony Simmons is a former heroin addict and drug runner who had been in and out of jail. Today, he helps many of Baltimore's 3,000 homeless residents — with housing guidance, advice and hugs.

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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:23

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

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