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Boost UK-Iraqi Kurdistan ties - MPs

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 01:12
The UK must reinforce its diplomatic presence in Iraq's Kurdistan Region to help counter Islamist extremism, MPs say.

IRS Budget Cuts May Make For An Unpleasant Tax Filing Season

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 01:06

The IRS commissioner warns that congressionally mandated budget cuts are hurting the agency's ability to crack down on tax cheats, process timely refunds and even staff its help lines.

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Man remanded over Tesco murder bid

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 01:05
A man charged with attempting to murder a shopper at a Tesco store in Flintshire appears in court.

Coen brothers to head Cannes jury

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:58
Joel and Ethan Coen, the award-winning directors of No Country for Old Men and Fargo, will jointly head the 2015 Cannes Film Festival jury, organisers say.

Four face charges over Paris attacks

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:47
Four men are to appear before a judge in Paris on suspicion of supporting one of the gunmen behind the Islamist attacks in France that killed 17.

Ex Dragon quits uni over rape claim

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:46
An original member of TV's Dragons' Den quits as new chancellor of Teesside University after being arrested on suspicion of rape.

In pictures: Corrie's Deirdre

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:44
Pictures from the career of Anne Kirkbride

VIDEO: Four shots - four dives

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:30
Squash player, Kanzy El Defrawy, of Egypt, performs a series of diving shots in a desperate bid to win a rally against France's Camille Serme.

Impressive England thrash India

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:18
Steven Finn and James Anderson lead England to a morale-boosting nine-wicket tri-series win over India in Brisbane.

Will euro QE work?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:12
How will we know if eurozone quantitative easing is working?

Rocketing vaccine cost warning

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:08
The price of life-saving vaccines has skyrocketed leaving some countries struggling to fully immunise children, Medecins Sans Frontieres warns.

Working 3 Jobs In A Time Of Recovery

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 00:03

If Elkhart County, Ind. was the symbol of the recession, then Ed Neufeldt was the face of the unemployed worker. Elkhart's economy has recovered but Neufeldt is still struggling to bounce back.

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Farage predicts NHS insurance debate

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 23:48
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says the idea of replacing the NHS with an insurance-based system is "a debate that we're all going to have to return to".

Savers getting raw deal, says FCA

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 23:38
Millions of savers are getting a raw deal - particularly from the big High Street banks, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has concluded.

Analysts Watch For Impacts Of European Economic Weakness On U.S.

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-19 23:18

German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.

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U-turn over paramedic hospital ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 23:15
A whistleblower paramedic, banned from two hospitals in Worcestershire, is given an apology and sees the restrictions lifted.

VIDEO: Dropping Page Three 'positive step'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 23:07
Campaigners against The Sun's pictures of topless models on page three are claiming victory this morning following reports the paper has dropped the feature.

'IS threat' against Japan hostages

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 22:55
A video purported to be from Islamic State militants demands $200m (£130m) in return for sparing the lives of two Japanese hostages.

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 22:46
Man Utd place £50m price tag on David De Gea, Hummels plans to stay put, Fletcher linked with Spain move, plus more.

Police chief to meet MPs over data

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-19 21:59
The chief constable of British Transport Police will appear before MPs over the way the force handles information at its offices in Cardiff.