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MPs' portraits exhibit contrasting styles

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 04:48
MPs' portraits exhibit contrasting styles

Congress Poised To Pass $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 04:45

There are no "in your face victories" for Republicans or Democrats in the package. The measure funds the government for the rest of this year and is part of a bipartisan plan to avoid another bitter battle that could shut down the government.

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Fears over new Nigeria anti-gay laws

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 04:40
Gay rights activists express fears over new laws in Nigeria banning same-sex marriages, gay groups and public displays of same-sex affection.

Robots test their own world wide web

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 04:38
An online platform, dubbed RoboEarth, is being unveiled this week as a kind of world wide web for robots.

Welsh income tax powers 'unusable'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 04:35
The UK government's blueprint for giving Wales some control of income tax is "unusable", an economist and Welsh government adviser tells MPs.

Skinner turned down Benefits Street

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 04:31
Comic Frank Skinner turned down the job of narrating Channel 4's Benefits Street as he did not want to be "on TV criticising Birmingham", he tells a newspaper.

New HS2 boss pledges to cut costs

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 04:28
The new chairman of HS2, Sir David Higgins, says he hopes to deliver the £50bn high-speed rail project more cheaply, as he starts the job.

Big glacier's retreat 'irreversible'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 04:23
Pine Island Glacier, the longest and fastest flowing ice stream in the Antarctic, is now very probably in a headlong, self-sustaining retreat, say scientists.

Nida police search streams for teen

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 04:20
Police hunting for teenager Nida Naseer, who disappeared just after Christmas, scour streams near her sixth-form college.

Egyptians Go To Polls With Opposition Largely Silenced

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 04:00

Arrests and other intimidation have kept critics from being able to organize and speak out. The interim government's message: If you're really an Egyptian than you'll vote yes. Opponents say the new constitution further enshrines the military's role in Egyptian life.

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UK inflation rate hits 2% target

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 03:58
The UK's inflation rate fell to the Bank of England's target of 2% last month for the first time since November 2009, helped by a slowdown in the increase of fruit prices.

Congress snubs IMF's request for resources

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-01-14 03:54

Funding for the IMF was left out of a trillion dollar compromise to fund the federal government for the next eight months. Negotiations are continuing, but when domestic programs are on the line, funding for international programs is harder to justify.

Marketplace's Nancy Marshall-Genzer joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss. 

Police 'failed' missing man who died

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 03:45
Police are criticised for the way they handled the case of a 52-year-old man found dead after he had been reported missing.

US journalist barred from Russia

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 03:39
A US journalist, accused of visa violations, is barred from Russia, in what his employers say is a "fundamental violation of the right of free speech".

'Making us play in 42C was inhumane'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 03:39
Australian Open organisers are criticised for forcing players to compete in intense heat as temperatures hit 42C.

Man bailed in murder investigation

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 03:38
A 26-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Caerphilly county is released on bail.

Reprieve for school facing closure

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 03:33
Education Minister John O'Dowd announces plans for seven secondary schools in Belfast and Holywood.

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