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'Nine killed' in Pakistan explosion

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:26
At least nine people, including three children are killed in a blast at a house in Pakistan's north-western Khyber tribal area, reports say.

Day in pictures: 6 January 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:25
24 hours of news photos: 6 January

AUDIO: Oesophageal cancer deaths up by 50%

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:22
Death rates from oesophageal cancer rise by almost 50% over the last 40 years, according to Cancer Research UK.

Where next for England?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:18
How can England turn around their fortunes?

Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:11
German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffers a partial fracture of her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident, her spokesman says.

Liz Cheney Drops Senate Bid Due To Family 'Health Issues'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 04:00

The former vice president's daughter split Republicans in Wyoming with her challenge to a fellow conservative, Sen. Mike Enzi. She also sparked a public family feud with her opposition to same-sex marriage.

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Atlantic swell sparks surf concerns

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:40
Waves of up to 30ft (10m) high are forecast to hit Devon and Cornwall, prompting fears that inexperienced surfers could put themselves in danger.

60mph limit planned for part of M1

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:35
The government is proposing to reduce the speed limit to 60mph for a 32-mile stretch of the M1, in an effort to cut air pollution.

Turkey PM backs army plot retrials

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:31
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he favours the retrial of hundreds of military officers controversially convicted of coup plots.

Knight hits century in Ashes warm-up

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:20
Heather Knight scores an unbeaten century in England's two-day warm-up match in Perth ahead of the Women's Ashes series.

VIDEO: Plans to remove hard shoulder

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:19
The Highways Agency is planning to remove the hard shoulder from more than 100 miles of motorway in order to ease congestion.

Senegal seizes Russian fishing ship

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 03:18
Senegal seizes a Russian vessel and detains more than 80 sailors after accusing them of fishing illegally in its waters.

Italy's Bersani has brain surgery

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:56
The former leader of Italy's centre-left, Pier Luigi Bersani, has had surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage.

Service sector 'slows in December'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:40
Growth in the UK services sector slowed in December, but business optimism remained high, according to the latest Markit purchasing managers' index.

Train fares eat up commuter savings

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:38
Commuters moving out of London now find that many of the savings are eaten up by higher train fares, according to research.

VIDEO: Memorial for Battle of Waterloo site

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:34
A Belgian farm which played a key role in The Duke of Wellington's victory at the historic Battle of Waterloo is to become a permanent memorial to the British soldiers who fought there. Robert Hall reports.

VIDEO: India launches cryogenic rocket

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:25
India has successfully launched a 1,982-kg communications satellite using an indigenous cryogenically-powered rocket - after recent failed attempts.

VIDEO: Toothbrush 'tells you how well you brush'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:24
Kolibree's "connected" toothbrush promises to monitor how well someone brushes their teeth, transmitting back data to a smartphone or tablet app.

VIDEO: UK space industry 'big business'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 02:00
Chancellor George Osborne says he wants the UK's space industry to triple in size in 20 years time.

Injured Robson out of Hobart event

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 01:58
British number one Laura Robson pulls out with her Australian Open warm-up event in Hobart with a wrist injury.

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