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US judge defies gay marriage order

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 05:09
Judges in Alabama are ordered not to issue marriage licences to gay couples, on the day a ban on same-sex weddings is due to be lifted.

India growth figures baffle experts

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 05:02
India's economy grew by 7.5% between October and December compared with a year earlier, officials say, but economists are baffled by a new formula to calculate GDP.

Raspberry Pi 2 is 'camera shy'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 04:54
The latest version of Raspberry Pi's credit-card-sized budget computer reboots itself when exposed to camera flashes, users find.

HSBC tax claim sparks political row

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 04:37
Reports that HSBC helped wealthy clients dodge UK taxes sparks a political row, with Labour and Conservative accusing each other over their past actions.

Teenager 'planned to behead soldier'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 04:36
A 19-year-old, armed with a knife and hammer, was arrested as he made his way to behead a British soldier, a court hears.

'I would jump at chance for QPR job'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 04:35
QPR caretaker manager Chris Ramsey says he would "jump at the chance" if offered the job on a full-time basis.

Are you clever enough to watch a Tom Stoppard play?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 04:26
Are you clever enough to watch a Tom Stoppard play?

Will Alabama Courts Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 04:21

Alabama is set to become the 37th state to recognize same-sex marriage Monday. But its chief justice says probate courts should not follow federal rulings on the issue.

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Day in pictures: 9 February 2015

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 04:06
Images from around the world: 9 February

Bob Dylan takes on critics in speech

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 04:01
Bob Dylan turns the tables on his critics during a rare 30-minute speech, as he is honoured as Musicares person of the year.

Alleged 'swatter' arrested in US

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 03:54
An American man alleged to have been involved in several "swatting" incidents has been arrested in the US.

Greek bank shares fall on exit fears

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 03:51
Greek bank shares have fallen sharply after the country's finance minister warned this weekend the euro would collapse if Greece leaves the eurozone.

Social media ban for 9/11 post vicar

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 03:48
A vicar who posted a link to an article that blamed Israel for the 9/11 attacks is banned from using social media for six months.

VIDEO: Nasa reveals far side of the Moon

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 03:47
Using nearly five-years worth of mapping data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA has to provided a view of the moon from the side the cannot be seen from earth.

Wales must build on win, says Taylor

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 03:34
Wales captain Rachel Taylor is calling on her team to reproduce the form that saw them beat England when they face Scotland.

Snow Hits The Northeast (Again), As Pacific Storms Bring Floods To The West

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 03:32

Two large storms are bracketing the upper corners of the continental U.S., with heavy rains bringing flooding to the Northwest and California as a snow storm hits the Northeast.

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Pellet stuck in attacked cat's nose

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 03:19
A stray cat who sniffed a lot had a pellet lodged inside her nose which was only detected by an X-ray, the RSPCA says.

Superbug surge tackled by hospital

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 03:14
A surge in cases of the superbug Clostridium difficile has lead to extra cleaning at a north Wales hospital, officials confirm.

When does avoidance become evasion?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 03:09
When does avoidance become evasion?

Ukraine ceasefire: The 12-point plan

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 03:09
Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine has scuppered a ceasefire deal agreed between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels in Minsk on 5 September.

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