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Traces Of Oil Found In Montana Town's Water Supply After Spill

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 07:41

It comes days after up to 50,000 gallons of oil spilled from a break in a pipeline along the Yellowstone River. Saturday's spill is the second in the river since 2011.

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MP pays £300K 'Plebgate' legal bill

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 07:33
The former government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has paid £300,000 in legal costs after losing his libel case in the "Plebgate" affair.

Sky blocks pornography 'by default'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 07:33
Sky is to activate pornography filters on all broadband accounts unless users specifically opt out.

VIDEO: Students rescued after week without food

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 07:13
A British student has been rescued by Turkish authorities after losing his way on a trek and spending days without food and sleeping in a cave.

Hundreds of school staff 'suspended'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 07:13
Schools have suspended hundreds of teachers and support staff amid confusion over child protection rules, say unions.

Threats to Charlie Hebdo newsagent

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 07:02
A newsagents abandons plans to sell the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo after receiving threats.

Analysis: UKIP's policy battles

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:50
BBC Political Correspondent Robin Brant analyses disagreements over health and defence spending between two senior UKIP figures.

Teacher jailed over sex with pupil

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:43
A drama teacher who had sex with a student over five years, starting when she was 17, is jailed for 12 months.

Oil firm to cut 300 North Sea jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:41
Oil company Talisman Sinopec announces plans for 300 job losses from its North Sea operations, from a workforce of about 3,000.

Shiite Rebels Shell Yemeni Leader's House, Seize Presidential Palace

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:34

The Associated Press is calling the "shelling ... a dramatic escalation in the violence that has gripped Sanaa since Monday." Some Yemeni officials are calling the rebels' move "a coup."

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Veteran's funeral plea brings crowd

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:27
Hundreds of people attend the funeral of a Royal Air Force veteran who died without any family after an appeal was launched.

VIDEO: UK terrorist attack 'highly likely'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:26
The former head of the secret intelligence service has said he believes a successful terrorist attack on the United Kingdom is "highly likely".

Student survived by 'eating insects'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:21
A student survives for eight nights on a mountain in Turkey by eating insects and sheltering in a cave.

Knee injury ends Foden's season

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:18
Northampton's Ben Foden will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, putting his World Cup hopes in doubt.

Child abuse inquiry struggles to start

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:16
The inquiry into historical child has been plagued with problems that remain unsolved, says Tom Symonds.

Quiz: Schools where the underprivileged are few

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-20 06:08

After being publicly ridiculed, this college says it will double its share of low-income undergrads.

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Bahrain activist jailed for tweet

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:54
One of Bahrain's most prominent human rights activists, Nabeel Rajab, has been sentenced to six months in prison over a comment he tweeted last year.

The State Of The Union Is ... 'Free And Restless'?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:53

Looking back, presidents have often characterized the state of the union as "strong," but not always. President Ford described it as "not good."

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Yemen presidential palace 'seized'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:50
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen have entered and taken control of the presidential palace in the country's capital Sanaa, reports say.

White House Seeks More Time From Congress On Iran

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-20 05:38

There is bipartisan support for sanctions — and a veto threat from the president. His chief of staff, Denis McDonough, says the White House would consider congressional action "later in the year."

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