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Day in pictures: 12 January 2015

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:53
Images from around the world: 12 January

NYPD Officers Have Faced Light Punishments For Chokeholds, Report Finds

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:51

The Inspector General found chokeholds were sometimes used as a first act of physical force and in the 10 cases reviewed, most officers were given light punishments.

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Jury out in Lostprophets' ex trial

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:34
A jury goes out to consider its verdict in the trial of an ex-lover of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins accused of child sex abuse image offences.

Men 'likeliest to miss tax return'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:30
Young men working in the communications industry are the most likely to miss the looming tax return deadline, figures suggest.

SpaceX capsule docks with ISS

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:28
The privately built Dragon capsule has docked with the International Space Station carrying a much needed cargo of supplies.

Cheer or boo for low inflation?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:22
If official inflation falls below 1% tomorrow, which seems more-or-less certain, would that matter?

New terror data laws needed, says PM

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:21
David Cameron says the law must be changed to stop suspected terrorists from using "safe spaces" to communicate with each other.

VIDEO: Security high at French Jewish school

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:05
The BBC's Chris Bockman says security is tight at a Jewish school in Toulouse which was the scene of a fatal attack in 2012 by French Islamist Mohammed Merah.

Snow warning after strong winds

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 04:05
A yellow "be aware" warning for snow, hail and ice is issued for much of Wales for Tuesday as strong winds caused power and travel disruption on Monday.

Microsoft hits out at Google team

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:59
Google has been criticised by Microsoft after the search giant publicised a security flaw in Windows - which some said put users at risk.

Google doodle honours Kenyan pupil

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:39
Google creates a doodle to honour a Kenyan who holds the world record for being the oldest person to have enrolled in primary school.

Theme park fined 150k for girl's fall

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:36
Chessington World of Adventures is fined £150,000 for safety breaches after a four-year-old girl suffered head injuries in a 14ft (4.2m) fall.

Italian director Francesco Rosi dies

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:32
Director Francesco Rosi, one of Italy's most acclaimed and influential film-makers from the 1950s to the '90s, dies at the age of 92.

German call to halt Pegida marches

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:30
Senior German politicians call for a halt to so-called anti-Islamisation rallies after the murders of 17 people in Paris by Islamist militants.

Meet The Classroom Of The Future

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:28

When a computer runs a classroom, is it more efficient? Do kids learn more? A middle school in New York is finding out.

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Sean Quinn released from bankruptcy

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:25
The former billionaire businessman Sean Quinn to be discharged from bankruptcy on Friday.

Driving licence flag choice rejected

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:14
Calls to offer motorists the option of a Welsh flag on their driving licences are rejected by the UK government on grounds of cost.

Children's home boss jailed for abuse

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:12
The head of a children's home in Oxfordshire who sexually abused vulnerable children is jailed.

VIDEO: New video shows French siege police

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:09
New footage has been released of French forces at the scene of the two siege sites on Friday, as authorities announce extra security at 'sensitive areas'.

Experts pledge to control AI work

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 03:07
Scientists including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk sign a letter pledging to ensure artificial intelligence research benefits mankind.