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Cameron to pay Obama two-day visit

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 14:29
Prime Minister David Cameron is to pay a two-day visit to US president Barack Obama in Washington, the White House says.

Family informed of river body find

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 14:25
A missing man's family is told by police that a body has been found in a river.

Dresden protest against Pegida

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 14:07
About 35,000 people have marched through the German city of Dresden in protest against recent so-called anti-Islamisation rallies, organisers say.

Oldham director: No regrets on Evans

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 13:51
Oldham director Barry Owen says he has "no regrets" over the club's approach for convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Forget Wearable Tech. People Really Want Better Batteries.

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 13:07

The Consumer Electronics Show has wrapped up its showcase of the latest in high-tech gizmos. But according to a survey from Fortune magazine, many Americans have a simpler wish: longer battery life.

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In Oregon, Medicaid Now Covers Transgender Medical Care

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 13:07

The Oregon Health Plan just started covering the cost of reassignment surgery for transgender people. Oregon joins a handful of states that provide such coverage through Medicaid.

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Posh chairman in social media rant

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 13:04
Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony launches a Twitter tirade at players after their defeat by Colchester.

The big man with a nice reputation

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 12:59
He's a 6ft 7in goal-scoring multi-millionaire - but Peter Crouch has not let it go to his head, says chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.

Pellegrini laments missed chances

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 12:44
Boss Manuel Pellegrini admits Manchester City wasted a chance to keep pace with leaders Chelsea after they draw at Everton.

George Zimmerman Again Arrested On Assault Charges

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 12:42

It's the latest in a string of encounters with law enforcement since the former neighborhood watch volunteer was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin.

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French sport pays tribute to dead

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 12:37
French sporting stars pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in the Paris area which killed 17 people.

Warnings as power outage continues

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 12:07
Parts of the UK are being warned to brace themselves for more bad weather as tens of thousands of homes remain without power.

Defeated SL leader 'sought army help'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 11:56
Mahinda Rajapaksa tried to deploy the army when he realised that he had lost Sri Lankan elections, a spokesman for the new government alleges.

Six held over Randalstown murder

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 11:52
Six people are arrested by police investigating the murder of a Chinese restaurant owner in County Antrim.

Farc's unilateral truce 'threatened'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 11:34
Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, says the unilateral truce it declared on 20 December is being threatened by continuing military action.

Toddler found dead in apartment

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 11:31
Police in the Republic of Ireland are investigating the discovery of a two-year-old boy's body.

Rallies In France Prelude To Paris March Planned For Sunday

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 11:25

Today's gatherings across France are a prelude to a unity march planned for Sunday in Paris that is expected to bring two dozen world leaders and thousands of participants.

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AirAsia Tail Recovered, But No Sign Of 'Black Box' Recorders

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-10 10:14

The large, red piece of debris emblazoned with the word "Asia" was lifted from the bottom of the Java Sea using inflatable balloons.

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Girl arrested over fatal stabbing

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 09:56
A 17-year-old girl is arrested over the fatal stabbing of a teenager in east London.

Wolfsburg midfielder Malanda dies

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-10 09:48
Wolfsburg and Belgium Under-21 midfielder Junior Malanda dies at the age of 20 in a car crash.