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Where Could Ebola Strike Next? Scientists Virus Hunt In Asia

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:24

A handful of ecologists knew for years that West Africa was at risk for an Ebola outbreak. Now they're figuring out where else in the world the virus could be hiding. Many signs point to Asia.

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Kenya court blocks security law

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:20
Kenya's High Court suspends some sections of the controversial new security law which was enacted last month despite fierce opposition.

VIDEO: Exclusive look at new train station

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:18
The cost of rail fares has been the subject of fierce debate for years, but the government argues that rail modernisation needs to be financed.

VIDEO: Struggling to get a mobile signal

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 23:03
It has been 30 years years since the first ever mobile phone call was made in Britain, but there are still some places in the UK that do not have any coverage.

Motson's FA Cup third-round shocks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:24
From Ronnie Radford's rocket to Mickey Thomas's memorable strike, commentator John Motson picks out 10 FA Cup third-round shocks

Outrage over 'Muslim' terror drill

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:21
Mock security drills in India cause outrage after videos emerge showing the "militants" wearing Muslim skullcaps and shouting pro-Islam slogans.

Civic centre set to go on sale

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:18
Money raised from selling Swansea's civic centre will be used to fund "ambitious plans" to redevelop the city centre, the council leader says.

Ronnie Radford: Ultimate FA Cup hero

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:05
How one hopeful swing of a boot 43 years ago defined a giant-killing hero and fuelled the romance of the FA Cup.

Commuter clocks up £1k delay claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:04
A commuter photographs the £1,090-worth of train delay compensation vouchers he received in 2014 to show problems on the route.

Care revamp 'lessons to be learnt'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:03
A shake-up of home care services in Powys ran into difficulty because of problems including poor communication and staffing issues, a review says.

VIDEO: New rules cap payday loan charges

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 22:00
A cap on the cost of payday loans enforced by the Financial Conduct Authority has now come into effect.

Boys held over seaside resort murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:36
Two teenagers are arrested on suspicion of murder after a 52-year-old man found unconscious in Blackpool dies.

VIDEO: Sisi urged to free al-Jazeera's Greste

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:23
The brothers of the jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say they hope to see him deported back to Australia rather than face retrial.

China diplomat in corruption probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:18
Zhang Kunsheng has become the highest ranking Chinese diplomat to be investigated for suspected corruption, state media report.

VIDEO: Most cancers 'bad luck' says US study

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:15
New research suggests most types of cancer are the result of bad luck, rather than an unhealthy lifestyle or genetic factors.

Shots are fired at house in town

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:15
A number of shots are fired through the rear window of a house in Omagh, County Tyrone.

VIDEO: Migrant ship drifting off Italy

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 21:10
The Italian coastguard is co-ordinating a rescue operation for a merchant ship adrift off the south-east coast of Italy with at least 400 migrants on board.

Macau revenue sees first yearly fall

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 20:57
Gambling revenue in the world's biggest gaming hub, Macau, falls for the first time on an annual basis since casinos were liberalised there in 2001.

Former NY Governor Mario Cuomo dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 20:15
Former Democratic Governor of New York Mario Cuomo dies just before his son Andrew is inaugurated as governor for a second term, family sources say.

In pictures: Special stamps

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 19:40
Royal Mail is celebrating 50 years of its special stamps programme by launching a website showing all 2,663 designs.