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France manhunt enters third day

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 20:47
A huge manhunt near Paris will intensify at dawn for two suspected gunmen in Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine.

'Pings' detected in AirAsia search

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 18:50
"Pings" have been detected in the Java Sea which could have come from the black box of AirAsia flight QZ8501, officials say.

Jackie Chan's son jailed in China

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 18:40
The son of Chinese film star Jackie Chan, Jaycee, is jailed for six months in China on a charge of "sheltering others to use drugs".

Andrae Crouch, 'Father Of Modern Gospel,' Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-08 18:19

Crouch wrote songs for Elvis Presley, sang backup on Michael Jackson tracks, led the choir for Madonna's "Like A Prayer," and was nominated for an Oscar after composing music for "The Color Purple."

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Race for the cross

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 17:58
Reuters photographer Dimitar Dilkoff on how he captured a picture of celebrations to mark Epiphany in Bulgaria.

China's inflation near five-year low

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 17:49
China's consumer inflation rate rises 1.5% in December from a year earlier, below the government's target of 3.5%, and sticking at a near five-year low.

Actor Rod Taylor dies in LA aged 84

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 17:46
Australian actor Rod Taylor, who starred in The Time Machine and Alfred Hitchcock's thriller The Birds, dies aged 84, US reports say.

Why are Venezuelans posting pictures of empty shelves?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 17:30
Why Venezuelans are posting pictures of bare supermarkets

Details Emerge About Suspects In 'Charlie' Attack; Manhunt Continues

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-08 17:24

Thursday was a national day of mourning in France, even as a force some 88,000-strong provided sought two men suspected of killing 12 people at a satirical magazine's office in Paris.

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VIDEO: South Dakota's underground music boom

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 17:10
How heavy metal rockers are uprooting South Dakota cattle culture

When believers marry atheists

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 17:02
What happens when believers marry atheists?

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 17:00
How did Serena Williams wake herself up?

The genius of disability

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 16:58
Why we should celebrate the disabled greats

VIDEO: Deadly snakes aid medical research

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 16:55
Creating a snake anti-venom for sub-Saharan Africa

S Lanka's Rajapaksa 'admits defeat'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 16:41
Sri Lanka's long-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has conceded defeat to Maithripala Sirisena in the president election, his office says.

VIDEO: A little bit of India in Senegal

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 16:40
When Somnath Mukherjee decided to set up home in Senegal he took a little bit of India with him, setting up a school in Indian language and dance.

Costa Rica boat accident kills three

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 16:36
A boat carrying more than 100 people sinks on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast killing a British, an American and a Canadian tourist.

Ousted Thai PM to face impeachment

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 16:29
Impeachment hearings are set to begin against former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra, who was removed from office shortly before a coup.

VIDEO: 'I pretend to be Muslim for my wife'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 16:25
How do you deal with your partner's faith in God if you don't have it? "Tauseef" is an atheist ex-Muslim married to a practising Muslim.

Migrant ghost ships: Who are the people smugglers?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 16:11
Who are the smugglers packing migrants on cargo vessels?

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