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In pictures: France mourns

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 07:11
Mourning for victims of Charlie Hebdo attacks

The strange persistence of the odd 'Page X' trend

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 07:02
Why are Twitter users comparing 2015 to a book?

Universal sues over prison mixtapes

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 07:02
Universal has taken aim at companies that create mixtapes for prisoners in its latest piracy fight.

Euro sinks to fresh nine-year low

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:52
The euro sinks to a fresh nine-year low against the dollar, in part after a surprise decrease in German factory orders.

Cardiac casualties 'treated as dead'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:43
A hospital consultant working on the day of Hillsborough tells the inquests some patients suffering cardiac arrest were "treated as dead".

Could Paris attack happen in London?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:41
BBC Home affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani asks how prepared a city can be for something like the Charlie Hebdo attack

Girl, five, thrown off US bridge

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:35
A Florida man has been charged with murder after police say he threw his five-year-old daughter off a bridge in St Petersburg.

How Food Shopping Turns New Year's Resolutions Into 'Res-Illusions'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:33

Many people aim to make healthier food choices in the New Year. A study finds that while people buy more healthy food, they spend just as much on unhealthy foods as they do during the holidays.

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Ebola nurse 'critical for some time'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:32
A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone could remain in a critical condition for "some time", her family says.

Flu cases 'highest for three years'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:21
Flu is circulating at its highest level for three years amid concerns the vaccine may be less effective.

Boy found hanged after sex comments

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:19
A 15-year-old boy was found hanged after claims he may have had sex with a fellow pupil at his school, an inquest hears.

The ultimate email disclaimer footnote

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:16
An MP wants a ban on "useless" disclaimers at the foot of emails. Here's one to end them all.

Leicester agree £9m Kramaric deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:10
Leicester City agree a deal to sign Croatia striker Andrej Kramaric for a club record fee, subject to a work permit.

VIDEO: Life in the town with six Tescos

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 06:06
Tesco have announced it will be closing 43 stores across the UK and it is shelving plans to open a further 49 new "very large" stores.

Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:59

In India, where silk is plentiful, the luxe fabric turns out to be more efficient — and cheaper — than paper or plastic for testing a diabetic's glucose levels.

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UK vote 'not about referendum'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:56
Former first minister Alex Salmond rules out using the Westminster election to win a second independence referendum.

France Observes Moment Of Silence For 'Charlie Hebdo' Victims

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:46

Many in France marked the deadly assault yesterday on the offices of a satirical magazine by observing a minute of silence for the journalists and police killed by suspected Islamist extremists.

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Measles Makes An Unwelcome Visit To Disneyland

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:34

An outbreak among visitors to two California theme parks shows once again that this super-contagious virus doesn't respect borders. Most of the afflicted people had not been vaccinated.

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Injured Vlaar out for six weeks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:31
Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar is expected to be out for four to six weeks with a knee injury, the club confirms.

Bomb disposal team called to PSNI HQ

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-08 05:28
Bomb disposal officers are called to the Police Service of Northern Ireland's headquarters to examine a suspicious package.