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VIDEO: Who should be in TV election debates?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:02
Natalie Bennett and Paul Nuttall react to Ofcom's proposed classification of major and minor parties ahead of the general election.

Funeral held for Alva schoolboy

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:52
About 200 mourners attend a funeral service for five-year-old schoolboy Scott Chiriseri, who was found dead at his home in Alva.

Sri Lanka's life after Rajapaksa

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:50
Sri Lankans dump Mahinda Rajapaksa out of office after a decade, raising huge questions for the future direction of the country, says the BBC's Charles Haviland.

Nebraska Supreme Court Clears Way For Keystone XL Pipeline

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:47

The split decision allows the controversial project to proceed. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as early as today on a bill to approve the pipeline.

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VIDEO: Scotland hit by winds over 100mph

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:44
Northern Scotland is hit by winds of over 100mph, disrupting transport services across the country.

Sri Lanka's Long-Time President Ousted In Election Defeat

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:42

Mahinda Rajapaksa, who presided over the end of the island-nation's long and brutal civil war, lost to a former ally and Cabinet minister, Maithripala Sirisena.

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Up Pompeii star Percival dies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:34
Actor Lance Percival, who starred in Up Pompeii and Carry On Cruising, dies at the age of 81.

Between 2 Two Police Standoffs, Tensions Flare In Paris

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:31

Vivienne Walt, a Time magazine reporter based in Paris, offers the latest on the events involving the suspects in Wednesday's shooting at the offices of satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

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NSPCC gives social network warning

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:29
The NSPCC launches a campaign highlighting the risks of social networking, aimed at eight to 12-year-olds and their parents.

The Shifting Conditions Confronting The French Hostage Negotiator

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:26

Steve Inskeep speaks with Robert McFadden, a senior vice president of the Soufan Group and a 30-year veteran of U.S. law enforcement, for details on the security situation in and around Paris.

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VIDEO: Why are A&E queues rising at hospitals?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:23
The NHS is "soaking up ever more pressure" says the president of the College of Emergency Medicine.

VIDEO: Taylor's apology for Ched Evans remark

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:16
The head of the Professional Footballers' Association apologises after comparing the Ched Evans rape case to the Hillsborough disaster.

Ofsted admits reliability concerns

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:15
Ofsted has not done enough to ensure school inspections are reliable, one of the watchdog's directors admits.

Money Shop could close 200 stores

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:15
The Money Shop, a payday lender owned by US firm Dollar Financial, is amid a consultation process to close as many as 200 of its 500 stores.

VIDEO: 'Shooting' at kosher Paris supermarket

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:05
A gunman has seized hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris, while police in northern France have cornered the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.

Cardiff return to blue home kit

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:00
Cardiff City will return to playing in their traditional home blue strip after owner Vincent Tan gives the go-ahead.

Ukraine rebels 'intensify attacks'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 04:55
Officials say rebels have intensified their shelling of government positions in eastern Ukraine, with reports of soldiers and civilians killed.

Baftas 2015: shocks and surprises

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 04:53
Cuddly bears and sex-mad aliens get Bafta nods

AUDIO: Live - Sale v Northampton commentary

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 04:52
Listen to live commentary of Sale v Northampton from BBC Radio Manchester.

Man gets 10 years for killing friend

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 04:43
A man from Fife who killed his lifelong friend by stabbing him through the heart after a row is jailed for 10 years.