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In A Paris Suburb, Jews And Muslims Live In A Fragile Harmony

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:12

Jewish and Muslim communities have lived together for decades in Sarcelles, about 10 miles from Paris. But locals say last week's attacks in Paris have heightened awareness of religious differences.

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NHS urged to 'take back' hospital

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:10
Campaigners urge the NHS to take back control of its first privately-run hospital as the company withdraws from the contract.

Ronaldo keen to resume career in US

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 01:06
Former Brazil striker Ronaldo pledges to get back in shape with a view to playing for US club Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

France 'to protect all religions'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:59
President Francois Hollande vows that France will protect all religions and says that Muslims are the main victims of fanaticism and intolerance.

US 'in dog we trust' rug misprint

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:49
A $500 (£329) rug is removed from a Florida sheriff's office after someone spotted it mistakenly read "in dog we trust".

Man Utd sack scout for offensive posts

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:33
Manchester United sack Denmark-based scout Torben Aakjaer for posting offensive messages on Facebook.

Tullow Oil hit by oil price collapse

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:32
Tullow Oil takes a $2.2bn (£1.45bn) hit from the oil price collapse and cuts its exploration spending by a third.

Defiant Catalan leader calls new vote

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:31
Catalonia's pro-independence President Artur Mas calls early regional elections for 27 September, in a new challenge to Madrid.

BP sees $50 oil for three years

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:31
BP expects the oil price will stay in the range of $50 to $60 for two to three years. Why, and what would that mean?

US casino unit files for bankruptcy

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:27
The largest US casino company, Caesars Entertainment, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in an attempt to eliminate $10bn of debt.

AUDIO: Three days in a hospital stock room

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:22
The NHS has been under increasing pressure in recent months, but for Michael Steel the consequences were particularly extreme.

Cadbury to cut 200 jobs at factory

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:19
About 200 jobs are to be cut at Cadbury's plant in Birmingham as part of a deal to invest £75m in new production lines at the plant.

Non-voters 'are turning to UKIP'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:17
UKIP support in Wales has "surged" because people who have not voted for many years are turning to the party, its leader Nigel Farage says.

Academy Awards A to Z

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:08
With the 87th Awards fast approaching, here is our A to Z guide to the biggest night of the movie calendar.

Xiaomi unveils flagship phablets

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:06
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils two large phablets, comparing them directly with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.

India Uber driver rape trial begins

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:05
A driver from the web-based taxi firm Uber goes on trial in Delhi charged with the rape of a passenger last month.

What workers hate about TV depictions of their profession

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 00:04
What jobs do dramas get most wrong about?

Hibernating hints at dementia therapy

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:48
A neurodegenerative disease has been halted by harnessing the regenerative power of hibernation, scientists say.

Pietersen claim 'surprises' Morgan

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:40
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan is surprised by Kevin Pietersen's claim that he wants to have him in the side.

Shoe generates power from walking

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 23:40
German researchers have built shoe-sized devices that harvest power from the act of walking.