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Alibaba begins drone delivery trials

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 06:05
Retail giant Alibaba says it is using quadcopter drones to deliver tea to hundreds of its customers in China as part of a test.

Tesco Bank hit by technical problems

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 06:05
Tesco's online banking operation has been hit by a computer fault, with customers unable to view their accounts.

Greste back home after Egypt jail

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 05:59
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste returns to the Australian city of Brisbane to be reunited with his family, after his release from an Egyptian prison.

From Caddy To Pro: Golfer Charlie Sifford Dies At 92

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 05:59

Charlie Sifford, the first black golfer to hold a PGA Tour card, has died at age 92. Decades after he started in golf as a caddy, he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Fraud accused 'entitled' to benefits

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 05:58
A champion golfer accused of a £36,000 benefit fraud tells a court he never claimed anything he was not entitled to.

Probe into Mexico leader's purchases

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 05:50
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto orders a probe into purchases by him, his wife and the finance minister of houses from government contractors.

Man charged with Belfast murder

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 05:33
Police charge a 32-year-old man with the murder of Mohsin Bhatti, who was stabbed to death on a Belfast street last week.

West Ham fined £71,000 over Sakho

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 05:31
West Ham are fined £71,000 by Fifa for breaching rules over the selection of striker Diafra Sakho but stay in the FA Cup.

Bangladesh opposition leader charged

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:58
Bangladesh's opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, has been charged with instigating an arson attack on a bus, which claimed the lives of seven people.

VIDEO: New owner for abandoned dog Kai

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:54
A dog that became a global news star after being abandoned at a Scottish train station with his belongings in a suitcase gets a new owner.

Chad army 'kills Nigeria militants'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:48
Chad's army says it has killed more than 200 militant Islamists and lost nine men during a battle to recapture a key town in north-eastern Nigeria.

Petrobras CEO and executives resign

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:48
The head of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras and five senior executives resign amid the fallout from a corruption scandal.

Arrest after 'carjack' CCTV released

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:41
A man is arrested on suspicion of robbery after CCTV of an apparent carjack, which shows a woman being dragged alongside her own vehicle, is released.

Mother of six 'can be sterilised'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:40
A mother-of-six with an IQ of 70 should be sterilised for her own safety, the Court of Protection has ruled.

The Woman Who Sold Her Baby For $435 To Buy Firewood

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:39

It happened last week in Afghanistan. It is illegal. But the mother felt she had no other way to support her family. It is the fourth case of baby-selling there in the past year.

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Buddhists: Mummified monk 'not dead'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:36
A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week is baffling those who uncovered him, with senior Buddhists saying he is still alive.

What do you do when you've forgotten someone's name?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:35
Why are people's names so hard to remember - and how do we get ourselves out of a tight spot when we forget?

Jordan's king back for crisis talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:29
King Abdullah II lands in Jordan for crisis talks, cutting short a trip to the US after the killing of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State militants.

Brian May considers standing as MP

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:26
Queen guitarist Brian May could stand as an independent MP at the general election, his spokesman says.

French comic faces terror trial

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 04:21
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is to appear in court to face charges of condoning terrorism.

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