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Honeymoon 'wife' eBay bids top £1,800

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 10:55
An online auction to join a man on his honeymoon after he split with his fiancée has reached £1,800.

Manhunt for French magazine gunmen

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 10:43
Police in Paris mount a huge search for three gunmen who shot dead 12 people at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Ofsted 'positive discrimination' call

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 10:35
If head teachers are faced with two equal candidates for a teaching post, they should consider using "positive discrimination", says the Ofsted chief.

Fed rate rise before April unlikely

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 10:34
US Federal Reserve officials do not believe that they will raise the benchmark short-term interest rate before April, minutes released on Wednesday reveal.

'Outrage' at NHS cancer drugs move

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 10:32
Two drug companies have attacked a decision to remove their treatments from a special fund designed to give access to new therapies in England.

Sony Pictures hackers 'got sloppy'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:42
The US is confident that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures cyber-attack because the hackers were "sloppy" enough to leave a trail, says the FBI.

Somali militants kill 'CIA spies'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:38
Somalia's militant Islamist group al-Shabab has killed by firing squad four men accused of spying for the CIA and other intelligence agencies.

Spurs in 'selfie stick' stadium ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:32
"Selfie sticks" are banned from Tottenham's White Hart Lane ground after a fan complained to the club.

VIDEO: Candlelit vigil for Paris victims

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:25
A vigil has been held in Paris in memory of the 12 people who lost their lives in a gun attack at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Top policeman summoned over report

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:24
Chief Constable George Hamilton has been summoned to court to explain why a report has been withheld from an inquest into the 1997 murder of a GAA official.

Compound From Soil Bacteria May Help Fight Dangerous Germs

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:15

A natural compound kills germs that have become resistant to antibiotics, researchers say. If it works in humans, it could help combat diseases like tuberculosis.

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United In Grief, Cartoonists Show Solidarity With 'Charlie Hebdo'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:03

From France to Australia, India and the U.S., cartoonists around the world paid tribute to their colleagues at the French magazine that was attacked today.

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'Game-changing' antibiotic find

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:01
The decades-long drought in the search for new antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant infections could be over, after a breakthrough by US scientists.

Gates drinks water from human faeces

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:00
The Microsoft founder shows off a processor he says could help alleviate the drinking water problem in the developing world.

Fossil fuels: The 'untouchable reserves'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:00
Can we really give up fossil fuels?

Most fossil fuels are 'unburnable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:00
Most of the world's fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if dangerous global warming is to be avoided, modelling work suggests.

Officer disciplined over death call

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:35
A police officer who told a Gwynedd woman over the phone her husband had died is disciplined.

Europe's struggle with Islamism

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:29
Europe has struggled with how to tackle radical Islam, and the Charlie Hebdo attacks can only make it more difficult, writes Caroline Wyatt.

MP calls for email disclaimer ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:29
An MP calls for an end to "useless" legal disclaimers at the bottom of emails, saying they lead to "forests' worth of paper" being wasted.

MP: Pregnant women 'should not drink'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:19
Labour MP Bill Esterson says pregnant women should not drink "at all" to avoid any potential damage to their unborn child.

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