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Belgian rapist denied 'right to die'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:26
A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will not be allowed to have doctors end his life, the justice minister says.

Hamas man jailed for Israel murders

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:20
Israel sentences Palestinian to life in prison over killing of three Israeli teenagers in West Bank last year

Abbott: Murphy 'trying to buy' votes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:17
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy is accused of trying to "buy" Scottish votes with money "expropriated" from London to pay for more nurses in Scotland.

From Miss America To Tabloid Fodder: Bess Myerson Dies At 90

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 05:04

In 1945, Myerson became the first Jewish Miss America. She used the win to propel her onto the national stage. Her image became tainted during embarrassing missteps in the 1980s.

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Sting's Broadway musical to close

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:59
Sting's Broadway musical Last Ship is to close on 24 January, despite New York theatres recording a record-breaking year.

Militant attacks kill 23 Iraq troops

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:57
At least 23 Iraqi troops and pro-government fighters are killed in clashes with militants in the western province of Anbar, officials say.

Islamic tuition centre closes down

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:56
An Islamic education and tuition college in east London has closed down.

Global school terror attacks rising

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:53
Terror attacks on schools and colleges around the world have risen to higher levels than at any point in more than 40 years, according to a long-term analysis of global terrorism.

Explosion At Fireworks Warehouse In Colombia Makes For Amazing Video

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:51

The explosion of 24 tons of pyrotechnics was caught on video by a local news photographer who was there to check out a small fire. No one was seriously injured and video is stunning.

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Hubble returns to 'old friends'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:46
The Hubble Space Telescope, which in 2015 completes 25 years in orbit, has gathered dramatic new views of two well-known celestial objects - the "Pillars of Creation" and the Andromeda Galaxy.

VIDEO: Can an MP launch too many campaigns?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:44
A local newspaper launches a campaign to end the series of campaigns and petitions by one of its MPs.

VIDEO: Success for first-time buyers in 2014

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:43
The number of first-time buyers in 2014 rose to its highest level in seven years, according to one of the UK's largest lenders.

VIDEO: The man taking on Sepp Blatter

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:40
Fifa vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has announced he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency of world football's governing body.

A&E: Does missing the target matter?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:40
The NHS in England has missed its A&E waiting time target. Its fallen 2.4% short. That may not sound a lot, but it is proving significant in the health service.

VIDEO: Fighting for Sinjar, street by street

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:38
In northern Iraq, Kurdish forces are making progress against Islamic State fighters in the strategically important town of Sinjar.

Escapee D-Day veteran, 90, dies

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:37
A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend D-Day commemorations in France dies.

Heat blamed for Australian net fail

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:37
Extreme heat in Perth caused one of the country's largest ISPs to turn off some of its servers causing net blackout for thousands.

Bulgaria 'to take back EU migrants'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:28
Bulgaria agrees to take back more than 3,000 asylum seekers who tried to settle in other EU countries, Bulgarian media report.

Bill Cosby sued for 'defamation'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:16
Two women who have accused Bill Cosby of historical sex offences join a defamation action against the US comedian.

Burundi party activists shot dead

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-06 04:15
Police say three ruling party activists have been shot dead in a bar in eastern Burundi as tensions mount ahead of elections later in the year.