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Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 08:08
The week's big numbers visualised.

Nokia name row with London start-up

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:59
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

Brian Blessed pulls out of King Lear

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:56
Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.

Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:55
IAG boss Willie Walsh welcomes surprise investment by fast-growing Gulf airline, which said it may increase its stake further.

Migrant voters 'key' in election

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:50
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.

Quiz: Reading, writing and citizenship

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:44

A new state law requires high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate.

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VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:43
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.

Bomb Attack On Shiite Mosque In Pakistan Leaves At Least 49 Dead

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:42

Jundullah, a Sunni militant group with links to the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque in Shikarpur, Sindh province.

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Experiments With Coordinating Medical Care Deliver Mixed Results

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:42

The medical home is intended to make health care better and safer by having primary care providers manage a patient's care. So far it's not clear if they can also save money.

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Man jailed for attacking his partner

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:31
A Belfast man is jailed for nine years for repeatedly hitting his partner with a broken bottle, while he was out on bail for threatening to kill her.

Romney won't run in 2016 election

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:30
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.

Huth banned over gender comments

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:28
Stoke City defender Robert Huth is banned and fined by the FA for comments on social media related to gender reassignment.

Stage awards honour theatre industry

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:24
The Young Vic in London, Southampton's Nuffield, Liverpool's Everyman and producer Sonia Friedman are among the winners at The Stage's 2015 awards.

VIDEO: NFL's season's heroes and villains

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:24
The highs and lows of the NFL season

Profile: Sinai Province militant group

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:23
Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

Diabetes Technology Inches Closer To An Artificial Pancreas

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:22

It's not easy to build machines that control sugar as well as a human pancreas, but the technology is getting a lot better. The goal is to liberate people on insulin from constant vigilance.

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Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:21
News photos from around the world

VIDEO: Close-up: Churchill funeral train restored

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:17
The National Railway Museum in York has refurbished Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train, to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.

BT attacked on rural broadband costs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:11
At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Beaten lecturer: 'I feel vindicated'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:10
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.

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