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Mrs Brown's Boys top festive viewing

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:09
Mrs Brown's Boys topped Christmas Day for a second year in a row with 9.6 million viewers, according to consolidated data.

Fourth ecstasy death investigated

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:05
A drugs death in Telford may be linked to that of three men in Suffolk who died after taking drugs from a suspected dangerous batch of ecstasy.

VIDEO: 'The plane came down with a bump'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:50
Two passengers on board a plane at Stornoway Airport in the Outer Hebrides have suffered minor injuries, when their aircraft was blown off the runway.

My record means nothing - Pulis

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:48
New West Brom boss Tony Pulis says his record of never being relegated does not guarantee the club's Premier League survival.

Presley's private jets up for sale

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:43
Two private planes owned by Elvis Presley - the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II - are going up for auction.

AirAsia sea search finds more bodies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:31
More bodies are recovered from the Java Sea after the AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash, bringing the total found so far to 30, rescue officials say.

Chinese Gamblers See Macau As Bad Bet Amid Corruption Crackdown

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:28

Gambling revenue in the former Portuguese territory has fallen for the first time in more than a decade as Chinese officials fear a conspicuous display of wealth.

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In Exercise Accident, Sen. Harry Reid Breaks Ribs, Bones In Face

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:25

Reid, a former boxer, is fine and "will return to Washington this weekend and will be in the office Tuesday," his office said.

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Prince Andrew named in US sex lawsuit

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:21
"Suggestion of impropriety with minors untrue," says Buckingham Palace after Prince Andrew named in US sex lawsuit

Tories 'fire election starting gun'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:19
The Conservatives say they are "firing the starting gun" for May's general election after launching their first campaign poster, as Labour claims it is in the "centre ground" of politics.

Murray eases past Nadal in Abu Dhabi

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:07
Andy Murray coasts to a 6-2 6-0 victory over world number three Rafael Nadal in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.

VIDEO: Ancient coin hoard found in field

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:56
Metal detector enthusiasts in Buckinghamshire have uncovered what is thought to be one of biggest hoards of ancient coins ever found in Britain.

VIDEO: Twitter comic cleans striker's boots

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:41
Comedian Paddy McGuinness keeps his Twitter promise to clean Emile Heskey's boots.

Men-only relationship classes mooted

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:40
Fathers could be offered men-only relationship classes to encourage them to stay involved with their children under a government pilot scheme.

Hundreds Of Syrian Migrants Abandoned On Ship Off Italy

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:37

The vessel, carrying about 450 people trying to reach Europe, has been taken under tow after smugglers jumped ship.

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VIDEO: Seven left shaken after gun attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:21
Seven members of a family, aged between 18 and 53, are left shaken after a gun attack at a house in Omagh, County Tyrone.

What are the Conservatives' prospects for 2015?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:13
The Conservatives' prospects for 2015, after an up and down 2014

Judge Says Florida Clerks Have Duty To Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:10

The clarification to a previous opinion means gay marriages will begin in the state next week. The judge says the issue of gay marriage is settled.

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McGuinness scrubs Heskey's boots

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:09
Comedian Paddy McGuinness keeps his promise to clean Emile Heskey's boots after the striker scored during his first game for Bolton Wanderers.

Draghi comments send euro lower

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:08
The value of the euro has fallen to its lowest level since the middle of 2010, following comments from Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank.

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