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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.

Korean Air chief 'scolded daughter'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 07:00
The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.

Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:58

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.

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VIDEO: Video shows fierce battle in Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:53
Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.

Hezbollah says it does not want war

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:53
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.

Balloonists Crossing Pacific Set Distance Record

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:51

American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, flying east over the Pacific Ocean, surpassed the previous record of just over 5,200 miles set in 1981 for gas-filled balloons.

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Kenyan Jeptoo banned for doping

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:42
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years for failing a doping test.

Shake Shack shares surge on debut

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:40
Shares in US burger firm Shake Shack surge more than 130% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the firm at $1.8bn.

Body found in missing mum search

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:39
A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.

Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:34
Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.

Easy as Pi: Your tech round-up

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:33
Rory Cellan-Jones rounds up the week's essential tech

Costa must change, says Pellegrini

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:31
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping.

Day in pictures: 30 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:20
Images from around the world: 30 January

VIDEO: More snow forecast for parts of UK

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:07
Wintry weather continues to cause travel disruption in parts of England.

Jailed Saudi Blogger Granted Another Reprieve From Flogging; Reason Unclear

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 06:04

Raif Badawi is being punished for insulting Islam. He was flogged Jan. 9, part of a sentence of 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks, along with a decade in prison. Two previous rounds were also canceled.

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After Testing Positive For EPO, Running Star Rita Jeptoo Banned For 2 Years

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:55

Jeptoo, the three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, tested positive for EPO, a performance-enhancing drug. Last year, she was well on her way to winning the World Marathon Majors championship.

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McIlroy leads in Dubai after 64

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:54
Rory McIlroy surges into the lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic after firing a superb 64.

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