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Cigarette packs 'opposition growing'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:27
Opposition is growing from Tory MPs to plans to introduce standardised cigarette packets in England.

Singing The Blues, A U.S. Envoy Hopes To Boost Ties With Ecuador

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:26

In South America, left-wing governments hostile to the U.S. are tossing out diplomats or shunning them entirely. In Ecuador, U.S. Ambassador Adam Namm is using music to do something about it.

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Homeless Man Encourages Others On The Streets To 'Get Up'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:25

Tony Simmons is a former heroin addict and drug runner who had been in and out of jail. Today, he helps many of Baltimore's 3,000 homeless residents — with housing guidance, advice and hugs.

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Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:23

A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.

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Group Urges Swedes To Evade Subway Fares, And Even Insures Against Fines

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:21

Fare-dodging in Stockholm's system has become a movement, and the group's members don't try to hide what they're doing — in fact, they advertise it.

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Boxer Taylor arrested on gun charges

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:17
Boxing champion Jermain Taylor will undergo a mental assessment after being arrested for two gun-related incidents.

Police take people to A&E 115 times

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:11
Patients were taken to accident and emergency units by police in Wales more than 100 times during December, with the majority of trips taken because no ambulances were available.

VIDEO: Women Jihadists 'drawn in online'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 23:07
The BBC's Frank Gardner speaks to a woman who works with the UK government to tackle the growing problem of women from western Europe going to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

NI braced for snow and blizzards

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 22:47
A snow warning is in force across Northern Ireland for the rest of the week.

Selma star defends Benedict Cumberbatch

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 22:17
David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in Selma, says it's "ridiculous" to attack Benedict Cumberbatch for using the term "coloured" during an interview.

Maths summit to improve performance

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 21:51
Maths teachers from across Wales are being brought together to improve pupil performance as the education minister orders an action plan.

Family await murder negligence claim

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 21:50
The family of a woman who was murdered by her boyfriend after twice calling 999 for help are to find out if they can sue two police forces for negligence.

N Korea leader 'to visit Russia'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 21:37
Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to Moscow, South Korean media reports, but Kim Jong-un is not mentioned by name.

565 callouts for RNLI's crews

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 21:01
RNLI lifeboats and lifeguards answered 565 calls for help in Northern Ireland in 2014, the charity's annual statistics show.

Care calculator launched by BBC

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 21:00
The BBC has launched an online guide about how the care system for the over-65s works and how much services cost.

Childhood crimes 'can be reviewed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 20:58
People with a childhood criminal record will be able to ask for a review under new plans revealed by the Northern Ireland justice minister.

Murray to face 'confident' Berdych

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 20:39
Andy Murray says Tomas Berdych will be confident when they meet in the Australian Open semi-finals on Thursday.

Apple Sold 30,000 iPhones An Hour Last Quarter, Scored Record Profits

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 20:39

The tech giant sold 74 million phones in three months.

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Asylum group 'legally held at sea'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 20:14
Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.

Keys through to face Serena in semi

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 19:58
Unseeded Madison Keys beats Venus Williams to set up an Australian Open semi-final with top seed Serena Williams in Melbourne.

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