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Owner backs team over 'deflate-gate'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:54
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft denies any wrongdoing from the Boston side in the 'deflate-gate' row.

Two suffer 'chemical burns' in fire

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:51
Two people are taken to hospital with suspected chemical burns following reports of a fire and an explosion on an industrial estate.

Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:47

Almost 680,000 children in the United States were victims of abuse in 2013. And state and local governments aren't doing enough to report abuse and investigate it, an independent report finds.

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'Stronger Than Ever' Sundance Docs Tackle Scientology, Campus Rape

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:39

Critic Kenneth Turan says Going Clear and The Hunting Ground are among the films that "blew people away" at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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Threats From Russia Underscores Europe's Need To Boost Military

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:37

A series of military confrontations and growing tensions between Western Europe and Russia means armed conflict in northern Europe seems plausible — and shows how ill-prepared the region is now.

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Facebook suffers widespread outage

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:22
Social networking site Facebook suffered from a widespread outage on Tuesday, before coming back online.

Survivors mark Auschwitz anniversary

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:18
Auschwitz survivors and visiting dignitaries gather at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.

Aer Lingus 'willing' to agree IAG bid

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:09
Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is "willing" to accept a €1.36bn takeover offer from British Airways owner IAG if the interests of "relevant parties" are satisfied.

PM: Yes to TV debates with NI parties

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 23:03
David Cameron says a deal could be done for TV debates to go ahead with his inclusion if Northern Ireland's parties are represented on the panel.

NI ambulance workers set to strike

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:59
Ambulance workers in Northern Ireland are preparing to strike on Thursday in a protest over pay.

High cholesterol in mid-life risky

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:30
Having even slightly raised cholesterol in midlife significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease, research reveals.

Rangers accept £10m Ashley loan

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 22:14
Rangers agree a £10m loan from Mike Ashley's Sports Direct to relieve the club's "perilous" financial state.

VIDEO: US states 'closed' amid snowstorm

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:57
The eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada is bracing for a massive storm, with winds of up to 80 mph (130km/h) expected to bring up to 3ft (1m) of snow.

Primary school standards 'decline'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:50
The standards of primary schools inspected in Wales declined in 2014 compared to previous years, according to education watchdog Estyn.

The challenge of change in the NHS

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:47
Nigel Edwards, chief executive of health research body, Nuffield Trust, looks at the challenges facing the NHS in Wales - and comparisons with England.

VIDEO: Argentina's secret service 'disbanded'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:44
The Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced she plans to disband the country's intelligence agency.

VIDEO: Archive: Arsenal survive Cup scare

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:39
Arsenal need an 89th-minute winner from Alan Sunderland to beat Manchester United 3-2 in the 1979 FA Cup final.

Irish cabinet to discuss airline bid

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 21:05
The planned takeover of Aer Lingus is to be discussed by the Irish government at a cabinet meeting later.

Major health review to be published

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 20:58
A major review into how Northern Ireland's health service is being run is due to be published later.

England's environment 'in decline'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 20:54
England's natural environment is in decline and its deterioration is harming the economy, an independent advisory group warns.