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Fake Facebook page costs US $134,000

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:07
The US government agrees to pay a woman $134,000 after creating a fake Facebook page using photos of her as well as her son and niece.

Eni warns oil could shoot up to $200

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:06
The boss of Italian oil group Eni, speaking in Davos, warns oil could shoot up to $200 a barrel if the Opec cartel fails to cut supplies.

Anti-Islam Protesters Plan Massive Rally In Leipzig, Germany

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:05

As many as 60,000 people are expected to attend the rally in what could be one of the biggest protests in the eastern German city since pro-democracy marches a quarter-century ago.

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In Pictures: Snowfall around the UK

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:04
Images of snowfall from farms in Scotland to parks in Yorkshire

State Of The Union: A Quick Wrap On Education

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 07:03

Good news about graduation rates, and more about Obama's plan for making community college free.

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How sportswomen deal with periods

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:54
How do sportswomen deal with periods?

A year-long joke: the 'never-ending' Twitter chain

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:46
What's the punch line of this year-long Twitter joke?

VIDEO: Who's in charge in Yemen? In 90 secs

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:43
The political situation in Yemen is one of the most confusing in the Middle East. Here's a 90 second guide to the key players in the country's current unrest.

Man arrested over Madonna hack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:41
An Israeli man is arrested on suspicion of hacking into the computers of pop stars including Madonna and selling unreleased songs online.

VIDEO: Car smashes into Sheffield home

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:26
A car crashes into a house in Sheffield, damaging the property but injuring no one.

VIDEO: Fracking plan 'should be refused'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:21
Plans to explore for shale gas at two sites in Lancashire should be turned down, according to council officials.

Google robot severs its power cord

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:19
Atlas - one of the most advanced robots in the world - is upgraded by its owner Google to include a battery pack, allowing it go "wireless".

Summerhayes wins slopestyle silver

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:18
Katie Summerhayes becomes the first British female skier ever to win a Freestyle World Championships medal.

870 jobs lost as JTI Gallaher closes

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:14
A tobacco factory in Ballymena, County Antrim, is set to close with the loss of nearly 900 jobs, after owners reject a union plan.

VIDEO: Clegg voices report delay anger

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 06:07
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has voiced his anger that the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not report until after the general election.

Blair: Don't blame me for Iraq delays

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 05:50
Tony Blair rejects "politically motivated" suggestions that he is behind the latest hold-up to the official inquiry report into the Iraq war.

Nurse was poison murders 'scapegoat'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 05:45
A nurse accused of killing three patients and poisoning 18 more at a Stockport hospital has been made a "scapegoat", a jury is told.

VIDEO: My name is tarnished - Campbell

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 05:38
Footballer DJ Campbell says his name has been "tarnished" and that spot-fixing allegations will always hang over him, despite the case against him being dropped.

Education department accounts warning

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 05:30
The National Audit Office issues an "adverse opinion" on the accounts of the Department for Education, saying they are "not true and fair".

Google's Stake In SpaceX Puts It Closer To Goal Of Internet Access For All

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 05:17

Elon Musk's SpaceX received a $1 billion investment from Google and Fidelity, which now own slightly less than 10 percent of the firm. SpaceX is currently valued at $10 billion.

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