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State Dinner For French President Packed With A-Listers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 23:09

Michelle and Barack Obama found just the right spot to seat a gent going stag to Tuesday's state dinner: They plopped French President Francois Hollande down right between them in a giant party tent. There's been much drama about his solo trip to the U.S. after a very public breakup from his first lady.

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Woman held over death of man on Skye

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 22:57
A woman is arrested in connection with the death of a man in the village of Breakish on the Isle of Skye at the weekend.

Aussie batsman Finch joins Yorkshire

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 22:25
Yorkshire sign Australia limited-overs opening batsman Aaron Finch to play in all forms of the game this summer.

Study finds NI drug deaths different

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 22:20
Drugs-related deaths in Northern Ireland are mostly linked to prescription drugs unlike other regions of the UK, a new study suggests.

Kennedy visits Okinawa amid protests

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 22:15
US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy is making her first visit to Okinawa island, amid ongoing protests against plans to relocate a US base.

GB pick Baines for two-man bobsleigh

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 21:59
John Baines will replace the injured Craig Pickering in Great Britain's two-man bobsleigh at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Pietersen bought by Delhi for IPL

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 21:51
The Delhi Daredevils pay £880,000 to re-sign discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen for the 2014 Indian Premier League.

PM's flood pledge and Temple mourned

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 21:42
David Cameron's pledge that money will be no object to recover from flooding, Barclays bonuses and the death of Shirley Temple all appear in Wednesday's papers.

Experts to sequence Richard III DNA

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 21:39
The sequencing of Richard III's DNA will reveal more details about the health and ancestry of the last English king to die in battle, researchers say.

Police whistleblower to keep job

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 20:53
A police whistleblower who was facing gross misconduct proceedings after he raised concerns about the Metropolitan Police will not be sacked.

Wire Fox Terrier Wins Best In Show At Westminster

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 20:36

It was the 14th time a wire fox terrier won best in show, more than any other breed since the Westminster show began in 1877.

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'Lack of clarity' over NHS savings

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 20:07
There is a lack of clarity about what the money saved in the NHS in England in recent years has been spent on, say MPs.

Rise in deaths from 'legal highs'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 19:41
There has been a jump in the number of UK deaths linked to so-called "legal highs".

VIDEO: Obama toasts President Hollande

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 19:40
French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies

Australian police in kayak drug find

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 19:07
Australian police say they have found drugs with a street value of A$180m ($163m, £99m) hidden in kayaks arriving from China.

'Millions more should take statins'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 18:43
Millions more people should be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to cut their risk of heart disease, say draft guidelines for the NHS.

Brazil plan to save armadillos

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 18:22
Brazil says it will present concrete plans to save the three-banded armadillo, the mascot of the football World Cup, by the end of the year.

NBC's Tom Brokaw Announces He Has Cancer, Says He's 'Optimistic'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 18:15

Tom Brokaw, the NBC News correspondent who for years was one of America's favorite news anchors, has been diagnosed with Tmultiple myeloma, a cancer that affects blood cells in bone marrow, the network says.

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VIDEO: Yellen spells out Fed's taper policy

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 18:02
New Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen says that the central bank will continue winding down its stimulus programme if the US economic recovery continues.

Syria crisis 'threatens free media'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 17:54
The Syrian conflict is endangering press freedom throughout the region, a study by Reporters Without Borders reports.

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