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UAE resumes air strikes against IS

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:04
The United Arab Emirates has launched air strikes against Islamic State for the first time since halting operations last year.

UK arming Ukraine 'under review'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 05:00
The UK's decision not to supply arms to Ukraine will be kept "under review", Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Senegal's Pharmacies Are Much, Much Better Than Your Local Drugstore

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:59

When the Senegalese need a diagnosis, they often head to the pharmacy. And the odds are good that the pharmacist who sees them will be a woman.

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VIDEO: Payout over French baby mix-up

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:57
Two French families whose babies were swapped at birth 20 years ago win more than two million euros in compensation.

Canyon cut by short, savage floods

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:56
Geologists find that a huge canyon in Iceland was created by a few short days of catastrophic flooding, separated by thousands of years.

'Shelling' in South Sudan's oil town

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:48
South Sudan accuses rebels of shelling the oil town of Bentiu, in what the UN calls the most serious violence since a ceasefire deal on 1 February.

Van Gaal disputes long-ball claims

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:45
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal displays a set of diagrams to contest claims his side are using long-ball tactics.

VIDEO: Who is Delhi leader Arvind Kejriwal?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:45
BBC News profiles anti-corruption activist Arvind Kejriwal who will take charge of Delhi.

Patent giant gets first court payout

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:44
Controversial patent giant Intellectual Ventures defeats cybersecurity firm Symantec after convincing a jury that two of its inventions had been infringed.

Nun 'not prosecuted' over complaints

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:31
The Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry has heard a nun has never been prosecuted, despite complaints against her by former residents of a Belfast children's care home.

Is Now The Time To Fix Rather Than Scrap Obamacare?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:22

Many of the problems with implementation of the Affordable Care Act over the past year and a half are rooted in the complexity of the law. Now, some people say the root causes need attention.

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Day in pictures: 10 February 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:19
Images from around the world: 10 February

Snowfall Obliterates Records In Boston: 'Another Winter Storm?!'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:16

Boston has had more than 72 inches of snow in the past 30 days, breaking a record set in 1978, the National Weather Service says.

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EU law targets foreign rogue drivers

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:10
Drivers who commit traffic offences in another EU country will be pursued for fines at home, under a new EU draft law.

The case for a non-white Spider-Man

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:07
The case for a non-white Spider-Man

VIDEO: Mother films as shelling nears home

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:06
Separatist forces have carried out rocket attacks on a key military headquarters and a residential area at Kramatorsk, officials say.

Mandelson in 'body language' warning

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:02
Lord Mandelson backs Ed Miliband's business policies but warns him about using the right "body language".

Woman jailed over charity fund scam

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 04:01
A secretary who embezzled £55,000 from a charity fund at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital is jailed for 16 months.

Warnings over smart device privacy

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:53
People who use smart devices that monitor what they do will have to get used to giving up some privacy, warns a top technologist.

No central record of school governors

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 03:48
Despite heightened scrutiny of school governors after the Trojan Horse scandal, it emerges that the education department has no central list of governors' identities.

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