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Keaton takes awards stage tumble

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:57
Michael Keaton rounds off a successful awards day by falling off the stage at the Critics' Choice Awards after collecting a clutch of trophies.

Wales and NI A&E waits 'worsen'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:56
A&E waiting times in Wales and Northern Ireland got worse last month - well below performance in England.

Power restoration battle continues

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:35
Engineers work to restore power to about 200 properties still without electricity after high winds hit Dumfries and Galloway.

Council offices '85%' fire damaged

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:34
Roughly 85% of council offices targeted in a suspected arson attack are damaged, with the planning department "completely destroyed".

VIDEO: Could you afford £700 a week for care?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:23
BBC Breakfast poll reveals many people are unprepared for the cost of care in old age with the average bill for a residential home in England standing at £27,000 a year.

How 'stealthy' are the new speed cameras?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:22
Speed cameras on the M25 have caught nearly 700 people in just over a month.

Boxing great Ali back in hospital

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:15
Former heavyweight world champion Muhammad Ali is said to be in a stable condition after being readmitted to hospital.

Crash closes road amid ice warnings

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:06
A collision closes the A470 at Merthyr Tydfil amid reports of difficult travel conditions as a yellow "be aware" warning is issued for ice.

Woman dies after hospital blaze

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:41
A 75-year-old woman has died following a fire in a building at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, police say.

NI weather causes travel disruption

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:25
Police warn motorists to drive with care due to snow and ice in some parts of Northern Ireland, and several roads remain blocked by fallen trees.

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:23

Jason Comely's fear of rejection was so strong that he'd become completely isolated. So he set out to get himself rejected at least once a day, every day. Funny thing is, it worked.

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NYPD Disciplinary Problems Linked To A 'Failure Of Accountability'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:23

The New York Police Department is one of the most sophisticated in the world, with advanced systems for fighting crime. But it's not so good at policing its own officers, criminal justice experts say.

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EC outlines Amazon tax concerns

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:21
The European Commission says in a preliminary finding that online retailer Amazon's tax arrangements in Luxembourg probably constitute "state aid".

VIDEO: The pensioners who like to go clubbing

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:15
BBC Breakfast's "Living Longer" series looks at how longer life expectancy is changing the lifestyles of the older generation including those who prefer clubbing to tea dances.

Delayed US execution goes ahead

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:14
The US state of Oklahoma executes the first death row inmate since a botched lethal injection last year drew intense criticism.

VIDEO: The mystery of the missing space probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:12
The UK Space Agency is to provide an update on the Beagle 2 space probe, which went missing on Christmas Day in 2003 and has not been heard of since.

Picture power: A sea of flashes

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:11
Helen Mirren at the Golden Globe Awards

VIDEO: 'My stormtrooper suit saved my life'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 22:44
An Australian man dressed in a Star Wars costume says that his armour saved him from a venomous snake bite.

BP spill ruled smaller than feared

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 22:28
BP faces a fine of up to $13.7bn (£9bn) after a US judge ruled that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was smaller than initially feared.

'Ten questioned' over Paris attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 22:28
Ten suspects are questioned overnight in France about alleged support for gunmen behind last week's attacks in Paris that killed 17, reports say.