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Saudis Postpone 2nd Round Of Public Flogging For Jailed Blogger Raif Badawi

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 05:44

A doctor who examined Badawi found his wounds from last Friday's public flogging hadn't healed and he would be unable to withstand another round. The punishment could be carried out next Friday.

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Pope, On Visit To Philippines, Defends Catholic Ban On Contraception

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 05:38

Francis, on the second day of his visit to the predominately Catholic nation, called for families to be "sanctuaries of respect for life."

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Tycoon proposes Texan 'Hyperloop'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 05:20
A test track for a futuristic transport system known as the Hyperloop could be built in Texas, according to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk.

HIA chair appeals High Court ruling

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 05:09
The Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry's chairman is to appeal a High Court ruling that he unfairly denied legal representation to a victim.

Police chief shooting charge dropped

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 05:06
Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, will not be prosecuted over one of his officers shooting dead an unarmed suspect after the case against him is dropped.

Quiz: National champs on the field and in the classroom?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:58

Ohio State’s football team won the first College Football Playoff, but its Graduation Success Rate rate lags behind other sports programs on its campus.

GSR is a NCAA metric that accounts for student-athlete transfers.

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Quiz: National champions on the field - and the classroom?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:58

Ohio State’s football team won the first College Football Playoff, but its Graduation Success Rate rate lags behind other sports programs on its campus.

GSR is a NCAA metric that accounts for student-athlete transfers.

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VIDEO: 'I hid Paris hostages in freezer'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:42
A man from Mali who hid shoppers at a Jewish supermarket during an attack in Paris by an Islamist gunman has been given French citizenship.

McIlroy records first hole-in-one

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:22
Rory McIlroy makes his first professional hole-in-one and is only two behind leader Martin Kaymer after day two in Abu Dhabi.

Flogging of Saudi blogger postponed

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:19
Saudi Arabia postpones the second round of its public flogging of activist and blogger Raif Badawi on medical grounds.

Long-Lost British Spacecraft Spotted By NASA Probe Orbiting Mars

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:10

The Beagle 2 Mars Lander was lost Christmas day 2003. Today, British scientists confirmed their spacecraft was found partially deployed on the surface of Mars.

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Derry Judge disses Snoop Dogg

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 04:08
A Londonderry judge describes the controversial US rapper, Snoop Dogg, as a "misogynist wretch" during a court case.

VIDEO: 'Attacked' cyclist sought by police

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:56
A cyclist who filmed an incident in which he appears to have been knocked off his bike by a van and assaulted has been urged to contact police.

Sundance London cancelled for 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:39
The festival, launched in 2012, to promote smaller, independent films, will not take place this year.

UK man arrested over Sony hack

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:35
A UK man has been arrested in connection with the attacks on the PlayStation and Xbox platforms over Christmas.

England loss not a setback - Morgan

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:34
Eoin Morgan says losing to Australia in the tri-series is not a setback in England's World Cup preparations.

Dead man's family shown wrong body

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:28
A family say they were left traumatised after they were shown the wrong body in hospital when they went to pay their respects to their late father.

Day in pictures: 16 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:28
Images from around the world: 16 January

Probe into Ched Evans 'contempt'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:22
Prosecutors are to investigate whether any criminal offences have been committed in regards to identifying the woman raped by footballer Ched Evans.

VIDEO: The geese that fly over Mt Everest

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 03:20
A tracking study reveals the secrets of the Himalayan flight of the bar-headed goose, the world's highest bird migration.

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