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Roache set for summer Street return

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 06:41
Coronation Street actor William Roache will make his return as Ken Barlow in the summer, the BBC understands.

Mother slashed TV star's daughter

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 06:39
A mother of two who used a glass shard to slash the daughter of Ground Force star Tommy Walsh in a nightclub is jailed for five years.

Jennings takes on Willy Wonka role

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 06:37
Alex Jennings will replace Douglas Hodge as Willy Wonka in West End show Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

VIDEO: Why Europe spends billions on space

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 06:34
European countries invest billions of euros into the European Space Agency, despite the financial problems of the eurozone.

Vidic's Man Utd exit 'mutually agreed'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 06:27
Serbia defender Nemanja Vidic will leave Manchester United when his contract expires at the end of this season.

VIDEO: Osprey aircraft: Helicopter or plane?

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 06:13
Frank Gardner looks at the US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft - an important tool as the US expands its military operations in the Horn of Africa

Much-Needed Snow Arrives In The Nation's West

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 06:12

Parts of Oregon and Washington got up to a foot of snow earlier in the week and could get 6 to 12 inches more. Colorado, which has suffered its worst "snow drought" since the 1980s, could also get a big dusting.

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Day in pictures: 7 February 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 06:04
24 hours of news photos: 7 February

Super Bowl leftovers: This week's Silicon Tally

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-02-07 05:56

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news

This week our guest, Molly Mulshine, a tech writer for the website Beta Beat, takes the test.

Play along at home, below.

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Police watchdog to get staff boost

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 05:43
The independent police watchdog could more than double the number of staff investigating complaints against officers in England and Wales, the BBC's Newsnight learns.

Who, What, Why: How do you drive in floods?

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 05:42
Many of the UK's roads are very wet or underwater after weeks of rainfall. But how do you drive in floods?

CAR's Muslim civilians 'at risk'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 05:37
Muslim communities in many towns in the Central African Republic are threatened as reprisal attacks on civilians continue, a medical charity warns

Swansea to Heathrow rail link plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 05:36
A train service running from Swansea to Heathrow Airport, which could be in operation by 2021, is announced by Network Rail.

David Black murder: Woman charged

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 05:21
A woman is charged with perverting the course of justice over the murder of prison officer David Black, who was shot as he drove to work in 2012.

Biden: 'No Obvious Reason' He Shouldn't Run For President

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 05:20

"That doesn't mean I'm the only guy that can do it," the vice president tells CNN. "But if no one else, I think, can, and I think I can, then I'd run." He's far behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a recent poll of Democrats. Biden said he'll decide by summer 2015.

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What's Wrong With Getting Help On A 'Personal' Essay?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-02-07 05:18

The organization that hands out Rhodes Scholarships says application essays — which are often heavily edited by family, advisers and universities — no longer reflect a student's true "values and aspirations." In a new rule, the organization says that help is no longer allowed.

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Why was Dickens' dying wish ignored?

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 05:04
Why was Dickens' dying wish ignored?

Pension age rise 'could be delayed'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 05:00
Analysis by economic experts suggests an independent Scotland could delay the rise in the state pension age by 12 years.

Killer driver jailed for four years

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 04:48
A man who caused the death of an elderly motorist by dangerous driving five months after passing his test is jailed for four years.

VIDEO: Bieber hands over trainers on jail CCTV

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 04:45
Police have released footage of pop star Justin Bieber in Miami Beach jail following his arrest on 23 January.

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