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Mali rebels 'poach rare elephants'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:51
A rare species of elephant in Mali is being targeted by poachers, with the government blaming rebels attempting to raise money for weapons.

Man unfit for trial on murder charge

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:50
The man accused of murdering Jean Campbell at a park in Glasgow has been deemed unfit to stand trial.

Compensation scheme 'totally unjust'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:46
MPs accuse the country's top financial regulator of watering down a scheme meant to compensate firms which were victims of misselling by banks.

Alabama gay marriage plans in chaos

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:45
Some counties in Alabama are refusing to marry gay couples, a day after the US Supreme Court refused the state's request to stop same-sex marriages.

VIDEO: Mobile tracking app - care or control?

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:37
The BBC's Angus Crawford reports on the the implications for parents and children of new tracking software - and also the ways in which it can be a tool of control.

Quiz: The most popular freshman hobbies

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:36

The percentage of freshmen who reported socializing for than less than 5 hours a week reached an all-time high last year, according to an annual study by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at UCLA.

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VIDEO: Local Government Committee

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:30
MPs take evidence on a report which detailed widespread child abuse in Rotherham

VIDEO: Las Vegas demolition fails to fell lift

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:24
A lift shaft survives an implosion designed to flatten a hotel in Las Vegas.

888 confirms William Hill approach

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:14
Online gambling group 888 Holdings confirms that bookmaker William Hill has made an approach to buy the firm.

Women become St Andrews members

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:12
The Princess Royal is one of the first female members invited to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

Princess Anne to be R&A golf member

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:06
The Princess Royal is to become an honorary member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews five months after it decided to admit women.

Putin Presents Egyptian Leader With An AK-47

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:06

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, one day before a critical meeting in Minsk over the future of Ukraine.

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Scientific Pros Weigh The Cons Of Messing With Earth's Thermostat

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 07:03

Studying techniques for engineering our way out of climate change would be helpful — and not the same as actually trying them, says a panel convened by the National Research Council.

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Swansea siege man is detained

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:59
A man who held a waiter hostage in a restaurant at the top of Wales' tallest tower is detained under the Mental Health Act.

Malaysia's Top Court Upholds Sodomy Conviction Against Opposition Leader

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:55

Anwar Ibrahim called the decision a "murder of judicial independence." Human rights groups have also criticized the verdict as a step back for human rights and democracy in Malaysia.

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US Islamic State hostage killed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:42
A US hostage held by Islamic State, Kayla Mueller, has been killed, President Obama confirms.

Walkouts hit renewed Yemen talks

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:40
Crisis talks between Yemen's political factions resume, but are placed in doubt by the withdrawal of two parties citing "threats" from Houthi rebels.

Ballymurphy riot conviction quashed

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:34
A west Belfast man convicted of rioting during events surrounding the military killing of his brother and nine other people has had his conviction quashed.

Family Confirms U.S. Hostage Kayla Mueller Dead

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:24

In a statement, her family said they had received information the 26-year-old was dead. Mueller, who was captured in August 2013, was a hostage of the self-described Islamic State when she died.

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'Private' NHS hospital wants bailout

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-10 06:19
The first privately-run NHS hospital trust in the country is applying for a £9.6m government bailout as healthcare company Circle withdraws.

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