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NI gales cut power to 7,000 homes

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:18
More than 7,000 homes and businesses are left without electricity as gale force winds batter Northern Ireland.

Giant origami boat launched on lake

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:17
A giant origami boat captained by a descendent of engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel is launched on a lake in south London.

Satellite Images Show Vast Destruction Of Boko Haram Attack In Nigeria

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:14

The government has downplayed the severity of the attack, but Amnesty International, which released the images, say they prove the attack was on a "horrific scale."

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VIDEO: Oscar nominations announced

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:11
Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the Oscar nominations with nine nominations each.

Health Insurance Prices: Highest In Alaska, Lowest In Sun Belt

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:09

A look at the 10 least and 10 most expensive places for health insurance shows a wide gap in prices for the same level of coverage.

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Injured Arteta out for three months

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:07
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta is ruled out for three months after having a bony spur removed from his left ankle.

'Birdman,' 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Lead Oscar Nominations With 9 Each

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:07

They were followed by The Imitation Game with eight Oscar nominations and American Sniper and Boyhood, with six each.

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Court rejects Stalin grandson claim

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:05
A European court rejects a complaint by one of Stalin's grandsons over an article accusing the Soviet leader of being a "bloodthirsty cannibal".

VIDEO: Footage captures hippo chasing boat

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:01
Footage taken by a safari guide in Zambia captures the moment a hippo chased his boat.

Google to pilot modular phone

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 05:01
Google is to launch a phone with bolt-on modules, which it says will increase the handset's lifespan and allow users to customise their device.

Footballer cleared of assault charges

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:59
West Ham United footballer Ravel Morrison is cleared of assaulting his former girlfriend and her mother in Manchester.

Mills aims for world skiing record

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:55
Former model Heather Mills says she wants to break the world record for female disabled speed skiing next year.

Fake charity bucket 'soldier' jailed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:47
A Chippenham man who posed as a serving soldier and falsely claimed to be collecting money for the charity Help for Heroes is jailed.

Quiz: Who needs original ideas?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:45

President Obama made a splash with a proposal for free community college. But he wasn’t the first.

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'Not enough hotel rooms' at Afcon

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:40
Teams at the Africa Cup of Nations have been searching for accommodation because there are not enough hotel rooms.

Day in pictures: 15 January 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:38
Images from around the world: 15 January

VIDEO: Handcuffed youth saves policeman's life

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:38
A handcuffed teenager saves a police officer having a heart attack at Fort Lauderdale Police Department Booking Facility.

Flat intruder given life for murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:30
An intruder who fatally stabbed a 52-year-old man at a flat in the Yoker area of Glasgow is jailed for life for murder.

O'Sullivan breaks centuries record

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:29
Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks Stephen Hendry's all-time centuries record of 775 in the Masters.

West urged to help Saudi blogger

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 04:21
The wife of liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, urges Western powers to demand his release.

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