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Rape data shows regional variation

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 05:08
New figures show up to one third of rape investigations in some police forces in England and Wales are later dropped.

Chelsea sign £12m defender Zouma

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 05:06
Chelsea complete a £12m move for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma, who will be loaned back to the French Ligue 1 club.

Reports: Insider Satya Nadella Likely To Be Microsoft's CEO

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 05:00

CEO Steve Ballmer announced last summer that he would be retiring. The search for a successor may be coming to an end. News outlets report that one of Microsoft's executive vice presidents is in line to take over. There's also word that co-founder Bill Gates may be replaced as chairman of the company's board.

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IRA man's inquest verdict quashed

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:58
The findings of an inquest into the police shooting of an IRA man more than 20 years ago are to be quashed, in a ruling that could have major implications for other Troubles legacy cases.

Fulham secure Spurs' Holtby on loan

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:39
Fulham sign German midfielder Lewis Holtby from Tottenham Hotspur on loan for the remainder of the season.

AUDIO: Sally Roberts wanted 'best' for Neon

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:32
A woman who went to court to prevent her son receiving radiotherapy says she was "completely misrepresented" by the media.

Shrien Dewani loses High Court bid

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:32
Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani loses his latest court bid to block his extradition to South Africa.

'Hydro link' to seven E.coli cases

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:29
Health officials say an outbreak of the potentially fatal E.coli O157 infection may be linked to food sold at Glasgow's Hydro concert venue.

Australia reef dumping plan approved

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:21
Australian authorities approve a project to dump dredged sediment near the Great Barrier Reef to create one of the world's biggest coal ports.

Child abuser named as girl's killer

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:17
Prosecutors believe a convicted child abuser who died in 2006 was responsible for the murder of schoolgirl Moira Anderson in Lanarkshire in 1957.

Berbatov poised for Monaco move

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:15
Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov is set to join Ligue 1 club AS Monaco from Fulham.

VIDEO: Dame Helen Mirren twerking

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:13
Dame Helen Mirren has been honoured as woman of the year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. As part of the ceremony Dame Helen had a go at twerking on stage.

Australia thrash England to win series

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:13
Australia beat England by eight wickets in Melbourne to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Twenty20 international series.

Day in pictures: 31 January 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:06
24 hours of news photos: 31 January

Congressman's Exit Closes Book On 'Watergate Babies'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:01

It wasn't just the gargantuan size of the Democratic class of 1974 that made it historic. The members of the class were young, relatively new to public office and remarkably certain they could remake Washington in their own image.

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Brain Surgeon Walks 6 Miles Through Storm To Save Patient

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 04:00

While ice blasted Birmingham, Ala., a doctor at one hospital heard that a patient might die at another without specialized surgery. "It's not going to happen on my shift," he said.

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VIDEO: Anni Dewani family 'happy' with ruling

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:53
Amit Karia, the cousin of Anni Dewani, says he is happy with a ruling that Shrien Dewani - who is accused of Anni's murder - can be extradited to South Africa.

Man United star wins speed fine cut

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:53
Manchester United and England footballer Ashley Young has a £3,000 fine for speeding slashed after being overcharged by magistrates.

'Sex slave' pair named in court

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:48
A husband and wife accused in connection with a sexual slavery case can be identified, a court in Northern Ireland rules.

MJM buys Mivan factory and assets

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 03:47
The assets of Mivan, the Antrim construction firm which closed earlier this month with the loss of about 250 jobs, are sold to Newry-based company MJM Group.

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