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Baghdad bombings leave 33 dead

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 09:08
At least 33 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bombings in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, officials say.

VIDEO: Learning to play underwater rugby

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 09:03
With the opening of a club in London for underwater rugby late last year, the BBC's Peter Okwoche decided to don his flippers and give it a go.

GB athletes kick off Winter Olympics

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:59
Great Britain's athletes begin their bid for a successful Winter Olympics when the action gets under way on Thursday.

In pictures: Storms batter the UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:56
Strong winds and high waves

Pope meets secret files campaigners

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:50
Irish woman Philomena Lee and actor Steve Coogan meet the Pope as they bring their campaign for the release of secret adoption files to the Vatican.

Band seeks Guantanamo 'royalties'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:49
A Canadian rock band has sent a bill to the US military after being told its music was used to torment prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, a member says.

Roache jury starts deliberations

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:46
The jury in the trial of Coronation Street actor William Roache retires to consider its verdict.

Kevin Pietersen's career in numbers

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:39
Kevin Pietersen’s career in graphics

UN: Vatican must remove abusers

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:36
In an unprecedented report, the UN demands the Vatican "immediately remove" priests who are known or suspected child abusers.

Fire crew killed in Argentina blaze

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:33
Seven firefighters and two civil defence workers are killed in a massive blaze in a bank's archive in Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires.

VIDEO: Skyscanner reports 96% growth

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:31
Edinburgh-based online search engine Skyscanner reports growth of 96% in its turnover in the past year.

VIDEO: Beckham confirms Miami soccer team

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:19
The former footballer David Beckham has launched a new Major League Soccer team based in Miami.

Police probe 'Tesco horse dare'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:11
A woman who rode a horse into a Tesco store as part of the social media NekNomination craze has been branded "senseless and foolish" by police.

GCHQ 'attacked Anonymous' hackers

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:01
The latest Snowden leaks suggest that GCHQ tried to disrupt Anonymous hacktivists' operations by flooding one of their chatroom servers with traffic.

In pictures: Blast destroys homes

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:00
Explosion and fire destroys homes in Essex

Triumph Of The Bookworms: Two Novels To Cure Your Winter Blues

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-05 08:00

Alena, a reworking of Daphne DuMaurier's Rebecca, takes place in the contemporary art world, while The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles is a "delicious French romp." Critic Maureen Corrigan says both novels are "exquisite vehicles of escape fiction."

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Dave Lee Travis 'very professional'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:57
A woman tells a court that former DJ Dave Lee Travis was polite, friendly and professional when he took naked photos of her.

Real wages about to grow, says IFS

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:48
The cost of living crisis is set to turn around later this year, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), with wage increases outstripping inflation.

PODCAST: What are 'Climate Hubs?'

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:42

Today President Obama will announce seven of what the administration's calling climate hubs around the country. These hubs will collect data to help farmers, and others, deal with drought, fires, and floods. Marketplace's David Weinberg joined us to help explain how this is going to work.

And, Twitter is announcing its first ever earnings figures later today. But for the social media company, revenue is hardly the only number that matters. Sure, earnings do matter in an earnings report. But people who follow Twitter -- the stock — are going to be looking other places for clues, too.

Spanish government figures out this week show that about 113-thousand Spaniards lost their jobs in January. Spain’s unemployment rate of 26 percent is higher than that of any European Union country except Greece. But the government says the economy is improving and the jobs picture will improve this year. The BBC’s Tom Burridge reports from Madrid that one advantage the country enjoys is a skilled and affordable workforce.

Your pictures: India

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-05 07:38
Readers' photos on the theme of India

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