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Tanzania-Zambia rail route disrupted

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 10:21
Train services between Tanzania and Zambia are paralysed by a strike by Tanzanian workers who say they have not been paid for five months.

AUDIO: Fox news expert: 'I deserve what I got'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 10:18
An American terrorism commentator has apologised for getting his facts wrong about Birmingham during a Fox News interview.

Cuba Frees 53 Political Prisoners As Part Of Deal, U.S. Says

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 10:11

A senior administration official said Cuba has made good on conditions of last month's historic agreement to begin normalizing ties with the U.S.

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Ronaldo named world player of year

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 10:10
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is named world footballer of the year, winning the Ballon d'Or for the second year in a row.

Rodriguez beats Roche to goal award

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:59
Colombia's James Rodriguez wins the Fifa goal of the year award, beating Irishwoman Stephanie Roche and Robin van Persie.

Lovenkrands hails 'great guy' Ashley

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:59
Peter Lovenkrands praises Mike Ashley amid criticism of the businessman's interests in Rangers and Newcastle United.

Hanged boy's 'extreme anxiety'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:55
A coroner records a narrative conclusion in the case of a 15-year-old boy found hanged after a fellow pupil claimed the pair might have had sex.

Nigeria estimates Baga deaths at 150

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:47
Nigeria says the number of casualties in an assault by Boko Haram on the town of Baga last week was lower than previously believed.

Sellafield firm to lose contract

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:45
The government is set to strip private consortium Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) of a £9bn contract to clean up the nuclear waste site at Sellafield.

VIDEO: Dairy farming 'worst for 20 years'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:38
Cumbria dairy farmer Jonathan Britton says he is facing the prospect of selling milk for less than 10p per litre - compared with 35p per litre last year.

CentCom's Twitter Feed, YouTube Channel Hacked

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:30

The hackers then put out Islamic State propaganda and published what they purported was a phone list of retired U.S. generals.

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What World Leaders Say, And What They Do

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:26

Many leaders have criticized the attacks in Paris. How does this square with their own records on freedom of the press and human rights?

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Olympian Ainslie rescued by Branson

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:22
Four-time Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainslie and wife Georgie Thompson rescued by Sir Richard Branson on their honeymoon.

Pub gets Prince Charles's gas bill

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:22
A pub called the Prince of Wales is sent a gas bill addressed to Prince Charles - and the pub is not even on the gas mains.

Islamic State 'recruiting Afghan fighters'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:20
Evidence is emerging that Islamic State is recruiting Taliban fighters, writes David Loyn, possibly heralding a new and unstable phase for Afghanistan.

Children hurt as two buses crash

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:10
Four children and an adult are injured after two buses crashed in Cardiff.

IS 'hacks US Centcom Twitter feed'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:04
US Central Command's Twitter account is hacked by a group claiming to be supporters of Islamic State.

NHS issues cold weather alert

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 09:02
NHS England has issued a cold weather alert for the next seven days, warning the public that services could be disrupted and asking vulnerable patients to take extra care.

Duncan's Post-NCLB Vision Maintains Testing

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 08:59

The Education Secretary calls for scrapping the "tired" No Child Left Behind law — but advocates keeping annual tests.

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Five jailed over sham marriage

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 08:57
Five members of what Home Office investigators have described as a "sham marriage gang" are jailed following a hearing at Downpatrick Crown Court.

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