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Man reported over boy hit-and-run

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 01:21
A 76-year-old man is reported to prosecutors over a hit-and-run incident in Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire.

Regulators Take Action Against Delinquent Mines

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:59

In reaction to an NPR/MSHN investigation, federal regulators, a member of Congress and others are considering ways to crack down on mining companies that fail to pay delinquent mine safety penalties.

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In Haiti, Politics And An Earthquake Anniversary Collide

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:59

It's been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti. Meanwhile, opposition lawmakers are blocking a compromise that would avert the dissolution of parliament and the president ruling by decree.

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In Haiti, Politics And An Earthquake Anniversary Collide

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:59

It's been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti. Meanwhile, opposition lawmakers are blocking a compromise that would avert the dissolution of parliament and the president ruling by decree.

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West 'ignoring' Nigerian attacks

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:56
The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, in central Nigeria, accuses the West of ignoring the threat posed by the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.

Record year for Heathrow and Gatwick

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:52
The UK's two largest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, both report record passenger numbers for last year.

VIDEO: First video of AirAsia 'black box'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:38
Divers have retrieved the flight data recorder from AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which could help explain why it crashed into the Java Sea.

Police probe Big Brother's Jackson

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 00:28
Allegations which resulted in former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson being thrown out of the Celebrity Big Brother house are investigated by police.

Iowa's Largest City Sues Over Farm Fertilizer Runoff In Rivers

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:26

Fertilizer runoff has provoked a confrontation between Des Moines, Iowa, and the farms that surround it. The city's water utility wants to sue neighboring counties for nitrate in the Raccoon River.

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Supreme Court Sees The Signs — But Can They Stay?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:26

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that looks at how municipal governments may regulate where and when signs are posted.

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The Doctor Who Championed Hand Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:22

One of the most important medical advances may also be the simplest — hand washing. It's the best defense against spreading disease. And its power was discovered long before anyone knew about germs.

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VIDEO: Students return to Peshawar school

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:20
Pupils and teachers have been returning to the school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar for the first time since at least 150 people were killed in a Taliban attack last month.

The rise of IS - and how to beat it

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:13
Fawaz A Gerges explains how the jihadist militant group Islamic State has risen to power, and how it might be more fragile than many assume.

VIDEO: Challenging the 'grubby boys' club'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:10
Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2014, Naomi Mitchison, explains why she chose the career, as Engineering UK warns that Britain's economy could miss out on £27 billion a year over the next decade because of a shortage of engineers.

VIDEO: Africa Cup of Nations in numbers

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:10
As the 30th Africa Cup of Nations prepares to kick off, BBC Africa takes 60 seconds to tot up the tournament in numbers.

Ballon d'Or winner to be named

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:08
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Manuel Neuer will be named the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or winner on Monday.

VIDEO: Celebrating 100 years of Ladybird books

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:08
Ladybird books are celebrating 100 years since they first went to print, as Tim Muffett reports

Police shoot six dead in Xinjiang

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:04
Police in China's Xinjiang province shoot dead six people who they say were trying to detonate a bomb, local media report.

Marooned cavers rescued from pothole

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 22:57
Three men marooned in a pothole are brought safely to the surface by the Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO).

England seal easy warm-up victory

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 22:52
Five players score fifties and James Tredwell takes 3-11 as England defeat an ACT XI by 216 runs in a tri-series warm-up.

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