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Rocker Gary Glitter Convicted Of Sex Abuse

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:08

The jury of seven women and five men convicted the 70-year-old of six offences, including attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.

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Phelan is appointed Hull assistant

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:05
Mike Phelan is appointed assistant to Hull City manager and ex-Manchester United team-mate Steve Bruce.

VIDEO: On the ground in embattled Debaltseve

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:05
James Reynolds reports from the town of Debaltseve, as the battle for the town continues and residents wait to be escorted to safety by the Ukrainian military.

Flu vaccine is 'barely effective'

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:01
This year's seasonal flu vaccine is barely able to prevent the main strain of flu being spread in the UK, health officials says.

University cutting 53 of its courses

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 08:00
The Ulster University has cut more than 50 of its undergraduate courses, the BBC learns.

Bony replaces Jovetic on City list

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:54
Striker Wilfried Bony replaces Stevan Jovetic in Manchester City's Champions League squad.

VIDEO: Hundreds trapped in snow in Spain

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:53
Spanish police say they have rescued at least 220 people - including 100 from Britain - who were stuck in their cars in heavy snow in northern Spain.

Britain lose to Turkey in Fed Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:50
Great Britain's women are beaten by Turkey 2-1 in their Fed Cup qualifier but can still qualify if they beat Ukraine .

Jordan 'bombs IS' after pilot death

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:50
Jordan says it has carried out its first air strikes on Islamic State since the group released a video showing the killing of a captured Jordanian pilot.

Ireland appoint Lee as bowling coach

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:48
Former Australian star Brett Lee will be Ireland's bowling coach during their World Cup preparations.

Dozens killed in Damascus fighting

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:31
Heavy fighting in and around the Syrian capital Damascus kills at least 40 people and wounds many more, state media and observers say.

Quiz: Higher ed in the halls of Congress

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:29

The education industry spent more than $79 million lobbying the federal government last year, according to

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Why has the ECB punished Greece?

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:24
The most immediate and serious consequence of the European Central Bank's decision to refuse to lend to Greek banks against the security of Greek government bonds is that it is very difficult to see how any bank over there can provide a cent of new credit to even the most deserving borrowers.

Pilot In Deadly Taiwan Crash Hailed As A Hero

NPR News - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:19

The TransAsia Flight 235 crashed into a shallow river on Wednesday, killing at least 31 people. Taipei's mayor said the pilot had narrowly avoided buildings and likely more casualties.

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Emoticons can rack up huge bills

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:11
Emoticons in text messages are being charged as picture messages on some handsets, leaving users with unexpected bills.

Glitter guilty of child sex abuse

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:06
Former pop star Gary Glitter is found guilty of abusing young girls, including the attempted rape of a girl when she was under the age of 10.

Denmark cuts interest rates again

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:06
Denmark's central bank cuts its interest rates in order to keep the krone pegged to the euro.

Golf champ guilty of benefit fraud

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 07:00
A champion golfer who said he was too ill to walk but played the sport regularly is found guilty of a £26,000 benefit fraud.

Husband attacked ICU nurse on ward

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 06:58
A jealous husband tried to murder his nurse wife as she tended to patients on an intensive care ward, a court hears.

Interest rates explained - interactive video

BBC - Thu, 2015-02-05 06:55
Interactive video on the number affecting your daily life