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Disease 'major threat' to EU olives

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:23
A virulent pathogen that starves and can kill olive trees poses a serious threat to EU olive production, experts warn.

The French Perspective On 2 Desperate Days Following 'Hebdo' Shooting

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:22

Renee Montagne speaks with Sylvie Rottman, senior producer at France 24, for the latest on the mood of the French people, who have been rocked by the shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices.

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MP receives Twitter pipe bomb threat

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:21
Police are investigating after an MP received threats on Twitter that his office would be bombed.

What U.S. Officials Know Now About The Standoffs In France

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:18

For the latest on Friday's tense situation in Paris, NPR's counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston offers information she has learned from U.S. officials who are following the standoffs.

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Negotiator On The Scene In Standoff Outside Paris

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:12

Steve Inskeep talks with Chris O'Brien of the Los Angeles Times to focus on just one of the standoffs now unfolding in France — the one at the building of a printing company northeast of Paris.

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‘Bent time’ tips pulsar out of view

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:12
One of deep space's spinning "lighthouses" fades from view as it warps space-time, tilting its radio beams away from Earth.

Week in pictures: 3-9 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:08
The best news photos from around the world

Adams & Mitchell reach semi-finals

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 07:04
Three-time champion Martin Adams and fourth seed Scott Mitchell are through to the BDO World Championship semi-finals at Lakeside.

Hospital killer gets whole life order

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:50
A convicted murderer who stabbed to death a worker at a mental health unit in Gloucestershire is sentenced to a whole life order.

VIDEO: Meet the Author: Michaela DePrince

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:48
On this week's Meet the Author Nick Higham talks to Dutch National Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince, author of Hope in a Ballet Shoe.

Murray wins but GB exit Hopman Cup

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:46
Andy Murray and Heather Watson win but Great Britain miss out as Poland and US reach the Hopman Cup final.

Ageing-tech expert sought by DWP

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:45
An expert in systems that are more than 40 years old to revamp technology used by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Poll: Most Americans Would Share Health Data For Research

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:38

The topics for study didn't matter much to people who said they were willing to share. Every category — ranging from safety issues to health costs — scored at least 90 percent in the NPR poll.

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Still Just A Bill: Why Being Senate Bill 1 Doesn't Guarantee Success

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:28

The prestige of being S-1, like the Keystone XL legislation, conveys a sense of priority and urgency. But the history of past bills designated as such is rather mixed.

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Quashed murder conviction man jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:22
A man who spent 13 years in prison before his murder conviction was quashed is jailed for 10-and-a-half years for killing a friend.

Mideast Conflict Could Bog Down International Criminal Court

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:17

Palestinians have joined the court, hoping for war crimes investigations against Israel. This presents a challenge for the ICC, which some say has been floundering elsewhere.

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'Planet' Pluto comes into view

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:15
The standout space event of 2015 could well come in July when the New Horizons probe flies by dwarf planet Pluto.

VIDEO: Running a ceramic art business

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:15
Ceramic artist Majolandile Dyalvane takes the BBC on a tour of his gallery in Cape Town, South Africa.

VIDEO: Who should be in TV election debates?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 06:02
Natalie Bennett and Paul Nuttall react to Ofcom's proposed classification of major and minor parties ahead of the general election.

Funeral held for Alva schoolboy

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-09 05:52
About 200 mourners attend a funeral service for five-year-old schoolboy Scott Chiriseri, who was found dead at his home in Alva.

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