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Suspicious package sent to PSNI HQ

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:08
A suspicious package is found at the Police Service of Northern Ireland's headquarters in east Belfast.

PODCAST: A bittersweet future for chocolate

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:00

We knew lower oil prices would depress the government's calculation of retail sales for last month. But taking out oil prices along with food and cars, retail sales still fell four tenths of a percent and that is a nasty surprise. More on that. Plus, college sports' governing body has its annual convention starting today in D.C. The White House has asked NCAA officials to come in and talk about a range of subjects including academic achievement by student athletes. Now that the college football championship game has come and gone, it could be time for a sharp shift to matters of policy. And with Valentine's day a week away, we take a look at the factors behind what could be a shortage of chocolate.

Samsung sells first Tizen phones

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:55
Samsung launches the first smartphones to be powered by its Tizen operating system after aborted launches elsewhere.

Bodies recovered from India's Ganges

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:53
More than 100 bodies are recovered in the river Ganges, apparently dumped by families who could not afford cremations.

Human remains found in Honduran jail

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:47
The remains of at least two inmates, believed by police to have escaped months previously, are found in a makeshift grave in a Honduran jail

Injury puts Dowsett hour bid in doubt

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:44
Alex Dowsett's attempt on the hour record is in doubt after the Englishman broke his collarbone on a training ride.

The issue of depicting the Prophet Muhammad

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:33
The BBC News website explains why the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad have caused such offence.

Third bolt falls off skyscraper

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:22
A number of large steel bolts are to be replaced at the Cheesegrater skyscraper in London after a third bolt fell off.

Far From North Africa, Berbers In The U.S. Ring In A New Year

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:19

For the indigenous people of Northern Africa, Jan. 14 is a day to celebrate their culture and religion. It reminds Berbers living in the U.S. of the struggle to preserve their identity far from home.

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Far From North Africa, Berbers In The U.S. Ring In A New Year

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:19

For the indigenous people of Northern Africa, Jan. 14 is a day to celebrate their culture and religion. It reminds Berbers living in the U.S. of the struggle to preserve their identity far from home.

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Harris Opens Bid For Boxer's Senate Seat, But Others May Follow

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:18

Sen. Barbara Boxer of California announced that she won't seek re-election. State Attorney General Kamala Harris has said she'll run for the seat, but a number of Democrats are considering a run, too.

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Uncertainty Surrounds Massacre In Northeastern Nigerian Town

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:18

David Greene talks to the BBC's Will Ross about reports of a massacre of civilians in Baga, a northeastern Nigerian town that's been overtaken by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

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Increasing Number Of Western Women Flee To Syria

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:18

Hayat Boumeddiene, wife of one of the Paris gunmen, has reportedly fled to Syria. As Vivienne Walt of Time notes, Boumeddiene is part of a trend of hundreds of Western women traveling to Syria.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Hits The Stands — And Promptly Flies Off Them

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:17

The magazine Charlie Hebdo published its latest edition in Paris on Wednesday. It was purchased by hundreds of thousands of Parisians as a gesture of support, selling out at many outlets.

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Bell hits 187 in England warm-up win

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:14
Ian Bell smashes 187 from 145 balls as England beat the Prime Minister's XI by 60 runs in Canberra.

Al-Qaida In Yemen Takes Responsibility For Paris Attack

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:11

In a YouTube video, Nasr al-Ansi, a leader of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, said the attack was in vengeance for the Prophet Muhammad.

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More than 400,000 extra A&E visits

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:09
The number of A&E visits in England has soared by more than 400,000 so far this financial year, doctors tell MPs.

AirAsia plane 'fuselage located'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:04
The main body of the AirAsia plane that disappeared in December has been located and photographed in the Java Sea, say officials.

Sixties pop star Dozy dies aged 70

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:03
Trevor Ward-Davies, best known as Dozy, from the 1960s pop group Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, has died at the age 70.

French comic held for Charlie remark

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 02:02
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is detained by police for a Facebook comment appearing to back Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly.

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