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Day in pictures: 27 January 2015

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:25
Images from around the world: 27 January

Syriza's Tsipras faces great expectations

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:20
Greece's new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, may face greater difficulties sustaining enthusiasm in his country than convincing EU partners to end austerity.

O'Connor father calls on Kelly to go

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:16
The father of murder victim Gareth O'Connor calls on Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly to resign.

Kent prison 'ordered to be closed'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:15
The Ministry of Justice orders the closure of Blantyre House Prison in Kent, according to the Prison Governors' Association (PGA).

Waitrose to create 2,000 jobs

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:11
The upmarket supermarket chain, Waitrose, expects to create 2,000 jobs in new shops and by expanding existing sites.

Obama to pay king respects in Saudi

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:00
The US president cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.

PODCAST: Preparing for a power outage

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-27 03:00

Warnings about company profits put a tremor into the stock market today. More on that. Plus, two big steel companies revealed their profits today. So, how is the industry looking? We'll also talk about how more and more Americans are making their own power, either by installing solar panels, or in areas with frequent storms, backup home generators.

VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:49
MPs take evidence on the child abuse inquiry

Spain jet crash deaths rise to 11

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:49
A ninth French national dies following the crash involving a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base, officials say.

Winter Storm Skirts New York City, But Still Walloping Northeast

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:49

The forecasts had called for up to 30 inches of snow for the city, but the historic storm failed to materialize. By early morning, however, parts of Massachusetts had gotten more than a foot of snow.

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Scanner locates potential potholes

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:47
Smart scanners that can identify the sites of potholes before they form are being developed by academics at Nottingham Trent University.

Police raid Amazon's Tokyo offices

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:45
Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.

#FreeSpeechStories: Why was one death singled out in Egypt?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:38
Why one protester's death went big on social media

McDonald's customer punched worker

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:34
A McDonald's employee is punched in the face by a customer who was told he could not use the restaurant's phone.

VIDEO: 'I was just a number': Survivor's story

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:34
Arek Hersh is returning to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned as a boy, 70 years after it was liberated.

EU weighs more sanctions on Russia

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:30
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.

Facebook - lessons from the panic

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:29
Disrupted services from Facebook, Instagram and other social networks were the result of system error, not hackers.

Litvinenko murder 'of global concern'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:25
The poisoning of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London is a matter of "utmost gravity", the judge leading the inquiry into his death says.

Man jailed for hit-and-run death

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:25
A man is jailed for seven-and-a-half years for killing a 14-year-old girl he hit at more than 60mph in Sheffield and then drove off.

Dubai claims Heathrow's traffic crown

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 02:22
Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.