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Tsipras names new Greek cabinet

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 09:19
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.

Obama Meets New Saudi King, Balancing Human Rights, U.S. Interests

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 09:11

The president cut short his visit to India to travel to Saudi Arabia. There, he met King Salman, who ascended to the throne last week following the death of Salman's half-brother, Abdullah.

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Stoke's Bojan ruled out for season

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 08:50
Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic is ruled out for the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

'Devil jibe' doctor struck off

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 08:34
A GP who told a patient the devil was "having a go" at her is struck off the medical register for "deplorable conduct".

Unison calls off strike by NHS staff

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 08:29
Unison calls off a planned strike for its NHS members in England which was scheduled for 29 January.

Litvinenko lawyer accuses Russia

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 08:26
Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered for trying to "expose the corruption" at the heart of Russia's "mafia state", his family's lawyer claims.

Egypt activists lose final appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 08:17
Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.

MPs to quiz Chilcot over Iraq delays

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 08:16
The head of the Iraq Inquiry is to be questioned by MPs next month about why its report is to be delayed until after the election.

Does the (care) cap fit?

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 08:09
A cap on care costs is being introduced in England. But many people will not benefit from it - and those that do could still end up paying for their care even when they hit it.

Woods all smiles after tooth is fixed

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 08:05
Tiger Woods admits it hurt to breathe after losing a tooth while watching girlfriend Lindsey Vonn in a ski race.

Murder charge over missing woman

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 08:02
The partner of a missing mother-of-four is charged with her murder.

Japan probes 'new IS hostage video'

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 07:57
Japanese officials work to verify a video threatening to kill Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours unless Jordan frees an Iraqi militant on death row.

MP clarifies Somali pub comments

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 07:56
Communities Minister Stephen Williams defends his remarks in Parliament about the threat to pubs in his constituency from population changes.

Number Of Exonerations Last Year Reached New Highs, Report Finds

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 07:47

The National Registry of Exonerations says 125 people were exonerated in 2014 after being falsely convicted of crimes. The number surpasses the previous record of 91, set in 2013.

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Best ever view of asteroid Ceres

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 07:44
The best image ever acquired of Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is now in the hands of science.

Kosovo police clash with protesters

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 07:41
Police in Kosovo use tear gas and water cannon against thousands of ethnic Albanians protesting in Pristina against a Serb minister.

Joan Rivers' daughter sues clinic

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 07:31
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died.

Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

NPR News - Tue, 2015-01-27 07:30

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?

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Quiz: States pick up the tab for preschool

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-01-27 07:29

All but six states funded local pre-K programs in 2014-2015, according to the Education Commission of the States.

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Suspected burglar trapped for hours

BBC - Tue, 2015-01-27 07:27
Students describe the moment they find a suspected burglar dangling upside down from a window.

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