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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:04
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has died in hospital, state TV has announced, weeks after being admitted with a lung infection.

VIDEO: The Business of Tennis - Men v Women

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 15:01
Have women tennis players smashed the gender pay gap?

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:57
Man Utd join Arsenal in race for Paulista, Fifa loses three sponsors, Chelsea in market for Douglas Costa, plus more.

Police Departments Issuing Body Cameras Discover Drawbacks

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:57

They are being hailed as a technological solution to bad police-community relationships, but research on the cameras' impact is thin, and some departments are dealing with unintended consequences.

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Reporter jailed for stolen data links

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:55
A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous is sentenced to five years in jail after posting online links to stolen data.

VIDEO: The world's wealth - in 60 seconds

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:53
A video demonstrating wealth across the globe, as part of the BBC's new A Richer World season - exploring prosperity, poverty and inequality.

Double murder accused 'saw killers'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:53
A man accused of murdering two pensioners in their homes tells his trial he was there when both were attacked but was not the person responsible.

Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:43

Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.

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Syriza 'to end Greece's humiliation'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:34
The leader of Greek anti-austerity party Syriza says an end to "national humiliation" is near as polls put the party ahead three days before the election.

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies; Witnessed A New Era

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:28

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has died, according to his state TV. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was 90 years old; when he was born, Saudi Arabia was not a country, let alone an oil-producing power.

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VIDEO: Can Artes Mundi outshine Turner Prize?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:10
The biggest art prize in the UK, 40,000 thousand pounds, has gone to the winner of Artes Mundi, the international contemporary art exhibition held in Wales every two years.

Patriots deny 'deflate-gate' plan

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:05
Coach Bill Belichick and Tom Brady deny knowledge of plans for the New England Patriots team to intentionally deflate balls.

Van Gaal updates 'squeaky bum' quip

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:04
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal adapts Sir Alex Ferguson's "squeaky bum time" phrase to describe using the 4-4-2 system.

Family Dollar Shareholders Approve Takeover By Dollar Tree

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:03

Two of the biggest dollar stores are merging. Family Dollar shareholders agreed to an $8.7 billion takeover Thursday, choosing not to accept a bigger offer from Dollar General due to antitrust fears.

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VIDEO: Is left on verge of power in Greece?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 14:02
Thousands of supporters of the radical left-wing party Syriza have been taking to the streets of the Greek capital Athens.

French Prisons Prove To Be Effective Incubators For Islamic Extremism

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 13:54

Two of the men involved in the Paris attacks met in prison, where they transformed from small-time criminals to jihadists. France is now redoubling its effort to prevent radicalization in its prisons.

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Man Utd 'need Di Maria's pace'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 13:49
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is using Angel Di Maria as a striker so he can inject more pace into the attack.

US stocks swing higher on ECB move

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 13:48
US stocks swung to a higher close in the wake of the European Central Bank's announcement it plans to buy €60bn ($68.1bn) of bonds a month.

30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 13:40

Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana had steadfastly denied having an abortion. She said her unborn baby had died due to medical complications. This week, Congress pardoned her after seven years in jail.

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For Many French Jews, Anti-Semitism Has A Clear Source

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 13:32

French Jews say anti-Semitism, an issue for generations, is now coming largely from radical Muslmis. Jewish emigration has been rising, but many Jews also say they're determined to stay in France.

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