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US growth slows in fourth quarter

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 05:04
The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.

US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:55
The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties.

Songwriter, Poet Rod McKuen Dies At 81

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:52

Rod McKuen is credited with more than 200 albums and more than 30 collections of poetry. He died on Thursday after a lengthy illness.

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Super-prison's £23m for Wrexham

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:40
The "super-prison" being built in Wrexham will bring £23m a year to the local economy and 1,000 jobs.

VIDEO: Churchill funeral flotilla recreated

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:39
Fifty years after the funeral for Sir Winston Churchill, the boat that carried his coffin long the Thames repeats its journey.

Google agrees privacy policy changes

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:39
The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.

As Deadline Passes, The Fate Of ISIS Hostages Is Uncertain

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:30

The Sunni militants had given Jordan until sunset Thursday to release a convicted terrorist. The exchange did not happen.

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Funeral for escapee D-Day veteran

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:19
The funeral is held of the Sussex war veteran who made headlines when he left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.

Mugabe takes over as AU chairman

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:16
African leaders meeting in Addis Ababa choose the continent's oldest head of state, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, as chairman of the AU for the coming year.

Suu Kyi's gate to be sold at auction

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 04:08
The metal gate of Nobel prize-winning Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's house is to be auctioned, with a starting price of $200,000.

England confidence growing - Morgan

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:57
Captain Eoin Morgan says England are growing in confidence, having reached the final of the tri-series in Australia.

#SaveDippy - but why do we care?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:42
Why do so many people care about a fake dinosaur?

Easyjet backs Heathrow expansion

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:39
Budget airline Easyjet says it is in favour of expanding Heathrow airport in a submission to the Airports Commission

VIDEO: LIVE: Churchill anniversary flotilla

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:37
Ceremony recreating the flotilla which carried Churchill's coffin along the Thames from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier

Dutch TV intruder: 'No terror link'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:35
A man who forced his way into a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS with a fake gun has no known links to terrorist organisations, police say.

Chelsea's Costa gets three-match ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:35
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is banned for three matches after stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Probe into port worker's fall death

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:29
A fatal accident inquiry is to be held after a worker fell to his death at the Hunterston coal terminal in North Ayrshire.

Tunisia quality to prevail - Leekens

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:26
Coach Georges Leekens says Tunisia's football will overcome Equatorial Guinea's home advantage in Saturday's Nations Cup quarter-final.

Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:25
Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.

Battle rages for key Ukraine town

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-30 03:22
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels trade heavy tank and artillery fire in and around Debaltseve, a strategic town in eastern Ukraine.

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