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Bangladesh arrests 7,000 activists

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:53
Bangladesh has arrested more than 7,000 opposition activists in the past 15 days, ministers say, as they struggle to stop nationwide protests.

Omagh father wins inquiry challenge

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:50
The father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing wins the legal right to challenge the government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity.

Nadal digs deep to avoid shock exit

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:46
An ailing Rafael Nadal battles past qualifier Tim Smyczek in five sets to reach the Australian Open third round.

Rebels tighten grip on Yemen capital

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:45
Shia Houthi rebels tighten their grip on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, reportedly stationing fighters outside the home of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Shiite Houthi Rebels Tighten Grip On Yemen's Capital

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:39

The rebels took charge today of a military base that houses ballistic missiles, a day after they seized the presidential palace in Sanaa and shelled the president's house. The president is unharmed.

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Man critical after park gang attack

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:27
A 19-year-old man is in a critical condition following a daytime attack involving about 20 people in a park.

WhatsApp bans unofficial app users

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:24
WhatsApp acts to stop downloads of a third-party service, WhatsApp Plus, and locks out people who used it from its chat platform.

Catholic schools shut in Kinshasa

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:23
The Roman Catholic Church shuts its schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital as protests against President Joseph Kabila continue for a third day.

Shazam - a billion dollar London success

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:17
It's not often we get news of a UK tech firm that's a global success story and still owned in Britain. All the more reason then to celebrate this morning's announcement from Shazam.

Man posted 'revenge porn' online

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:10
A man who posted so-called 'revenge porn' images of his ex-girlfriend online is given a community sentence.

Why the BBC News app has been revamped

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:05
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Thrones producers 'put off Scotland'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:03
The producers behind Game of Thrones were put off filming the TV drama in Scotland by a lack of infrastructure, it is claimed.

PODCAST: VIP internet

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-01-21 03:00

What Wall Street won't like about what President Barack Obama called "middle-class economics." Plus, chief executives from cities across the country gather in the nation's capital this week, as the U-S conference of Mayors meets in Washington ... amid an economic recovery that is boosting some but not all city budgets. And internet providers say its their equipment, so why shouldn't they be able to offer VIP fast internet to favored business partners? Supporters of network neutrality say all online content should be treated equal. But how the internet works has changed a lot in recent years, and as we find out, regulators aren't sure yet how to handle it.

Paris to sue Fox over Muslim claims

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 02:56
The mayor of Paris says she will sue Fox News for its inaccurate reporting of the city following the attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Tour de Yorkshire route revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 02:55
The route of the first Tour de Yorkshire cycle race is announced.

Soldier accused of Austria girl rape

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 02:46
Prosecutors in Austria charge UK soldier with raping and sexually abusing six-year-old girl

Gum suspected in US student death

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 02:42
A medical report into the death of a star college basketball player in the US state of Pennsylvania suggests she choked on chewing gum in her sleep.

Obama Makes The Case For Middle Class Economics

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 02:42

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, the president said the economic recovery was taking hold and it was time to ensure more Americans were sharing in the benefits.

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Majority direction in Sun staff case

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 02:38
Jurors in the trial of four Sun newspaper staff accused of paying officials for stories are told they can return majority verdicts.

Arrest of Silk Road 2.0 suspect

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 02:34
Man arrested in Seattle for allegedly helping to run Silk Road 2.0, an online marketplace for drugs and other illicit activities.