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'Soldiers killed' in Ukraine clashes

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 01:50
Intense fighting with between Russian-backed rebels and army units in eastern Ukraine sees seven soldiers killed in 24 hours, the military says.

AUDIO: 'Jilted John' finds honeymoon partner

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 01:41
After being jilted three times, a man who tried to auction his ex-fiancée's honeymoon place finally finds a holiday partner.

Cameron: People 'deserve tax cuts'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 01:37
The Conservatives will make the case for lower taxes at the election with "every bone in our body", David Cameron will say.

Nigeria repels new attack on key city

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 01:31
Nigeria's military repels a new assault by militant Islamist group Boko Haram on the key north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army source tells the BBC.

This little bitcoin went to market

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-01-26 01:30
25 states

Financial regulators in 25 states have given their blessing to the first ever regulated bitcoin exchange, which opens for trading on Monday. As reported by re/code, the exchange is run by Coinbase, and arrives on the heels of the Winklevoss' — dare we say, Winklevii — announcement that they hoped to open their own regulated exchange for bitcoin.

2 percent

The portion of the 3.5 million jobs added to the economy since mid-2009 that pay between $38,000 and $68,000, no where near the number lost during the recession. In a new series, the Associated Press explores the role of technology plays in "hollowing out" of middle class jobs.

$75 a month

That's how much the FHA estimates homebuyers will save when it lowers the rate it charges to insure mortgages by half a percent. FHA loans are popular with first-time homebuyers because they require a smaller down payment. But some say the change will likely help only some of these home hunting rookies.

11.8 percent

The portion of borrowers using income-based repayment with their federal student loans at the end of last year, nearly doubling the year before. The New York Times' Upshot traces the rise of these types of loans, and how they're combatting the country's record $1.1 trillion in student loan debt.

$1.3 million

That's how much, on average, the top 1 percent of Americans earn a year. But not all 1 percenters are created equal. A new study shows that income gap is narrower in states where wages are rising for the bottom 99 percent.

Mubarak's sons released from prison

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 01:23
The two sons of Hosni Mubarak are released from jail, a day after the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian president.

Anti-austerity coalition in Greece

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 01:22
The far-left Syriza party joins hands with the right-wing Greek Independents to form an anti-austerity governing coalition in Greece.

Consultant accused of sex assaults

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 01:12
A consultant paediatrician is charged with sexually assaulting a teenager who was an out-patient at the hospital where he works.

Guinea's Grand Imam Pulls No Punches In His Ebola Message

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-26 01:04

Religious leaders must play a role in stopping the outbreak in this West African country, the cleric says. And that will mean changing not only attitudes but funeral practices.

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Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-26 01:00

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

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Too much useless CCTV, says watchdog

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 00:49
Too many CCTV cameras are ineffective and the public does not have a true understanding of them, the surveillance commissioner warns.

VIDEO: LIVE: Cameron on election pledges

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 00:47
David Cameron is setting out the Conservative Party's third manifesto theme, a Britain that rewards work

England set for India showdown

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 00:46
England and India will meet for a place in the tri-series final after Australia's game against India was washed out.

Obama Views Republic Day Parade In Solidarity With India

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-26 00:36

He took in a display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first U.S. leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.

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Kylie to headline Hyde Park festival

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 00:33
Pop star Kylie Minogue will headline the third and final night of the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park in June.

Calls to tackle online Islamophobia

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 00:33
Concerns Paris attacks fuelling anti-Muslim backlash

Why aren't markets panicking about Greece?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 00:29
Will Syriza succeed in persuading its eurozone and IMF creditors to write off some of their huge debts, or will it be forced to leave the currency union?

Redmayne win raises Oscars chances

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 00:04
Eddie Redmayne wins best actor at the Screen Actor's Guild awards while Birdman and Downton Abbey win ensemble awards.

Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-26 00:00

Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.

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New Scottish women's prison scrapped

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-25 23:59
Plans for a new £75m women's prison in the west of Scotland have been scrapped, the Scottish government confirms.