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Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 20:42
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.

New York shuts down for blizzard

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:34
New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down ahead of a snowstorm that could dump as much as 90cm (36ins) of snow.

Qantas ups fares after surcharge cut

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:31
Australia's national carrier Qantas will axe fuel surcharges on international ticket prices, but will raise base air fares to compensate for the cut.

VIDEO: Splashdown as plane runs out of fuel

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:22
Dramatic footage has been released of the moment a pilot, whose plane was running out of fuel, survived ditching in the ocean off Hawaii on Sunday.

Abbott's Prince Philip 'Knightmare'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:12
Australian media express scorn and bewilderment over PM Tony Abbott's decision to award a knighthood to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Sharapova too strong for Bouchard

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 19:00
Maria Sharapova beats seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to set up an all-Russian Australian Open semi-final.

South Korea swimmer fails dope test

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 18:59
South Korea's first Olympic swimming gold medallist Park Tae-hwan fails a doping test, with his management blaming a chiropractic injection.

'No proof' academies raise standards

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 18:17
There is no clear evidence to show that "academies raise standards overall", says a report from the Education Select Committee into England's school system.

Graduate jobs 'benefit school-leavers'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 18:13
Leading firms will offer school-leavers more opportunities as the graduate jobs market picks up, a survey suggests.

Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 18:01
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.

Seventy years since Auschwitz liberated

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 17:40
Following the liberation of Auschwitz 70 years ago, BBC News explores what the Allies discovered at the camps and what remains of the site today.

Uncanny political parallels with 1974

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 17:32
Much uncertainty surrounds the coming General Election - just as it did in February 1974, says Julia Langdon.

Obama due at India town hall meeting

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 17:26
US President Barack Obama is due to hold a town hall-style meeting with young Indians in Delhi on the final day of his relationship-boosting visit.

'Crippling' Snowfall Predicted As Storm Hits Northeast

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-26 17:24

In areas such as New York City, the worst of the snow is expected to hit around midnight. The next time the city will have less than a 50 percent chance of snow won't come until 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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Auschwitz message still resonates today

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 17:15
The recent attacks in Paris underline the continuing relevance of the symbolism of Auschwitz, says Caroline Wyatt.

Thousands march for Mexico missing

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 16:40
Tens of thousands take part in marches in Mexico City to demand a full investigation into the disappearance of 43 students four months ago.

VIDEO: Snow takes cars off New York roads

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 16:31
Non-emergency vehicles have been banned on New York City's 6,000 miles of roads after 23:00 local time ahead of what'ex expected to be a serious snowstorm.

VIDEO: Lip-synching goes viral: the rise of Dubsmash

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 16:21
Why lip-syncing app Dubsmash went viral

Safety 'declined' at private prison

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 16:12
An under-fire prison in north-east England has seen a deterioration in safety, a report by inspectors says.

Who wants to work in a tunnel?

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-26 16:11
The people who choose to work in giant tunnels