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Property tax revamp under review

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 15:21
New tax rates planned for property purchases are to be reviewed as part of the Budget process, the Scottish government confirms.

Church service for missing ship crew

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 15:15
A church service for the eight missing crew of a cargo ship which capsized and sank in the Pentland Firth is to be held on Sunday.

'Give flu jab to popular med students'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 15:03
Prioritising medical students with lots of friends for flu jabs could help to limit the spread of the virus, say Lancaster University researchers.

Find the top pooch in your postcode

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 15:01
Find the premier pooch in your postcode

Islamist concerns on front pages

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 14:37
Concerns over Islamic extremism continue to trouble the press, with the Sunday Times reporting that children in some schools are at risk of radicalisation.

IS release 350 Yazidis in Iraq

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 14:25
Islamic State militants free around 350, mainly elderly, members of the Yazidi religious community in northern Iraq.

'Austin on track for England call'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 14:05
Is it time QPR striker Charlie Austin was called up by England? BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses his chances.

Syrian Opposition Groups Wary Of Russia's Invitation To Moscow

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 13:31

Russia is proposing peace talks in Moscow, and the U.S. seems to be backing the idea, but some opposition groups resist cooperating with a country that's been backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Sit. Stay. Call 911: FIDO Vest Gives Service Dogs An Upgrade

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 13:20

Wearable tech is popping up everywhere, and now there's a new vest that has GPS, can make phone calls and can talk back like Siri. But it's not for people — it's for service dogs.

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Murray ready despite difficult draw

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 13:12
Andy Murray begins his Australian Open campaign in confident mood on Monday despite what he calls a "difficult" draw.

Harlequins 3-23 Wasps

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 12:45
Wasps humble hosts Harlequins to set up a European Champions Cup Pool Two decider against Leinster next Saturday.

Greece Arrests Four In Latest Anti-Terror Raids

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 12:15

The arrests are said to include Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who is believed to have been the mastermind behind a foiled plot to conduct attacks in Belgium.

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MTV Pimps Cars, Brazil Pimps Trash Carts

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 11:18

It's the brainstorm of a street artist, who wanted folks to pay more respect to the pickers who collect recyclable garbage that would otherwise pile up in landfills.

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Greece arrests over Belgian 'plot'

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 11:17
Greek police arrest four people over alleged links to a jihadist terror plot in Belgium which has put that country on a heightened state of alert.

We have regained identity - Rodgers

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 11:11
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his team have put their poor start behind them and are "progressing really well".

No history without titles - Mourinho

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 11:03
Manager Jose Mourinho says Chelsea's "perfect game" at Swansea will count for nothing if they don't win the Premier League.

Brazil angry at Indonesia execution

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 10:45
The Brazilian government protests against the execution of one its citizens, Marco Moreira, in Indonesia for drug trafficking.

LeRoy angered by transport delay

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 10:42
Congo coach Claude LeRoy says his team's journey to their opening Nations Cup match took almost an hour longer than it should have.

France Approves Secret Burials For 'Charlie Hebdo' Attackers

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 10:28

Said Kouachi has reportedly already been buried at the city of Reims, where he lived before the deadly attack. His brother, Cherif, is to be buried at his hometown of Gennevilliers, outside of Paris.

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Newcastle United 1-2 Southampton

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 10:22
Eljero Elia scores twice as Southampton beat Newcastle to move back above Manchester United into third place.