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Kinnock: Mansion tax 'cost of lunch'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 08:05
Labour's planned mansion tax would cost the wealthy no more than an expensive lunch, says former leader Lord Kinnock in defence of the policy.

Islamic State gains Libya foothold

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 08:04
The Islamic State (IS) has wreaked havoc in the Middle East, seizing vast areas of Iraq and Syria and now it is taking advantage of Libya's collapse into anarchy, writes the BBC's Farouk Chothia.

Clarke ready for Australia return

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 08:00
Australia captain Michael Clarke will return from injury in Saturday's World Cup match against Bangladesh.

Quiz: Teens get fewer zzzzzs

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-02-18 08:00

Teens have been losing sleep for two decades, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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Man arrested over murder at wedding

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 07:57
Police investigating the murder of a man at a wedding in County Fermanagh last week have arrested a man in Belfast.

Funeral for Denmark shootings victim

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 07:56
Dan Uzan, the Jewish volunteer security guard shot dead in the Copenhagen attacks at the weekend, is buried amid high security.

Peshmerga 'repel major IS attack'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 07:31
Peshmerga fighters repel a major attack by Islamic State south-west of Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, officials say.

Lucy Beale's killer - the likely suspects

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 07:26
Using crime statistics to deduce the likely suspects

Motorola boss at odds with Jony Ive

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 07:05
Motorola's president defends letting users design their own phones, after Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive attacks the idea.

Blind Boy's Quest Prompts Australia To Plan Tactile Cash

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:55

Blind since birth, Connor McLeod couldn't tell how much money he'd been given for Christmas. So he started a petition seeking banknotes that can be differentiated by feel.

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Cannabis: Promise, risk and controversy

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:35
David Shukman explores the light and the dark side of the controversial drug.

US to allow armed drone exports

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:31
The US will loosen some restrictions on selling drones - including armed models - to allies and friendly countries.

Sony spins off video and audio units

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:31
Sony says it will spin off its video-and-audio business into a separate company as part of a three-year plan to return to profit.

How Marijuana Hijacks Your Brain To Create The Munchies

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:14

Where there's pot, there's often an insatiable hunger. Now researchers have a big clue why: Cannabinoids, the drug in marijuana, appear to flip a neural circuit that normally tells us we're full.

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Argentina prepares for Nisman march

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:04
Prosecutors in Argentina plan a march to mark the death a month ago of their colleague Alberto Nisman, who was found dead in his apartment.

Is Islamic State shaping Boko Haram media?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:04
Following the launch of an official Twitter feed for the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram last month, there have been multiple signs that the group's media operation has been influenced by the expansionist Islamic State.

Why Congress Doesn't Really Worry About What Most Americans Think

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-18 06:01

Polls show Americans are largely in favor of authorizing further actions against the Islamic State. Yet there is one group of Americans that is having far more trouble deciding how it feels: Congress.

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Pressure is on Moores - Collingwood

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:54
Paul Collingwood says England coach Peter Moores is in danger of losing his job if results do not improve soon.

Patient safety fear GP 'defies NHS'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:52
A doctor who stopped taking new patients because of "safety" concerns is continuing to do so, despite being told he is in breach of his NHS contract.

BBC Radio 1 denies banning Madonna

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-18 05:51
The station says age has nothing to do with tracks not being playlisted after Madonna's latest single Living for Love missed the cut.