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Boxing great Ali back in hospital

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:15
Former heavyweight world champion Muhammad Ali is said to be in a stable condition after being readmitted to hospital.

Crash closes road amid ice warnings

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 00:06
A collision closes the A470 at Merthyr Tydfil amid reports of difficult travel conditions as a yellow "be aware" warning is issued for ice.

Woman dies after hospital blaze

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:41
A 75-year-old woman has died following a fire in a building at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, police say.

NI weather causes travel disruption

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:25
Police warn motorists to drive with care due to snow and ice in some parts of Northern Ireland, and several roads remain blocked by fallen trees.

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:23

Jason Comely's fear of rejection was so strong that he'd become completely isolated. So he set out to get himself rejected at least once a day, every day. Funny thing is, it worked.

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NYPD Disciplinary Problems Linked To A 'Failure Of Accountability'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:23

The New York Police Department is one of the most sophisticated in the world, with advanced systems for fighting crime. But it's not so good at policing its own officers, criminal justice experts say.

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EC outlines Amazon tax concerns

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:21
The European Commission says in a preliminary finding that online retailer Amazon's tax arrangements in Luxembourg probably constitute "state aid".

VIDEO: The pensioners who like to go clubbing

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:15
BBC Breakfast's "Living Longer" series looks at how longer life expectancy is changing the lifestyles of the older generation including those who prefer clubbing to tea dances.

Delayed US execution goes ahead

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:14
The US state of Oklahoma executes the first death row inmate since a botched lethal injection last year drew intense criticism.

VIDEO: The mystery of the missing space probe

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:12
The UK Space Agency is to provide an update on the Beagle 2 space probe, which went missing on Christmas Day in 2003 and has not been heard of since.

Picture power: A sea of flashes

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 23:11
Helen Mirren at the Golden Globe Awards

VIDEO: 'My stormtrooper suit saved my life'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 22:44
An Australian man dressed in a Star Wars costume says that his armour saved him from a venomous snake bite.

BP spill ruled smaller than feared

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 22:28
BP faces a fine of up to $13.7bn (£9bn) after a US judge ruled that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was smaller than initially feared.

'Ten questioned' over Paris attacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 22:28
Ten suspects are questioned overnight in France about alleged support for gunmen behind last week's attacks in Paris that killed 17, reports say.

Watson beats Riske to reach final

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 22:05
British number one Heather Watson overcomes six rain delays to beat Alison Riske and reach the Hobart International final.

VIDEO: US and UK to stage 'cyber war' games

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 21:57
The UK and US are to carry out "war game" cyber attacks on each other as part of a new joint defence against online criminals.

VIDEO: Pietersen's map of the world tattoo

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 21:57
Kevin Pietersen has been showing off his new tattoo, marking everywhere the batsman has scored an international century

Cancer ops cancelled in A&E pressure

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 21:45
Cancer operations have been cancelled and patients have waited for hours in ambulances due to "sustained" winter pressures in hospitals in Wales, a leading consultant warns.

Woman tests 'negative' for Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 21:25
A woman admitted to an Edinburgh hospital after returning from west Africa has tested negative for Ebola.

More Christmas drink-drivers caught

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 21:19
The number of people in Northern Ireland caught drink-driving during the police's Christmas crackdown shows a slight increase on last year.