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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.

Billionaire pays to aid MLAs' skills

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 21:17
The Northern Ireland Assembly is given £600,000 by a US billionaire philanthropist to help MLAs improve their political skills.

VIDEO: Cuban cigars allowed in the US

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 20:44
Americans will be able to bring home small numbers of Cuban cigars after a ban of more than 50 years

Tech Giants Will Pay $415 Million To Settle Employees' Lawsuit

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 20:42

Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe were accused of colluding to keep tech worker salaries low and avoid recruiting one another's employees.

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China investigating spy chief Ma Jian

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 20:37
China confirms it is investigating a powerful intelligence chief, Ma Jian, for corruption, as President Xi Jinping's crackdown continues.

Belgium on alert after deadly raid

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 20:16
Belgium is on its second-highest alert - a day after two suspected jihadists were killed in a major anti-terror raid in the east of the country.

VIDEO: US-Cuba: 'Historic moment for Cuba'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 19:34
The United States government has announced that new measures to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba will come into effect on Friday.

Man charged over supermarket attack

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 19:08
A 25-year-old man is charged with attempted murder over an attack at a Tesco supermarket in Mold, Flintshire.

VIDEO: El Capitan: 'Find your own Dawn Wall'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 18:42
Kevin Jorgeson, and Tommy Caldwell are amazed at the attention they have received.

Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-15 18:20

The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story behind the 2010 book was all made up.

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Why has xenophobia risen in Germany?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 18:19
Concerns over immigration and Islamisation appear to be fuelling a surge in support for the far right in Germany, says Sebastian Borger.

VIDEO: #FreeSpeechStories: 50 lashes every Friday

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 18:06
Wife of flogged blogger speaks of her "perpetual anxiety"

India's 'superhero snacks'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 18:00
An artist's mission to turn Indian snacks into superheroes

The shopping basket that reveals what we eat

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:58
How has the typical basket of goods changed since 1947?

Crowds throng Manila as Pope visits

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:49
Filipinos turn out in Manila as Pope Francis begins his visit, with a presidential welcome and a Mass later in the day.

Stress 'stops empathy for strangers'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:45
Stress is what stops us feeling empathy for people we do not know, suggests a study from North America.

Closing eyes 'aids memory recall'

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:45
Closing your eyes when trying to recall events increases the chances of accuracy, researchers at the University of Surrey suggest.

A&Es given safe nurse staffing rules

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-15 17:36
A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care.