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Freud's ashes targeted in grave raid

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:43
"Callous" thieves try to steal an urn containing Sigmund Freud's ashes in a raid on a north London crematorium.

Kenya's Westgate siege trial starts

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:36
The trial of four men charged over the deadly Westgate shopping centre siege in Kenya starts in the capital, Nairobi.

VIDEO: Australian wildfires roar in heatwave

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:34
Fire crews in Australia are battling to bring nearly 50 wildfires under control as a heatwave continues across the south of the country.

VIDEO: Japan's chubby women

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:31
Is there a good and bad way to be overweight?

Australia heat prompts fire alerts

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:31
South-east Australia is hit with extreme hot weather, with temperatures of over 40C in some areas, and several bushfire warnings in place.

Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:29

After 15 months, management and the musicians have agreed on a contract that will settle their dispute. The performers agreed to pay cuts and to pay more of their health care expenses. Management did not get concessions that were as large as they first sought.

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Banking bonuses: How much do they matter?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:24
How much do they matter in retaining talent?

Haass proposals have merit says PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:23
Proposals to deal with Northern Ireland's past, parades and flags have "a lot of merit," says Prime Minister David Cameron.

VIDEO: Queen music interrupts live TV debate

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:21
A heated debate on live TV reviewing PMQs is interrupted by the sound of Queen suddenly coming from Nick Robinson's tablet computer.

Day in pictures: 15 January 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:20
24 hours of news photos: 15 January

UK's creative industries surge ahead

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:03
Jobs in the UK's creative industries - including film and the arts - have grown by more than 8% in recent years and buck the trend for minimal expansion, according to new figures.

Extending Jobless Benefits Likely Delayed Again

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 05:00

Senators couldn't reach agreement Tuesday on a way to restore benefits for 1.3 million people who have been out of work for extended periods. With the Senate planning to go on a recess next week, it's looking like any action will be put off.

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Net neutrality threatened by court

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:58
A federal appeals court in the US has set aside rules that prevent internet service providers from blocking or prioritising certain types of content.

Teenager guilty of boy's bus murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:54
A man is found guilty of the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed as he got off a London bus.

'Dramatic drop' in Somali piracy

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:48
Piracy at sea is at its lowest level in six years, with 264 attacks recorded - a 40% drop since Somali piracy peaked in 2011, a maritime watchdog says.

Baines set to sign new Everton deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:47
Everton and England defender Leighton Baines looks set to end speculation over his future by signing a new deal at Goodison Park.

VIDEO: What are the Razzie awards?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:45
The 34th Annual Razzie awards are due to take place on March 1, the night before the Oscars. John Wilson explains what they are and who is on the list

VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:36
David Cameron says he will veto any proposal to increase overall pay at RBS.

Mario Testino awarded honorary OBE

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:34
Photographer Mario Testino, who has photographed everyone from Kate Moss to the royal family, is given an honorary OBE from Culture minister Ed Vaizey.

Thai polls to proceed amid protests

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 04:20
Thailand's election will go ahead as planned on 2 February, the government says, despite protesters' "shutdown" of the capital, Bangkok.

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