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India hails polio-free 'milestone'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:59
India marks three years since its last case of polio was reported, a landmark seen as confirmation of one of its biggest public health successes.

New CAR leader says chaos is over

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:58
The days of looting and revenge attacks in Central African Republic are over, the interim leader declares, as banks and markets reopen.

'Stay away' plea over ward bug cases

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:45
Eight wards are hit by a sickness bug at three hospitals, with managers warning all but urgent cases to stay away.

Brooks' husband 'got rid of laptop'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:44
CCTV footage appearing to show Rebekah Brooks' husband leaving a laptop and Jiffy bag in a car park under their west London flat is shown to jurors in the phone-hacking trial.

Counterfeiters jailed for £1.3m scam

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:31
Four men are jailed for making more than £1.3m worth of counterfeit £10 notes at a printing firm in Birmingham.

Man 'fired 34 shots' before death

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:29
An inquest hears how a man was fatally shot by police in Huddersfield after "firing a gun 34 times" in a siege that lasted overnight.

County Down road crash victim named

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:29
A 44-year-old man is killed in a road accident in County Down.

Italians To New Yorkers: 'Forkgate' Scandal? Fuhggedaboutit

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:18

New York City's newly minted mayor found himself at the center of a minor scandal Friday after eating pizza "like a tourist." His offense? Tackling a slice with — gasp! — a fork and knife. Turns out, he's got some plausible deniability, Italians say.

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Treasury makes Scottish debt pledge

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:14
The UK Treasury says that should Scots vote to leave the UK, it will honour all UK government debt issued up to the date of Scottish independence.

Remit of neglect review criticised

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:09
A review ordered by the health minister after the alleged neglect of an elderly patient is not investigating the time she spent in hospital, her family say.

Hollande partner to stay in hospital

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:08
French First Lady Valerie Trierweiler will stay in hospital for more rest, her aides say, after a magazine alleged Francois Hollande was having an affair.

Arrests over Syria 'terror activity'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 10:00
Two men from Birmingham are arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences relating to activities in Syria, police say.

Is there room for mavericks in English sport?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:46
Why are mavericks often frozen out of English sport?

West Virginia tap water ban eased

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:44
West Virginia authorities begin lifting a ban on drinking tap water put in place after a chemical spill tainted much of the state's water supply.

Trek boy's parents criticise firm

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:42
The parents of a boy who died while trekking in Morocco criticise the trip's organisers after an inquest hears of a lack of arrangements for emergency care.

UK shale plans rapid expansion

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:42
The companies at the forefront of the UK's nascent shale gas industry are planning a "substantial" expansion in the number of drilling sites.

Ex-psychiatric patient recalls abuse

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:36
Former psychiatric patient tells of abuse in hospital

Three-year-old dies in lift incident

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:31
A three-year-old boy has died in an incident in a lift in Galway city centre.

Norwich complete Gutierrez signing

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:25
Norwich City complete the loan signing of midfielder Jonas Gutierrez from Premier League rivals Newcastle until 30 June.

UK ship to join Syria weapons convoy

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 09:23
British warship HMS Montrose is to join a convoy transporting chemical weapons from Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

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