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GB's Musgrave stuns Norwegian rivals

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:38
British cross-country skier Andrew Musgrave is the surprise winner of the Norwegian national sprint title in Lillehammer.

VIDEO: The teen bidding for South Pole glory

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:38
A teenager from Bristol is on the brink of becoming the youngest person ever to reach the South Pole.

Man Utd manager Moyes fined by FA

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:38
Manchester United boss David Moyes is fined £8,000 by the FA for comments made after the defeat by Sunderland.

Obama 'to end NSA data hoarding'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:29
President Obama is expected to order the NSA to stop storing data from Americans' phones, after a series of damaging leaks about spying.

VIDEO: Independent Scotland role in the EU?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:23
Blair Jenkins and Blair McDougall react to William Hague unveiling a series of UK government papers challenging the case for Scottish independence.

Deaths feared in new Burma violence

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:23
Activists in Burma say eight Rohingya Muslims were killed by police in a fresh outbreak of violence earlier this week - but local authorities deny any killings took place.

Sex and the French

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:18
Press reports about the French president's complicated love life highlight the difference between Anglo-Saxon and Gallic attitudes towards adultery, but above all appetite, writes Adam Gopnik.

VIDEO: Is this your future living room?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:07
Click's Dan Simmons explores Sony's Life Space UX which includes an ultra-high definition home projector and touchscreen mirror.

Girl 'humiliated by Roache rapes'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 07:04
A woman tells a court she suffered depression for several years after Coronation Street star William Roache allegedly raped her.

Hollande visits partner in hospital

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:53
French President Francois Hollande visits First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in hospital for the first time since reports of his alleged affair broke.

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:49

The state's controversial law threatens the rights of hundreds of thousands of potential voters, a judge has ruled. His decision is almost sure to be appealed. Republicans champion the law, saying it's common sense to require such identification. Democrats say it targets minorities.

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House-sitter 'murder weapon' found

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:48
Police reveal pictures of a hammer they think may have been used to murder a grandmother who was killed as she house-sat for friends.

'Secure college' for young offenders

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:46
Ministers have confirmed plans to build the first "secure college" for young criminals in England and Wales.

PODCAST: Surprise! Smoking is a lot worse than we all thought

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:30

A new report out by the Surgeon General says smoking is a lot worse than we thought.

A new initiative calls for more than doubling the number of U.S. students who study abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean, and vice versa. Foreign students and their families contributed $24 billion to the U.S. economy last year.

 Austin has banned watering lawns and raised rates for city water. So affluent residents are drilling private wells.

'Chelsea' toilet paper hits Uzbekistan

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:27
'Chelsea' branded toilet paper launched in Uzbekistan

IPCC in apology to Duggan family

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:23
The Independent Police Complaints Commission apologises to the family of Mark Duggan for "wrongly" telling the media he had fired at police before he was shot.

VIDEO: Man died 'waiting for ambulance'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 06:16
A man lay dying at home waiting for paramedics while an ambulance was outside a hospital for nearly five hours dropping off a patient, an inquest has heard.

Charity appeal for Nida to come home

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:57
A charity for Muslim women appeals to teenager Nida Naseer, who has been missing since Christmas, to return home.

Curb 'power' of big banks - Miliband

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:52
Labour would force the UK's five largest banks to give up "significant" numbers of branches if it wins the next election, says Ed Miliband.

Horse-walking crash victim named

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 05:47
Police name a woman who died following a crash between an Isuzu pick-up and two women walking horses on the B725 in Dumfries and Galloway.

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