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Home Office wins e-Borders appeal

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 08:06
The Home Office wins its appeal against an order to pay £224m to a US defence firm over the cancellation of a secure borders contract.

Save BBC Three petition delivered

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 08:03
Campaigners against proposals to turn digital station BBC Three into an online-only channel deliver a petition to the BBC Trust.

Israel PM criticised over spending

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 07:59
Israel's financial watchdog says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu improperly used state funds for his family, following complaints by the opposition.

Ashton Carter Is Sworn In As Obama's 4th Defense Secretary

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-17 07:53

The cold and snow that walloped Washington didn't stop Ashton Carter from reporting for work at the Pentagon Tuesday. Carter was sworn in as the 25th U.S. Secretary of Defense today.

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Murphy urged to say sorry over stats

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 07:42
Scotland's Health Secretary Shona Robison demands an apology from the Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, claiming he misrepresented NHS figures.

Trott targeting two golds in Paris

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 07:33
Britain's double Olympic champion Laura Trott is targeting two gold medals at this month's Track World Championships.

Fat Tuesday Nordic-Style Means Big, Sweet Buns

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-17 07:32

Few of the rollicking traditions of Catholic Mardi Gras remain in heavily Lutheran Scandinavia. But the Nordic countries and their culinary outposts in the U.S. still celebrate with the yeasty treats.

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Tough As Nails: Women Scientists Rise Up In Nigeria

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-17 07:26

Working as a professor isn't an easy job anywhere. But try doing innovative research with only four hours of electricity a day, no access to the Internet and hostility from male colleagues.

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Obama's immigration efforts blocked

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 07:21
A federal judge in Texas has blocked presidential executive action on immigration that would spare as as many as five million people from deportation

'Blasts' at Nigeria opposition rally

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 07:12
Multiple explosions and gunfire have hit an opposition rally in southern Nigeria ahead of next month's presidential and parliamentary elections, reports say.

VIDEO: Facelift for home of UK motor racing

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 07:02
Brooklands in Surrey, the birthplace of British motor racing, is to get a multi-million pound facelift to help restore it to its former glory.

VIDEO: Police seek woman who grabbed at baby

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 07:00
Detectives are trying to trace a woman who grabbed at a toddler in a central London shop

PM backs grammar school expansion

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:48
David Cameron voices his "strong support" for the expansion of grammar schools during a visit to the South East.

Creating Cold

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:41
The men who made the world a cooler place to live

Near-drowned woman wins compensation

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:40
A 24-year-old woman who nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson when she was 10 years old wins a damages battle at the High Court.

French Prosecutor Asks To Acquit Strauss-Kahn On Pimping Charges

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:39

In what could be the end of a headline-grabbing trial, a prosecutor in France has asked that Dominique Strauss-Kahn be cleared of charges that he procured prostitutes for orgies.

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Ucas to include European universities

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:30
The Ucas university admissions system is changing its rules to allow UK students to apply to European universities.

A&E stats to be reported weekly

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:30
Statistics for waiting times in the A&E departments of Scotland's hospitals are to be published weekly, the Scottish government announces.

Bombardier cutting jobs in Belfast

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:20
Bombardier is planning to cut 130 jobs from its agency and contract workforce in Belfast.

Markovic handed four-game Euro ban

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-17 06:18
Liverpool's Lazar Markovic is given a four-match European ban for his red card against Basel in December.