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VIDEO: El Capitan - world's toughest climb?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:36
BBC News takes a quick look at El Capitan's Dawn Wall in California, arguably the world's toughest rock to climb.

VIDEO: 'Green or chicken': Row over TV debates

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:34
Ed Miliband quotes David Cameron from 2010 backing TV election debates, but the prime minister calls him a chicken.

Post-Attack Edition Of 'Charlie Hebdo' Sells Out In France

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:29

The satirical magazine said it would increase its run to 5 million. The cover of the magazine features a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.

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UN warns over refugees in Jordan

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:23
The UN refugee agency urges the international community to help alleviate the "desperate living conditions" of Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Space station hit by 'coolant leak'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:09
A coolant leak at a US segment of the International Space Station (ISS) has forced its crew to be evacuated to another part of the orbiting outpost.

Your pictures: Pairs

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:07
Readers' photos on the theme of "pairs"

Man City sign £28m Bony from Swansea

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:05
Manchester City complete the signing of Wilfried Bony from Swansea for £28m, with the striker signing a four-and-a-half-year deal.

VIDEO: Lone dog catches bus for 'walkies'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 04:03
A dog in Seattle, US regularly rides the bus alone to take herself to the park

Legal costs hit JP Morgan profits

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:47
JPMorgan Chase, the US's largest bank, reports profits down by 6.6% after paying $1bn in legal costs resulting from investigations into alleged wrongdoing.

Tony Hall: 'High risk' period at BBC

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:46
BBC director general Tony Hall tells staff the corporation is entering a period of "high risk", with the prospect the broadcaster could be “diminished” during the next round of licence fee negotiations.

African team to race in Le Tour

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:38
MTN-Qhubeka will be the first African-registered team to compete in the Tour de France after earning a wildcard for the 2015 race.

F1 to consider engine rule change

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:38
Formula 1 bosses are debating whether to make changes to the engine rules following a meeting with McLaren's new partner Honda.

Abuse images caretaker walks free

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:36
A primary school caretaker who admitted collecting more than 600 indecent images of children is given a community order.

Google Translate 'turns interpreter'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:33
Google says its Translate app can now act as an interpreter, with the addition of a real-time voice-translation mode.

Song and Dance Year launched on BBC

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:32
The BBC launches The Year of Song and Dance 2015, which will include new programmes and live performances on BBC Two, BBC Four and Radio 3.

Kuoni puts tours business on sale

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:30
Swiss-based travel operator Kuoni is selling its tour operating business to concentrate on supplying others in the travel industry,

Teacher sentenced for pupil affair

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:29
An ex-religious studies teacher receives a suspended 18-month sentence after he was found guilty of having an affair with a student.

VIDEO: Heavy snow disrupts NI traffic

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:28
Two days of snowfall to the west of Northern Ireland have disrupted traffic on minor routes - with more bad weather forecast to come

Radcliffe set for London swansong

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:22
Britain's Paula Radcliffe will race her final marathon in London in April, organisers announce.

What is thundersnow?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-14 03:18
The weather phenomenon of thundersnow

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