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Day in pictures: 6 February 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:27
Images from around the world: 6 February

Van to perform on Cyprus Avenue

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:25
Van Morrison to celebrate 70th birthday with a concert on Cyprus Avenue.

Doctor guilty of indecent assaults

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:19
Former doctor Michael Salmon has been found guilty of indecently assaulting girls at a hospital where Jimmy Savile abused patients.

VIDEO: Protests 'trap' Farage in office

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:18
Nigel Farage pulls out of an appearance in Rotherham after noisy protests outside an office he was due to open.

UK jihadist Imran Khawaja jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:18
A British jihadist who travelled to Syria to fight with an Islamic militant group is given a 12-year custodial sentence.

Wolf Hall author receives damehood

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:15
Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel is made a dame by the Prince of Wales for her services to literature.

Murder suspect found dead in prison

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:14
John Heald, on trial for murder of landlady Bei Carter, has killed himself in UK prison while waiting for verdict

Farage scraps event amid protests

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:13
UKIP leader Nigel Farage abandons a public appearance in Rotherham because of protests outside his party's office in the town.

Bosnia probes jihadist flags village

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:08
Police in Bosnia search a village after a local television station showed pictures of jihadist flags flying from some houses.

PODCAST: A strong three months for jobs

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:00

The last three months taken together have been very strong for American jobs. More on the jobs report for January from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Plus, in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx, there is a push to bring technology start ups as a way to revitalize the area and bring new jobs in.

Pope backs smacking 'with dignity'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:54
Pope Francis says that he backs parents who smack their children, providing the child's "dignity" is maintained.

Jordan Strikes At ISIS; Obama Said To Be Preparing To Request War Powers

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:50

Repeated air strikes on the self-described Islamic State are "the beginning of our retaliation" for the extremist group's brutal killing of a captured pilot, Jordan's foreign minister says.

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VIDEO: If Six Nations was Game of Thrones

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:47
BBC Sport celebrates the start of the Six Nations 2015 with an epic Game of Thrones-style tournament opener.

Afcon semi-final crowd trouble

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:47
Violent scenes at Africa Cup of Nations semi-final

Women journalists threatened online

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:35
Women journalists are facing a "dangerous new trend" of online threats, the European security body OSCE warns.

Megrahi campaigners 'disgraceful'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:33
US families of Lockerbie bombing victims accuse some UK relatives of pursuing a "disgraceful" campaign to clear the man convicted of the atrocity.

UK trade deficit widest since 2010

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:28
The UK's trade deficit last year widened to £34.8bn, the biggest deficit since 2010 according to the Office for National Statistics.

Wilshere is not a smoker - Wenger

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:27
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere "has to master his own life" after the midfielder was photographed holding a shisha pipe.

Lucky no-one died - Ghana FA

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:25
The Ghana FA says fans could have died as crowd trouble marred the Africa Cup of Nations semi with Equatorial Guinea.

VIDEO: Boy sucked into Brazil storm drain

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 02:24
A boy and his uncle have survived being sucked into a storm drain in Brazil.