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Ex-F1 star Irvine sentenced to jail

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:20
Former Formula One driver Eddie Irvine is sentenced to six months in jail over brawl with an Italian man in a Milan nightclub.

Victim meets rapist to forgive him

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 09:20
A rape victim has met her attacker in prison to tell him she forgives him - and called the meeting a "great" experience.

GB tipped for record Sochi medal haul

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:59
Great Britain could be set for a record-breaking medal haul at the Winter Olympics, according to a statistical study.

Nick Clegg's war of words with coalition partners

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:56
Nick Clegg's outspoken assault on the Conservatives dissected

Stars defend sex and drugs scenes

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:56
The stars of the new Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street speak in defence of the film's depiction of sex and drug-taking.

Flood risk remains as weather calms

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:55
The last of many weather warnings issued by the Met Office since before Christmas expires - but flood waters could still rise in some areas.

Teacher quizzed over trek death

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:44
A teacher on a trek in Morocco in which a teenager died did not know emergency help was at least two hours away, an inquest heard.

How Long Is Too Long? Congress Revisits Mandatory Sentences

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:42

An unlikely alliance of Tea Party and liberal senators is working on legislation that could cut controversial federal sentencing minimums in half.

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How Long Is Too Long? Congress Revisits Mandatory Sentences

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:42

An unlikely alliance of Tea Party and liberal senators is working on legislation that could cut controversial federal sentencing minimums in half.

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Osborne warning on minimum wage hike

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:33
George Osborne warns against "self-defeating" increases to the minimum wage, amid reports that some cabinet ministers want an above-inflation rise.

Liverpool's Rodgers is fined £8,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:31
Brendan Rodgers has been fined £8,000 by the FA for comments following Liverpool's defeat at Manchester City on 26 December.

French Court Rules Controversial Comedian's Show Can Go Ahead

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:29

Authorities want to ban Dieudonne M'bala M'bala's performances because of perceived anti-Semitism. They say his trademark straight-arm gesture, known as a "quenelle," is a reverse Nazi salute. He denies the charge, calling it anti-Zionist and anti-establishment. But Dieudonne has seven prior convictions for anti-Semitic hate speech.

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Man bailed over 'free school fraud'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:26
A man who was arrested in connection with suspected fraud at a free school is released on bail.

Ariel Sharon condition 'worsens'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:22
The health of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since 2006, has deteriorated further, hospital officials say.

Nurses 'crying' over A&E problems

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:21
A porter at Northern Ireland's biggest A&E unit says he is "fed up watching our nurses cry" after a backlog of patients led to a 'major incident' being declared.

AUDIO: PM defends Liverpool spending cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:21
Prime Minister David Cameron says Liverpool is not being "unfairly treated" with respect to spending cuts, which he says are the same as the national average.

Aurora Watchers 'May Be In Luck' As Solar Flare Reaches Earth

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:10

NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center says the Earth-bound coronal mass ejection from Tuesday's X-class solar flare was "slightly overdue."

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Pakistan boy tackled suicide bomber

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 08:08
Tributes pour in for a Pakistani teenager killed when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the north-western Hangu area.

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