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US adds 257,000 jobs in January

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:13
The United States added 257,000 jobs last month and the number created in November and December was revised sharply higher.

Boko Haram in first Niger attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:11
The Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacks a town in Niger for the first time, a day after launching a raid into Cameroon.

Burke fit for GB squad in Paris

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 05:02
Steven Burke recovers from a broken collarbone to take his place in the GB team for the Track World Championships.

Officials Predict More Measles Cases After 5 Babies Are Diagnosed In Illinois

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:54

Because the Chicago-area patients are all under a year old, they can't be vaccinated. Saying that more cases are likely, a Cook County health official warns, "The cat is out of the bag."

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Is Jordan's Abdullah really a warrior-king?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:47
Fact and fiction behind tough-guy image of Jordan's King Abdullah

Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs; Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:38

The jobless rate ticked up to 5.7 percent despite robust job growth that exceeded economists' expectations.

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Google to 'start again' with Glass

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:31
Google is starting from scratch with its controversial Glass smart-spectacles project, reports the New York Times.

Flats bought up to end slum housing

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:30
Hundreds of privately-owned flats in one of Glasgow's most ethnically diverse areas are to be bought out in a bid to end slum housing conditions.

VIDEO: Taipei rescuers form human chain

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:27
Rescue workers in Taiwan say they no longer expect to find any survivors, following an air crash in Taipei.

Footballer fined for uninsured driving

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:20
Ex-Premier League striker Ade Akinbiyi is fined for driving an uninsured car filled with too many people.

Lawyers bite over 'Left Shark' model

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:18
A website has been ordered to remove a design for a 3D-printed model of the "Left Shark" dancer from the Super Bowl half-time show.

UK 'not irrelevant' in Ukraine talks

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:16
No 10 rejects claims by an ex-senior army officer that the UK is a "bit player" in efforts to resolve the Ukraine conflict.

Kinky Boots musical comes to London

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:13
Hit Broadway show Kinky Boots, based on the story of a shoe factory in Northampton, is to move into the West End.

The £4bn battle for Premier League rights

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 04:03
Former ITV chairman Michael Grade says BT and Sky will both want to win big – but others could be lurking in the wings.

Pilots Of Doomed Taipei Flight Faced Problems With Both Engines

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:46

Investigators say the turboprop plane's right engine lost thrust 37 seconds into the flight, and that the left one failed to restart not long afterwards.

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VIDEO: Russia's new army - in 90 seconds

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-06 03:43
As Russia cuts down on spending elsewhere, it is pumping more money into its military. BBC News takes a look at what it is spending its money on.

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.

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