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Man scattering ashes swept out to sea

BBC News - 15 min 15 sec ago
A fifty-one-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering ashes in North Cornwall.
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Key Nigerian city under fresh attack

BBC News - 24 min 8 sec ago
Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say.
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Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading'

BBC News - 35 min 21 sec ago
Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.
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Abbott vow after Queensland rout

BBC News - 59 min 2 sec ago
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a "popularity contest".
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Death row Briton appeals for UK help

BBC News - 1 hour 15 min ago
A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.
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Christie aims to build foreign policy resume with trip to Britain

Fox News - 1 hour 30 min ago
As he considers a White House run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's third trip abroad in recent months provides an opportunity to build his foreign policy resume and test whether he has the temperament for the world stage.
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Protesters back on Hong Kong streets

BBC News - 2 hours 6 sec ago
Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year.
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'Rookie' Hamilton set for deal talks

BBC News - 2 hours 9 min ago
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he knows his "worth" as he prepares for contract talks with Mercedes.
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Firms to begin inmate rehabilitation

BBC News - 2 hours 13 min ago
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.
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Sunday's gossip column

BBC News - 2 hours 34 min ago
Pochettino's Spurs eye Rodriguez, Premier League may punish Mourinho, Reus wants to work with Wenger, plus more.
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Abbott suffers Queensland poll blow

BBC News - 4 hours 52 min ago
Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland.
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Confirmation hearings set to begin for Carter as next defense secretary amid daunting global challenges

Fox News - 5 hours 10 min ago
Senate hearings on whether to confirm Ashton Carter as President Obama’s pick to be the new Defense secretary are set to begin next week, amid widespread, military-related challenges around the globe.
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GOP House to vote next week to repeal ObamaCare, after attacking law piece by piece

Fox News - 5 hours 10 min ago
The Republican-led House is set to begin February with a vote to repeal ObamaCare, making clear that trying to dismantle the health-care law remains a top priority.
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Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

BBC News - January 31, 2015 - 11:10pm
All children in England will need to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.
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New Jersey governor begins UK visit

BBC News - January 31, 2015 - 11:01pm
New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
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Balloonists complete Pacific journey

BBC News - January 31, 2015 - 8:37pm
Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.
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VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC News - January 31, 2015 - 8:16pm
Round-up of social media trends around the world this week
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What could you buy for a Super Bowl ad?

BBC News - January 31, 2015 - 7:59pm
What could you buy for the cost of a Super Bowl ad?
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Sink or Swim? The global drowning crisis

BBC News - January 31, 2015 - 7:23pm
Playpens to drones - new ideas to reduce deaths by drowning
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Ex-Colombia spy chief appears in court

BBC News - January 31, 2015 - 7:08pm
Ex-Colombian intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado appears in court in Bogota charged with spying on politicians, judges and journalists.
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"Oye El Consejo" (Listen to My Advice) performed by Los Guayaberos, the musical group of legendary Cuban composer, Faustino Oramas (1911-2007; "El Guayabero").