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Jordan offers IS prisoner swap

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 12:32pm
Jordan offers to free an Iraqi prisoner for a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State after the group threatens to kill the pilot and another hostage.
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House passes bill aimed at expediting natural gas exports

Fox News - January 28, 2015 - 12:28pm
The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill aimed at expediting approvals of natural gas exports. 
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Sharks take the fun out of Western Australia's beach culture

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 12:25pm
Sharks spread fear on Western Australia's beaches
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Greece will not default - PM Tsipras

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 12:16pm
New Greek PM Alexis Tsipras says his country will not default on its bailout debts, as bank stocks lose more than 25% of their value.
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India sex-test ad ban for tech firms

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 12:16pm
India's Supreme Court orders internet giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to block adverts for tests that determine a child's sex before birth.
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E. coli found in Winnipeg water

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 12:14pm
Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.
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Arsenal sign £11.2m defender Gabriel

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 12:05pm
Arsenal sign defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal with striker Joel Campbell moving the other way on loan.
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Greece markets hit by default fears

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 12:02pm
Greek financial markets were in turmoil on Wednesday after the new anti-bailout government appeared determined to defy the country's international creditors.
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Star Wars toy sells for £18,000

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 12:01pm
A Star Wars fan sells a collection of Star Wars figures - including one item for £18,000 - to raise the cash to buy a house.
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Juror doubt at serial killer verdict

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
The foreman of the jury which convicted serial killer nurse Colin Norris tells the BBC he now believes the man is innocent.
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Drone firm blocks White House flights

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 11:56am
Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn.
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Suicide attack against Mali Tuaregs

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 11:51am
Suicide bombers and armed attackers kill about a dozen people in an assault on Tuareg rebel positions in northern Mali, security sources say.
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DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows

Fox News - January 28, 2015 - 11:40am
The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.
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Boeing reports soaring profits

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 11:39am
The aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing has reported a 19% rise in fourth quarter net earnings to $1.47bn.
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Fixing Yemen 'will take decades'

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 11:38am
US strategy in Yemen depends on Iran
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US north-east digs out of heavy snow

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 11:24am
Residents of New England are digging out after up to 36in (91cm) of snow fell in a day-long blizzard that caused power cuts and paralysed travel.
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New resignations hit Germany's Pegida

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 11:09am
The new leader of Germany's controversial anti-Islamisation group Pegida, Kathrin Oertel, resigns a week after her predecessor.
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Litvinenko post-mortem 'dangerous'

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 10:47am
The post-mortem examination of Alexander Litvinenko was probably the most dangerous ever conducted in the Western world, the inquiry into his death hears.
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Glitter sobs over child abuse images

BBC News - January 28, 2015 - 10:41am
Gary Glitter breaks down in tears as he tries to explain to jurors why he had been in possession of child abuse images.
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Rule of law questions loom for Holder replacement

Fox News - January 28, 2015 - 10:14am
Key question for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch: will she reassert the often-vaunted but seldom-seen independence of the office.
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