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Five things Syriza wants for Greece

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:19
Syriza, the left-wing party that stormed into power in Greece, has promised to ditch austerity and renegotiate the EU-IMF bailout. Here are five things it wants to change.

Bank chief warns of pandemic threat

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:42
The world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak, the president of the World Bank warns.

Electronic Arts shares up on results

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:37
Shares in Electronic Arts jump almost 5% after the video games publisher reports stronger than expected results.

In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:36
Striking buildings new to the National Heritage List

Argentina Jews boycott memorial

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:34
Jewish groups in Argentina boycott the government's Holocaust memorial, in protest at the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.

‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:24
How pallbearers almost dropped Churchill's coffin

More military assets set to be sold

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:10
The Ministry of Defence will have to sell off more military land and assets to make savings in the coming years, the defence secretary indicates.

Manus detainees 'to be sent home'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:08
Most detainees at the Australian-run Manus Island centre are not refugees and will soon be repatriated, says the PM of PNG, but campaigners dismiss the claim.

Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:46
More than a million UK adults may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, an NHS watchdog warns.

Coupons 'help pregnant smokers quit'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:42
Researchers say offering financial incentives worth £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit.

Figures reveal surveillance use

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:37
Scottish councils used covert surveillance on hundreds of occasions over the last three years, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Why can't we let go of our old tech?

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:28
Why can't we let go of our old tech?

Scotch 'worth £5bn to UK economy'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:28
Scotch whisky contributes almost £5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to industry research.

England drives global football deals

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:24
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total.

VIDEO: Survivors gather to remember Auschwitz

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:06
Some of those who survived Auschwitz have gathered there for a commemoration 70 years after the camp was liberated by Soviet troops.

The twins of Auschwitz

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:04
How a Nazi doctor experimented on identical siblings

The village that just got its first fridge

BBC News Feed - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:03
The village that has just got its first fridge

H is for Hawk wins Costa book prize

BBC News Feed - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:54
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book of the Year Award for 2014 for her personal account of trying to train a goshawk after the death of her father.

Cable aide quits over fracking vote

BBC News Feed - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:53
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,

VIDEO: Inside Libya: Living with fear

BBC News Feed - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 23:40
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.
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