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Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win

bbc.co.uk — Exit polls suggest clear victory for anti-austerity Syriza party in tightly fought Greek general election.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @BBCBreaking: Exit polls suggest clear victory for anti-austerity Syriza party in Greek general election bbc.in/1CTbAhP

Jan 25, 2015

#Greece exit polls suggest clear victory for Syriza with 12.5% point lead over governing ND; Golden Dawn/River jt 3rd bbc.in/1uMxAfR

Jan 25, 2015

Greek exit polls suggest clear win for anti-austerity party Syriza. Puts far-right Golden Dawn in 3rd. bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur…

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The 'problem' of medical drug prices

bbc.co.uk — A lot of people in the NHS hate the Cancer Drugs Fund - the pot of money dedicated to funding expensive cancer drugs for patients in England. This is because the CDF - a fund that will have £340m next year - exists to pay for treatments that would not be bought were cancer subject to normal NHS cost-benefit rules.

Boko Haram crisis: Militants attack key city of Maiduguri

bbc.co.uk — Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have launched an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say. Fierce fighting is said to be taking place on the outskirts of the city as militants attempt to enter it. The military is carrying out air strikes, and a curfew has been imposed.
Jan 25, 2015

Fewer than 12 hours after Pres Jonathan campaigns in city of Maiduguri under heavy security, Boko haram strikes bbc.in/1D5z0RC

Jan 25, 2015

Nigeria: Islamist militant group Boko Haram launch attack on key city of Maiduguri bbc.in/1B8zNyB

Jan 25, 2015

RT @BBCBreaking: Fierce fighting said to be taking place on edge of #Maiduguri, Nigeria as #BokoHaram militants attempt to enter it bbc.in/1L7F0iq

Jan 25, 2015

RT @BBCBreaking: Fierce fighting said to be taking place on edge of #Maiduguri, Nigeria as #BokoHaram militants attempt to enter it bbc.in/1L7F0iq

Jan 25, 2015

RT @BBCBreaking: Fierce fighting said to be taking place on edge of #Maiduguri, Nigeria as #BokoHaram militants attempt to enter it bbc.in/1L7F0iq

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Ebola nurse: Pauline Cafferkey 'happy to be alive'

bbc.co.uk — UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey has said she is "very happy to be alive", having been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from Ebola. Speaking to the BBC in her first broadcast interview, Ms Cafferkey, 39, admitted she had felt like "giving up" as her condition became critical.
Jan 25, 2015

@branwenjeffreys speaks to British Ebola survivor Pauline Cafferky "I feel weak, but looking forward to going home." m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-309673…

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Where do the wealthiest 1% live?

bbc.co.uk — As the business and political elite met at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, there was much talk of rising inequality, and many references to the "wealthiest 1%". The phrase conjures up images of billionaires living on private islands - but is that really who the 1% really are?

UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir suspended over 'serious' financial issues

bbc.co.uk — UKIP MEP and communities spokesman Amjad Bashir has been suspended over financial and employment concerns, the party has said. Party leader Nigel Farage said there were "extremely serious" questions which Mr Bashir had not answered. Mr Bashir was elected MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber in July 2014.
Jan 24, 2015

Another defection - but this time, from Ukip RT @BBCDanielS #UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir defects to Conservative Party bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

Jan 24, 2015

RT @vicderbyshire: Exclusive by @jim_reed : UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir defects to Tories as UKIP accuse him of 'financial irregularities'- bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

Jan 24, 2015

BBC News - UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir defects to Conservative Party bbc.in/1EFznTW

Jan 24, 2015

Exclusive by @jim_reed : UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir defects to Tories as UKIP accuse him of 'financial irregularities'- bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politi…

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Student impostor bluffs way to China

news.bbc.co.uk — The student is to be disciplined over the trip A 23-year-old student with no knowledge of economics bluffed his way into a trip to China to teach a prestigious course on the subject at Beijing University.
Jan 25, 2015

And yes, it is this same Matthew Richardson --> BBC: Student imposter bluffs his way to China news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/e…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @xtophercook: The Mirror story on Ukip isn't the best Matthew Richardson story out there: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/o…

Jan 25, 2015

RT @xtophercook: The Mirror story on Ukip isn't the best Matthew Richardson story out there: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/o…

Jan 24, 2015

RT @xtophercook: The Mirror story on Ukip isn't the best Matthew Richardson story out there: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/o…

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Nigel Farage hits back at defecting MEP Amjad Bashir

bbc.co.uk — An MEP who has defected to the Conservatives had "reached the end of the road" with UKIP, party leader Nigel Farage has said. Amjad Bashir was suspended by UKIP over various allegations - all of which he denies - shortly before announcing his defection on Saturday.

Free Schools, Women Bishops Row and Boko Haram

Jan 25, 2015

Great to talk this weekend with @williamcrawley @BBCRadio4 about TC Archdiocese's bankruptcy filing. Listen online: bbc.in/1CTuqW6

Derbyshire Police to close 58 buildings

bbc.co.uk — Derbyshire Police is to close 58 police buildings, including stations and offices, in its latest round of cuts. The number of officers will be reduced by 64 over the next year with more reductions in 2016 and 2017. Police and crime commissioner Alan Charles warned that some types of crime will "in all likelihood" increase.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @BBCDerby: Derbyshire Police is to close 58 police buildings, including stations and offices, in its latest round of cuts bbc.in/1C0rw5h

Book of the Week, Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible, Episode 1

Jan 25, 2015

RT @dpatrikarakos: @peterpomeranzev's brilliant book on Putin's #Russia 'Nothing is True' will be serialised on BBC radio 4 this week bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05…

ذكرى ثورة يناير: مقتل 9 أشخاص وإصابة 22 في مصر

bbc.co.uk — قتل خمسة أشخاص وأصيب تسعة آخرون - بينهم رجال شرطة - في الذكرى الرابعة لثورة 25 يناير/كانون الثاني، وفقا لمصادر أمنية بوزارة الداخلية المصرية. وبحسب المصادر الأمنية، فقد قتل متظاهر ومسلح في مدينة الأسكندرية ومتظاهر في محافظة كفر الشيخ إثر اشتباكات بين قوات الأمن ومتظاهرين، إضافة إلى شخصين قتل أثناء محاولة زرع عبوة ناسفة في البحيرة.
Jan 25, 2015

BBC Arabic - ذكرى ثورة يناير: مقتل 9 أشخاص وإصابة 22 في مصر bbc.in/1C1agge

Japan 'looking into hostage video'

bbc.co.uk — Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that suggests hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by IS militants
Jan 24, 2015

RT @BBCBreaking: Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that suggests hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by IS militants bbc.in/18bfbio

Jan 24, 2015

RT @BBCBreaking: Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that suggests hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by IS militants bbc.in/18bfbio

Jan 24, 2015

RT @BBCBreaking: Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that suggests hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by IS militants bbc.in/18bfbio

Jan 24, 2015

RT @BBCBreaking: Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that suggests hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by IS militants bbc.in/18bfbio

Jan 24, 2015

RT @BBCBreaking: Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that suggests hostage Haruna Yukawa has been killed by IS militants bbc.in/18bfbio

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US offers Japan condolences over 'IS killing'

bbc.co.uk — US President Barack Obama has telephoned Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to offer his condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State. Mr Obama said the US stood "shoulder to shoulder" with Japan. Mr Abe said he accepted that a video claiming Haruna Yukawa had been killed by IS was likely to be authentic.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @BBCWorld: Barack Obama telephones Japan's PM Shinzo Abe to offer condolences after apparent IS murder of Japanese hostage bbc.in/1tcrK6i

FA Cup fourth round & highlights

bbc.co.uk — Watch FA Cup Rewind, follow reaction to Saturday's drama, plus tell us a time when the team you play in has defied the odds.
Jan 25, 2015

RT @BBCSport: Brighton 0-2 Arsenal - Rosicky sets up Ozil who finds the corner with a low effort bbc.in/1yg7exe #FACup

Court Appearance

Jan 25, 2015

RT @BBCSportshour: From prison to pavilion. Courtney Walsh on why he's behind a prison rehab scheme in Jamaica. bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02… pic.twitter.com/mSu0YEVeeV

Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

bbc.co.uk — How did singer Taylor Swift react after the Dover police in Delaware chose her song for a lip-sync video? And what happened when Miss Israel posted a selfie with Miss Lebanon? These, and more social media trends of the week, in our 60-second round-up.

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New Horizons probe eyes Pluto for historic encounter

bbc.co.uk — The American space agency's (Nasa) mission to Pluto is about to get under way in earnest. Its New Horizons probe will take the first of a set of critical pictures on approach to the icy world on Sunday.