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In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:40:06 GMT
Church of England's first female bishop 
In pictures: Australia Day 2015  Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:10:08 GMT
The country celebrates its official national day 
The middle-class voters who can't resist Marx  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:06:03 GMT
The country where even the middle classes may love Marx 
How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:04:14 GMT
Did the soldiers of WW1 have an irrational fear of poison gas? 
Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:01:51 GMT
French teachers on the frontline after Charlie Hebdo attack 
Office puts chips under staff's skin  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:01:30 GMT
Why I had a chip put in my hand 
Graffiti, demolition and angst in Shanghai  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:59:05 GMT
The wall art deemed a threat to public safety 
BBC Pop Up: Behind the scenes  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:05:30 GMT
Stumbling across a one-man town that's off the map 
The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:10:43 GMT
The remarkable appeal of the Finnish baby boxes 
Can a school demand your Facebook login?  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:25:16 GMT
School says it can ask for student's social media logins 
Quiz of the week's news  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:24:25 GMT
Who was the zombie cat and where did it come from? 
Finnish start-ups rise from Nokia's ashes  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:02:44 GMT
Nokia's demise hit Finland hard - but left a vibrant start-up scene 
Can fancy burgers help US workers?  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:29 GMT
Why is US burger firm Shake Shack set to raise millions? 
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National News From NPR
Car Safety Improves: Study Lists Those With Most, And Least, Driver Deaths  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:54:00 -0500
'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:15:00 -0500
Some Businesses Say Immigrant Workers Are Harder To Find  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:10:40 -0500
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Deadly attacks hit Egypt's Sinai  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:07:58 GMT
EU extends sanctions against Russia  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:27:06 GMT
Balloonists set new world record  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:47:44 GMT
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