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MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds

26 January 2015 Last updated at 00:09 By Helen Briggs Environment correspondent, BBC News There has been local opposition to shale gas test wells in the UK An influential committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on fracking on … Continue reading

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Hoax call made to David Cameron

26 January 2015 Last updated at 08:50 Downing Street says it is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron. Number 10 said the caller claimed to be Robert Hannigan, director of … Continue reading

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First female bishop to be consecrated

26 January 2015 Last updated at 09:45 The Reverend Libby Lane will become the new Bishop of Stockport The Church of England will consecrate its first female bishop during a ceremony at York Minster later. The Reverend Libby Lane, 48, … Continue reading

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SSE to cut gas prices by 4.1%

26 January 2015 Last updated at 09:41 Energy company SSE has said it is cutting its domestic gas prices by 4.1% from 30 April, a move which will save the average household £28 a year. SSE is now the fifth … Continue reading

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Rain on India’s parade, but Obama visit keeps spirits high

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama watched a dazzling parade of India’s military might and cultural diversity on Monday, the second day of a visit trumpeted as a chance to establish a robust strategic partnership between the world’s … Continue reading

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Tsipras moves to form anti-austerity Greek government after crushing victory

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move on Monday to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity following a crushing election victory by his Syriza party. Fresh from … Continue reading

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East Coast braces, flights canceled as ‘historic’ blizzard bears down

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The East Coast of the U.S. from Philadelphia to New York City to Maine braced on Monday for a potentially historic blizzard that forecasters say could dump up to 3 feet (90 cm) of snow on … Continue reading

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Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobani

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey opened its biggest refugee camp on Sunday to house 35,000 people fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamist militants in Syria’s Kobani, national disaster management agency AFAD said. Located in the southeastern border town of Suruc, … Continue reading

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Ukraine vows to ‘calm’ fighting

25 January 2015 Last updated at 15:45 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s David Stern: Bodies on the streets of Mariupol Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to “calm” fighting with pro-Russia rebels in east … Continue reading

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Tories ‘close to TV debates deal’

25 January 2015 Last updated at 16:01 There is the prospect of all seven party leaders appearing on the same stage during the election battle The Conservatives are close to agreeing to new plans for pre-election TV debates, the party’s … Continue reading

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