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Salvadoran ex-leader in funds probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:20
A Salvadoran congressional panel trying to trace $10m (£6m) paid by Taiwan hears from ex-leader Francisco Flores, who denies the money was for personal use.

VIDEO: 'Move national treasures to the north'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:16
Iconic buildings such as the British Museum, House of Lords and Royal Opera House should be moved from London to the north of England to help regeneration, says a former Blair adviser.

Play moves after ceiling collapse

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:11
West End play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is to move to a nearby theatre following the ceiling collapse in December that led to a month of performances being cancelled.

We are laughing at refs - Moyes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:06
David Moyes says Manchester United are "beginning to laugh at referees" for their "terrible" decisions.

AUDIO: Can debt be a force for good?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:06
Debt should be seen as 'essential' to the UK economy, a senior economist has claimed.

A Cheesy Meltdown: Kraft Warns Of Velveeta Shortage

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:02

Kraft confirms that shortages are in store of its creamy processed cheese — part of a popular concoction with salsa served on a nacho chip or two. One reason? Seasonal demand — in other words, it's Super Bowl time.

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Mothercare shares plunge on warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:53
Shares in Mothercare fall 31% as it issues a profit warning following Christmas discounting in the UK and weak trading in overseas markets.

Call for independence Games 'truce'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:44
Former first minister Lord McConnell calls on both sides of the independence debate to declare a "truce" during the Commonwealth Games.

Palestinian killed in Gaza explosion

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:43
A Palestinian militant has been killed in an explosion in the Gaza Strip, medics and officials say, but there are conflicting reports about the cause.

House prices 'rose by 7.5%' in 2013

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:29
House prices across the UK rose by 7.5% last year, according to the Halifax, the country's largest mortgage lender.

Gravity leads Bafta nominations

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:11
Space drama Gravity leads the way at this year's Baftas, scoring 11 nominations including best film and best British film.

VIDEO: Sainsbury's hails 'strong sales'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:08
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's says it had a good Christmas, as record transactions made up for a difficult October and November.

Turkish police purge spreads

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:59
Police chiefs in at least 15 of Turkey's 81 provinces are removed from their posts overnight as the government struggles to contain a corruption scandal.

Is Tesco on the turn?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:32
Christmas consumer spending marked by shift to internet shopping

Voters 'should have ID at elections'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:31
Voters should be required to show photo ID at polling stations in Great Britain to lessen the risk of fraud, the Electoral Commission says.

VIDEO: Chiwetel 'amazed' at Bafta nomination

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:31
Bafta nominees Chiwetel Ejiofor and Tim Webber talk about how it feels to be nominated for a Bafta.

Airport numbers prompt job fears

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:26
There are fears jobs could be lost at City of Derry Airport as it emerges the City of Culture celebrations made "no significant impact" on passenger numbers.

Cyberbullying 'on rise' - ChildLine

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:13
The charity ChildLine says it has seen a large increase in the number of children contacting it with concerns about online bullying.

No team, no money, no future?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 01:11
Why a small Italian town could hold the key in the fight to stop an Olympic sport dying out in Britain

The $8,000 'snore-stopping' superbed

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 00:53
The bed that has its own app and other sleep technology

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