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Spurs fined after pitch invasions

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 08:14
Tottenham are fined £11,870 by Uefa for multiple pitch invasions at White Hart Lane during a Europa League match in November.

'Pineapple Express' Brings Winds, Rain To Northern California

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 08:09

There are power outages and school closures, as well as flight and transit delays. But the system will provide some relief to farmers affected by a three-year drought.

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Council could scrap chief's post

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 08:02
The chief executive role at Pembrokeshire council could be scrapped following a review by councillors.

CIA boss to defend 'brutal' tactics

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:48
CIA Director John Brennan is set to defend his agency's past use of "brutal" interrogation following a highly critical Senate report.

Reporter sentenced over story payment

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:37
Ex-News of The World journalist who paid for tip-offs about James Bulger's killer gets a suspended sentence at Old Bailey.

Police contacted over MP porn 'hack'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:29
A Labour MP is calling on police to find out who was responsible for "favouriting" a pornographic image on a Conservative MP's Twitter account.

Facebook plans drunk photo filter

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:23
Facebook is working on technology to prevent users posting photos they might come to regret.

Ex-leader to seek Nigeria presidency

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:19
Former military leader Muhammadu Buhari is set to contest Nigeria's presidential election after winning a primary for the opposition APC's candidate.

Fidel Castro Awarded China's Confucius Peace Prize

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:08

The award was set up in 2010 after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a Chinese dissident. Chinese media said the former Cuban leader was honored because he didn't use force in foreign relations.

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Muslim fears over Agra conversions

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 07:04
A dozen Muslim families flee their homes in the Indian city of Agra after reports that 57 families were converted to Hinduism against their will.

Does Snoring Leave Tots More Vulnerable To Childhood Obesity?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:54

Young kids who don't get enough shut-eye, or who are noisy breathers when they doze, are more likely to have weight issues as adolescents, a British study suggests.

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Wilbur Goes To Work: New, Very First-Class Video On Village Life

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:47

In his last video, he dunked a chicken. Now Wilbur tests his workaday skills: balancing a water jug on his head, climbing a coconut tree, doing laundry the very old-fashioned way.

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Liverpool are rudderless - Lawrenson

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:38
Liverpool are "rudderless" and manager Brendan Rodgers faces "a steep learning curve", BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson says.

Donkey protest in central Nairobi

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:32
Activists dump herd in the Kenyan capital's business district, in an apparent protest over insecurity.

Garcia Marquez archive cost withheld

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:30
The University of Texas at Austin refuses to disclose how much it paid for the archive of the Colombian Nobel laureate, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Eric Morecambe statue returns home

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:28
Eric Morecambe's statue is back in its rightful place after a man tried to saw off one of its legs.

Button hopes for long McLaren stay

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:17
Jenson Button says he hopes to stay at McLaren as Fernando Alonso's team-mate for more than just 2015.

Burglar jailed for killing pensioner

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:15
A man is jailed for four and a half years for killing a pensioner during a botched burglary at an elderly couple's home in County Londonderry.

VIDEO: MP on 'idiotic' prison book ban ruling

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-11 06:01
The judge who found the ban on sending books to prisoners unlawful was "absolutely wrong" says a Tory MP.

A Prediction For How 'Serial' Is Going To End

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-11 05:51

In part one of a roundtable on the Podcast Everyone's Talking About, Matt Thompson makes the brave and foolhardy decision to predict the conclusion.

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