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Turner Prize protest over closure

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:22
A protest is staged at the gallery that hosted the Turner Prize exhibition in Londonderry.

BBC Sound of 2014: George Ezra

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:21
George Ezra, fifth in this year's countdown of favourite new acts

Nvidia boasts better mobile graphics

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:19
Nvidia announces a new chip designed for mobile devices that it says outperforms the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in terms of graphics power.

Osborne maps out future cuts

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:18
For first time George Osborne spells out scale of spending cuts

BBC Sound of 2014 countdown begins

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:10
Singer-songwriter George Ezra takes fifth place in the BBC's Sound of 2014 list, as the countdown begins to number one, revealed this Friday.

Amazon Locavore: Meet The Man Putting Brazilian Food On The Map

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:06

Alex Atala's Sao Paulo restaurant, D.O.M., is ranked among the top 10 restaurants in the world. His cuisines, which showcases irridescent insects, delicate jungle herbs and other ingredients from the Amazon, is pushing the frontiers of gastronomy.

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Figure Skater With 'Happy Feet' Hopes To Clinch Spot In Sochi

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:03

With only two slots on the U.S. men's Olympic figure skating team, the competition is tough. But three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott — who has yet to deliver on the world stage — wants 2014 to be the year he takes a medal.

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Madrid's Street Performers Now Must Audition To Hold Out A Hat

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:03

A new noise reduction law in Spain's capital also prohibits amplifiers and requires entertainers to move along every two hours. The city's famed buskers who pass an audition get a free, one-year renewable permit to perform outdoors; those who don't pass muster could face fines for disturbing the peace.

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Dental Coverage Deciphered, And The Latest On Sign-Up Deadlines

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:02

Children automatically get dental coverage through Affordable Care Act policies, and adults can buy dental insurance if they wish. That's one of the big changes under the health care law. And everyone has until March 31 to buy insurance and avoid penalties.

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An Honorable Last Wish For A Dying Marine

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 00:01

Hal Faulkner was kicked out of the Marines in 1956 for homosexuality. He's now terminally ill, and the Marine Corps expedited his dying wish to correct his status to "honorable discharge." Since the Pentagon changed its policy, tens of thousands of gay veterans are navigating a maze of red tape to correct their discharges status and gain access to VA benefits.

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Flower 'clear' about staying in charge

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:59
Coach Andy Flower says he "can't be any clearer" about his desire to carry on despite England's 5-0 Ashes thrashing.

VIDEO: Senate to confirm Yellen as Fed chair

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:51
The US Senate is expected to vote and confirm Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Reserve.

Altering diet 'may help with asthma'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:44
Fruits, vegetables and whole-grains might be an unlikely treatment for asthma according to animal studies.

Johnson's redemption: A great Ashes revival

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:22
Redemption stories are rare in sport - but Mitchell Johnson's Ashes restoration is one of the great tales of deliverance

Last BCS Title Game Matches Domination & Destiny

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:11

Before the Bowl Championship Series is replaced next year by a playoff, No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn will meet in its last title game Monday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

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Lawyer: Brain Dead Girl Moved From Calif. Hospital

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 23:01

The California teen declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy has been taken out of Children's Hospital of Oakland, her family's attorney said late Sunday. Her destination was not immediately disclosed.

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Fourteen dead in China mosque crush

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 22:32
Fourteen people are killed and 10 injured in a stampede at a mosque in China's northwest Ningxia region, state media say.

Man arrested after hit-and run death

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 22:29
A man in his 50s is killed in a suspected hit-and-run incident in County Fermanagh.

VIDEO: Free beer for Amsterdam's alcoholics

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 22:23
Alcoholics in Amsterdam are being offered free beer to clean the streets as part of a initiative to reduce crime.

India judge: Pre-marital sex immoral

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 21:30
A judge in the Indian capital, Delhi, says pre-marital sex is "immoral" and against the "tenets of every religion".

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