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Malawian Farmers Say Adapt To Climate Change Or Die

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 00:04

A local Christian aid group is trying to help villages adapt by planting drought-tolerant crops and setting up pumps for irrigation. But even with new methods and crops, farmers still need to know: When is it safe to plant?

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Federal Flood Insurance Program Drowning In Debt. Who Will Pay?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 00:03

Congress has tried to boost premiums on the cheap, subsidized insurance FEMA offers. But property owners in flood zones protested the rate hikes, and legislators backed off in 2013, calling for "further study." Meanwhile, a string of bad storms has left the program $24 billion in debt — so far.

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Banks Try To Save Big With 'ATMs Of The Future'

NPR News - Tue, 2013-12-31 23:58

An ATM that lets you video chat with a teller hundreds of miles away? It's part of an effort by the banking industry to cut costs: The more ATMs can do, the less banks have to spend on tellers and real estate. But in-person branches still remain the best way for banks to get new business.

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Does intermittent fasting work?

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 23:55
Could fasting for five days a month be good for you?

In pictures: UK sees in 2014

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 23:43
Millions across the UK see in the new year

Bonmarche: 'It just needed to be loved'

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 23:03
How Bonmarche made a fashion and financial comeback

Anderson hits fastest 100 in 36 balls

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 22:54
New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson hit the world's fastest international century off 36 balls against the West Indies.

'Boom time' and fireworks on front pages

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 21:40
Front pages are ablaze with images of fireworks welcoming the new year but not all papers are optimistic. Migration and the NHS are among the concerns on the front pages.

NHS groups look to new start in 2014

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 21:04
The leaders of 10 NHS groups call for a "new page to be turned" in 2014 after a series of high-profile problems last year.

VIDEO: Will Romanians rush to UK to work?

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 20:11
From today Romanians and Bulgarians can work without restrictions across the European Union.

VIDEO: Six new years in 60 seconds

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 19:59
Cities around the world have welcomed in the start of 2014.

Justice Delays Birth Control Mandate For Catholic Groups

NPR News - Tue, 2013-12-31 19:34

A Supreme Court justice has blocked implementation of portions of President Obama's health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control. Justice Sonia Sotomayor is giving the government until Friday to respond.

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Celebrities under bakers' orders

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 19:11
Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton, singer Michael Ball and actress Samantha Bond are among the celebrities competing in The Great Sport Relief Bake Off this month.

Roundabout return for job bid man

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 18:43
An Essex man who got a job after standing on a roundabout is now responsible for the upkeep of that very same roundabout.

VIDEO: London fireworks welcome 2014

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 17:36
An estimated quarter of a million people converged on the banks of the River Thames in London to watch a spectacular firework display set to music.

Final countdown for Sherlock's return

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 17:30
The return of the world's favourite sleuth

VIDEO: Local rugby club, 25,000-seat stadium

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 17:23
Why a local rugby club plays in a 25,000-seat stadium

Top 10 pop picks as TOTP turns 50

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 17:14
Top 10 moments from TOTP as the show turns 50

20 of 2013's most overused words

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 17:11
Selfie, twerk, project, robust - and 16 other overused words of 2013.

Digital boosts video and music sales

BBC - Tue, 2013-12-31 17:06
Digital services like Spotify, Netflix and iTunes helped boost sales of video and music in the UK in 2013, with Skyfall and The Hobbit among the biggest sellers.

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