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Thousands of beers worth £50k stolen

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 11:31
Thousands of bottles of "rare" beer worth nearly £50,000 are stolen in a raid on a warehouse in Essex.

Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 11:23

Why have so many soldiers committed suicide in recent years? The Army is looking beyond post-traumatic stress and asking whether bad commanders and destructive leadership are taking a toll.

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US and Canada snowstorm wreaks chaos

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 11:17
A winter storm has blanketed parts of Canada and the north-eastern US with up to 2ft (61cm) of snow, with dangerously cold temperatures.

Number of displaced in CAR 'doubles'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 11:16
The number of internally displaced people in the Central African Republic has doubled to 935,000 in a month amid escalating violence, the UN warns.

Nadal survives scare to win Doha semi

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 11:10
World number one Rafael Nadal fights back from a set down to beat qualifier Peter Gojowczyk and make the Qatar Open final.

Did Kim Jong Un feed his uncle to dogs?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 10:55
Did Kim Jong Un feed his uncle to dogs?

Shot Palestinian 'dies of wounds'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 10:39
An 18-year-old Palestinian dies of his wounds a day after being shot in clashes with Israeli soldiers near the northern Gaza border, doctors say.

Liverpool boss Rodgers charged by FA

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 10:37
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is charged by the FA for post-match comments following their defeat by Manchester City.

7 Political Dates To Watch In 2014

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 10:22

The year ahead offers much more political catnip than 2013. Aside from a full roster of House, Senate and gubernatorial races, 2014 is shaping up as another critical period for the Affordable Care Act.

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Skier Vies For A Spot On Team USA After Breaking Both Legs

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 10:15

Alice McKennis has a metal plate and 11 screws in her leg after breaking it in 30 places in March. She's had other injuries before that, but she says it gives her an edge over the competition. "To make the Olympics is extremely hard," she says, "so it takes a certain kind of toughness."

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Did Kim Jong Un Feed His Uncle To 120 Dogs? Be Skeptical

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:58

A gruesome story that first surfaced weeks ago is now whipping around the world. But there are many reasons to be doubtful about the claim that Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed by throwing him to a pack of starving dogs.

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Cook not ready for GB Taekwondo return

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:57
Aaron Cook reclaims the world number one ranking but vows to continue fighting outside of the GB taekwondo programme.

Vigil to mark Schumacher birthday

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:55
Fans of injured Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher hold a vigil to mark his birthday at the French hospital treating him.

5 Things That Could Alter The Perception Of Obamacare

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:53

Insurance enrollment will be a key yardstick for assessing whether the Affordable Care Act is working. Almost as important as the total number of people who get coverage is whether a significant percentage of them are healthy.

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Cash piles up for booming Next

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:43
Next shareholders are due for extra payouts after bumper profits leave the retailer with a huge cash pile to distribute.

Vitamin D 'boosts child muscles'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:34
Higher levels of vitamin D during pregnancy have been linked to better muscle development, say researchers.

Ford Tops Resurgent U.S. Car Industry, 2013 Sales Results Show

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:23

Ford and GM are calling 2013 the best year for U.S. auto sales in at least five years, as they report double-digit annual gains. Chrysler reported an increase of 9 percent, its strongest year since 2007.

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Ancient Egyptian brewer's tomb found

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:21
The tomb of a brewer who served an ancient Egyptian court more than 3,000 years ago is discovered in the city of Luxor.

From The Ruins Of A Tsunami, A Rebuilt Aceh Rises Anew

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:21

The December 2004 Asian tsunami left nearly a quarter of a million people dead. Indonesia's Aceh province was among the hardest hit. But nine years on, the province is home to a largely successful reconstruction effort, a peace deal between separatists and the government, and economic progress.

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First S Sudan truce talks 'fruitful'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-03 09:19
Initial ceasefire negotiations in Ethiopia to end South Sudan's conflict have been fruitful, mediators say, ahead of direct talks.

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