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VIDEO: Skier treated on Schumacher ward

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 21:13
A British-based man injured while skiing in France has spoken of his surprise at being treated on the same ward as ex-Formula One driver Michael Schumacher.

Balloon to disputed islands crashes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 20:41
Japan's Coast Guard says it has rescued a Chinese man whose hot air balloon crashed as he was trying to fly to a group of disputed islands.

Portugal's Baby Bust Is A Stark Sign Of Hard Times

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:38

The birth of a baby is a joyous occasion, and an increasingly rare one in Portugal, where the birthrate has dropped 14 percent since the economic crisis began. The poorest state in Western Europe faces a demographic time bomb as its population ages, the workforce shrinks and youth are unemployed or going abroad.

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VIDEO: S Sudan refugees 'living under trees'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:22
Aid agencies have warned tens of thousands of people forced out of their homes because of fighting in South Sudan are in desperate need of help.

'Syrian Electronic Army' hacks Skype

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:17
The social media platforms of Skype are hacked by a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).

Ice hampers Antarctic air rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:13
Sea ice conditions are likely to delay plans to take passengers off a research vessel stranded in the Antarctic for a week, officials say.

Ten things: North Korea's film industry

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 18:34
...and nine other things about North Korea's film industry

More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:43

Government researchers tagged the sharks with transmitters, triggering an automatic tweet when they swim close to a beach. This comes after several high-profile shark attacks, some of them fatal.

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More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:43

Government researchers tagged the sharks with transmitters, triggering an automatic tweet when they swim close to a beach. This comes after several high-profile shark attacks, some of them fatal.

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Robbed Canada runner's bag found

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:40
A British fundraiser who was attacked and robbed while he was in Canada for a charity running challenge gets his belongings back.

Snapchat hack hits 4.6 million users

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:25
The usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million Snapchat accounts are temporarily posted online by hackers.

Two dead in Alexandria clashes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:23
Two people have been killed in clashes involving pro-Islamist protesters and Egyptian police in the city of Alexandria, officials say.

VIDEO: Two children's book legends talk

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:15
Judith Kerr and Shirley Hughes on why they won't retire

Gout: Why I don't find it funny at all

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:57
Gout is traditionally associated with port-quaffing Victorian gentlemen of excess, but I'm none of those things, and I still ended up developing it.

Why India's brick kiln workers 'live like slaves'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:42
The suffering of India's brick kiln workers

The illusory calm of Australia's deadly ocean currents

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:41
The perils of ocean currents in Australia's waters

Hollywood heavyweights combine for Last Vegas

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:39
Hollywood heavyweights combine for the first time

Search for man missing in river fall

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:38
A search is being carried out for a man who is believed to have fallen into the River Stour in Dorset.

Sitting out hunger pangs on a five-day fast

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:36
The BBC's Peter Bowes describes the experience of fasting five days each month, for a clinical trial of a restricted-calorie diet.

Mental health call on young jobless

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 16:28
Young people who are unemployed need more help to deal with the psychological effects, a leading charity says.

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