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Al-Qaeda's chief in Lebanon dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 06:36
Majid al-Majid, the top al-Qaeda commander in Lebanon, dies in custody in a Beirut hospital, the army announces.

Travel insurer warns over IT hack

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 06:30
The travel insurer Staysure has warned customers that some of their sensitive bank card details may have been stolen after its IT security was breached.

Paceman Johnson dyes moustache pink

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 06:25
Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson dyes his moustache pink to raise awareness for the McGrath Foundation charity.

UK braced for more stormy weather

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 06:16
Further stormy weather is expected in many parts of the UK over the weekend, as coastal communities already hit by flooding assess the damage.

Top Stories: Boeing Contract OK'd; Record Low Temps Expected

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 06:09

Also: Singer Phil Everly dies; passengers rescued in the Antarctic resume their trip home; and a man who won $174 million didn't realize his good fortune for weeks.

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VIDEO: Australians protest against shark 'cull'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 06:01
Thousands of people have joined protests on beaches in Australia against a new policy which allows fishermen to catch and kill any large sharks they find.

Zoo lions 'recycle' Christmas trees

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:36
African lions go wild for discarded Christmas trees after a Cambridgeshire zoo appeals for people to donate them for recycling.

'Cheers And Jeers' As Boeing Machinists Narrowly OK Contract

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:35

With 51 percent of machinists voting yes, a new labor pact was approved. It means production of the new 777X widebody jet will be done in the Puget Sound region. But many in the rank-and-file think they gave up too much to keep the jobs in Washington State.

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Billboards That Drop Angels On Your Head

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:32

There you are in a train station, and if you stand in the right space, suddenly an angel — a lady with enormous wings, looking like the real deal — appears at your side. She's not real. She's a billboard display gone wild. Which is what a bunch of billboards have been doing lately. We visit three of the wildest.

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Australia protests over shark 'cull'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:15
Thousands of people take to the beaches to protest against plans by the government of Western Australia to kill large sharks off Perth beaches.

VIDEO: First time buyers return to market

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:10
The number of people buying their first home is thought to have risen by more than a fifth last year.

Phil Everly Dies; Transformed Rock 'N' Roll With Brother Don

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:00

The tight harmonies in the Everly Brothers' string of hits in the '50s and '60s were huge influences on others such as Simon & Garfunkel, The Hollies, and The Beach Boys. Among their biggest songs: "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream." Everly was 74. Brother Don is 76.

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Comic Artist Yumi Sakugawa On Friend-Love, Identity And Art

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 05:00

How should you tell your friends that you're in friend-love with them? Sakugawa, the artist and author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You shares what inspires her work.

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Two A&E units closed at weekends

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:49
Accident and emergency units at two Northern Ireland hospitals are to close at weekends "until further notice".

Baby birth at Sports Direct probed

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:41
Police investigate the "unusual circumstances" of the birth of a baby at a sports retail warehouse.

Schumacher health reports irk family

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:38
F1 legend Michael Schumacher's manager warns about "invalid" reports of his health, after one was quoted as saying his life was no longer in danger.

Boy, four, killed by horse on farm

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:23
A four-year-old boy has died, after apparently being crushed by a horse at his family's farm.

22 States Curb Access To Abortion In 2013

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:15

The 205 restrictions enacted between 2011 and 2013 outpaced the 189 enacted during the entire previous decade. Also, the number of U.S. states deemed by a leading reproductive rights group to be "hostile" to abortion rights continues to rise — from 13 states at the turn of the millennium to 27 today.

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Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:09

The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.

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Man charged over multiple stabbings

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 04:02
A man appears in court charged with attempting to murder four people in County Antrim.

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