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The Jews of Arabia

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:51
The Jews may have originated in the Middle East but they were long ago scattered far and wide - to the Gulf, among other places.

The creepy tale that launched gothic fiction

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:39
The creepy tale that launched gothic fiction

Mel B plea and gift delivery fears - front pages

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:30
Concern over the health of X Factor judge Mel B is once again on front pages, while there are also fears that Christmas gifts bought online might not arrive in time.

VIDEO: Why do people feel duped by Zoella?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:04
Will Gompertz asks why do people feel fooled by video blogger Zoella after it emerged that she received help from her publishers to write her book Girl Online.

Amazing Photos Show Clouds Filling The Grand Canyon

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:02

The Grand Canyon National Park sent out amazing photos of the event yesterday; on Friday, they posted a time-lapse video.

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Why are hospitals under so much pressure?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 15:01
The NHS across the UK is already struggling to meet its A&E targets, and winter - the busiest time of year - has only just begun. Nick Triggle looks at why hospitals are under the cosh.

Are Men Idiots Who Do Stupid Things? Study Says Yes

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:25

It looked at winners of the Darwin Awards, given to people who die in such an idiotic manner their action ensures the species' long-term survival. Nearly 90 percent of the winners were male.

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Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:21

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin allowing first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent. But critics say the move is risky and could create another housing crisis.

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VIDEO: Do body cameras improve police work?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:09
In the US protesters, are calling for reform to improve relations between police and the citizens they serve. One city in California may have a solution.

VIDEO: UK flight chaos: What went wrong?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:07
The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at what might have gone wrong when a computer failure caused widespread flight disruption across the UK

ICC halts Darfur war crime inquiries

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:59
The International Criminal Court prosecutor says she has shelved her probe into war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region because of a lack of UN action.

Mel B 'unwell' for X Factor final

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:41
Bosses "don't know" if Mel B will recover from an illness in time to appear at The X Factor final.

VIDEO: Winter falls over Ukraine children's graves

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:41
Fergal Keane reports from Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine as the country's government says that for the time in 7 months no civilians or soldiers have been killed in fighting.

Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:41

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.

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The gay Asian men living a lie

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:33
The gay Asian men pressured into marrying women

Almeria 1-4 Real Madrid

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:33
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice against Almeria as Real Madrid seal their 20th victory in a row in all competitions.

US Senate backs anti-IS spending

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:31
US Senate passes defence bill backing expanded military campaign against Islamic State

Housing Executive property sub-let

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:29
A man has been given a three-month suspended jail term for sub-letting his Housing Executive property as part of a benefits scam.

The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:17

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.

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Mudslides and floods hit California

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:04
Heavy rains in southern California trigger mudslides and flooding, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

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