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Johnson criticises England batsmen

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 02:00
Australia's Mitchell Johnson says England batsmen deliberately back away before the ball is bowled to unsettle bowlers.

Search for man washed out to sea

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:57
A search is being carried out for a missing 27-year-old man from Guildford after four people were washed out to sea in Cornwall.

Hundreds hurt on Philippine New Year

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:55
At least one person has been killed and nearly 600 others are injured by New Year fireworks and gunfire in the Philippines, officials say.

VIDEO: Why Bonmarche is growing again

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:51
Bonmarche went into administration in 2012 but the fashion chain has been recently floated on the stock exchange and is a growing business once again.

Roma immigrants' tale of integration

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:27
How Roma immigrants have settled into a Manchester suburb

Dying Lawyer Convicted Of Aiding Terrorism Leaves Prison

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:25

In 2005, Lynn Stewart was convicted of helping blind Egyptian cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman communicate with followers while he was serving a life sentence for plotting to blow up New York City landmarks.

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Gun pulled out during fight

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 01:08
A man pulled out a gun during a fight in County Antrim, police say.

Bridge toll fees hike prompts plea

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 00:44
Business leaders voice concerns about rising costs ahead of an increase in toll fees on the Severn Bridges from 1 January.

Russia blasts indefensible - Putin

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 00:24
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the two recent suicide attacks in Volgograd are "indefensible", during an unannounced visit to the city.

Musharraf not in court for trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 00:23
The treason trial of Pervez Musharraf opens in Islamabad, but Pakistan's former military ruler fails to show after lawyers cite security concerns.

RoboCop? How About RoboPenguin!

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 00:06

When physicist Flavio Noca first saw penguins zooming around underwater, he was blown away by their speed and maneuverability. Now, his team has built a robotic arm that perfectly mimics the flippers in action — and he says the device could someday propel underwater craft.

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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

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