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Floods and power cuts hit thousands

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 03:49
Flooding is causing difficulties for many people in southern England after storms lashed the UK, while thousands face Christmas without power.

Woman detained after man's death

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 03:41
A 37-year-old woman is detained in connection with the suspicious death of a man in Edinburgh, police say.

The best sports photos of 2013

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 03:38
A selection of some of the most iconic sporting images of the past year

When Is Cinnamon Spice Not So Nice? The Great Danish Debate

NPR News - Wed, 2013-12-25 03:00

Cinnamon swirls are beloved in Denmark, but recent testing by the Danish government found many of these rolls had more of the spice than allowed by European health guidelines. Now bakers may have to change their time-tested recipes. Too much cinnamon? Yes, there is such a thing.

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AUDIO: Ringing the changes at old foundry

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 02:37
Britain's oldest manufacturing company - the 430-year-old Whitechapel Bell Foundry - has just started selling online.

VIDEO: Ballet dancers learn circus skills

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 02:34
Dancers at Northern Ballet have been taking lessons in circus skills, including juggling and stilt-walking, for their production of Cinderella.

VIDEO: Lonely at Christmas: A friendly voice

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 02:19
Every year charities such as Silver Line work hard to make sure those who are lonely have someone to talk to - and it can make a huge difference, as Dorothy Masters explains.

Chinese smugglers 'dig tunnel to HK'

BBC - Wed, 2013-12-25 02:06
China uncovers a tunnel from the mainland to Hong Kong, apparently built by gangs aiming to smuggle mobile phones and other electric goods.

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