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VIDEO: Trying Sony's virtual game-changer

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 18:35
The BBC's Richard Taylor was one of the first to try out a prototype of Sony's virtual reality headset "Project Morpheus".

VIDEO: Turkish soap fever in Afghanistan

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 17:59
Turkish soap operas are fast becoming the most popular thing on TV in Afghanistan.

Digging gold cufflinks from the sea bed

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 17:43
The mystery of why Spain's guns wouldn't fire straight

Houston Police Find 109 People In Suspected 'Stash House'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 17:24

Officials suspect smugglers kept the undocumented immigrants seeking more money in exchange for their release. Police said the conditions in the house were awful.

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'British scripts often make my heart sink'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 17:01
Toby Stephens in search of a good British film script

VIDEO: Broken lives of deported immigrants

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:57
Broken lives of immigrants deported back across US border

Lung cancer rates rise for women

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:55
Lung cancer rates in women have almost doubled in Scotland over the past 40 years, according to a charity.

The violent Turkish drama Afghan children love

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:50
The bloodthirsty Turkish drama Afghan children love

Pregnancy death care 'substandard'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:50
A sheriff has ruled the death of a pregnant woman might have been avoided if she had been seen by a consultant after she was admitted to hospital with chest pains.

At Toronto City Hall, Yet Another Chaotic Scene Involving Rob Ford

NPR News - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:49

Reporters tried to press Ford on details of newly released court documents. He didn't answer questions; instead he charged toward his office.

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NHS complaints system 'too complex'

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:47
Healthwatch England says more than 70 organisations are involved in the process for dealing with complaints about the NHS and social care.

VIDEO: Pupils build and fly microlight

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:44
Pupils from schools in Stroud build their own microlight and fly it successfully.

Three trapped on balcony by fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:39
Three people are rescued by fire crews after becoming trapped on a third-storey balcony.

VIDEO: Zuma rebuked for home upgrade

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:37
South Africa's top corruption fighter has said President Jacob Zuma "benefited unduly" from using state money to improve his rural residence.

What now for retirement income?

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:34
What will changes mean for your retirement income?

Garthmania hits Ireland

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:32
Why is Ireland so fanatical about this country music singer?

The archaeologist of African vinyl

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:26
The German DJ hunting for hidden hoards of 70s music

VIDEO: Will US resist Nymphomaniac's allure?

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:18
The first half of the two-part sexually explicit film Nymphomaniac opens in the US this week.

Ethiopia's thriving fashion designers

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:15
Ethiopia's thriving clothes firms aim to fashion global sales

Puerto Rico seeks advice from public

BBC - Wed, 2014-03-19 16:09
The government of Puerto Rico calls on its citizens to submit their proposals on ways to revive the struggling economy.

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