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VIDEO: Doll challenges Barbie body shape

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:35
American artist Nickolay Lamm has used crowd-funding to create a rival to the Barbie doll, Lammily, with the slogan "average is beautiful".

100-year-old sees ocean for first time

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:30
Ruby Holt, who has spent 100 years living on a farm in Tennessee, has dipped her toes in the ocean for the first time.

Who will be Tunisia's next president?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:29
Tunisians go to the polls on 23 November to choose a new leader in what is hoped to be the first genuinely free presidential election in the country's history. The BBC explains the background to the election.

Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:19

The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.

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Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Put To The Test At Amish Market

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:18

A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she'd love to make and sell Susan Stamberg's mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.

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Colleges Straddle Line Between Assault Prevention And Victim Blaming

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:17

When it comes to raising assault awareness among would-be-victims, figuring out what to say has been complicated for schools. Some that have tried have been criticized for putting the onus on victims.

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Andy Coulson freed from prison

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:16
Ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson is released from prison after serving less than five months of his 18-month sentence for conspiracy to hack phones.

Snowed-Out Buffalo Bills To Play Jets In Detroit

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:10

The Bills were to play at home on Sunday against the New York Jets. The NFL moved the game to Monday night, and the two teams will face off in Detroit.

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Cher cancels remaining tour dates

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 00:06
The 68-year-old singer cancels the remainder of her Dressed to Kill tour after doctors advised she needs more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection.

Taylor reiterates call for quota

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 23:47
Players' union chief Gordon Taylor says Premier League clubs should field at least three English players in their starting XIs.

VIDEO: Bike prototype with global interest

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 23:38
A four-wheeled bike being showcased at the UK Investment Summit is being developed in Swansea with the inventor hoping it will be a "global force"

Bassey rues Goldfinger 'wrong notes'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 23:32
Dame Shirley Bassey re-records her hit Goldfinger after 50 years, admitting there were "two wrong notes" in the original James Bond theme.

VIDEO: 'Bed blockers face legal action'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 23:08
A hospital is to give so-called "bed blockers" seven days to leave or face possible legal action, saying that too many families are refusing to take elderly relatives home.

'Playing at Wembley changed my life'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 22:57
England captain Steph Houghton says playing at Wembley against Germany can change the lives of her team-mates.

Greste family appeal to Egypt's Sisi

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 22:39
The parents of jailed Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste make a direct appeal to Egypt's President Sisi for his release.

Inquest opens into cannibalism death

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 22:32
An inquest into the death of Cerys Yemm who was murdered in an act of cannibalism will be opened and adjourned on Friday.

Gunmen attack man in front of family

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 22:21
A 29-year-old man is being treated in hospital after he was shot in the leg at a house in Londonderry.

Friday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 22:20
Manchester United to sign Jan Vertonghen and Kevin Strootman, Chelsea give players time off, plus more.

Firms spend £100m extra on research

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 22:16
There has been a major jump in spending by firms in Wales to create the hi-tech products of the future, as innovators and businesses hold an investment summit in Newport.

Savage - talent alone is not enough

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-20 22:08
BBC Sport's Robbie Savage on how making it as a Premier League footballer takes more than talent alone.

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