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Christmas closures - plan ahead

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:50
On the twelfth day of Christmas...could we be hitting the phones trying to get a GP appointment or turning up at our local surgeries?

NI deal brokered on financial aid

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:49
A broad agreement is brokered on some key issues in the cross-party Northern Ireland talks.

Ex-teacher Napier jailed over abuse

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:46
Former teacher Charles Napier is sentenced to 13 years in prison for sexually abusing 21 boys between 1967 and 1972.

New BBC Wales HQ plans go forward

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:41
Plans for a new city centre headquarters for BBC Wales go forward to Cardiff council.

VIDEO: N Korea back online after 'attack'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:25
North Korea's internet is back online after it was completely shut down for almost 10 hours on Monday, the BBC's Stephen Evans reports.

U.S. Economy Grew At A 5 Percent Rate In Third Quarter

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:14

Posting the strongest results in more than a decade, the U.S. economy blew past the consensus estimate of 4.3 percent growth put forth by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

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VIDEO: 'Candles replace Christmas lights'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:55
A teenager and her grandparents are among six people who were killed in Glasgow on Monday after a bin lorry careered out of control.

US economy growing at faster pace

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:49
The US economy grows at an annual rate of 5% in the third quarter, its fastest pace for 11 years, official figures suggest.

Quiz: How 2014 crazy are you?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:38
How many 2014 crazes sucked you in?

Ear bite street fight man jailed

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:36
A 24-year-old who bit off part of a man's ear in a fight outside a Dundee club is jailed for more than two years.

AUDIO: 'Beetroot no alternative to lipstick'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:28
Historian Sally Pointer opposes a Russian politician's claim that beetroot is a suitable alternative to lipstick.

Orangutan Declared To Have Basic Legal Rights In Argentina

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:28

A Buenos Aires judge ruled in favor of advocates who are calling for more freedom for Sandra, a 28-year-old orangutan who was born in a zoo.

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Quiz: How colleges break your heart

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:24

At least two private universities sent acceptance emails to rejected students in 2014.

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Police search for death crash man

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:18
Police search for a man who was in a car with Glasgow woman Faranza Kousar when it crashed on the A74 (M) killing her.

Footage released of sword robbery

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:03
CCTV footage of an armed robber brandishing a sword at two women working in a County Antrim filling station is released by police.

Sun's sizzling X-rays photographed

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:03
Nasa's "X-ray eye", designed to study distant galaxies and black holes, has turned its attention to our own star and snapped a remarkable portrait.

Arrest over Glasgow crash tweet

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 04:03
A man from Sunderland is arrested over an offensive tweet about the bin lorry crash in Glasgow in which six people were killed.

Key Greek vote goes to the wire

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 03:58
The Greek parliament fails for a second time to approve a new president, bringing the country closer to a snap election early next year.

AUDIO: Joe Cocker's brother 'loved his music'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 03:45
Victor Cocker speaks about his relationship with his brother, the late singer Joe Cocker.

Day in pictures: 23 December 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 03:40
Images from around the world: 23 December

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