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Minecraft maker plans spin-off game

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:49
Minecraft maker Mojang is planning a spin-off game based on its hugely popular block-building title.

Pakistani Court Grants Bail To Suspect In Mumbai Attack

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:35

Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi is one of seven men charged with planning and helping to carry out the 2008 attack that killed more than 160 people. Federal prosecutors had opposed the bail plea.

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Fugitive in light aircraft arrest

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:23
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.

Man shot by Army is to be exhumed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:08
The body of a man shot dead by soldiers in Belfast more than 40 years ago is to be exhumed, a coroner has ruled.

Apple 'failing to protect workers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:04
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.

Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:03
Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.

Family pain at wait for MH17 answers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 08:00
The family of a British man who was among the 298 people killed in July's MH17 air crash have told of their pain at still not knowing what happened.

VIDEO: MH17 victim's father recalls last goodbye

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:59
The father of Briton Ben Pocock, who was killed in July's MH17 air crash in Ukraine, recalls the moment he waved his son off at the airport

Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:50

A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 but please, look both ways before you cross the street.

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California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:49

Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.

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Net overseers hit by phishing attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:47
Hackers have managed to penetrate the internal network used by the organisation that oversees the net's addressing system.

Manchester City v Crystal Palace

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:41
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace.

India Tests Crew Capsule, New Heavy-Lift Rocket

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:41

An improved version of India's largest space-launch vehicle carried an unmanned crew capsule that was recovered after splashdown in the Andaman Sea.

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US Congress threat to Cuba thaw

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:33
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.

Montana Man Found Guilty Of Killing German Exchange Student

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:27

Markus Kaarma shot 17-year-old Diren Dede, who had entered his garage, over the summer. The case was a test of the state's "castle doctrine," which says a man's home can be defended like his castle.

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Trip home 'saved Sydney cafe worker'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:24
A Sydney cafe worker who returned to England the day before a gunman held his former colleagues and customers hostage speaks of his "lucky escape".

Chef eats humble pie for mix-up

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:21
The World Pie Eating Championships are thrown into turmoil after a work experience chef sends the wrong pies to the Wigan event.

Man jailed over eight crash deaths

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:19
A 25-year-old man who admitted causing the deaths of eight people in a road crash in County Donegal is jailed for two years.

Quiz: The art of the academic turnaround

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:18

Low-performing schools reported how they are trying to improve in an Education Department survey of administrators whose schools are eligible for School Improvement Grants funds.

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Millwall v Bolton Wanderers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 07:12
Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Millwall and Bolton Wanderers.

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