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CAR crisis getting even worse - UN

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:57
The security situation in the Central African Republic is getting even worse despite the inauguration of a new leader, the UN human rights chief says.

Defiant Rahul Gandhi vows poll win

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:47
Rahul Gandhi gives his first formal TV interview, predicting victory for his Congress Party in this year's polls and opposing "dynasty" politics.

Making Moonshine At Home Is On The Rise. But It's Still Illegal

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:46

Let's be clear: Making spirits at home with plans to drink it remains against federal law, folks. Even so, more and more people appear to be taking up home distilling as a hobby. For some, it's the first step toward a professional, legit operation.

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Making Moonshine At Home Is On The Rise. But It's Still Illegal

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:46

Making spirits at home with plans to drink it is still against federal law, folks. Even so, more and more people appear to be taking up home distilling as a hobby. For some, it's the first step toward a professional, legit operation.

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'Impasse' on Syria power transfer

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:41
Syrian peace talks in Geneva are deadlocked over the issue of transferring power, the UN mediator says, but there is the "will" to continue.

CEO Of A Bitcoin Exchange Charged With Money Laundering

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:34

The charge: That he conspired to sell more than $1 million in bitcoins to individuals who used the virtual money to buy drugs on the Silk Road website.

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Tata chief's Thai death 'suicide'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:30
Thai police suspect Tata managing director Karl Slym killed himself in a fall from a luxury hotel in Bangkok.

Many die as Nigeria villages raided

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:19
Police say suspected Islamist militants have attacked two villages in Nigeria's north-east, with some 74 people killed.

VIDEO: 'Mile after mile of flood water'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:15
Large areas of Somerset remain under water with residents demanding the dredging of rivers - aerial views show mile after mile of flood water across the county.

FAA Orders Safety Checks On Boeing 767 Jets

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:15

The agency is concerned about problems that could result in the loss of control of the aircraft. The order affects more than 400 jets.

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Roache cleared of one abuse charge

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:09
Jurors in the trial of William Roache are directed by the judge to acquit him of one of seven sex abuse charges.

Soil, Weedkillers And GMOs: When Numbers Don't Tell The Whole Story

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:08

Numbers don't lie, but they can sometimes tell a misleading story. Three times in the past week, we came across farm statistics that painted a picture not quite backed up by facts on the ground.

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Soil, Weedkillers And GMOs: When Numbers Don't Tell The Whole Story

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 09:08

Numbers don't lie, but they can sometimes tell a misleading story. Three times in the last week, we came across farm statistics that painted a picture not quite backed up by facts on the ground.

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AUDIO: Brokeback Mountain the Opera

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:59
A modern opera adaptation of the Oscar-winning film Brokeback Mountain premieres in Madrid this week.

Relic Containing Pope John Paul II's Blood Stolen

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:40

The late pope often rested in the mountains of Italy's Abruzzo region, and worshiped at a small church there. A small relic containing a piece of gauze that had been soaked in his blood is now missing.

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VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:39
Theresa May is pressed to take part in a UN-led programme to resettle Syrian refugees.

Boston Bombing Survivors Will Be Guests At State Of The Union

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:39

The first lady also invited former NBA center Jason Collins, the first active player in the four major American team sports to come out.

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TV weatherman Talbot on sex charges

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:38
TV weatherman Fred Talbot is charged with the sexual abuse of schoolchildren between 1968 and 1983.

PM: EU migration at reasonable level

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:20
David Cameron says the numbers of Romanians and Bulgarians arriving in the UK since the last work curbs were lifted are at a "reasonable level".

Minister faces anger over flooding

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-27 08:15
Environment Secretary Owen Paterson faces criticism from farmers in parts of south-west England affected by flooding.

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