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HSBC tightens cash withdrawal rules

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 11:59
Some HSBC customers have found they cannot withdraw large sums of cash unless they can provide evidence to the bank about why they want it.

Farage: 2010 manifesto was 'drivel'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 11:41
Nigel Farage says UKIP's 2010 general election manifesto was "drivel" and insists the party is committed to keeping the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system.

Russia frees Khodorkovsky ex-partner

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 11:37
Russia has freed Platon Lebedev - the former business partner of ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky - after 10 years in jail, officials say.

Militants step up Egypt attacks

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 11:35
Six people are killed and some 100 others wounded as militants step up attacks against the authorities with a series of explosions across Cairo.

VIDEO: Men jailed for fake bus crash scam

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 11:33
Three men are jailed for organising a bus crash involving dozens of passengers in order to make bogus insurance claims.

Failed gay partner kidnappers jailed

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 11:24
Several members of a family are jailed after an attempt to kidnap their sister's gay partner because they objected to the relationship.

Setback for EU referendum supporters

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 11:22
The Conservatives suffer a setback in efforts to legislate for an "in-out" EU referendum in 2017 after peers delay a bill authorising a vote.

Can Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 11:22

Expectant moms are eating for two, but that isn't a license to indulge. A convincing body of research suggests that what happens in utero can set the stage for obesity. And a new study in mice suggests one way that poor maternal diet might play role: by rewiring a part of the brain that regulates appetite.

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Does Mom's Pregnancy Diet Rewire Baby's Brain For Obesity?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 11:22

Expectant moms are eating for two, but that isn't a license to indulge. A convincing body of research suggests that what happens in utero can set the stage for obesity. And a new study in mice suggests one way that poor maternal diet might play role: by rewiring a part of the brain that regulates appetite.

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VIDEO: 'Major' flooding incident declared

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 11:18
A Somerset council has declared "major incident status" in response to continued flooding, as more heavy rain is predicted.

VIDEO: Council bans 'blasphemous' Bible play

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 10:54
A council in Northern Ireland has banned a play by the Reduced Shakespeare Company after complaints that it was blasphemous.

Major flooding incident declared

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 10:49
A "major incident" is declared in flooded areas of Somerset after warnings of significant disruption caused by further rain.

10 Years' Probation For NFL Player Who Caused Fatal Crash

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 10:36

Josh Brent was intoxicated when the car he was driving crashed and rolled over in December 2012. His passenger, teammate Jerry Brown Jr., died. The jury that convicted Brent of "intoxication manslaughter" could have sent him to jail for 20 years. Instead, he got a 180-day sentence, probation and a fine.

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VIDEO: Olympic park cycling legacy criticised

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 10:31
Tom Edwards reports on the London 2012 Olympic park legacy, which a cycling campaign group is calling a "world-class embarrassment".

Wenger always complains - Mourinho

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 10:24
Jose Mourinho dismisses Arsene Wenger's criticisms of Juan Mata's proposed move from Chelsea to Manchester United.

Police control room cuts proposed

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 10:22
Proposals from Police Scotland suggest reducing the number of control rooms it operates across the country.

Facebook v academia: The gloves are off

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 10:22
Row after research suggests Facebook's popularity on the wane

The Loop: Answering questions which have been asked?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 10:22
Readers' thoughts on this week's Magazine stories

Show Us: The State Of The Union Through Your Eyes

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-24 10:17

As Obama delivers his speech, we also want a ground-level view of the state of the country.

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VIDEO: 'Secret tunnel' used for shop thefts

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-24 10:15
Thieves have been stealing from a charity shop in Coventry by using a tunnel to enter the property.

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