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Jail disorder was 'full-scale riot'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:59
A disturbance at Oakwood prison that the authorities said was an incident of "concerted indiscipline" was in fact a "full-scale riot", according to a prison officer who went inside to tackle the violence.

Telecoms users now free to switch

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:57
Consumers are being told that, from Thursday, they no longer have to stick with telecoms providers who raise their prices unexpectedly

Illegal match screenings targeted

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:54
The Premier League plans to prosecute pubs in Cardiff and Swansea suspected of showing matches illegally using foreign satellite channels, BBC Wales learns.

Spain Exits Bailout In A Sign Of Progress, Not Full Recovery

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:47

Spain's banking system is officially marking the end of its reliance on bailout loans from Europe — only the second eurozone country to do so. Although the banking system may be on surer footing, the overall economy — with youth unemployment pushing 60 percent — still has a long way to go.

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Spain Exits Bailout In A Sign Of Progress, Not Full Recovery

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:47

Spain's banking system is officially marking the end of its reliance on bailout loans from Europe — only the second eurozone country to do so. Although the banking system may be on surer footing, the overall economy — with youth unemployment pushing 60 percent — still has a long way to go.

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Hudson High Jinks: 2 States, 1 Port Authority, Lots Of Politics

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:43

The government agency at the heart of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal may be little-known outside of the Northeast. But the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey controls a pot of money bigger than the budget of some states.

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Search for man swept away in river

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:42
Rescue crews are searching a stretch of the River Avon in Bath after a man was seen in distress in the water.

Target Hack A Tipping Point In Moving Away From Magnetic Stripes

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:42

After the Target and Neiman Marcus data breach compromised credit card data of at least 70 million American consumers, the banking and retail industries are coming to a consensus to move away from the swipe and signature system to the much more secure chip and PIN process available around the world.

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7 Facts And 3 GIFs: Hellooo Curling

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:41

The Olympic sport of curling is a combination of bowling, bocce ball, billiards and chess — all on ice, and with some sweeping involved. NPR's Tamara Keith spent some time learning how to curl, and put together this cheat sheet.

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From The Trenches To The Web: British WWI Diaries Digitized

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:40

The British National Archives is posting 1.5 million pages of World War I diaries online. The personal accounts provide new insight into the lives of the troops who fought the war that began 100 years ago. "Everywhere the same hard, grim, pitiless sight of battle and war," reads one entry.

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EU vital for UK future, says Clegg

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:33
Nick Clegg argues at the Davos World Economic Forum that it is "vital" the UK stays in the EU - the Conservatives say he is "tagging along" at the conference with David Cameron.

VIDEO: 'Beginning of end of uncertainty'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:28
Some 1,500 personnel are to lose their jobs in the armed forces' fourth and final round of redundancies as part of defence cuts announced in 2010.

VIDEO: Stretchy paper sculptures on show

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:24
Chinese artist Li Hongbo has created sculptures from thousands of sheets of paper that appear firm when still, but transform into amorphous shapes when stretched.

Hair clinic says NHS refuses to pay

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:15
A private Dublin clinic has had to turn down burns victims from Northern Ireland who need hair reconstruction because the NHS refuses to pay for the treatment.

NHS waiting time data 'unreliable'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:14
Waiting time information for non-emergency operations such as knee and hip replacements in England is unreliable, a watchdog says.

Banks 'ready to lend to small firms'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-23 00:04
Banks are more willing to lend than small businesses think, says the British Bankers' Association (BBA), as it launches a year-long marketing campaign.

Cross stays on after Brunt injury

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:57
Kate Cross will remain on England's Women's Ashes tour as a replacement for injured fast bowler Katherine Brunt.

Egypt police killed at checkpoint

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:39
Five policemen are killed in Egypt in an armed attack on a checkpoint south of Cairo, the interior ministry says.

Sir Tom to headline Eirias festival

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:33
Sir Tom Jones returns to his homeland this summer to headline Access All Eirias in Colwyn Bay, his first big outdoor show in north Wales.

VIDEO: Arnie goes 'undercover' as gym worker

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 23:27
Arnold Schwarzenegger has released a promotional video showing him disguised as a personal trainer at a gym to raise money for an after school programme.

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