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US east coast pummelled with snow

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 18:10
The US east coast is hit by the second major winter storm of the year, with up to 12in (30cm) of snow, blowing wind and bitter cold forecast.

West End star to join EastEnders

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 18:04
Declan Bennett, star of West End musical Once, is to join EastEnders as Dot Branning's grandson.

Free nursery scheme delay urged

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:49
A report calls for the rollout of free nursery places for disadvantaged two-year-olds to be halted until enough good quality provision is available.

Argentina restricts online shopping

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:31
Argentina introduces new curbs on purchases from international websites such as Amazon, in a bid to stop foreign currency reserves falling further.

EU pollution target 'still too high'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:23
The EU may need more stringent clean air targets, say experts after a large study confirms the link between atmospheric pollution and heart-attack risk.

Buying A Detroit House For $500, And Then Explaining Why

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:23

Drew Philip made waves this month by explaining to the Internet why he bought a house in struggling Detroit for $500. In his much-discussed story for Buzzfeed, Philip said that he is part of "another Detroit," one where people are working to help each other and save their city.

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Call for safe staff levels across NHS

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:18
Safe staffing levels should be extended beyond nurse numbers in England to include midwives and doctors, especially in A&E units, MPs say.

Crimewatch plea over sex attack raid

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:11
The BBC's Crimewatch programme will feature an appeal to find an armed man who tied up, robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in her home.

Pre-referendum budget to be backed

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:09
The Scottish government's final budget before the independence referendum is expected to be backed in principle by parliament.

Ex-US governor 'took improper gifts'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:02
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are charged with illegally accepting lavish gifts from a businessman while he was in office.

US and UN 'horror' at Syria report

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 17:00
The US and UN express horror at allegations in a new report that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees.

The fall and rise of mannequins that look like real women

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:47
Shoppers browsing the latest collections will be able to see clothes displayed on size 16 mannequins, but how have these figures changed over the years?

VIDEO: Meet museum's experts in the unusual

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:26
The Identification and Advisory Service at the Natural History Museum in London is a team of experts who study unusual specimens brought in by the public and try to determine what they are.

Using snow to design safer streets

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:19
Using snowfall to design safer streets

The Sahara memorial seen from space

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:16
Building a desert memorial to a plane disaster

What happened to the McIntosh apple?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:13
The Apple Mac has risen spectacularly since its launch 30 years ago. But what happened to the apple variety it's named after?

VIDEO: Data recorder analyses driving

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:13
American car giant General Motors are offering racing enthusiasts a 'performance data recorder' on its Corvette range.

VIDEO: Homeless Brazilians occupy land

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:08
Thousands of homeless families occupy an area of land in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, calling for more to be done about the housing shortage.

VIDEO: Can Beckham bring soccer to Miami?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:05
Can David Beckham bring Major League Soccer to Miami?

Force pension saving says think tank

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-21 16:03
People in Britain must save more than six times the amount they are currently to avoid poverty in retirement says the Policy Exchange think tank.

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