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Renewed calls to scrap bridge tolls

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:11
Renewed calls are made to scrap the Severn Bridge and Second Severn Crossing tolls on the day prices go up.

Sen. Marco Rubio Hopes For A Congress 'Whose Work Is Relevant' To Americans

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-01 00:02

The Republican party begins 2015 in control of both chambers of Congress. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks with Steve Inskeep about the party's priorities and the possibility of a presidential bid.

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With Rescue Dogs In Demand, More Shelters Look Far Afield For Fido

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:50

In many parts of the country, demand for adoptive pets outstrips the supply of healthy dogs. Many shelters and rescue groups now import dogs from other states — and even other countries.

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Ebola Aid Workers Still Avoiding New York And New Jersey

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:49

It's been months since a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa was quarantined by New Jersey's governor upon arrival at Newark airport. But a legacy of confusion about state travel rules remains.

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Pastry With Soul. It's That Simple

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:49

New York pastry chef Brooks Headley calls his cookbook Fancy Desserts. But his Italian grandmother is his real inspiration, he says, and she was all about homestyle: simple and fresh.

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Flood Damage Restored, Aging Congregation Still Faces Challenges

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:48

Chapel of the Interlude in Drake, Colo., was damaged in 2013 when a flood brought mud, sticks and other debris into the building. So the aging congregation came together and restored their oasis.

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India scheme to monitor toilet use

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:47
India launches a nationwide scheme to check whether people are using toilets as part of a cleanliness drive by PM Narendra Modi.

Airport's long-haul flights aim

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:26
Attracting long-haul flights to Cardiff Airport is one of the aims for its bosses in the year ahead in a bid to boost passenger numbers.

Retrial in Egypt al-Jazeera case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:08
Egypt's highest court orders a retrial in the case of three al-Jazeera journalists jailed for spreading false news.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 23:07
Gareth Bale rules out Manchester United move, Swansea say Wilfried Bony is not for sale, plus more.

Formula 1's Jenson Button marries

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 22:44
Former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has married long-term partner Jessica Michibata, he confirms on Twitter.

Kashmir clashes kill five troops

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 22:07
Four Pakistani troops die in firing by Indian border forces on New Year's Eve, after India accuses Pakistan of killing an Indian soldier.

Three rescued from fire at flats

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 21:10
Three people are rescued and around 40 others are evacuated from a severe fire at a block of flats in Plymouth.

Kim Jong Un Welcomes Talks With South Korea, In New Year's Day Speech

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 21:04

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in nationally televised New Year's speech on Thursday that he is open to a summit with his South Korean counterpart.

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Egypt court to hear al-Jazeera case

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 20:47
Egypt's highest court is due to hear an appeal by three al-Jazeera journalists against their convictions for spreading false news.

Man and woman die in house fire

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 20:39
The bodies of a man and a woman are found inside a burned-out house in south-east London after neighbours try to rescue them but are unable to reach them.

A Break In Weather Allows Search For AirAsia Jet To Resume

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 20:20

Blue skies and calmer seas mean divers can enter the water to look for bodies. Also a source close to the investigation says radar shows the jet climbed steeply before crashing into the Java Sea.

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Stand by for fascinating year in politics

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 20:06
Almost anything could happen in the 2015 General Election, and the months following could be thrilling, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.

Babies of addicts 'display problems'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-31 19:47
Babies born to drug-addicted mothers have significant developmental and vision problems at six months old, a Scottish study has found.

Stampede Kills 35 At Shanghai New Year's Celebration

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-31 19:38

At least 42 were hurt in the incident at the city's historic waterfront district, despite efforts made by organizers to reduce crowd sizes from last year.

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