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VIDEO: Fitness tracker 'goes on forearm'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:49
Electrical accessories maker, Scosche, reveals a wearable fitness tracker which uses a light to measure blood flow and calories burned at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Richard Taylor reports.

Child benefit claimants risk fine

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:39
Some 110,000 higher-earning parents who receive child benefit payments face a fine if they fail to register for, and return, tax self-assessment forms.

VIDEO: The hazards of theatre by candlelight

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:35
The Jacobean play the Duchess of Malfi is being performed entirely by candlelight at the Sam Wanamaker playhouse

VIDEO: Bewitching poison: alcohol as medicine

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:34
An exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians explores the use and sometimes fatal misuse of alcohol as a medicine.

Value of fraud in Scotland 'rises'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:33
Fraudsters in Scotland swindled firms, local councils and the UK Treasury out of nearly £7m last year, according to a new report.

Misconduct solicitors claim millions

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:32
Law firms with solicitors who have been found guilty of professional misconduct are still receiving millions in legal aid, according to a BBC Scotland investigation.

IRS Gets Spending Bill Smackdown From Congress

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:12

In response to a 2013 scandal, lawmakers are pushing overall IRS funding to a five-year low and ordering the agency to obey the Constitution.

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VIDEO: Driverless cars; still a distant dream?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:08
BMW has shown off self-driving cars that can "drift" around bends and slalom between cones. David Grossman reports for Newsnight.

Man held over house-sitter's death

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 16:03
Police investigating the death of an artist who was house-sitting at a property in West Sussex over Christmas arrest a man on suspicion of murder.

Pellegrini targets City quadruple

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 15:59
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he wants to mark his debut season in England by winning four trophies.

5 Takeaways From The Omnibus Spending Bill

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 15:49

Regular order. That phrase refers to Congress conducting business in a methodical way, like it used to back before "dysfunctional" came to seem an official description of Washington. A new federal budget working its way through Congress could help restore regular order to Capitol Hill.

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Cortese's Southampton future in doubt

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 15:45
Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese's future is uncertain amid fears he could leave the club at the end of the season.

VIDEO: Syria conflict: Voices from Damascus

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 15:39
Almost three years after the Syrian uprising began, Lyse Doucet speaks to a pianist, a protester and a businessman, to ask them about life in a war zone.

VIDEO: Hacking jury sees video of 'laptop plot'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 15:36
The jury in the phone hacking trial has seen CCTV footage of Rebekah Brooks's husband allegedly trying to hide evidence from the police.

Liu Xia speaks out through poetry

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 15:34
Wife of jailed Chinese Nobel laureate speaks out in poetry

VIDEO: UK inflation falls to 2%

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 15:31
The UK's inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, fell to 2% in December, down from 2.1% the month before.

O'Sullivan cruises into last eight

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 15:11
Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Robert Milkins to reach the Masters quarter-final with 6-1 victory at Alexandra Palace.

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