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Debenhams sees profits fall 25%

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 23:35
Department store chain Debenhams reports a 25% fall in half-year profits after what it calls a "challenging" trading period.

Voodoo Dolls Prove It: Hunger Makes Couples Turn On Each Other

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-14 23:25

To see if low blood sugar sours even good relationships, scientists used an unusual tool: voodoo dolls representing spouses. As hunger levels rose, so did the number of pins.

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The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-14 23:24

Millions signed up for health insurance through state exchanges and But another several million bypassed the exchanges and bought health coverage directly from insurers.

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A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-14 23:23

A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.

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Where's The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-14 23:22

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

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After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-14 23:22

The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, NPR's Louisa Lim explains in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.

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Social Security Chief: Women Live Longer, So They Should Save Early

NPR News - Mon, 2014-04-14 23:21

For women, lower average career earnings translate into smaller Social Security payments. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn Colvin says women shouldn't wait to start saving for retirement.

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First sub search for plane cut short

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 23:18
A robotic submarine sent to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has had its first mission cut short, as it exceeds its operating depth.

Afghan deputy minister kidnapped

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 23:10
Afghanistan's deputy minister of public works Ahmad Shah Wahid is kidnapped by armed men in Kabul, officials say.

VIDEO: Grobbelaar: 'We all have suffered'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 22:54
Former Liverpool player Bruce Grobbelaar has spoken to the BBC about why he has made the trip from Canada to take part in the commemorations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

Swansea admit to clashes in training

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 22:51
Swansea admit a number of players were involved in a training ground bust-up but say they are focused on Premier League survival.

Club-by-club guide: Women's Super League

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 22:42
Who are favourites for the title, relegation and promotion as Women's Super League expands to two divisions for the first time?

Water quality at beaches 'excellent'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 22:40
A record 73% of beaches in the UK have "excellent" water quality because of last summer's dry weather, says the Marine Conservation Society.

Anger at PSNI baton strike payout

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 22:31
The Police Federation criticises an award of £3,000 in damages to a woman struck by a police baton during disturbances outside a pub.

Heart campaign in Cooper's memory

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 21:59
Fans of Tommy Cooper mark the 30th anniversary of the entertainer's fatal heart attack by launching a campaign to save others from the same fate.

GP out-of-hours care 'diabolical'

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 21:55
GP out-of-hours health care in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan is "diabolical" with people waiting too long to be seen and assessed, a patient watchdog says.

Akinbiyi working to buck the trend on black bosses

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 21:38
Former Burnley and Stoke striker Ade Akinbiyi is ignoring the statistics on black managers as he begins his coaching career

Australia: Second airport for Sydney

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 21:33
Australia approves construction of a second international airport in Sydney, nearly 70 years after the idea was first debated.

VIDEO: Heartbleed hackers hit Mumsnet

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 21:30
A leading UK site for parents and the Canadian tax authority have both announced they have had data stolen by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug.

NI beaches' water quality acceptable

BBC - Mon, 2014-04-14 21:26
All of Northern Ireland's beaches have an acceptable level of water quality, according to the annual Good Beach guide, published on Tuesday.
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