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3D images created of ancient volcano

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:53
Scientists use 3D technology to help them to better understand an ancient extinct volcano in the north west Highlands.

The Upside Of The Bitter Cold: It Kills Bugs That Kill Trees

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:45

Scientists say that the freezing weather can help reduce the population of a beetle that harms trees, as well as other invasive species. In Minnesota, up to 80 percent of the beetle's larvae may die off, buying some time for those who feared its negative effects on the ash tree population.

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VIDEO: Monitoring a top swimmer's heart rate

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:37
As a new National Performance Centre opens in Manchester, British Disability Swimming lead physiologist Nicola Rowley explains how a new heart rate monitor is helping to benefit swimmers-in-training.

Alliance youth wing member deported

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:34
A member of the Alliance Party's youth wing has returned back to the UK after being deported from Israel.

VIDEO: BBC reports amid Bangui celebrations

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:24
Central African Republic's interim President Michel Djotodia has resigned, sparking celebrations on the streets of the capital Bangui.

VIDEO: Community spirit for flood-hit village

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 15:06
More than 100 residents of Muchelney in Somerset have been cut off for a week because access roads are under water.

Murder charge over nightclub death

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 14:53
A man has been charged with murdering a reveller who was shot dead at a nightclub on Boxing Day.

N.J. Bridge Scandal: New Emails And Documents Are Released

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 14:44

A New Jersey committee released a trove of documents Friday that shed more light on the bridge lane-closure scandal that is embroiling Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration. The panel is seeking details on what's seen as an act of political retribution.

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Woman found dead with murdered boys

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 14:41
A woman is found dead in north-west London along with the bodies of two young boys police reveal were murdered.

S Sudan troops 'recapture oil city'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 14:39
South Sudanese government forces say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu - one of just two rebel-held cities - but their leader vows to fight on.

Gunmen kill Brazil church's pastor

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 14:35
Police in Brazil say two gunmen killed an evangelical pastor by shooting him at his church in the city of Belo Horizonte.

VIDEO: Tech firms battle to woo drivers

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 14:27
The Consumer Electronics Show has just wrapped up in Las Vegas and it has emerged that one of key battlegrounds for the big technology firms in 2014 will be gadgets and software designed for drivers.

Gambling: Money fun, costly excess?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 14:18
Are we spending too much on gambling?

VIDEO: EU vote bill clears first Lords step

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 14:13
A bill that would allow a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in 2017 has cleared its first hurdle in the House of Lords.

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