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The Loop: Not so sweet

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:40
Readers respond to this week's stories in the Magazine

Same-Sex Couples In Utah Made Eligible For Federal Benefits

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:30

The marriages of more than 900 couples have been put on hold as courts weigh in. But "those families should not be asked to endure uncertainty regarding their status as the litigation unfolds," Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday.

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Why Hospitals And Families Still Struggle To Define Death

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:28

If a person loses all brain function, he or she is considered legally dead. But the cases of Jahi McMath and Marlise Muñoz have shown that even though doctors can declare someone dead, families and the courts might not always agree with that definition.

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Man killed in stolen car collision

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:21
A 22-year-old Dunmurry man has been killed after the stolen car he was driving was involved in a collision with a van on the outskirts of south Belfast.

A Green-Movement Website Shakes Up The Debate Over GMOs

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:19

If you're confused by the fight over genetically modified food — and even more if your mind is already made up — you might want to turn to an investigation of the topic carried out by the environmental website Grist. Instead of preaching to the deep-green choir, Grist's in-depth series questioned its faith.

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Tube 48-hour strike dates announced

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:16
Two 48-hour strikes on the Tube will take place on 4 and 5 February and 11 and 12 February, the RMT union announces.

Gates Says His Points About Obama Have Been Mischaracterized

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:06

Reports this week about former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book have implied that he thinks President Obama approved a 2009 troop surge in Afghanistan believing the strategy would fail. But Gates tells NPR that's not right. He believes Obama became skeptical about the "troop surge" later on.

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Syria rebel clashes 'kill hundreds'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:57
Almost 500 people have been killed in clashes between Syrian rebels and the al-Qaeda-linked Islamist State in Iraq and the Levant, activists say.

BNP teacher challenges lifetime ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:55
A British National Party activist takes the Education Secretary Michael Gove to court in a bid to overturn a lifetime teaching ban.

Central African Republic's President Resigns At Regional Summit

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:55

Michel Djotodia, who took power in a coup last year, was unable to quell the violence that has engulfed his country, and was under pressure from regional leaders to quit. A bloody conflict has pit the country's majority Christian population against Muslims.

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Woman charged with slavery offences

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:54
A woman is charged with slavery offences after four men are found by police in squalid conditions in Birmingham.

Released kidnapper guilty of rape

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:53
A man is found guilty of kidnapping and raping a woman two days after he was released from a prison sentence for kidnap and robbery.

VIDEO: Cameron: 'Doing everything we can'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:46
The Prime Minister visits flood affected areas in Bablock Hythe, near his constituency of Witney.

The 12 Man Utd players Savage says should go

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:40
David Moyes faces a big rebuilding job at Manchester United, writes Robbie Savage, and he needs to lose a dozen of his current squad

Scandal and the French president

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:38
Gavin Hewitt on presidential privacy amid affair claim

French comic appeals against ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:38
Controversial French comic Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, previously convicted of anti-Semitic hate speech, appeals against a ban on his show.

Hollande's 'affair' tests French limits

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:27
Hollande affair claims test French limits, says Hugh Schoefield

Hillsborough group seeks spy answers

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:12
The families of Liverpool fans killed in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster call on the Metropolitan Police to answer allegations of spying.

VIDEO: Extreme heat kills Australia bats

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:11
Parts of North America have been gripped by record freezing temperatures in recent days, but its a very different story in Australia, where temperatures have soared as high as 50C.

Pakistan 'hero' proposed for award

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 08:10
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recommends a bravery award for a teenager killed when tackling a suicide bomber who targeted his school.

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