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Cameron visits flood affected areas

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:33
Prime Minister David Cameron insists the government is doing everything it can to help people affected by the floods in Oxfordshire.

Chilean fishermen win court backing

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:14
Chile's Supreme Court sides with fishing groups and orders the operator of two coal power plants to ensure they do not pollute or kill marine life.

VIDEO: Stallone and De Niro talk football

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:13
Hollywood heavyweights Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro weigh in on the scores of UK football matches this weekend.

Science's flood failings a 'scandal'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:12
A leading scientist says that a modest investment would answer the question about climate and extreme weather within two years.

Nursing home abuse carers sentenced

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:01
Four care workers are sentenced for abusing elderly residents at a care home in Lancashire.

VIDEO: Warm reunions as Illustrious returns

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:59
HMS Illustrious arrives back in Portsmouth after helping with the relief effort following the typhoon in the Philippines.

Hollande attacks report of affair

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:49
French President Francois Hollande says he is considering legal action against a magazine after it claimed he was having an affair with an actress.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:48
Beer is the issue that brings most MPs together, and other nuggets

Sochi sport-by-sport explained

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:48
Get to know your Nordic combined skiing from your biathlon, your snowboard parallel slalom from your luge, thanks to BBC Sport.

EU vote bill clears first Lords step

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 09:43
A bill that would allow a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in 2017 clears its first Lords hurdle.

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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