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Your pictures: Long and dark nights

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:36
Readers' photos on the theme of Long and dark nights

Five injured in A9 Highland crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:36
Five people are taken to hospital following a crash on the A9 south of Dalwhinnie in the Highlands.

Campaigners vow to cut sugar in food

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:30
A campaign group has been formed to reduce the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks in an effort to tackle obesity and diabetes in the UK.

Time running out for GB biathletes

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:29
British soldiers face the daunting prospect of returning to the Army after the Sochi Olympics because of a funding crisis

Council waives £1m of driver fines

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:29
Essex County Council waives about £1m worth of fines after it agrees with driver complaints that the signs for a town's bus lanes are unclear.

UK trade gap narrows in November

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:27
The gap between imports and exports of goods narrowed to £9.4bn in November, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

VIDEO: How museum is restoring WWII bomber

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:22
A huge restoration project is under way to restore a German World War Two bomber which lay at the bottom of the sea for almost 75 years.

AUDIO: 'Big expansion' in dark stores

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 02:05
Tom Bateman and Jonathan Reynolds examine the reasons behind the growing number of 'dark stores' being opened by supermarkets.

Musharraf ordered to attend court

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 01:45
A Pakistani court rules that ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf must attend his next court hearing, despite his lawyers' arguments that he is in poor health.

England women seek to restore pride

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 01:37
England's women will seek to restore some pride after the men's humiliating whitewash, says fast bowler Katherine Brunt.

Mark Webber: F1's nearly man

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 01:10
Mark Webber's inability to land any drivers' title could be seen as failure, but just getting to F1 was his real achievement

Evans knocked out of Australian Open

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 01:05
Britain's Dan Evans is knocked out of the Australian Open in qualifying but Johanna Konta and Heather Watson both win.

Royal helicopter drama revealed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 01:01
A helicopter carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall was forced to make an emergency landing in Buckinghamshire, air accident investigators reveal.

AUDIO: Hitzlsperger: 'Right time to come out'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:51
Former Premier League player Thomas Hitzlsperger discusses his decision to reveal his homosexuality.

Sleeping 12-year-old hit by brick

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:41
A 12-year-old boy is hit in the face by a brick thrown through his bedroom window as he slept on his bed in Cullybackey, County Antrim.

Legal Loopholes Leave Some Kids Without Dental Insurance

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:40

Dental coverage is a required benefit for children under the Affordable Care Act. But it's not turning out to be quite that simple. For one thing, there are no federal subsidies to help pay for stand-alone dental policies.

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There She Blew! Volcanic Evidence Of The World's First Map

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:38

Some archaeologists have long suspected that a faded painting from the ruins of the 9,000-year-old village known as Catalhoyuk might be a map — of a settlement at the foot of an erupting volcano. Others said no. Now geologists have evidence that the volcano indeed erupted around that time.

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The Fruits Of Free Trade: How NAFTA Revamped The American Diet

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:37

Signed 20 years ago this month, the landmark trade agreement radically altered the way we get our fruits and vegetables, encouraging year-round imports from Mexican farms. That's why it's now no big deal to find, say, raspberries in winter. But critics say it also has trained consumers to value convenience over flavor and has dulled knowledge of where food comes from.

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Blending Red Wine With Porter Ale: A Crossover Beer Worth The Buzz?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:36

Two of mankind's oldest beverages are being mashed together in a new generation of brews. These beer-wine blends, boasting layered, complex flavors, are part of a broader trend of experimentation, as craft brewers seek to distinguish themselves in a crowded field.

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Johnson rested for first one-day game

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 00:33
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will be rested for the first one-day international against England on Sunday.

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