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RVH calls in extra staff for A&E

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:06
The Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) in Belfast calls in extra staff to deal with unusually high volume of patients.

What is a micro-sleep?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:05
Almost half of male drivers admit to experiencing micro-sleeps at the wheel. What are they?

Fuel poverty project lost £11.5m

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:01
A project launched to meet commitments to renewable energy and tackling fuel poverty resulted in a "serious loss", a report says.

VIDEO: Snapping the Stones and other arts stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 16:00
More than 100 snapshots of life in one of the defining bands of the 60s - the Rolling Stones - go on display in Argentina, a Van Gogh landscape is displayed in Washington for the first time in 40 years - and more from the world of arts.

VIDEO: Fears of CAR humanitarian crisis

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:51
The UN children's charity, Unicef, has warned that the Central African Republic is heading for a humanitarian disaster, as civilians suffer amid ongoing ethnic violence.

McCain Lays Al-Qaida Surge In Iraq At Obama's Feet

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:42

Al-Qaida has gained control in an area where 1,300 U.S. troops lost their lives during the Iraq War. Troops who came home are now wondering whether it was all in vain, the Arizona Republican says. He says the total withdrawal of troops from Iraq left a vacuum that's being filled by America's enemies.

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VIDEO: Toy gun sales soar in Pakistan

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:41
Shops across Pakistan have seen a rapid increase in the sale of toy guns of various shapes and sizes in recent months.

I'll fight on at West Ham - Allardyce

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:37
Sam Allardyce is determined to continue as West Ham manager despite his side's 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City in the League Cup.

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:34

Tired of reading about intensely cold temperatures? How about an intense solar flare that's being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission? The good news is that the flare is also expected to expand the viewing field of the aurora borealis.

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Connected tech sparks privacy fears

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:14
New gadgets and home appliances that connect to the internet raise the threat of new kinds of privacy breaches, warn experts at CES.

Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:11
US basketball star Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in front of huge crowds as he visits the capital.

Rebel jihadist Aleppo HQ seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:11
Islamist rebels capture the headquarters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

News Or Ad? Online Advertisers Hope You'll Click To Find Out

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:07

The New York Times' new Web redesign includes "native advertising": articles written by people working for the paper's advertisers. BuzzFeed and other outlets have already embraced the ads, but critics say the lines between paid and original content are sometimes just too blurry.

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Manchester City 6-0 West Ham United

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:02
Alvaro Negredo scores a hat-trick as Manchester City thrash West Ham in Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.

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