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England let standards slip - Prior

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 04:10
Matt Prior believes England lost the Ashes because they neglected the "little things" and let their standards slip.

A Rain Forest Begins With Rain, Right? Is This A Trick Question?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 04:08

This is a "Which came first?" riddle. Not chicken vs. egg. This one is about rain forests. When rain forests begin, do they start with rain ("Yes!" say I) or trees ("No! That's ridiculous!" say I)? I should warn you: Sometimes nature has a sense of humor.

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CAR leader's future in balance

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 04:02
Central African Republic interim leader Michel Djotodia is expected to face pressure to step down at a regional summit in Chad.

AUDIO: Woman meets and forgives her rapist

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 04:00
A woman from London says meeting and forgiving her rapist has done her "a lot of good."

Free loans for flooded businesses

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:52
Businesses affected by flooding around the UK are being offered interest-free loans to help them get back on their feet.

Goalpost death safety charge denied

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:46
Caersws Football Club denies a health and safety breach after a 12-year-old boy died when goalposts fell on him.

'I Had Been Drinking,' Rodman Says In Apology For Comments

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:45

The former basketball player, during his latest trip to the communist country, unleashed an obscenity-laced rant on CNN when asked about an American who is imprisoned in North Korea. He implied that the man deserved his punishment. Now Rodman is saying he's sorry for what he said.

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VIDEO: More flooding across soggy south

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:37
The Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson is chairing another meeting of the Government's COBRA emergency committee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the continuing flooding.

Children in house during gun attack

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:36
Police say five people, including two children, have been left shaken after a shot was fired at a house in County Londonderry.

North America's big freeze seen from space

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:31
Satellite images capture how the polar vortex gripped North America

Explosion at Japan chemical factory

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:27
At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a chemical factory in central Japan owned by Mitsubishi Material.

Somali militants issue internet ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:20
Islamist militants in Somalia issue a directive banning firms from providing internet services, as the country prepares for the arrival of fibre optic broadband.

VIDEO: Tulisa Contostavlos trial date set

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:20
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has appeared in court to hear when she will stand trial on drug charges

Colombia halts Drummond coal loading

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:20
Colombia suspends the loading of coal by US-based mining company Drummond after it failed to abide by stricter rules aimed at preventing pollution.

Date set for Tulisa drug trial

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:10
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos is to stand trial later this year on charges of supplying class A drugs.

Allardyce retains West Ham backing

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:06
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce retains the backing of the club's owners despite the midweek cup thrashing at Manchester City.

'Abuse by all sides' in Iraq's Anbar

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:04
Human rights activists condemn abuses being carried out by both government troops and insurgents in the ongoing stand-off in Iraq's biggest province.

VIDEO: Wakeboarding on a flooded road

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:02
Flooding is still causing disruption in many areas of the UK, but for some it offers the chance to enjoy their chosen sport in an unusual setting.

Penguins beat ice cliffs to breed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:02
Emperor penguins display some unexpected breeding behaviour in the Antarctic that could mean they are much more resilient to environmental change than previously recognised.

GPs' new contract 'cuts bureaucracy'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 03:01
Changes to the way GPs are paid will allow them to spend more time with patients, says the health minister.

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