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Hot On YouTube: Videos About Video Games, And Science, Too

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:24

Many people watched other people playing video games on the video-sharing site in 2013. But it wasn't all about games; educational videos, particularly those that explain science concepts or use fun animation, were also big hits.

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Weather halts Antarctic ship rescue

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:23
A third attempt to rescue a ship stranded in East Antarctica fails due to bad weather, with an Australian icebreaker forced to turn back.

Can Robots Manage Your Money Better Than You? Startups Say Yes

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:23

A handful of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs say it's time to turn your finances over to bots. Algorithms can monitor a person's financial behavior better than most advisers, they say, and aren't biased by commissions or complex fee structures.

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$1,000 Pill For Hepatitis C Spurs Debate Over Drug Prices

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:22

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a class of drugs that can cure most hepatitis C infections. That's great news for the more than 3 million Americans infected. But the high cost — $84,000 per course of treatment — means some patients could miss out.

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Films With Black Actors, Directors Go To 11 In 2013

NPR News - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:21

This year's 11 top-grossing films starring black actors and by black directors almost doubles the number of last year's slate of comparable films. Industry watchers say Hollywood needs a stronger infrastructure of support for black filmmakers to sustain this level of racial diversity on and off the screen.

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Flower wants to remain England coach

BBC - Mon, 2013-12-30 00:20
Andy Flower is "motivated" to continue as England team director and says Alastair Cook should stay on as captain.

AUDIO: Cleese and Palin: The Life of Brian debate

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 23:34
Monty Python's Michael Palin and John Cleese discuss their 1979 televised debate on the film Life of Brian, with Roman Catholic journalist and satirist Malcolm Muggeridge and the Bishop of Southwark Mervyn Stockwood.

VIDEO: Fears for S Sudan children

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 23:32
Thousands of children are likely to have been separated from their families as a result of the latest violence in South Sudan, an aid agency has warned.

Fears for South Sudan children

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 23:28
Thousands of children are likely to have been separated from their families as a result of the latest violence in South Sudan, an aid agency warns.

VIDEO: El Salvador volcano erupts spewing ash

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 23:26
Thousands of people in eastern El Salvador are leaving their homes after a volcano erupted on Sunday morning.

Wet Snow Complicates Power Restoration In Maine

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 23:21

A band of heavy, wet snow is causing renewed concerns for utility companies in Maine just a week after an ice storm left parts of northern New England in the dark.

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VIDEO: Shell: 'Profits guarantee supplies'

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 23:16
The head of Shell says its profits help ensure the country's energy needs for the future are met.

Body of missing man found in river

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 23:12
The body of missing 21-year-old Rhys Trimby, who disappeared during a night out before Christmas, is found in a river.

Report: 70 Journalists Died On The Job In 2013

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 23:06

At least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013. That includes 29 who died covering the civil war in Syria and 10 slain in Iraq, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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Successive Suicide Bombings In Russia Kill Dozens

NPR News - Sun, 2013-12-29 22:49

A blast that tore through an electric bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd during Monday's morning rush hour, killing 14, was probably carried out by suicide bombers from the same organization behind a railway explosion a day earlier, officials said.

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Pharrell 'happy' with chart glory

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 22:47
Pharrell Williams saw out 2013 with his third UK number one single of the year, Happy, knocking X Factor winner Sam Bailey into second place.

Airport arrest over 2009 shooting

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 22:40
A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Merseyside in 2009 is charged after he was arrested at Gatwick Airport.

VIDEO: Second blast in Russia's Volgograd

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 22:39
At least 14 people have been killed and 23 others hurt in a suspected suicide bombing on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd, officials say.

BBC football predictions for 2014

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 22:30
BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty looks at what 2014 might hold in the World Cup, Premier League and Champions League

A slightly happier 2014 to you, too

BBC - Sun, 2013-12-29 22:29
Pollsters gauge how people feel about their lives and year ahead

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