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WRU meet to consider its next move

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 23:27
The WRU board meets on Thursday to consider its next move in the row that could see the four regions break away.

Airport railway services resume

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 23:23
A major rail link between Gatwick Airport and London reopens after a week of closures for maintenance work.

VIDEO: Revolution for soft tissue repairs?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 23:03
Researchers at Oxford University have developed a new implant which they say could improve the success rates after surgery to repair soft tissue injuries.

VIDEO: New push to inspire healthy habits

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 22:56
Families are being urged to remove fatty and sugary foods from their diets, in a new campaign by Public Health England.

VIDEO: Rescue under way for ice-bound ship

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 22:52
A passenger on board ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy, stuck in the Antarctic, has been describing the start of a rescue operation.

VIDEO: The Palestinians fighting in Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 22:46
Up to 30 young men from the Gaza strip have travelled to Syria to fight in the conflict there, as the BBC's Yolande Knell reports.

VIDEO: Is this the best day to find love?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 22:43
The first few days of January are peak season for dating companies, the 2nd of January 2013 was one of the busiest days ever for new members to sign up to online dating sites.

Hyundai and Kia hit by sales outlook

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 22:40
Shares of Hyundai and affiliate Kia Motors dip more than 5% after the South Korean carmakers issue their weakest growth forecast in nearly a decade.

Interest rates rise 'to be delayed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 22:24
Hard-pressed Northern Ireland homeowners should expect a delay in interest rate rises in 2014, according to the chief economist at Danske Bank.

Rail rage and Sherlock surprise - the papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 21:57
Several papers focus on the rising price of rail tickets, while others - but not all - enjoy the twist at the start of the latest series of BBC drama Sherlock.

VIDEO: Skier treated on Schumacher ward

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 21:13
A British-based man injured while skiing in France has spoken of his surprise at being treated on the same ward as ex-Formula One driver Michael Schumacher.

Balloon to disputed islands crashes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 20:41
Japan's Coast Guard says it has rescued a Chinese man whose hot air balloon crashed as he was trying to fly to a group of disputed islands.

Portugal's Baby Bust Is A Stark Sign Of Hard Times

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:38

The birth of a baby is a joyous occasion, and an increasingly rare one in Portugal, where the birthrate has dropped 14 percent since the economic crisis began. The poorest state in Western Europe faces a demographic time bomb as its population ages, the workforce shrinks and youth are unemployed or going abroad.

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VIDEO: S Sudan refugees 'living under trees'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:22
Aid agencies have warned tens of thousands of people forced out of their homes because of fighting in South Sudan are in desperate need of help.

'Syrian Electronic Army' hacks Skype

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:17
The social media platforms of Skype are hacked by a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).

Ice hampers Antarctic air rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 19:13
Sea ice conditions are likely to delay plans to take passengers off a research vessel stranded in the Antarctic for a week, officials say.

Ten things: North Korea's film industry

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 18:34
...and nine other things about North Korea's film industry

More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:43

Government researchers tagged the sharks with transmitters, triggering an automatic tweet when they swim close to a beach. This comes after several high-profile shark attacks, some of them fatal.

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More Than 300 Sharks In Australia Are Now On Twitter

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:43

Government researchers tagged the sharks with transmitters, triggering an automatic tweet when they swim close to a beach. This comes after several high-profile shark attacks, some of them fatal.

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Robbed Canada runner's bag found

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-01 17:40
A British fundraiser who was attacked and robbed while he was in Canada for a charity running challenge gets his belongings back.

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