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Are Men Idiots Who Do Stupid Things? Study Says Yes

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:25

It looked at winners of the Darwin Awards, given to people who die in such an idiotic manner their action ensures the species' long-term survival. Nearly 90 percent of the winners were male.

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Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:21

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin allowing first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent. But critics say the move is risky and could create another housing crisis.

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VIDEO: Do body cameras improve police work?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:09
In the US protesters, are calling for reform to improve relations between police and the citizens they serve. One city in California may have a solution.

VIDEO: UK flight chaos: What went wrong?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 14:07
The BBC's Richard Westcott looks at what might have gone wrong when a computer failure caused widespread flight disruption across the UK

ICC halts Darfur war crime inquiries

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:59
The International Criminal Court prosecutor says she has shelved her probe into war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region because of a lack of UN action.

Mel B 'unwell' for X Factor final

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:41
Bosses "don't know" if Mel B will recover from an illness in time to appear at The X Factor final.

VIDEO: Winter falls over Ukraine children's graves

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:41
Fergal Keane reports from Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine as the country's government says that for the time in 7 months no civilians or soldiers have been killed in fighting.

Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:41

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.

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The gay Asian men living a lie

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:33
The gay Asian men pressured into marrying women

Almeria 1-4 Real Madrid

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:33
Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice against Almeria as Real Madrid seal their 20th victory in a row in all competitions.

US Senate backs anti-IS spending

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:31
US Senate passes defence bill backing expanded military campaign against Islamic State

Housing Executive property sub-let

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:29
A man has been given a three-month suspended jail term for sub-letting his Housing Executive property as part of a benefits scam.

The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:17

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.

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Mudslides and floods hit California

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:04
Heavy rains in southern California trigger mudslides and flooding, killing one person and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.

The Pakistani women punished for love

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 13:01
How Pakistan's women can face brutality - and even death - if they fall in love with the wrong person.

India's 'Banksy' behind provocative graffiti

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:51
The provocative graffiti causing a stir in Kerala

Criticism after 'car park rescue'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:50
A mountain rescue team leader criticises the actions of a hillwalker who called to be rescued while 400m from a car park.

Dingell Admitted To Hospital, One Day After Casting Last Vote In House

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:48

The long-serving Democrat's office didn't give details on Rep. John Dingell's condition, other than to say he was under observation and "resting comfortably."

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Bath 32-12 Montpellier

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:44
Sam Burgess makes his first Bath start but Matt Banahan steals the limelight in Bath's Champions Cup win over Montpellier.

Queen of the South 2-0 Rangers

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-12 12:40
Rangers suffer defeat by Queen of the South after it emerged that manager Ally McCoist handed in his notice.

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