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In pictures: Life along Kashmir border

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 19:25
Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan

VIDEO: BBC Weather: Why is it so cold in the US?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 19:06
John Hammond from the BBC Weather Centre explains how a "polar vortex" has caused record-low temperatures across the United States.

Patient data to be collected from GPs

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:28
The NHS in England is to start collecting anonymised data on patient care by GPs, with 26 million leaflets being sent out to explain the move.

UK debt 'may become harder to sell'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:19
The UK could find investors are more reticent to buy UK debt in the years ahead, the head of the office that issues the government's bonds says.

Warnings bring coastal flood fears

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:12
Dozens of flood warnings remain in place, prompting fears of fresh flooding, while forecasters warn of high winds and large waves on Monday.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: A Jacobean theatre on Bankside

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 18:05
Inside the Globe's new Jacobean playhouse

Bitcoin crosses $1,000 on Zynga move

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:49
The value of Bitcoin tops $1,000 once again after social gaming firm Zynga says it will start accepting the virtual currency as a payment option.

Bedroom kit promises 'smarter sleep'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:46
A system that combines sensors monitoring body movement and room temperature with a colour changing lamp is one of several sleep systems to launch in Las Vegas.

Amsterdam's alcoholic street cleaners

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:29
Dutch alcoholics get incentive to pick up litter

Is there any point giving things up for January?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 17:13
January is traditionally the time for resolutions - but is there any real point to giving things up for a month?

Dancing over the edge: Vienna in 1914

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:48
One hundred years ago, Vienna was at the epicentre of a world on the brink of war. Bethany Bell reflects on a century of changes in the Austrian capital.

No campaign 'must set out vision'

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:38
The pro-Union campaign must set out in detail what a No vote in the independence referendum would mean for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon says.

Why are the Mint countries special?

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:36
A four-part series on Radio Four focuses on the Mint countries - Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey - tipped as the next to assume their places at the high table of economic success. Jim O'Neill explains what they have in common.

The bank boss who likes to be different

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:10
No bonuses, no advertising - the bank doing things differently

VIDEO: Apples and orchids on Burma's slow train

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:03
Taking a slow ride on Burma's Circular Line around Yangon

VIDEO: Horror and fear of falling overboard

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:02
A woman who survived falling overboard a North Sea ferry tells Inside Out what it is like to be in the water as the ship sails away

VIDEO: Tackling drug-resistant TB in London

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:01
Health experts are trying to tackle an increase in a highly infectious drug-resistant form of tuberculosis which could leave London on the cusp of a TB epidemic.

VIDEO: Hibs fan 'disappears' after goal joy

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 16:00
A disappearing act of which magician David Blaine would be proud occurs as a Hibs fan celebrates his side's winning goal in the New Year Edinburgh derby.

Three held after 'substance' found

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-05 15:50
Three people are arrested and homes are evacuated after an "unknown substance" is found at a house in Hull.

The Internet's Cicada: A Mystery Without An Answer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-01-05 15:11

Two years ago, strange sets of bewildering puzzles appeared on the Internet, with a message encouraging "highly intelligent individuals" to try to break the code. The code led to more clues spanning a global Internet mystery, that has yet to be solved.

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