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VIDEO: Robot on patrol with a projector

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:23
The Keecker robot is designed to navigate around the home, projecting videos and digital wallpaper on its travels.

Along Shanghai's River, Buddhist Tradition Meets Greedy Fishermen

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:23

It's a scene that reflects China's competing trends: Buddhist monks release fish into Shanghai's Huangpu River to "free" them. A few yards downstream, fishermen quickly scoop them up.

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Gerrard decision 'shocks' team-mates

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:22
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says captain Steven Gerrard's decision to quit the club was "a big shock".

Saudi king suffering from pneumonia

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:19
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is suffering from a lung infection and has been breathing with the aid of a tube, Saudi officials say.

VIDEO: Iraq fighting keeps starlings away

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:18
Kurds in northern Iraq have said that fighting now means it is harder to capture starlings, as the flocks are getting thinner.

Mrs Brown's Boys top festive viewing

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:09
Mrs Brown's Boys topped Christmas Day for a second year in a row with 9.6 million viewers, according to consolidated data.

Fourth ecstasy death investigated

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 07:05
A drugs death in Telford may be linked to that of three men in Suffolk who died after taking drugs from a suspected dangerous batch of ecstasy.

VIDEO: 'The plane came down with a bump'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:50
Two passengers on board a plane at Stornoway Airport in the Outer Hebrides have suffered minor injuries, when their aircraft was blown off the runway.

My record means nothing - Pulis

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:48
New West Brom boss Tony Pulis says his record of never being relegated does not guarantee the club's Premier League survival.

Presley's private jets up for sale

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:43
Two private planes owned by Elvis Presley - the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II - are going up for auction.

AirAsia sea search finds more bodies

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:31
More bodies are recovered from the Java Sea after the AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash, bringing the total found so far to 30, rescue officials say.

Chinese Gamblers See Macau As Bad Bet Amid Corruption Crackdown

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:28

Gambling revenue in the former Portuguese territory has fallen for the first time in more than a decade as Chinese officials fear a conspicuous display of wealth.

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In Exercise Accident, Sen. Harry Reid Breaks Ribs, Bones In Face

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:25

Reid, a former boxer, is fine and "will return to Washington this weekend and will be in the office Tuesday," his office said.

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Prince Andrew named in US sex lawsuit

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:21
"Suggestion of impropriety with minors untrue," says Buckingham Palace after Prince Andrew named in US sex lawsuit

Tories 'fire election starting gun'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:19
The Conservatives say they are "firing the starting gun" for May's general election after launching their first campaign poster, as Labour claims it is in the "centre ground" of politics.

Murray eases past Nadal in Abu Dhabi

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 06:07
Andy Murray coasts to a 6-2 6-0 victory over world number three Rafael Nadal in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.

VIDEO: Ancient coin hoard found in field

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:56
Metal detector enthusiasts in Buckinghamshire have uncovered what is thought to be one of biggest hoards of ancient coins ever found in Britain.

VIDEO: Twitter comic cleans striker's boots

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:41
Comedian Paddy McGuinness keeps his Twitter promise to clean Emile Heskey's boots.

Men-only relationship classes mooted

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:40
Fathers could be offered men-only relationship classes to encourage them to stay involved with their children under a government pilot scheme.

Hundreds Of Syrian Migrants Abandoned On Ship Off Italy

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 05:37

The vessel, carrying about 450 people trying to reach Europe, has been taken under tow after smugglers jumped ship.

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