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Typhoon Hagupit: What did the Philippines do differently?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:47
The BBC's Saira Asher reports from Legazpi on how the Philippine authorities learnt lessons from last year's Typhoon Haiyan and saved lives during Hagupit's onslaught.

BP loses latest US oil spill appeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:37
The US Supreme Court rejects oil giant BP's latest legal challenge to a settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

VIDEO: 'Competence or chaos' choice for voters

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:30
Chancellor George Osborne says the spending cuts necessary to reduce the deficit are a "price that works for our country".

21 Dead As Hagupit Hits Philippines; Storm's Impact Less Severe Than Expected

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:19

Hagupit, now a tropical storm, forced more than a million people into shelters after it made landfall on Saturday. But it spared the Philippines the devastation of last year's Typhoon Haiyan.

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George Boole and the AND OR NOT gates

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:13
George Boole's system of logic is the basis of modern computing.

Car driver dies in school bus crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:12
A man dies and six children are injured in a crash involving a car and a school bus.

Student overdoses after payday loan

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 06:06
A student struggling for cash overdosed on slimming pills after taking out a payday loan which saw a £100 debt shoot up to £800 in just three months, an inquest hears.

Bay Area Protests Turn Violent For Second Night In A Row

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:48

Demonstrators vandalized businesses and blocked traffic on a freeway. The protests came in the wake of police killings in Missouri and New York.

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'Shock' at race remark judge claims

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:26
Racial comments allegedly made by a judge about a witness with the surname Patel "shock and sadden" the head of an equality group.

Ofcom: UK broadband coverage patchy

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:25
Mobile and broadband services continue to improve for most British people, but a wide gap still exists between the "haves" and the "have-nots", Ofcom concludes.

Kids' Drawings Speak Volumes About Home

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:25

A first-grader's quick doodle can tell researchers plenty about what's happening — or not happening — at home.

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UN makes record appeal for aid

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:18
The UN asks for $16.4bn (£10.5bn; 13.3bn euros) for its aid operations in 2015 - much of it going to Syria - in its biggest-ever annual request.

'Speak German at home' row erupts

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:16
A call by German conservatives for immigrants to speak German in the home as well as in public triggers a political furore.

First minister wants talks deadline

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:07
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson says he hopes the government regards the end of this week as the deadline to reach agreement in the Stormont cross-party talks.

VIDEO: UK-led mission to the Moon

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 05:03
British scientists have set out plans to lead a mission to the Moon.

New home for rescued snow leopard

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:57
A snow leopard that has been living in a cage by a road since being rescued in Pakistan two years ago is to move to a specially designed facility.

Firefighters battle huge LA blaze

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:50
A massive fire breaks out at a building under construction in downtown LA, shutting freeways and damaging other buildings.

Day in pictures: 8 December 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:45
News images from around the world: 8 December

Quiz: Charter school city

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:43

More than 2.7 million students attend charter schools in 42 states, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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Man jailed for abduction and rape

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 04:42
A sex offender who repeatedly raped a woman after forcing her off the street in Aberdeen has been jailed for life.