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The hazards of pursuing happiness

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 04:30
Does the pursuit of happiness make everyone miserable?

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 04:30
Breaking Bad is the show people most often lie about having watched, and more nuggets.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 04:30
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Body found after new year night out

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 04:26
A body is found in the search for a teenager who disappeared during a new year's night out with friends in Manchester city centre.

Belfry stabbings reports 'malicious'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 04:17
The promoters of a New Year's Eve event at The Belfry resort in which six people were stabbed brand media reports of the incident "malicious".

Ebola outbreak 'will end in 2015'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 04:16
The deadly Ebola outbreak will be ended in 2015, although health teams face an "epic battle", says the head of the UN team fighting the disease.

VIDEO: Can supersized holes recruit golfers?

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:49
The BBC's Jeremy Howell reports on golf is doing to get back on the financial fairway.

VIDEO: Digital tag helps you locate items

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:46
Michelle Fleury takes a look at a new kind of GPS-enabled tagging system, designed to help you find lost items.

Man glassed in face in bar attack

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:41
A man will be left permanently scarred after being glassed in the face in a pub in Edinburgh, police say.

How Will You Work Out When CrossFit's No Longer Hip?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:38

Fitness programs typically don't have much staying power. People are already saying adios to Zumba and Pilates. The cheapest and simplest routines are more likely to be keepers. Think down dog.

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Day in pictures: 2 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:35
Images from around the world: 2 January

Week in pictures: 27 December 2014 - 2 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:32
Best news photos from around the world

VIDEO: Emergency landing at Southend Airport

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:22
A flight from Jersey to London's City Airport had to be diverted after one of the plane's engines caught fire.

Ex-Bayern boss granted day release

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:17
Ex-Bayern Munich football boss Uli Hoeness is granted day release for the rest of his three-and-a-half year sentence for tax evasion, justice officials say.

Miranda finale draws warm praise

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:10
Miranda Hart's hit BBC sitcom draws to a close as the comic calls time on her alter-ego's search for happiness and love.

VIDEO: Plane 'blown off Stornoway runway'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:08
Two passengers have suffered minor injuries after a plane came off the runway at Stornoway Airport on the Isle of Lewis.

'Violated' couple write to thieves

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:02
A couple who were left "violated and shell-shocked" after Christmas presents were stolen from their home write an open letter to the burglars.

PODCAST: Maybe don't hit the gym

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-01-02 03:00

First up, a look at the great foreign currency shift of 2015. Plus, the children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. have been criticized for overly protecting his speeches and writings but also commercializing them for profit. One result: you can watch the “I Have a Dream” speech on YouTube, with a Doritos commercial. And January is the busiest month for health clubs to sign up new members, as people resolve once and for all to get fit in the new year. But many people don't go to the gym often enough to justify the expense. Economists have some theories about why that's the case.

VIDEO: Nationalists in Kiev torch-lit rally

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 02:56
An estimated 2,500 turned out for a Ukrainian nationalist march on Thursday to mark the 106th birthday of the World War Two anti-Soviet leader Stepan Bandera.

Spartans have outside chance - Wade

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-02 02:52
Manager Tom Wade says Blyth have an "outside chance" of continuing their giant-killing run against Birmingham.

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