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Brazil jail fights kill 59 in 2013

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:10
At least 59 inmates have been killed in a single northern Brazilian prison this year, according to a judicial report detailing torture and sexual violence.

A Scientist's New Job: Keeping The Polar Bears' Plight Public

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:10

Global warming is pushing species like the polar bear to the brink of extinction. It's not a typical conservation problem, so one government biologist discovered the best way he could help save the great white bears was to quit his job.

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VIDEO: Britney begins Las Vegas residency

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 07:08
Singer Britney Spears begins her two-year residency at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Mass China poll bribe resignations

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:51
More than 500 municipal lawmakers in one Chinese province have stood down following an electoral fraud scandal, according to state media.

A Tragic Year For Wildland Firefighters Ends In Reflection

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:49

Thirty-four firefighters died in the line of duty this year. The unusually high number is sparking a larger conversation about the dangers firefighters face as more homes are built in and around drought-stricken forests.

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Up Next For Joe Biden, A Busy Year — And A Choice

NPR News - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:23

As the vice president enters his sixth year as President Obama's second-in-command, there comes the natural question: What's next? A long-time senator, Biden has run for president before, and is making some moves that suggest he may do so one last time.

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Man responsible for house shootings

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:14
A man found dead at a house in Nottinghamshire was responsible for shooting a woman and himself, according to police.

VIDEO: Ecstasy warning after man's death

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:10
Police in Northern Ireland issue a warning over a type of yellow ecstasy known as "speckled Rolex" after one man died and four others were hospitalised.

Ice hampers Antarctic ship rescue

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:08
A scientific mission ship, trapped in dense pack ice off East Antarctica, is still awaiting rescue after a Chinese icebreaker failed to reach it.

VIDEO: Haass: 'Trying to build the peace'

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:01
Former US diplomat Richard Haass has returned to Belfast to resume talks aimed at solving some of Northern Ireland's most contentious issues.

Power company to boost storm payouts

BBC - Sat, 2013-12-28 06:00
One of the UK's biggest power distributors is to increase compensation for customers, as thousands remain without electricity after recent storms.

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