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VIDEO: Brewers seek UN heritage status

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:58
Germany has been known for its beer culture for centuries, but now some of the country's top brewers want their five-century-old purity law to be given world heritage status by the United Nations' cultural agency.

10 reasons to remember 2013

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:53
BBC Sport's golf correspondent Iain Carter looks back at a year of "huge significance" for the sport

VIDEO: Is Paris prepared if Seine floods?

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:43
In 1910 the river Seine in Paris rose eight metres above its normal level. Experts are now predicting that if a similar flood happened today, half a million homes could be lost and hundreds of thousands made homeless.

'Booty Call,' 'Above The Rim' Director Dies At 54

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:41

Police say Jeffrey Ian Pollack was found collapsed early Monday morning in the Greenbelt jogging area of Hermosa Beach, about 20 miles southwest of Los Angeles. Authorities said Thursday they do not suspect foul play.

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Icebound Ship In Antarctica Edges Closer To Rescue

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:38

A ship that has been trapped in thick Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve was nearing rescue on Friday. A Chinese icebreaker named the Snow Dragon draws close to the icebound vessel.

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VIDEO: How to make a viral spaceman

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:33
The secret to making viral videos - from a man who knows

Children died in India relief camps

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:25
At least 34 children die in camps set up for thousands who fled their homes in the Hindu-Muslim clashes in the north Indian town of Muzaffarnagar, an official report says.

Police File To Be Released On Newtown Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:25

The planned release of thousands of pages of state police documents from the investigation into last year's Newtown school massacre could shed light on the world of the gunman Adam Lanza.

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England fight back in Melbourne

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:19
England's bowlers reduce Australia to 164-9, still 91 runs behind, on a dramatic second day of the fourth Ashes Test.

Japan close to escaping deflation

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 23:01
Japanese consumer prices rise at the fastest pace in five years, showing government policies to end its deflation problem may be taking effect.

Two hurt in explosion at flats

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 22:46
A man and woman were taken to hospital on Boxing Day after a gas explosion in a flat in Inverclyde.

Sales 'frenzy' and footballing Prince - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 22:27
Several papers focus on the scrambles at the Boxing Day sales, while the press has fun with photographs of Princes Harry and William playing football.

VIDEO: On board chemical weapons removal ship

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 21:54
Representatives from Russia, the United States, Syria and the UN are meeting in Moscow on Friday to work out how to safely remove Syria's chemical stockpile.

Thailand bus plunges into ravine

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 21:45
A bus in Thailand crashes off a high bridge in the country's north, killing at least 29 people on board, police say.

Wildlife 'thrived' after hot summer

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 19:29
The hot summer of 2013 provided a much-needed boost for UK wildlife, with butterflies, moths and grasshoppers all thriving, the National Trust says.

Axe 0845 lines, public services told

BBC - Thu, 2013-12-26 19:11
Government departments are ordered to stop using higher-rate phone lines, which typically start with 0845 or 0870, for key public services.

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