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Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:45
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Thai Martial Law Will Remain In Place 'Indefinitely,' Minister Says

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:43

The comments by the justice minister came in an interview to Reuters news agency nearly six months after the military overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Venice considers wheeled luggage ban

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:42
The Italian city of Venice is considering a ban on noisy wheeled suitcases amid concerns they are keeping locals awake at night.

Brown's father urges calm in Ferguson

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:39
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:39
Seals fancy penguins, and more nuggets.

Britain objects to Falklands signs

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:31
The UK criticises an Argentine law requiring public transport vehicles to carry signs declaring the country's sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands.

The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:31

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?

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VIDEO: Gebrselassie: From track to business

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:29
How Olympic athlete and world record holder Haile Gebrselassie has become a property mogul and leading investor in Ethiopia.

VIDEO: US snow prompts roof collapse fears

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:24
Residents in parts of New York State hit by severe snow storms are working to clear their roofs, amid fears that the weight of the snow could cause them to collapse.

Bellew fight is acid test - Cleverly

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:19
Nathan Cleverly says Saturday's much-hyped fight with Tony Bellew is the "acid test" for his world title credentials.

China rate cut spurs global markets

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:11
A cut in interest rates in China and comments from Europe's Central Bank chief spur US markets on to fresh highs

VIDEO: Dyson: 'Keep engineers in Britain'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:06
James Dyson tells the BBC it is important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a £1bn investment in research and development.

In The Hospital, There's No Such Thing As A Lesbian Knee

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 08:06

People in the LGBT community often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. But the problems aren't unique to them. Doesn't everyone want to have a doctor call them by their preferred name?

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VIDEO: The minute after Obama announced his immigration plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 07:58
The minute after Obama's immigration speech

The 3-Bird Turducken Has Nothing On This 17-Bird Royal Roast

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 07:45

The Frenchman who was the world's first restaurant critic launched the world's first serial food journal in 1803. To wow readers, he offered a recipe for for rôti sans pareil, the roast without equal.

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Week in pictures: 15-21 November 2014

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 07:43
The best news photos from around the world

Ex-News Of The World Editor Andy Coulson Freed From Prison

NPR News - Fri, 2014-11-21 07:31

Coulson, who was found guilty of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails, was released today after serving less than five months of his 18-month sentence.

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Google tries ad-free net experiment

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 07:30
Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.

Wave power firm in administration

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 07:16
Wave power technology firm Pelamis is calling in administrators after failing to secure development funding.

Who is in the new Scottish cabinet?

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-21 07:08
Who is in the new Scottish cabinet?

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