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Racers compete for Scalextric title

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 19:23
Scores of people are expected to compete in Worthing to become the 2014 Scalextric World Champion.

VIDEO: Mexico welcomes migrating butterflies

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:41
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.

VIDEO: A tour through Crossrail's tunnels

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:40
With just four years until Crossrail is due to open, Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott was given access to the new tunnels beneath London to see how work was getting on.

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850m

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:37
The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.

Murder attempt suspect freed in error

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:27
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Strictly set for final showdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 18:13
The winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to be decided later, with four couples competing for the glitterball trophy.

How to spot a fake at Christmas

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:47
On the seasonal lookout for counterfeit goods

'Hard' Christmas for Henning family

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 17:20
Alan Henning's family prepare for 'hard' Christmas

Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:59
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.

'Depression and Christmas just don't go'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:49
How one woman deals with her mental health at Christmas

Crossrail: Tunnelling beneath London

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:45
Beneath London's streets work on Crossrail is carrying on apace

What are the chances of snow at Christmas?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:41
Snow is more likely in the UK at Easter than Christmas

Plan to help over-50s get jobs

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:31
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help with using computers as part of a government plan to get more older people into work.

VIDEO: FBI recover stolen artwork worth $12m

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:27
A FBI sting operation has led to the recovery of stolen artwork worth about $12m (£7.7m) including paintings by Marc Chagall and Diego Rivera.

Antarctic science archive unlocked

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:19
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Teaching winter to new US refugees

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 16:07
Refugees learn to bundle up and walk on ice

Sony hack row and 'panic Saturday'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 15:53
President Obama's vow to hit back at North Korea over an apparent cyber attack that stopped the release of a film, and consumer frenzy in the shops, are the papers' two big stories for Saturday.

Supreme Court Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages In Florida

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-19 15:50

The Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, who said in August that Florida's 2008 ban is unconstitutional. The stay expires in January.

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Booking.com fraud network revealed

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 15:39
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.

VIDEO: Can Luther King take on North Korea?

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-19 15:34
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz

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