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Thai tuna firm buys US rival

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:48
The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m).

Capturing black life on Instagram

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 19:31
Capturing black life on Instagram

Children dead in Australian home

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 18:13
Eight children are found stabbed to death at a house in a suburb of the Australian city of Cairns, police say.

Disability scheme helping 'minority'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 18:05
The government's Access to Work scheme is only helping a "minority" of disabled people stay in, or gain, employment, a group of MPs says.

VIDEO: 'Easy to hack companies like Sony'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:53
Marc Maiffret, a former hacker who is now an internet security expert, says it is easy for a hacker to break into a company Sony.

VIDEO: Kurds: 'Biggest victory yet' over IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:42
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.

Top Taliban killings 'ineffective'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:33
A secret CIA report released by Wikileaks says strikes against Taliban leaders have had little impact on the group.

Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:23

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.

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Birds fled 'day before' US tornadoes

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 17:21
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:57
Regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.

Brain's 'internal compass' found

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:46
The precise part of the brain that gives people a sense of direction has been pinpointed by scientists.

Should students carry guns on campus?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:45
The battle for guns at university

'Support vulnerable doctors' call

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:43
Up to 28 doctors took their own lives between 2005 and 2013 while being investigated by the General Medical Council, an independent review of cases has found.

Is Chechnya facing wave of jihadist violence?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:39
Could a period of relative stability in Chechnya be coming to an end, asks Dr Galina Yemelianova.

Distrust hampers Pakistan militant control

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:35
The Pakistan Government and military distrust each other - and that makes combating violence difficult, says Owen Bennett-Jones.

Picture power: Doused with milk

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:12
Adrees Latif explains how he captured the moment a man was treated for the effects of pepper spray.

Christingle: The Christmas tradition that only got going in the 1960s

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:08
the tradition that only got going in the 1960s

Once Written Off, Kepler Telescope Finds New Planet

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:05

The Kepler space telescope, which cost some $600 million, was feared to be at the end of its useful life in 2013. But NASA says it just found another exoplanet.

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VIDEO: Jail staff 'sent miles to fill gaps'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:04
Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.

New record depth for deepest fish

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 16:01
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.

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