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Jet crew G Pants stolen from car

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 07:29
A piece of military kit worn by air crew to help regulate their blood flow during g-force conditions has been stolen, say police.

US plan for reduced drug sentences

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 07:27
The top US prosecutor backs a proposal to shorten prison sentences for most drug dealers, reserving harsher penalties for violent offenders.

Clifford 'assaulted woman in taxi'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 07:19
A woman claims Max Clifford assaulted her in a taxi, as the publicist's trial hears evidence naming celebrities including Julie Christie and the late Oliver Reed.

Work for peace, PM tells Middle East

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 07:11
David Cameron urges the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to be "partners for peace", as he continues his Middle East visit.

FootGolf: A New Sport Explored In 19 Questions

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 07:11

Innovative athletes combine the elite sport of golf with the popular sport of soccer. Et, voila! FootGolf.

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Hamstring keeps Ozil out for a month

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 07:02
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil will be out for at least four weeks after scans reveal a significant hamstring injury.

Man 'woke with MP's hands on him'

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 07:02
A Westminster worker woke up to find MP Nigel Evans' "hands all over him", the former deputy speaker's trial is told.

Gaza militants say truce renewed

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 07:02
The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says a truce with Israel has been restored after a day of heavy cross-border rocket and air strikes.

Funding boost for England's schools

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 07:00
England's schools are to receive an extra £350m in 2015-16 - but the government abandons its plans to introduce a national funding formula before the general election.

Holder Backs Reduced Sentences For Some Drug Traffickers

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:55

The attorney general has endorsed a proposal to shorten sentences of nonviolent offenders in an effort to cut federal spending on prisons.

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300 NI DVA jobs go as service moves

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:52
About 300 jobs at Northern Ireland's Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) are being lost as the service moves to Wales.

Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:46

Learning to garden and cook with cheap, healthful produce helped JuJu Harris survive while raising seven kids on public assistance. In a new cookbook, she shares her tips for struggling moms.

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NHS pay squeeze sparks strike threat

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:43
Unions have reacted with anger to ministers' announcement of a fresh round of below-inflation pay rises for NHS staff in England.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:22
Patrice Evra set to join Inter, Marko Marin open to Sevilla move, Alberto Moreno to snub Liverpool, plus more

VIDEO: Robot takes on giant Rubik's cube

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:19
The BBC's Tim Muffett reports from The Big Bang science fair where he meets a former astronaut and sees a Lego computer solve a Rubik's cube in seconds.

The genius of Brian O'Driscoll

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:15
Brian O'Driscoll's career comes full circle as his Test career ends in Paris, where he first alerted the world to his talent

Price war fear after Morrisons' loss

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:10
Supermarket Morrisons posts annual losses of £176m, sparking fears of a price war as it announces price cuts and lower profits to come.

GB curlers reach Sochi semi-finals

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:06
Great Britain's wheelchair curlers reach the Winter Paralympic semi-finals despite losing 6-3 to China.

Debate: Should The President Be Able To Order Citizens Killed Abroad?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:06

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, two teams face off over the constitutionality of targeting terrorist suspects abroad — particularly when those individuals are U.S. citizens.

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VIDEO: Man caught in carjacking car chase

BBC - Thu, 2014-03-13 06:05
Police have caught a man in Colorado after a dramatic car chase involving multiple stolen cars.

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