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Tanzania sacking over 'corruption'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 01:14
Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete fires senior government minister Anna Tibaijuka after she is accused of wrongly taking $1m from a businessman.

VIDEO: The man who brings 20,000 toys back to life

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 01:11
Long-forgotten toys brought back to life online

The man who brings 20,000 toys back to life

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 01:11
Long-forgotten toys brought back to life online

Rare visit reveals 'brutal' IS

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 01:09
A German author who spent time in Islamic State territory tells the BBC the group is stronger, more brutal and harder to confront than he expected.

Is Sony Hack Really 'The Worst' In U.S. History, As CEO Claims?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 01:05

Sony Pictures is still reeling from the damage caused by the cyberattack. The company's reputation and Americans' free speech were put on the line. But experts dispute how to measure the damage.

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VIDEO: Yellow River waterfall turns to ice

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 01:01
Extremely cold temperatures have frozen parts of the Hukou waterfall on the Yellow River in north-west China.

Councils pay out millions in damages

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 00:44
Scottish councils fork out £15.5m in damages over the last five years, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

French PM assures public on attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 00:30
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls seeks to ease public fears after three city attacks that injured more than 20 people, saying there is "no link".

VIDEO: Flood victims 'struggling to cope'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 00:25
Some victims of last winter's floods are 'struggling to cope' with soaring insurance premiums, as BBC Breakfast's John Maguire reports.

Sony warns Twitter over leaked emails

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 00:24
Sony Pictures Entertainment is threatening to sue Twitter if the company doesn't suspend accounts that are sharing hacked emails.

Watson 'shaken' after bouncer blow

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 00:14
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is left "shaken" following a blow to the head from a bouncer during nets.

Hedgehog 999 call 'irresponsible'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 00:11
An "irresponsible" emergency services call about a hedgehog killing slugs in a garden is released by police in Manchester.

Tributes paid to singer Joe Cocker

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 00:06
Musicians including Sir Paul McCartney pay tribute to singer Joe Cocker, who has died at the age of 70.

Thorntons issues profit warning

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 23:42
Chocolate firm Thorntons' shares fall 25% after it warns that annual profits will fall this year because of poor sales in some supermarkets.

Opec oil production 'will not fall'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 23:42
Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Ali al-Naimi, says the Opec cartel will not cut oil production even if the price falls to $20 a barrel.

A Vital Chapter Of American History On Film In 'Selma'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 23:30

Director Ava DuVernay speaks to NPR's Michele Norris about making Selma, a searing depiction of the battle for voting rights — and the first major movie about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Baby Thrives Once 3D-Printed Windpipe Helps Him Breathe

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 23:29

Michigan doctors used 3D printing to custom make a splint to prop open Garrett Peterson's defective windpipe last January. He's home with his parents this Christmas, as "normal life" begins.

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VIDEO: 'Cordon hides scene of devastation'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-22 23:28
Police are carrying out investigations at the scene of a fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow - a cordon now hides the "scene of devastation" reports Laura Bicker.

Reporter Offers Free Cab Rides For Stories From 'Streets of Shanghai'

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 23:24

NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt once drove a taxi. He's gone back to his former job, offering free rides around Shanghai in exchange for stories about one of the world's most dynamic cities.

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California DMV Prepares For Undocumented Residents Applying For Licenses

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-22 23:19

The state is expecting 1.6 million undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses when a new law takes effect Jan. 1. The DMV is adding 800 employees to help handle the influx.

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