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Hodgson rules out Terry return

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:00
England manager Roy Hodgson rules out the prospect of Chelsea's John Terry returning for this summer's World Cup.

No penny pinching over floods - PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 09:00
David Cameron says he will spend "whatever is necessary" on the relief effort for flood-hit communities but Ed Miliband questions the "grand promise".

Starr held over new sex abuse claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:54
Comedian Freddie Starr is arrested for a fourth time by police investigating allegations of sexual abuse.

Five arrested in dark net crackdown

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:48
Four Dutch men and a German have been arrested as part of an operation that led to the closure of a hidden website that allegedly sold illegal goods.

'Dozens killed' by Nigeria militants

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:40
Around 39 people are believed to have been killed in an attack on a north-east Nigerian town by Islamist militants.

Saving species a 'great moral cause'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:38
"The human race and everything in the world will be poorer for ever" if poaching is allowed to eradicate endangered species, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

Cyberbullying suicide shocks Italy

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:36
MPs in Italy call for action against cyberbullying after a girl of 14, subjected to online abuse, kills herself in a north-eastern town.

Global Military Spending Set To Rise In 2014

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:28

For the first time in five years, worldwide military spending is expected to go up, with China and Russia leading the way. The U.S. military budget is facing pressure, but the $600 billion in annual spending is roughly the same as the next 14 countries combined.

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Weekly Un-Innovation: There's Nothing To See Here

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:16

Forget high-tech gadgets that are supposed to make your life easier. Today, we're writing about ... Nothing. Pim de Graaff, a copywriter from Amsterdam, creates handmade black wooden blocks called Nothing to remind you that you already have enough stuff.

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A nation of pill poppers?

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:07
Will increasing statin eligibility unnecessarily medicalise millions?

Man Utd prepare for summer changes

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 08:07
Man Utd do not plan to buy and sell "a huge number of players" this summer but there will be changes, says Ed Woodward.

Let's Weather The Storm: Share '3 Things To Do When Stuck Inside'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-12 07:50

Millions of Americans may be mostly stuck inside the next couple days because of the ice and snow storm that's rolling across much of the eastern half of the nation. Everyone has ideas about great things to do to ward off cabin fever. Please tell us yours.

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Man pleads guilty to Rigby videos

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 07:40
A British Muslim pleads guilty to posting videos on YouTube glorifying the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

Footballer arrested over bail breach

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 07:28
Footballer Nile Ranger is arrested in Newcastle on suspicion of breaching bail conditions in relation to a forthcoming rape trial.

The High Cost Of Treating People Hospitalized With West Nile Virus

NPR News - Wed, 2014-02-12 07:25

Most people who are infected with West Nile virus never get sick. But some of those who do can wind up in the hospital, or suffer permanent disability. A Texas outbreak in 2012 may have made West Nile one of the more costly diseases in the state that year.

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RAF fleet of new planes 'grounded'

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 07:24
The Royal Air Force has grounded its new transport planes after one experienced an "in flight issue", the Ministry of Defence says.

Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 07:16
Lukas Podolski happy at Arsenal, Man Utd target Arturo Vidal signs new Juventus deal, plus more.

VIDEO: The 'matter of fact' killer

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 07:09
John Rogers was stabbed 40 times in a random attack by Joanna Dennehy near his home in Hereford

Why do women murder?

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 07:00
What makes Dennehy murder case rare and why do women kill?

VIDEO: Where 'real business' of politics went on

BBC - Wed, 2014-02-12 06:49
Former Labour spin doctor Charlie Whelan takes a trip down memory lane to recall where the real politics of the Blair and Brown era were decided - in the watering holes of Westminster and Soho.

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