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Arter faces 'surreal' Parker battle

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:48
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter will go head-to-head with brother-in-law Scott Parker of Fulham on Boxing Day.

Syria strikes 'kill 1,100 militants'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:43
Three months of US-led air strikes have killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants in Syria, a UK-based monitoring group says.

Kurds Put Their Independence Dreams On Hold

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:40

When Iraq was rapidly fracturing this summer, the Kurds started talking about independence that they've been seeking for a century. But now, the priority seems to be battling the Islamic State.

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In The Village: Wilbur Goes Home

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:36

Knock knock. Who's there? It's YouTube star Wilbur Sargunaraj, wondering if he might come in for a house tour? Check out his video visit to variety of homes, from simple to "gigantic."

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Man in disabled bay tow stand-off

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:33
A driver who parked in a disabled bay in Birmingham is in a five-hour stand-off with the council after refusing to get out of his car to stop it being towed away.

Comedy writer Jeremy Lloyd dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:31
Jeremy Lloyd, creator of BBC comedies 'Allo 'Allo! and Are You Being Served?, has died aged 84, his agent says.

Can I Keep My Marketplace Insurance If I Enroll In Medicare?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:29

While you can keep your private plan after you join Medicare, it may not make much sense financially. For one thing, you'd be disqualified from receiving marketplace premium subsidies.

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RBS steps up its forex inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:28
The RBS banking group has withheld bonuses from 18 of the staff it is investigating for their possible role in rigging the foreign exchange market.

Gutierrez 'could return in January'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:17
Jonas Gutierrez could return to Newcastle's first team in January after overcoming testicular cancer, says boss Alan Pardew.

Keurig Recalls 7 Million Coffee Machines Following Reports Of Burns

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:11

The company received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer; there were 90 reports of injuries from burns. Customers should contact the company for a free repair kit.

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Man jailed for knocking boy off bike

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:08
A man who left his 11-year-old cousin with serious head injuries when he knocked him off his bike is jailed for two years.

US childhood 'safer' than in 1970s'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:08
Children in the United States are safer but also much more overweight than in the 1970s or 1990s, according to a long-term tracking study.

Man admits £2m heiress blackmail

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 06:02
A 37-year-old man from St Ives pleads guilty to trying to blackmail US heiress Haley Meijer out of £2m.

Algerian Army Kills Leader Of Group That Beheaded Frenchman

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:53

Abdelmalek Gouri had been a wanted criminal in Algeria for nearly 20 years. His Islamic State splinter group was blamed for killing hiker Herve Gourdel in September.

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Christmas closures - plan ahead

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:50
On the twelfth day of Christmas...could we be hitting the phones trying to get a GP appointment or turning up at our local surgeries?

NI deal brokered on financial aid

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:49
A broad agreement is brokered on some key issues in the cross-party Northern Ireland talks.

Ex-teacher Napier jailed over abuse

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:46
Former teacher Charles Napier is sentenced to 13 years in prison for sexually abusing 21 boys between 1967 and 1972.

New BBC Wales HQ plans go forward

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:41
Plans for a new city centre headquarters for BBC Wales go forward to Cardiff council.

VIDEO: N Korea back online after 'attack'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:25
North Korea's internet is back online after it was completely shut down for almost 10 hours on Monday, the BBC's Stephen Evans reports.

U.S. Economy Grew At A 5 Percent Rate In Third Quarter

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-23 05:14

Posting the strongest results in more than a decade, the U.S. economy blew past the consensus estimate of 4.3 percent growth put forth by economists surveyed by Bloomberg News.

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