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Lower Gas Prices, Faster Economy Float Boating Industry

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:27

With hiring up and fuel prices down, a sales rebound is in the boating forecast. For power boaters, gas prices make a big difference: They measure fuel consumption in gallons per hour.

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Do You Harp A Slib Of The Ling? One Small Town's Opaque Language

NPR News - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:27

Tiny Boonville, California, is known for a few things. Its wineries, its tight-knit community, and its very own language. Boontling was created in the late 1800s as a way to gossip covertly.

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Sing at Wembley before FA Cup final

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:25
BBC Sport teams up with Songs of Praise to offer a fans' choir the chance to sing 'Abide With Me' at Wembley.

Top Yemen official seized in Sanaa

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:17
Yemen president's chief of staff has been abducted by gunmen in the capital Sanaa, security officials say.

Warning of 'hazardous' conditions

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 01:09
Drivers have been urged to be extra cautious on routes in some parts of Scotland due to the wintry conditions.

Japan pledges $2.5bn for Middle East

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 00:59
Japanese leader Shinzo Abe pledges $2.5bn (£1.7bn) in aid to the Middle East, and $200m of non-military assistance for countries fighting Islamic State.

VIDEO: MH17: Seeking answers six months on

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 00:49
Six months on from the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine, the families of many of the victims are still seeking answers.

Oscars head calls for more diversity

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 00:27
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says she wants to see more diversity in Oscar nominations, responding to a row about this year's nominees.

VIDEO: Scientists prepare for sub-Antarctic rat cull

BBC - Sat, 2015-01-17 00:26
British scientists are preparing for the world's biggest rat cull on a sub-Antarctic island.

VIDEO: Plane misses runway after Pope departs

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 23:47
A plane carrying Filipino government officials overshot the runway at Tacloban airport on Saturday, shortly after Pope Francis departed early due to an approaching storm.

Allotment body inquiry continues

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 23:17
A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on a body found at an allotment by police investigating the suspected murder of a Cardiff woman.

Pensioner bonds 'hugely successful'

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 23:15
More than £1 billion of new pensioner bonds have been sold in two days, making them the "fastest-selling retail financial product in British history", according to Chancellor George Osborne.

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 22:47
Roma join Mohamed Salah chase, Mario Balotelli has four months to save his Liverpool career, plus more.

Briton Watson captures Hobart title

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 21:22
British number one Heather Watson wins her second WTA title with victory over Madison Brengle at the Hobart International.

Edmund qualifies for Australian Open

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 21:12
Britain's Kyle Edmund qualifies for a Grand Slam for the first time, but Liam Broady loses during Australian Open qualifying.

Tories should fear Miliband - Patten

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 21:00
The Tories should be more worried about Labour's Ed Miliband than UKIP's Nigel Farage during the election campaign, former party chairman Lord Patten tells the BBC.

'Berlin Wall across Suffolk' fears

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 20:40
Railway level crossing closure plans could result in a "Berlin Wall through the middle of Suffolk", campaigners warn.

Oil price fall should boost pay - PM

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 19:54
Companies profiting from falling oil prices should pass on the benefits by increasing workers' wages, Prime Minister David Cameron suggests.

Yangtze boat capsize leaves 21 dead

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 19:39
Twenty-one people are confirmed dead, with one still missing, after a tugboat capsized on the Yangtze river in eastern China, state media report.

Prison drug seizures increasing

BBC - Fri, 2015-01-16 18:54
The number of drug seizures in prisons in England and Wales has significantly increased, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.