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The business of divorce celebration

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:27
Making good money out of some very bad divorces

No more jail for 'cannibal cop' man

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:01
A US ex-policeman who was convicted and then cleared of plotting cannibal acts is convicted of a lesser charge, but will serve no more time in prison.

Baseball's Cy Young Awards Go To A Newcomer And A Repeat Winner

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:35

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw swept the voting for his third Cy Young, while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians narrowly won his first.

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Gunmen 'attack Egyptian navy vessel'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:34
Gunmen attack an Egyptian naval vessel in the Mediterranean, state media report, a day after a car bomb injured 10 in the Sinai Peninsula.

House market activity 'intensifies'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:34
Demand for houses soared in Scotland last month, according to a report the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Glasgow 2014 tourism 'worth £282m'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:30
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games led to an additional £282m worth of tourism, according to official research.

Salmond: I will miss weekly grilling

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:19
Alex Salmond says he will "miss" first minister's questions, ahead of his final opposition grilling before standing down from the job.

VIDEO: Syria: Aleppo on the brink

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:07
Lyse Doucet reports from the Syrian city of Aleppo a UNESCO World Heritage site that is a battleground in the Syria conflict.

Irish FA backs Keane over 'incident'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:07
Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane has the "full support" of the Irish FA after an "incident" at the team hotel.

Nadella steers Microsoft to recovery

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:07
Satya Nadella steers Microsoft away from irrelevance

'Shame in the City' and comet joy - papers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:02
The effects of the latest bank rate rigging scandal and the successful mission to land a spacecraft on a comet feature on front pages.

Housing market dip 'only temporary'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:01
A slowdown in activity in the housing market and slowing property prices will only be "temporary", according to surveyors.

Making life easier for first-time buyers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:00
The challenges facing first-time buyers

Shell "warned pipeline could leak"

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 15:00
Oil firm Royal Dutch Shell was told a pipeline had reached the end of its life years before it spilled up to 500,000 barrels of oil in Nigeria, according to court documents seen by the BBC.

Coalition grip weakened by Pup split

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:59
The Australian Coalition government's ability to control the Senate has become more difficult after an apparent split in the Palmer United Party.

Mexico state congress attacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:52
Demonstrators attack the Guerrero state congress building, in south-west Mexico, in new protests over the case of 43 missing students.

40 Percent Of The World's Cropland Is In Or Near Cities

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:49

Just how much of the world's cropland can we really call urban? That's been a big mystery until now.

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VIDEO: First glow-in-the-dark cycle path

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:45
The cycle path called a work of art

VIDEO: Ayoade on 'cleaning up on Tinder'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:45
Actor and director, and star of the IT Crowd, Richard Ayoade talks about playing geeks, and middle-aged people on Tinder.

VIDEO: Fiddler on the Roof turns 50

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 14:26
The iconic American musical celebrates its golden anniversary with a revival show at Washington DC's Arena State.