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Should a new boss come from within a company?

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 16:06
Should a company appoint a boss from within its own ranks?

Kevin Pietersen - always the man apart

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 16:04
Chief sports writer Tom Fordyce on why Kevin Pietersen's England end is both logical and a sad waste

VIDEO: Venezuela: Girls suffering for beauty

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 16:03
In the first episode of a three-part series about beauty, sex and money in South America, Billie JD Porter goes to visit 18-year-old Meyer, a contestant in the Miss Venezuela beauty contest.

VIDEO: Working Men's Clubs fight for survival

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 16:03
The future of Working Men's Clubs

Dodo bones, snow goggles and the Muggletonian view of the world

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 16:02
A glimpse at Cambridge University's little-known treasures from its eight museums.

Veterans celebrate Colossus 70th

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 16:00
The 70th anniversary of the pioneering Colossus computer is being celebrated at Bletchley Park.

Watch The Creationism Vs. Evolution Debate: Ken Ham And Bill Nye

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:55

Does it damage children to teach them biblical creationism? What are the costs of denying evolution, one of biology's core tenets? Those are the questions for Tuesday night, in a live debate between best-selling Christian author Ken Ham and Emmy Award-winning science educator Bill Nye.

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The difficult art of a good brainstorm

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:54
The difficult art of a good brainstorming session

Fulham have reached 'rock bottom'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:43
Fulham's FA Cup loss to League One strugglers Sheffield United marks the season's lowest point, says boss Rene Meulensteen.

Line fault 'caused Brazil blackout'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:34
A power cut which left millions in Brazil without electricity was caused by a short circuit, not a heat wave, the energy ministry says.

RNC Highlights Black History Month With Radio Ads

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:27

After a presidential election where GOP nominee Mitt Romney won just 6 percent of the black vote, the Republican National Committee is asking African-Americans to give the party another look.

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Fulham 0-1 Sheffield Utd (aet)

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:26
Fulham's poor season continues as they are knocked out of the FA Cup by Shaun Miller's extra-time header for Sheffield United.

US urges Egypt to free journalists

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:22
The US calls on Egypt to release three al-Jazeera journalists detained by the authorities in December on charges of collaborating with "terrorists".

US Army in recruitment fraud scandal

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:20
Two generals and dozens of colonels are among hundreds implicated in a US military fraud involving recruitment fees during the Iraq war, officials say.

England unchanged for Scotland clash

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:16
The England squad is unchanged for Saturday's clash with Scotland - with scrum-half Ben Youngs one of 10 players released.

Spike In Heroin Use Can Be Traced To Prescription Pads

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:11

Heroin overdose deaths have increased significantly in the U.S. over the past five years. Experts point to aggressive prescribing of opioid drugs for pain about 15 years ago as a reason why. Heroin users often say their addiction began with exposure to painkillers like OxyContin.

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The View From Down There: FDA Approves Pill-Cam For Colon Exams

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-04 15:11

Patients who undergo colon screenings might breathe a little easier now that U.S. regulators have approved a pill containing two cameras. The PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and runs on batteries, its maker says.

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Power cuts as high winds wreak havoc

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 14:58
Power is restored to more than 1,300 homes in south, west and mid Wales as high winds bring trees down and damage buildings.

When His Pit Burned Down, Southern BBQ Master Took Hogs On Tour

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-04 14:49

Rodney Scott's legendary South Carolina barbecue cookhouse went up in flames last year, so friends of the pit master cooked up a plan to help him rebuild. Scott is now making a comeback with his Bar-B-Que in Exile Tour and bringing people together with his whole hog barbecue.

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Italy migrant increase 'incessant'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-04 14:43
More than 2,000 migrants landed on Italian shores in January, a tenfold increase on the same month last year, official figures show.

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