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VIDEO: Taliban attacks in Pakistan - in 60 secs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:31
Tuesday's Peshawar school massacre was the Taliban's deadliest attack in Pakistan, as BBC News explains in 60 seconds.

VIDEO: Ex-UKIP councillor sorry for remarks

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:25
Former UKIP councillor Kerry Smith apologises 'unreservedly' for the comments that led to his resignation, but says they were no worse than something that could be heard on Only Fools and Horses.

Economists: Congress Gets A Hat Tip (Barely) For Its Efforts

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:23

Congress passed no laws addressing the minimum wage, tax reform, trade or immigration this year. But judged by the low recent standards, lawmakers got light applause from economists.

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VIDEO: Liaison Committee

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:21
MPs hear evidence from Prime Minister David Cameron.

Winter pressure - how helpful is NHS 111?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:19
There's talk of unprecedented pressures, record levels of calls and a system which is "creaking". So what's happening in the NHS even before winter has fully taken a grip?

Scientists Debate If It's OK To Make Viruses More Dangerous In The Lab

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:19

Researchers are struggling with how to balance the benefits and risks of genetic experiments that can give viruses new talents for causing infections.

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All grounds ban for Koran-tearing fan

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:12
A football fan who ripped up pages of the Koran during a match is banned from every football ground in England and Wales.

VIDEO: Up close with world's largest vessel

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:11
An enormous vessel is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time. sold in £76m deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:10, the firm which came to fame at the height of the boom, has been sold to Swiss travel firm Bravofly Rumbo for $120m (£76m).

Ex-UKIP member's 'black arts' claim

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:09
Former UKIP parliamentary candidate Kerry Smith says he may have been a victim of "black arts" within the party.

No ambulance for ill, disabled child

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:08
The ambulance service apologises to the family of a disabled 11-year-old girl from Newtownards, County Down, who could not get an ambulance when she fell ill.

Daltrey illness hits Who O2 shows

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:04
Rock band The Who postpone two concerts in London as frontman Roger Daltrey is suffering from a throat infection.

The largest vessel the world has ever seen

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 09:00
An enormous ship is being built to collect and liquefy gas at sea for the first time.

VIDEO: Defence Committee

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 08:56
MPs heard evidence on decision-making in defence policy.

Scots confirm Northern Ireland date

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 08:55
Scotland will host Northern Ireland in an international friendly at Hampden on 25 March, the Scottish FA confirms.

Deggans: 'Fargo,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' Top Best TV of 2014

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 08:53

At a time when there is so much good TV around, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says any Top Ten list says as much about the critic as the shows they are picking.

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MP Joyce charged over shop incident

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 08:49
Falkirk MP Eric Joyce is charged with assault and criminal damage over an incident at a shop in Camden earlier this year.

Displaced Nigerians 'may not vote'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 08:26
At least 1.5 million Nigerians displaced by the Islamist insurgency may not be able to vote in elections if the law is not changed, an official tells the BBC.

PM: People 'fed up' with wind farms

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 08:22
People are "fed up" with onshore wind farms being built, and "enough is enough", Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs.

Has Vladimir Putin Just Overplayed His Hand?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 08:15

The Russia leader was riding high at home this year with the successful Winter Olympics and his annexation of Crimea. Now he's staring at a recession and has alienated Western nations that could help.

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