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Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:20
US student Amanda Knox says she is "frightened and saddened" after a court in Italy reinstated her guilty verdict for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.

VIDEO: Multi-material 3D printer launches

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:12
The world's first multi-material, full-colour 3D printer launches, plus other tech news.

Celtic accept Ledley bid from Palace

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 01:04
Celtic accept an offer from Crystal Palace for midfielder Joe Ledley and close in on Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths.

BT revenues up on sports TV demand

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:57
BT's sales and profits rose in the final three months of 2013, driven by record broadband demand and its new sports television service.

VIDEO: 'Not wise' to bring Syrians to UK

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:54
Britain may not be the best place for Syrian refugees, says UK-based Syrian filmmaker Dr Halla Diyab.

Officers hurt in bomber talk trouble

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:34
Four police officers are injured as protesters throw fireworks and stones at a Belfast community centre where a former IRA bomber was a guest speaker.

For A Twist On The Lunar New Year Dumpling, Add Green Tea

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:19

A Chinese cookbook author remembers her childhood in China, where dumplings were steamed to conserve precious cooking oil. Recently she gave her favorite steamed dumplings an update.

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Rep. Waxman Leaves Behind A Legacy Of Health Laws

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:04

California Rep. Henry Waxman, elected in 1974 in Watergate's aftermath, has announced his retirement. The Democrat leaves behind one of the most substantive legislative records in the House's recent history, and was instrumental in the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

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Weeks Later, More Questions Than Answers In W.Va. Chemical Spill

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:02

State officials in West Virginia say they can no longer detect any MCHM, the industrial chemical that spilled recently, in most areas. But other public health specialists say they don't trust those assurances.

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Super Bowl Ads Go Healthy: Selling Yogurt With A Steamy Kiss

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:01

Advertising during the big game is traditionally the realm of beer, chips and soda. But better-for-you foods will also make a play for viewers' wallets this year. Expect clever ads pitching nuts, yogurt and whole grain cereals.

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Commuting To Distant Oil Fields: Good Money, At A Price

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-31 00:00

With thousands of oil-related jobs in western North Dakota, some of the region's new workers are putting down roots. But many more commute from states where jobs are hard to come by — and that can mean being separated from spouses and children for weeks at a time.

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Legal highs 'tried by 12 year olds'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:55
Children as young as 12 are trying so-called legal highs, which mimic the effects of cannabis and ecstasy, a drug support group says.

Boulder smashes through Italian farm

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:48
Dramatic pictures are released showing the destruction wrought by a huge boulder that smashed through a farm in northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide.

'Living standards squeeze continues'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:41
Average UK living standards have fallen "dramatically" since the recession and will not recover to pre-crisis levels by the next election, economists say.

Australia women beat England in T20

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:34
Australia beat England by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 in the penultimate match of the Women's Ashes series.

VIDEO: Super Bowl sex traffic crackdown

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:31
Police in New York and New Jersey say they will be taking a tough stance on sex trafficking and prostitution as tens of thousands of visitors arrive for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Ministers oppose child smacking ban

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:30
A bid to ban parents smacking children is being opposed by Welsh government ministers.

Yahoo Email Account Passwords Stolen

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:09

Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected.

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Britain and France 'at odds, again'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:07
The tension between Britain and France which refuses to go away

Inmate safety checks criticised

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 23:01
Poor first-night safety checks may have missed vulnerable inmates at a jail where five self-inflicted deaths occurred, a report finds.

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