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Nude flash mob on Hastings beach

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 17:09
Up to 30 residents take part in a nude flash mob on Hastings beach in a bid to attract acclaimed photographer Spencer Tunick.

Is our Sun falling silent?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 16:54
Trying to understand how lack of Sun activity might affect Earth

Checking out the cool cats in the new Guinness ad

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 16:48
How closely do the sashaying and stout-swigging Congolese men in the new Guinness ad match the reality of life in Brazzaville and Kinshasa?

Homophobia and intimacy in a Russian sauna

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 16:45
Homophobia and intimacy in a Russian sauna

Can anti-smoking tactics curb obesity?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 16:38
Will anti-tobacco measures fix the obesity crisis?

VIDEO: Inside the energy house of the future

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 16:15
Inside Out goes inside what is being called 'the ultimate energy-saving house' and looks at why it is so energy efficient.

California declares drought emergency

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 16:08
The governor of California declares a state-wide drought, urging people to conserve water in what could be the state's driest year on record.

Federal Judge Says N.C. Ultrasound Abortion Law Is Illegal

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 15:29

The state's controversial law required women who want to have an abortion to first have an ultrasound scan and have it described to them. A federal judge calls the law "an impermissible attempt to compel these providers to deliver the state's message in favor of childbirth and against abortion."

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VIDEO: Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 15:25
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said homosexuals will be welcome in Sochi for the Olympics but warned them against spreading "gay propaganda".

It's Happening: GOP Is Rallying Around Embattled N.J. Governor

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 15:22

The conservative base of the Republican Party, long skeptical of Gov. Chris Christie because of his bro-hug with President Obama after Superstorm Sandy, is beginning to rally to his side.

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VIDEO: Obama vows limits on spying

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 15:14
President Barack Obama has ordered curbs on the use of bulk data collected by US intelligence agencies, saying civil liberties must be respected, but campaigners have said the changes do not go far enough.

Kabul restaurant attack 'kills 14'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 15:04
A suicide bomb and gun attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital kills at least 14 people, including an IMF representative.

Supreme Court To Decide If Warrant Needed To Search Cellphone

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 15:03

The U.S. Supreme Court is delving into the technology-versus-privacy debate, agreeing to hear two cases that test whether police making an arrest may search cellphones without a warrant. A decision is expected this year.

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Congress Vows To Step Up To Surveillance Policy Challenge

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 15:01

If there was a consensus from Congress after President Obama's NSA speech Friday, it was that Congress itself must play a major role to play in the ultimate fix.

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VIDEO: Storms take toll on UK wildlife

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 14:59
Recent storms across the UK have caused travel chaos and left hundreds of homes flooded, and the wild weather has also taken a severe toll on wildlife.

Man dies after two-vehicle crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 14:59
A 67-year-old man dies following a crash between a car and a lorry in County Armagh.

Study doubts quantum computer speed

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 14:41
A new academic study has raised doubts about the performance of a commercial quantum computer in certain circumstances.

O'Sullivan wins 6-0 to reach semis

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-17 14:40
Ronnie O'Sullivan cruises into the Masters semi-finals with a 6-0 whitewash of Ricky Walden in less than an hour.

Obama Signs Trillion-Dollar Federal Spending Bill

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 14:40

President Obama has enacted more than 1,500 pages of legislation that will fund every federal agency. The spending legislation was approved in the Senate and House this week by wide margins.

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5 Takeaways From The President's NSA Speech

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-17 14:34

The president's speech Friday offered a revealing look into the nation's phone data collection program and the direction of the surveillance policy debate. But some of biggest controversies have been put off or pushed to Congress.

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