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DOJ warns of 'severe' cuts to PSNI

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 23:53
Northern Ireland's Department of Justice warns proposed cuts to its budget will have a "severely detrimental impact" on policing, Troubles investigations, prisons, probation and other agencies.

A Syrian Entrepreneur Looks To Build The Amazon Of The Arab World

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 23:37, created by U.S.-educated Ronaldo Mouchawar, has a strong presence in the Middle East. Since the boom in cell phones in the region, "you can feel the crescendo" in its tech sector, he says.

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Health Law's Big Tent Still Leaves Some People Out

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 23:29

About 10 million more people in the U.S. now have health insurance than did this time last year. But some immigrants, low-income adults and others are still falling through the gaps.

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The Man Argentines Love To Hate Is An American Judge

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 23:26

Little-known in the U.S., Thomas Griesa is a villain and scapegoat in the Argentine press. The federal court judge in New York has ruled against Argentina in its battles with its "vulture" creditors.

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House price growth slows in November

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 23:19
The annual growth in UK house prices slowed in November to 8.2%, according to the latest figures from the Halifax.

Hate The Idea Of 'Peter Pan Live?' NBC Is Counting On It

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 23:17

NBC's Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.

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World Climate Talks In Lima Aim To Move Beyond Kyoto Treaty

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 23:15

Unlike the 1997 Kyoto treaty, the plan on the negotiating table in Lima this week asks every country, developed and developing, to limit carbon emissions. Each nation would set its own target.

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To Search For A New Supernova, Build A New Camera

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-03 23:14

Most telescope cameras can only capture a small patch of sky at a time. But a new camera has a much larger field of view, and its backers are hoping for help in deciphering its reams of data.

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Two arrested in anti-terror probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 23:05
Two men have been arrested by police in London under anti-terror laws and searches are under way at properties in London and Stoke, police say.

VIDEO: A step closer to Mars with Orion launch

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 22:57
How the legacy of Apollo could help NASA's latest mission, Orion, to get humans a step closer to Mars.

British Gas to pay £11.1m penalty

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 22:56
British Gas will pay an £11.1m penalty after regulator Ofgem found it failed to meet energy efficiency targets on time.

North Wales tops drink driving tests

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 22:52
Motorists in north Wales are more likely to be tested for drink driving than anywhere else in the UK, a survey reveals.

VIDEO: Daniel Craig on unused Bond titles

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 22:46
Ahead of the unveiling of the title of the 24th James Bond film, Entertainment correspondent Colin Paterson gauges Daniel Craig's interest in four of the as yet unused Ian Fleming titles.

Missing-student fury rocks president

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 22:44
Widespread protests following the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico highlight a broader problem and threaten to bring down the president, says Will Grant.

U-turn accusation over Smith deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 22:32
The UK government is extending contracts for its work programme despite agreement that this would soon come under Holyrood control.

Kidney inquest verdicts expected

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 21:59
Families hope to hear why two kidney transplant patient died after being given organs infected with a parasitic worm.

VIDEO: No 4: Luis Suarez bites again

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 21:35
The moment Uruguay's Luis Suarez bites Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini is day four of BBC Sport's advent calendar.

Gangnam Style 'broke' YouTube limit

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 21:34
YouTube says it had to rebuild its counter after South Korean singer Psy's Gangnam Style video exceeded the viewing limit of 2,147,483,648.

'No collusion' in 1974 IRA murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 21:32
An investigation finds no evidence that police colluded to protect members of the IRA who murdered a man in north Belfast in 1974.

Cross-party talks 'at crucial stage'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-03 21:21
Cross-party talks aimed at resolving difficulties among the five parties in the devolved Stormont government are due to resume later.