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Somalia bombs kill seven in Baidoa

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:36
At least seven people are killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in Somalia's southern town of Baidoa, police say.

VIDEO: Jackson on 'pattern of injustice' in US

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:34
Civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson has spoken out against what he says is "a pattern of injustice" in the United States.

It's Brown, It's Barrel-Aged, It's ... Gin?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:27

Barrel-aged gin resembles young whisky in color and flavor. It's quickly becoming the new darling of distillers and craft bartenders across the U.S.

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British women fastest at World Cup

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:24
Great Britain qualified fastest in the women's team pursuit on day one of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London.

VIDEO: Orion space capsule splashes down

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:23
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule has completed its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.

What If Sharing Your MRI Was As Simple As Pinterest?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:15

Why is it that you can share photos so easily online but you can't get a doctor to upload your MRI? An experiment to let patients see and share their scans gets rave reviews from early adopters.

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FA looking at new Whelan comments

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:05
The FA is looking into comments by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan in a newspaper interview in which he used the term "chingalings".

Baby found dead in gorge named

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:04
The body of a baby girl found in the Avon Gorge in Bristol has been formally identified, police say.

China arrests ex-security chief Zhou

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:03
Chinese ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang is arrested and expelled from the Communist Party for alleged corruption, state media report.

VIDEO: Frosty Mourinho tries to 'kill' mood

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 08:01
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho tells journalists that he does not like their questions so will answer quickly to "kill your mood".

Lidl 'bag-slip' fraudster sentenced

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:58
A man who deliberately "slipped" on a wet bag in a supermarket so he could make a £10,000 insurance claim is given a suspended jail term.

VIDEO: Shop 'slip' fraudster sentenced

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:49
A man who sought £10,000 in compensation after he claimed he injured himself slipping on the floor of a Bradford supermarket gets a suspended jail term.

VIDEO: Minister hit by giant ice chunk

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:49
Serbia's energy minter escaped serious injury on Thursday when he was hit on the head by a heavy chunk of ice which split his protective helmet.

VIDEO: Elba 'using celebrity' to help Ebola

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:42
Actor Idris Elba has launched a public awareness campaign to try to halt the spread of Ebola.

Orion spaceship makes splashdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:30
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule completes its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific.

Hull face financial fair play probe

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:22
Hull are under investigation by Uefa for possible breaches of financial fair play (FFP) rules, the governing body announces.

Cannabis factories close after raids

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:15
Nine cannabis factories have been closed down and millions of pounds worth of drugs recovered in a series of police raids across Cardiff.

The Fine Art Of Deception

NPR News - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:13

When visual tricksters play with perception, things are not always what they seem.

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Fatal fire 'could have been murder'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:08
A mother and her five children 'may have been murdered' in a fatal fire, an inquest hears.

Obama names Carter as defence pick

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 07:06
US President Barack Obama has officially nominated former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.