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Vigil remembers shot Utah family

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:58
Balloons are released at a vigil in Northampton to remember the lives of a family who were shot dead in the US.

VIDEO: Investigating Britain's khat habit

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:57
Home Secretary Theresa May is banning a herb called khat, a stimulant chewed by large sections of the Somali community and grown mainly in East Africa.

Governors Gone Wild: A Recent History

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:56

Former Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was indicted Tuesday, is the latest in a long line of governors to face felony charges. In Illinois alone, three have ended up in prison since the 1980s.

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VIDEO: Secret story of 'ping pong diplomacy'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:55
Author Nicholas Griffin tells the BBC how a game spread globally by a British spy revived US-China relations during the Cold War.

VIDEO: Brand: 'Drugs legal within 20 years'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:52
Comedian Russell Brand tells the BBC he predicts much of the world will have de-criminalised all drugs within the next two decades.

How come Iraq's population has been rising?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:42
Thousands of civilians died in Iraq last year, and many more have died since the Iraq War began, in 2003. But the UN says the country's population has never stopped growing.

Israel arrests 'al-Qaeda cell'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:33
The Israeli Shin Bet security service arrests three alleged members of an al-Qaeda cell , who, it says, were targeting the US embassy.

Man Utd did not deserve final - Moyes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:17
Manchester United manager David Moyes admits his side did not deserve to reach the Capital One Cup final.

Online Donors Send Jamaican Bobsled Team To Sochi

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:15

After word spread that Jamaica's two-man bobsled team had qualified for the Olympics but didn't have money to go to Russia, Internet donors stepped in — even contributing in Dogecoin, the peculiar digital currency.

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The Chinese Internet's detour to... Wyoming?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:10

We've all heard of the Great Chinese Firewall. Well, it seems a glitch in the routing that the censoring requires sent about 75 percent of Chinese Internet traffic to a building in Cheyenne, Wyo. the other day.

The building is home to Wyoming Corporate Services -- and among the businesses registered to that address? According to the New York Times: "a shell company controlled by a jailed former Ukraine prime minister; the owner of a company charged with helping online poker operators evade an Internet gambling ban; and one entity that was banned from government contracts after selling counterfeit truck parts to the Pentagon.

And we wonder why our credit cards get hacked.

Seven secrets of the world wide web

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:10
Hidden delights on the web's most popular sites

Incredible win is for fans - Poyet

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:09
Gus Poyet dedicates Sunderland's dramatic win over Manchester United in the League Cup semi-final to the club's fans.

Tennessee tech: Nashville's new role

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 16:07
Music city Nashville reinventing itself as a hub for tech firms

VIDEO: Snapping the Beats - and other arts stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:53
A series of experimental photographs taken by US author William Burroughs goes on display in London, Rio gears up for the Carnival - and more from the world of arts.

Wildlife wonders - creatures up close

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:38
Stunning images from top nature photographers

In pictures: Dark Tales

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:23
Stars reveal a darker side in a new photographic portrait exhibition

Six stories of Commonwealth sport

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:16
With six months to go, read six stories from Commonwealth countries on the route of the Queen's Baton Relay.

Man Utd 2-1 Sunderland (1-2 on pens)

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:12
Manchester United are knocked out of the Capital One Cup as Sunderland win a dramatic penalty shootout to reach the final.

VIDEO: Corrie and Ant and Dec scoop TV awards

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:11
Ant and Dec, Doctor Who and Coronation Street have taken home top prizes from the National Television Awards (NTA).

Accumulator costs bookmakers £2m

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-22 14:50
A successful four-horse accumulator costs bookmakers an estimated £2m, following the meetings at Lingfield, Catterick and Kempton.

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