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'The Interview', Greeted By Sold-Out Shows, May Net Millions This Weekend

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 19:24

The North-Korea-infuriating comedy received a limited release on Christmas, mostly in independent theaters, after hacker-threatened Sony Pictures first pulled the film then made it available.

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Life choices 'behind many cancers'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 17:40
More than four in 10 cancers - 600,000 in the UK alone - could be prevented if people led healthier lives, say experts.

VIDEO: Suu Kyi still fighting for change

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 17:40
Former political prisoner and now politician Aung San Suu Kyi talks to Jonah Fisher about the forthcoming general election in Myanmar.

Man in court over grandson's murder

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 17:33
A man accused of murdering his nine-year-old grandson in Lincoln will appear in court later.

Health warnings and snow fears - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 17:09
The risks of alcohol advertising, child drug abuse and the spread of diseases like Ebola make the headlines, along with news of a "blizzard" set to hit the UK.

Ten photos capture the UK in 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 16:59
Ten photos that captured the UK in 2014

How the e-retailers keep us spending

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 16:30
How the e-retailers keep us shopping

VIDEO: How do you write a pantomime?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 15:54
Actor and writer Eric Potts speaks to the BBC about creating scripts for pantomime.

The link between bourbon biscuits and bourbon whiskey

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 15:24
Why the bourbon biscuit shares its name with bourbon whiskey

Boxing Day Family Puzzler 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 15:22
How many hiccups in two-month attack, and 19 other questions

VIDEO: Shakhtar face up to Ukraine conflict

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 15:18
Ukraine's football champions Shakhtar Donetsk have had to flee their home, which is at the centre of the conflict in the east of the country.

Ukraine crisis rocks Shakhtar future

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 15:18
Footballers play on despite Ukraine conflict

Paralysis cure, new vaginas...and other medical stories of 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 15:16
With a revolutionary new therapy letting a man take his first steps after being paralysed and the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, it has been a year of incredible highs and devastating lows.

Motion's poetry of combat

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 15:08
Turning UK soldiers' memories of Afghanistan into words

Federer: I will not be a pushy parent

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 15:06
Roger Federer says he will not force his children towards tennis

Tsunami-hit nations mark anniversary

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 13:51
A memorial is held in Indonesia for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking the 10th anniversary of the disaster.

Somalia's Al-Shabab Attacks African Peacekeepers

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 13:43

Eight gunmen fired on the African Union's main based in Somalia, killing three soldiers and a civilian contractor.

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Xbox and PlayStation hit by 'hack'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-25 13:05
Xbox and PlayStation online services have been suffering technical problems, amid claims a hacking group has disabled their services.

In need of a white Christmas? Head to Hawaii

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-12-25 12:58

The White Christmas that Irving Berlin dreamt about was uncommon this year around the country...

But one place that did get a little snow? Hawaii.

Two mountains on the Big Island had a rare blizzard. The snow is only expected to last a day or two, but if you're desperate to see the white stuff, you could fly today ... from Los Angeles, California, for about $700.

 

How 'The Interview' May Change How Big Studios Do Business

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-25 12:16

Sony's release of The Interview via streaming Internet services and in theaters at the same time is unprecedented for a major studio film and raises questions about the economics of future releases.

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