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Springsteen lampoons US governor

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:39
New Jersey's most famous rock star Bruce Springsteen mocks the state's embattled governor Chris Christie over the "Bridgegate" scandal on television.

Woman 'in panic at Travis groping'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:35
A radio announcer was in a "panic" as DJ Dave Lee Travis grabbed her breasts when she was broadcasting live on BBC Radio 4, his trial hears.

Call for EU to tackle extremism

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:30
The European Commission calls on EU states to do more to pre-empt violent extremism, warning that it is fuelling terrorism.

Gnome among gifts to Royal Family

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:27
A gnome, a family photograph set on a decorative ostrich egg and a set of golf clubs are among gifts received by the Royal Family in 2013.

Government defends RBS bonus policy

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:24
Both the Prime Minister and the chancellor have been defending the government's stance on bonuses for RBS bankers

Hacking trial expert admits mistakes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:20
A police forensic expert admits making mistakes in evidence he gave to the phone-hacking trial.

No case against Alps murders brother

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:14
A man held in connection with the murders in the French Alps of four people, including his brother, is freed from bail.

Danish woman gang-raped in India

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:12
Police in the Indian capital Delhi are investigating the alleged gang rape of a Danish woman who lost her way near her city centre hotel.

Quick Question: Time To Leave Smokers Alone?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:11

Half a century after the surgeon general's report linking smoking and cancer, the debate rages on.

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VIDEO: The boy who launched a Marine rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:09
Dozens of cars stranded by a landslip in Cornwall are being recovered by the Royal Marines, thanks to a plan hatched by a 10-year-old.

$500M From Kuwait Among Pledges For Syrians Affected By War

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:07

Donor nations gathered in Kuwait City pledged tens of millions for those displaced by the more than 2-year-old civil war. The U.S. pledged $380 million, but Secretary of State John Kerry urged a political solution to the conflict.

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Iranian 'stole US jet blueprints'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:04
US authorities arrest an Iranian-American engineer accused of attempting to ship stolen documentation on the US Joint Strike Fighter plane to Iran.

Feds Extend Coverage For People In High-Risk Insurance Pools

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 08:00

The insurance pool for people with expensive pre-existing conditions will stay open until the end of March, after another extension by the federal government. Starting this year, the Affordable Care Act bars insurers from rejecting people because of health problems, but they may need more time than originally thought to sign up for coverage.

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Piracy On High Seas At Lowest Level In 6 Years, Report Says

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:55

The International Maritime Bureau says there has been a 40 percent drop in piracy worldwide since 2011, and that much of the drop was due to fewer attacks off the Somali coast.

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Where In The World Is The Best Place For Healthy Eating?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:52

Researchers ranked countries in terms of how easy it is to get a balanced, nutritious diet. The U.S. didn't even make the top 20, even though it has the greatest abundance of cheap food in the world. Western Europe nearly swept the top 10. Guess which country was No. 1?

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Where In The World Is The Best Place For Healthy Eating?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:52

Researchers ranked countries in terms of how easy it is to get a balanced, nutritious diet. The U.S. didn't even make the top 20, even though we have the greatest abundance of cheap food available anywhere in the world. Western Europe nearly swept the top 10. Guess which country came out No. 1?

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Messi left out of Uefa team of year

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:45
Lionel Messi has been omitted from Uefa's 2013 team of the year in the same week he lost the Ballon d'Or to Cristiano Ronaldo.

VIDEO: 'Half of Syria needs urgent aid'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:45
Half of Syria's population now "urgently need humanitarian aid", the UN Secretary General has said.

'Finn needed to be put out of his misery'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:44
Steven Finn must take a "total break" after leaving England's Ashes tour early, says cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew

VIDEO: Springsteen, Fallon Do 'Gov. Christie Traffic Jam'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-15 07:43

The New Jersey governor gets skewered by NBC's late-night comic and The Boss. Check out their "Born to Run" parody about the scandal surrounding Christie's staff.

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