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100 jobs axed as leisure funding ends

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:27
More than 100 jobs are to go as three Denbighshire leisure sites are to close after councillors withdrew funding.

Roache 'sent autograph after attack'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:24
Coronation Street star William Roache indecently assaulted a girl in the men's toilet at a TV studio and then sent her a signed photo, a court hears.

Immigration cuts 'would raise debt'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:22
Britain's debt is likely to go up if David Cameron meets his key immigration target, the government's independent economic forecaster warns.

Feds Can't Enforce Net Neutrality: What This Means For You

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:20

In a ruling with implications for the future of the Internet, judges say the Federal Communications Commission can't enforce rules that prohibit Internet providers from prioritizing some types of Internet traffic over others.

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Doctors Recommend Universal Diabetes Testing For Pregnant Women

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:20

More and more women are getting diabetes while pregnant, which can be risky for both mother and child. But the condition can be successfully treated, which is why a panel that sets standards for preventive care has called for all pregnant women to be screened.

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Many drown fleeing S Sudan fighting

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:19
More than 200 South Sudan civilians have drowned in a Nile ferry accident while fleeing fighting in the town of Malakal, an army spokesman says.

First Land-Walking Fish Looks Like It Had 'All-Wheel Drive'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:16

Fossils of Tiktaalik, which lived some 375 million years ago and is believed to be the first fish that walked on land, had more robust hindquarters than previously known.

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US Congress agrees spending deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:15
The US Congress reaches an agreement on a trillion-dollar spending bill that would fund operations through September, avoiding another shutdown.

VIDEO: Local disgust after dump truck rampage

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:08
Police are examining CCTV footage in an effort to find vandals who flattened trees, benches and lamps in a park in Liverpool, by driving a stolen dumper truck through it.

Seedorf set to take over at AC Milan

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:06
Former Netherlands midfielder Clarence Seedorf announces he is to return to AC Milan as their new head coach.

Spinach Dinosaurs To Sugar Diamonds: 3-D Printers Hit The Kitchen

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 09:06

Pizza printed up for dinner? Or how about an edible photograph for your next birthday cake? The first restaurant-grade approved 3-D printer was unveiled last week, and the gadget can churn out candies in any shape imaginable. Other printers in the works make custom-shaped pastas and assemble ravioli and gnocchi.

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Body of vicar was in house for years

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:52
The body of a retired vicar found in a house on Anglesey had probably been there almost three years, an inquest hears.

35,000 Or So Have Water Again In W.Va.; 265,000 Or So To Go

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:43

Officials are slowly lifting the bans on water use in areas that have been affected by last week's chemical spill.

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Colombia rebels plan drug regulation

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:36
The Farc rebel group presents its proposals to regulate the production of illicit drugs in Colombia, one of the world's top three cocaine producers.

Hacking trial CCTV evidence released

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:34
Footage appearing to show Rebekah Brooks' husband and others allegedly trying to hide computers and documents from police has been released.

Murder accused 'did something bad'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:32
A man accused of killing his mother and burying her in a shallow grave told a workmate he had done "something bad", a court hears.

Atheist given religious asylum in UK

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:27
An Afghan citizen is granted asylum in the UK for religious reasons, because he is an atheist.

Controversy of apostasy in Afghanistan

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:26
Why apostasy is so controversial in Afghanistan

British Museum gets record visitors

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-14 08:21
The British Museum has its most successful year to date with 6.7 million visits, up 20% on 2012 and beating 2008's previous record of six million.

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