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Dozens escape in Haiti jail break

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 01:40
Dozens of detainees are on the run in Haiti after breaking out of a prison in Saint Marc, north of the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Man charged after pensioner stabbed

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 01:17
A man is charged after an 86-year-old man was stabbed as he walked in an Edinburgh street during the day.

Families 'spending less than in 2006'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 01:13
Family spending rose to £517.30 a week last year - but remains below pre-crisis levels when inflation is taken into account, official figures show.

Man arrested in paramilitary inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 01:13
Police investigating paramilitary crime in Dungiven, County Londonderry, make a further arrest in the town

New truce deal for Ukraine's Luhansk

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 01:07
Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels agree to a new ceasefire in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine, international observers say.

Schofield nears end of TV marathon

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 01:02
TV presenter Phillip Schofield nears the end of his non-stop 24-hour live TV marathon for charity.

Burnett 'removed' from PDC Worlds

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 00:36
Former world champion Richie Burnett has been "removed" from the PDC World Darts Championship for "personal reasons".

Mexicans protest against president

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 00:25
Thousands of Mexicans have taken part in a protest march over the disappearance of 43 students in September and the government's handling of the case.

Cameron wants to be jobs 'mentor'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 00:15
David Cameron says he would like to spend more time mentoring people to help them with their CVs and in job interviews.

Baghdadi's wife held in Lebanon

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-02 00:04
Lebanese security forces have detained a wife and son of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, near the Syrian border, the army says.

Obamacare 'Glitch' Puts Subsidies Out Of Reach For Many Families

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:54

The health care law gives subsidies to those whose employers' insurance isn't affordable, but that's based on the cost of worker-only coverage. Adding family to a plan can send prices out of reach.

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Colorado's Pot Industry Looks To Move Past Stereotypes

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:52

In the year since Colorado made recreational marijuana legal, pot has become a billion-dollar business in the state. And some growers are on a serious mission to make it legitimate and mainstream.

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Of Carrots And Kids: Healthy School Lunches That Don't Get Tossed

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:42

The battle over school lunch pits those who want to emphasize nutrition against those who say kids will just throw that food away. We go inside a kitchen where tiny taste testers sway the menu.

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If Everybody Had An Ocean, Could We Surf Our Way To Mental Health?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:37

The teenager's dad was beating his mom. So the kid fell into a funk. His grades plummeted, he joined a gang, he got into fights. Then he discovered surfing therapy.

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Town centre fire disruption continues

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:31
Fire crews remain at the scene of an industrial estate fire which caused Staines town centre to close.

Balotelli sorry for Instagram post

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:29
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli apologises for a post which appeared to contain anti-Semitic and racist references.

Marathon woman hits fundraising goal

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:21
A woman who ran 53 marathons in as many days successfully reaches her £53,000 fundraising goal.

Hong Kong's Occupy urges retreat

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:17
The co-founders of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong say they will turn themselves in and repeat calls for students to retreat.

Clarke to help carry Hughes coffin

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 23:12
Australia captain Michael Clarke will help to carry the coffin at the funeral of team-mate Phillip Hughes on Wednesday.

Autumn Statement: A balancing act

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-01 22:59
George Osborne's challenge is simple to explain but hard to achieve. He will want to use the poor borrowing figures to try to convince voters that the recovery is still too fragile to risk any change of government. But he will want to avoid voters concluding that his failure to fix the deficit at the pace he intended means that it might be time to give Labour a go.