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North Sea oil fears 'too dramatic'

BBC - 21 hours 17 min ago
A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.

Former model Mandy Rice-Davies dies

BBC - 21 hours 21 min ago
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist has said.

For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

NPR News - 21 hours 30 min ago

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

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7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There?

NPR News - 21 hours 31 min ago

Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.

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The Eye-Opening Saga Of Walter And Margaret Keane, Now On Screen

NPR News - 21 hours 32 min ago

Walter Keane made his name with wistful paintings of big-eyed children — paintings actually done by his wife. Tim Burton directs and Amy Adams stars in Big Eyes, a new movie about the Keanes.

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Man crashes car into Spain party HQ

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:59
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.

The Administration's College Ratings: How It Looks On Campus

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:59

The Education Department's unveiling today of a controversial ratings system has fueled a debate over what this kind of system can — or should — measure.

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New York City 'hinge on Lampard'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:57
How Frank Lampard is involved in an intriguing problem that could provide a huge setback for one of the MLS' newest clubs.

NI Water action 'to disrupt repairs'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:45
Slower responses to any water supply disruption over Christmas are inevitable during NI Water industrial action, says a union representative.

The Christmas turkey naysayers

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:30
How one bird came to dominate Christmas

Primary school pupils 'still hungry'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:27
Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says

Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:21
Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.

Instant translation – no longer sci-fi

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:20
Automated translation is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fiction, since Skype launched a beta version of its Translator service.

Price agreed for emergency power

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:07
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.

Two arrests after park stabbing

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:06
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in an Essex park.

'Trojan Horse' schools make progress

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 23:03
Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.

VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 22:29
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.

VIDEO: Advent calendar: Catch it like Beckham

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 22:26
Day 19 of the BBC Sport Calendar looks back at Odell Beckham Jr's stunning one-handed catch for a touchdown for the New York Giants in the NFL.

Llambias named Ibrox chief executive

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 22:23
Rangers announce the appointment of existing board member Derek Llambias as their new chief executive.

Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-18 22:22
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

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