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US court clears Google Glass driver

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 17:19
A woman issued with a traffic ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass has had her case dismissed in San Diego for lack of evidence.

Call for help with flooding repairs

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 17:17
The government is being urged to help councils amid warnings that they face a £400m repair bill for damage caused by storms and flooding.

Brazil adds extra World Cup flights

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 16:48
Aviation authorities in Brazil have authorised nearly 2,000 extra flights to be scheduled to cope with soaring demand during this year's World Cup.

Seven visions of Scottish self-rule

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 16:37
Seven visions of Scottish self-rule, minus Alex Salmond

VIDEO: Time-lapse shows coral's secret life

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 16:29
Meet the diver who has spent years capturing time-lapse footage that reveals the incredible secret life of a coral reef.

MPs say UK exporters need more help

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 16:15
Efforts to boost UK exports are hampered by strict visa controls and a lack of co-operation between government departments, a committee of MPs warn.

Concern grows for missing girl, 13

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 16:13
Police are growing concerned for a 13-year-old girl who has not been seen since she left school on Thursday afternoon.

Selby through to Masters semis

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 16:05
Defending champion Mark Selby is through to the Masters semi-finals after a thrilling win against John Higgins.

A gun designed for women

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 16:02
It's light but lethal, and small enough for a handbag

Mystery of the Nazi and the portrait of a Welsh lady

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 16:02
A portrait of a Welsh 16th Century Welsh noblewoman was discovered in the art collection of leading Nazi Hermann Goering. What was it doing there?

Ivory Coast targets cyber criminals

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 15:58
Ivory Coast cracks down on cybercriminals

VIDEO: Ivory Coast tackles cyber crime

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 15:57
Ivory Coast says it has the highest level of cyber crime in Africa, but the government is making a concerted effort to crack down on these criminals.

McGuinness: Unionists back UVF claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 15:53
Martin McGuinness says unionist leaders have told him the Orange Order, Ulster Volunteer Force and Progressive Unionist Party in Belfast are acting as "one and the same thing".

Australian tennis looks to bounce back

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 15:45
Can Australian tennis match its glory days?

With Senate's OK, $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill Heads To Obama

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-16 15:45

The wide-ranging federal spending bill will prevent any gaps in government funding as well as take some of the sting out of automatic spending cuts. The House approved it Wednesday.

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Israeli energy minister to visit UAE

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 15:44
Israeli Energy Minister Silvan Shalom is to travel to the United Arab Emirates - the first such visit since the 2010 murder of a Hamas commander.

VIDEO: Can Aussies be great at tennis again?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 15:42
Tennis is a sport that Australia once dominated. Phil Mercer explores whether a new champion can emerge in the sports-mad country.

VIDEO: Does Britain still have military might?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 15:38
Spending cuts to the UK's armed forces will prevent it having a full military partnership with America, ex-US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns.

VIDEO: Tyre fire smoke plume reaches 6,000ft

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-16 15:31
A fire involving 15,000 tonnes of tyres at a recycling plant has sent a plume of black smoke into the air and caused flights at an airfield to be grounded.

Sweet 16 And Barreling Toward Cowgirl Racing Fame

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-16 15:22

High schooler Megan Yurko won more than $21,000 last year in cowgirl barrel races. The sport requires circling three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern at top speed, and Yurko hopes she'll leave this weekend's world championship competition as the top ranked racer.

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