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Allardyce vows to use West Ham 'anger'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 11:58
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants his players to use criticism as motivation to halt their recent decline.

VIDEO: DiCaprio on his Wall Street wolf

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 11:50
Leonardo DiCaprio describes how he fought to get The Wolf Of Wall Street made, at the film's UK premiere.

NSA Says It Would Welcome Public Advocate At FISA Court

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 11:45

In the wake of revelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, there have been calls for changes in oversight of the agency. The outgoing deputy director tells NPR that the NSA believes some of those suggestions can be implemented.

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Lawro's predictions featuring De Niro & Stallone

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 11:29
Hollywood heavyweights predict the weekend football results

Commercial cargo heads to station

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 11:00
The American Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) has begun its first commercial re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Government Tech Problems: Blame The People Or The Process?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:58

Contractors say blame bad project management inside government for multimillion-dollar tech failures like HealthCare.gov. Procurement reformists say it's not fair to "blame the client."

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VIDEO: UK troops' last year in Afghanistan

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:49
UK and US troops are in their final year in Afghanistan and are due to leave by the end of December.

Watson, IBM's 'Jeopardy!' Champ, Gets Its Own Business Division

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:49

Big Blue hopes the computer that beat out two human rivals in 2011 can use its "cognitive computing" abilities to turn a tidy profit.

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VIDEO: Jessie J gets her fourth Brit nod

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:47
Singer Jessie J says she is 'so happy' to be nominated for a Brit for a fourth year running

Why Old Trafford has lost its fear factor

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:46
With Manchester United winning just four of their first 10 home league games this season, what has gone wrong at Old Trafford?

Fidel Castro makes rare appearance

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:42
Cuba's former President Fidel Castro appears in public for the first time in nine months, at the opening of an art studio in Havana.

Duggan's aunt urges 'no violence'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:41
Mark Duggan's aunt Carole says the family will fight the lawful killing decision "through the courts" and says there should be "no more violence".

VIDEO: Rudimental on their Brit chances

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:34
Electronic quartet Rudimental talk to the BBC about their award show hopes as the Brit nominations 2014 are revealed

Child sex police officer jailed

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:33
A West Midlands police officer who engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl is jailed for six years.

Germany to destroy Syrian weapons

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:28
Germany announces it will join the international effort to help destroy Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons.

800ft fall man 'lucky to be alive'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:28
A hillwalker who survived after plunging about 800ft from a cliff edge in the Cairngorms tells BBC Scotland he feels lucky to be alive.

VIDEO: Moment 800ft fall climber was rescued

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:27
A hillwalker who survived after plunging about 800ft from a cliff edge in the Cairngorms tells BBC Scotland he feels lucky to be alive.

Safety fears at children's hospital

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:27
A leaked report into safety fears at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital reveals "safety shortcuts" in operating theatres.

Climate change link 'not certain'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:26
The recent storms that have brought heavy rain and floods to much of the UK cannot definitely be linked to climate change, says the Met Office.

How To Make Your Face (Digitally) Unforgettable

NPR News - Thu, 2014-01-09 10:20

MIT researchers found that there are certain components of memorability that are universal. And they're trying to figure out how to apply those attributes to any portrait, using subtle changes to facial features.

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