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Japan's Suntory buys Jim Beam group

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:43
Suntory, the Japanese family-owned drinks maker, buys the US beverage firm behind Jim Beam bourbon, in a $16bn (£9.7bn) deal.

Ten annoying breaches of cinema etiquette

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:37
Ten annoying breaches of cinema etiquette

Airliner Lands At Wrong Airport, Barely Misses Going Off Runway

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:27

None of the 124 passengers aboard the Southwest Airlines 737 were hurt as the aircraft skidded to a halt at a county airport near Branson, Mo.

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Suicide vest nine-year-old tells her story

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:26
A young girl who officials say was wearing a suicide vest was detained at a checkpoint in Helmand, southern Afghanistan last week. Spozhmai, who says she is nine years old, is now in the protective custody of the provincial government - she told her story to Newsday on the BBC World Service.

Nasri ruled out for eight weeks

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:17
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is ruled out for eight weeks with a knee injury suffered against Newcastle.

Abuse inquiry 'gives victims voice'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:15
Victims have waited years to tell their stories to the biggest public inquiry into child abuse ever held in the UK, its senior counsel says.

Burial service held for Ariel Sharon

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:08
Israel holds the burial service for former PM Ariel Sharon, earlier lauded at a state memorial as an "indomitable" defender of his people.

EU aims to clarify migrant rules

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:08
New EU guidelines are aimed at minimising disputes between EU states about migrants' rights to welfare benefits.

Supreme Court Ends Arizona's Bid To Reinstate 20-Week Abortion Ban

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:05

With the high court refusing to hear the state's appeal, a lower court ruling striking down the ban remains.

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Teen sexter convicted for child porn

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 07:02
A teenager in Canada is convicted of possession and dissemination of child pornography after she sent text messages containing naked images of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend.

Concussion training for pro players

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:52
Professional rugby union players in England will have compulsory education on concussion before the start of next season.

Plea over journalists held by Egypt

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:47
More than 40 senior journalists and editors sign a statement demanding the immediate release of three al-Jazeera colleagues detained in Egypt.

Britain's Sochi biathlon team named

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:30
Lee Jackson and Amanda Lightfoot are named as Great Britain's biathlon entrants for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

The Golden Globes Share The Wealth, Such As It Is

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:25

The Golden Globes are ridiculous, always. And Sunday night was no exception. Still, there's something about the goofball charm of this often tipsy ceremony that's easier to take than some parts of awards season.

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Gates Says He Wept Each Evening Over Troops' Deaths

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:21

The former secretary of defense also tells NPR that he fears extended tours of duty in war zones contributed to a rise in suicides among military personnel.

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Thailand's Opposition Launches Mass Rallies To Close Bangkok

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:20

Demonstrators have vowed to continue the protests until Feb. 2 elections are called off and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is driven from office.

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Carole King actress wins rave reviews

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:17
Jessie Mueller, the actress who plays singer-songwriter Carole King in a new Broadway musical, earns rave reviews for her performance.

Nine women receive womb transplants

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:06
Nine women in Sweden have received womb transplants from living relatives in a pioneering trial.

VIDEO: Plane lands at wrong US airport

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:05
An investigation is under way after a Southwest Airlines flight landed at the wrong airport in Missouri, US.

Obesity: How worried should we be?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 06:01
How worried should we be about obesity?

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