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Amec offers £1.9bn for Swiss firm

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 02:17
UK engineer Amec provisionally agrees a £1.9bn takeover of Swiss rival Foster Wheeler in a deal which it says offers "a compelling proposition".

Single police force impact examined

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 02:01
The first in a series of fact-finding visits to assess the impact of a single national police force takes place in Dumfries and Galloway.

Israel Holds Memorial Ceremony For Ariel Sharon

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 01:48

Hundreds of Israeli VIPs and international dignitaries attended a state memorial ceremony for the late Ariel Sharon on Monday. They remembered the controversial former prime minister as a fearless warrior and bold leader who devoted his life to protecting his country's security.

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CAR cannibal 'ate man as revenge'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 01:35
A man who ate another man's flesh in the Central African Republic tells the BBC he did so as revenge for the murders of family members.

VIDEO: Frocks and frills from the Globes

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 01:26
Watch the highlights from the 2014 Golden Globes red carpet.

Vigilantes clash with Mexican cartel

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 01:21
A group of vigilantes clashes with a notorious drug cartel before seizing the town of Nueva Italia in western Mexico.

American Hustle hat-trick at Globes

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 01:16
Crime caper American Hustle wins three awards at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles, where 12 Years a Slave is named best film drama.

Rare fungus discovered in Scotland

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 01:02
A rare fungus is discovered for the first time in Scotland, near a former war hospital in Edinburgh.

Edwards wary of Ashes overconfidence

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:49
England captain Charlotte Edwards will not underestimate Australia despite taking a 6-0 lead on points in the Ashes series.

VIDEO: A curve in the road for new TVs?

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:45
Click's Dan Simmons takes a look at the new curved TV sets.

Junior doctor debts wiped under plan

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:26
Junior doctors who decide to work in Wales could get their student debts paid off under proposals unveiled by Plaid Cymru.

BBFC announces new horror guidelines

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:14
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is to more closely scrutinise the impact of horror movies under new guidelines for certifying films.

VIDEO: 'I'm 27 and I weigh 27 stone'

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:13
As the National Obesity Forum warns the number of people classed as obese continues to rise, one 27-year-old woman says more help should be given to people who are addicted to food.

VIDEO: PM promises 'fracking' incentive

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:10
Councils that allow "fracking" will receive millions of pounds in extra revenue from business rates, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.

Balance Of Power At Stake In High Court Case

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:09

At issue in the Supreme Court on Monday is whether the president's power to make temporary appointments during the Senate recess can be curtailed by the use of pro forma Senate sessions during which no business is conducted.

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Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:09

There's evidence that many standard treatments for back pain — including surgery, spinal injections and painkillers — are often ineffective and can even worsen and prolong the problem.

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Decades Later, Desegregation Still On The Docket In Little Rock

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-13 00:07

It's been nearly 60 years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down racially-segregated schools in Brown v. The Board of Education. On Monday, a federal judge in Little Rock, Ark., holds a hearing on ending a school desegregation case rooted in the notorious standoff over the black students who integrated all-white Central High school in 1957.

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Robson determined to come back stronger

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 23:45
Laura Robson sets her sights on getting fully fit after a heavy defeat in the first round of the Australian Open.

In Pictures: Golden Globe 2014 winners

BBC - Sun, 2014-01-12 23:26
Winners of this year's Golden Globes in Los Angeles

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