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VIDEO: Hunting down a bendy TV at CES 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 04:02
Newsnight's Technology Editor David Grossman gives his unique take on the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas.

VIDEO: Scorsese on offending audiences

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 04:00
The Director of Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese told reporters he doesn't mean to offend audiences with the amount of swearing used in his films.

New Puntland leader wins by one vote

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 04:00
A US-trained economist is elected the president of Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland, defeating incumbent Abdirahman Farole by one vote.

Helicopter 'fit' day before crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:52
A Super Puma helicopter was signed off as being fit for service the day before it crashed with the loss of 16 lives, an inquiry hears.

Cycling anti-doping panel named

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:49
UCI president Brian Cookson names a war crimes investigator on a panel tasked with investigating doping in cycling.

Music streaming up by a third in US

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:45
More than 118 billion streams took place in the US in 2013 as physical music sales dropped by 13%, Nielsen and Billboard report.

Death Toll From Deep Freeze Tops 20; Warm-Up Is Coming

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:45

Weather-related traffic accidents have accounted for some of the deaths. Others have collapsed while shoveling snow. Several victims are said to have been homeless people who either didn't want to go to shelters or didn't get to one in time. Thankfully, more moderate weather is about to arrive.

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Broad and Prior rescue man from bridge

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:43
Matt Prior and England team-mate Stuart Broad help rescue a man preparing to jump off a bridge in Sydney, Australia.

VIDEO: Boiling water to snow web craze

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:42
Some parts of the US were as cold as -37C (-35F) in Minnesota - cold enough for boiling water to turn to snow when thrown in the air.

Salvadoran ex-leader in funds probe

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:20
A Salvadoran congressional panel trying to trace $10m (£6m) paid by Taiwan hears from ex-leader Francisco Flores, who denies the money was for personal use.

VIDEO: 'Move national treasures to the north'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:16
Iconic buildings such as the British Museum, House of Lords and Royal Opera House should be moved from London to the north of England to help regeneration, says a former Blair adviser.

Play moves after ceiling collapse

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:11
West End play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is to move to a nearby theatre following the ceiling collapse in December that led to a month of performances being cancelled.

We are laughing at refs - Moyes

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:06
David Moyes says Manchester United are "beginning to laugh at referees" for their "terrible" decisions.

AUDIO: Can debt be a force for good?

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:06
Debt should be seen as 'essential' to the UK economy, a senior economist has claimed.

A Cheesy Meltdown: Kraft Warns Of Velveeta Shortage

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 03:02

Kraft confirms that shortages are in store of its creamy processed cheese — part of a popular concoction with salsa served on a nacho chip or two. One reason? Seasonal demand — in other words, it's Super Bowl time.

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Mothercare shares plunge on warning

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:53
Shares in Mothercare fall 31% as it issues a profit warning following Christmas discounting in the UK and weak trading in overseas markets.

Call for independence Games 'truce'

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:44
Former first minister Lord McConnell calls on both sides of the independence debate to declare a "truce" during the Commonwealth Games.

Palestinian killed in Gaza explosion

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:43
A Palestinian militant has been killed in an explosion in the Gaza Strip, medics and officials say, but there are conflicting reports about the cause.

House prices 'rose by 7.5%' in 2013

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:29
House prices across the UK rose by 7.5% last year, according to the Halifax, the country's largest mortgage lender.

Gravity leads Bafta nominations

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 02:11
Space drama Gravity leads the way at this year's Baftas, scoring 11 nominations including best film and best British film.

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