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'Turmoil' over flood precaution move

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:45
Members of the home building industry accuse the government of being in "turmoil" over the implementation of rules to prevent housing developments making floods worse.

Half of US Congress 'millionaires'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:24
At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives have a net worth of $1m, the first time in US history, finds a study.

Could pregnancy make Ennis-Hill even better?

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:21
As British athletics' golden girl takes an enforced career break, what are her prospects of a successful return as a mother?

Tech Week That Was: CES, T-Mobile CEO And Predictions For 2014

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:11

In this first full week of 2014, tech headlines came fast and furiously out of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, and beyond.

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Council leader toppled after vote

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 12:04
A political battle at Powys Council leads to David Jones being ousted as leader in a vote of no confidence.

US chemical spill hits water supply

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 11:44
About 300,000 people in the US state of West Virginia are warned not to drink tap water after a chemical spill into a river near the state capital.

What's Behind The Drop In Unemployment

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 11:43

The unexpected dip to 6.7 percent may seem like good news, but the rate slid in December in part because the country found itself with a smaller workforce as people retired or just dropped out. At the same time, most of the jobs being created are in low-wage industries.

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Half Of A Drug's Power Comes From Thinking It Will Work

NPR News - Fri, 2014-01-10 11:38

Words matter when it comes to medicine. By comparing placebo pills labeled as migraine medicine with medicine labeled placebos, doctors figured out that half of the pain relief of medication comes from a person's belief in its effectiveness.

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Moyes charged with misconduct by FA

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 11:35
Manchester United manager David Moyes is charged with misconduct by the FA following post-match comments.

Scan and ultrasound waiting trebles

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 11:17
The number of patients waiting longer than they should for diagnostic services like MRI scans and ultrasounds has trebled in the last two years.

VIDEO: Battered Britain: Storms, tides and floods

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 11:14
BBC One special programme on recent severe weather and flooding across the UK.

VIDEO: S Sudan refugees flee to Uganda

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:51
Thousands of refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan have been crossing the border into neighbouring Uganda, but food is in short supply and basic services lacking.

Helicopter crash legal action begins

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:47
Lawyers representing some of those affected by the Glasgow helicopter crash begin legal action against the aircraft's operator.

'Very good progress' at Iran talks

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:42
The EU reports "very good progress" at talks with Iran on the implementation of a nuclear deal, while Tehran says all issues have been resolved.

US job growth in surprise slowdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:39
The US economy created only 74,000 jobs in December, less than forecast, with many Americans giving up looking for work, latest figures show.

Cameron visits flood affected areas

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:33
Prime Minister David Cameron insists the government is doing everything it can to help people affected by the floods in Oxfordshire.

Chilean fishermen win court backing

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:14
Chile's Supreme Court sides with fishing groups and orders the operator of two coal power plants to ensure they do not pollute or kill marine life.

VIDEO: Stallone and De Niro talk football

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:13
Hollywood heavyweights Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro weigh in on the scores of UK football matches this weekend.

Science's flood failings a 'scandal'

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:12
A leading scientist says that a modest investment would answer the question about climate and extreme weather within two years.

Nursing home abuse carers sentenced

BBC - Fri, 2014-01-10 10:01
Four care workers are sentenced for abusing elderly residents at a care home in Lancashire.

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