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Campion to head Cannes festival jury

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:36
New Zealand film-maker Jane Campion, the first woman to win the Palme d'Or, will lead the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Hundreds of Turkish police dismissed

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:28
Turkey removes 350 police officers from their posts in the capital following an anti-corruption probe which the PM says is a "dirty plot".

Spain storm sweeps three out to sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:21
Rescuers find the body of a man on Spain's north-west coast where three people from the same family were swept out to sea by a huge wave.

AUDIO: UK car sales increase 'sustainable'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:19
Figures showing UK car sales up by over 10% in a year are 'sustainable', says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Violence 'not new' at disorder jail

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:17
A serious disturbance at a West Midlands prison was caused by 'cold, poor quality food' being served to prisoners, according to one inmate.

VIDEO: Dog biting face 'saved my life'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:13
A woman who had part of her face bitten off by her dog - leaving her blind - says the mauling helped save her life.

Paxman waves goodbye to his beard

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:08
Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman has shaved off his now famous beard for the new year.

Coast battered again but storms ease

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 01:54
The coast of Wales is battered by strong winds and high tides once again but forecasters say the worst of the storms is over for now.

What happens when PPI cash runs out?

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 01:52
What happens when PPI cash runs out?

Queen's Baton Relay route revealed

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 01:50
Dylan Thomas's boathouse and the Urdd Eisteddfod will be among venues visited in Wales as part of the Queen's Baton Relay this summer.

Giants and start-ups at CES

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 01:48
Blockbusters and minnows compete in Las Vegas

In pictures: Resort by Anna Fox

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 01:12
Butlins holiday camp at Bognor Regis

Taiwan man survives 60 hours in sea

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 01:07
A Taiwanese man who cannot swim survives 60 hours in rough seas by clinging to a piece of wood after being swept away.

Violence 'not new' at disorder jail

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 00:41
Details emerge of further violent incidents at a privately-run prison where a serious disturbance took place on Sunday.

Hundreds at service for missing teen

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 00:38
Hundreds of people attend a church service for a missing teenager who has not been seen since going out to take photographs of stormy seas.

VIDEO: Languages to be compulsory in England

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 00:28
It will be compulsory for primary school children aged seven and above to learn another language, from September 2014 in England.

Badger cull 'cost £4,121 per animal'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 00:05
The pilot badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire cost more than £4,000 per badger, according to an animal charity.

The Secret Burglary That Exposed J. Edgar Hoover's FBI

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 23:58

A new book reveals details of the historic 1971 burglary of an FBI office in Media, Pa. The theft of documents exposed domestic surveillance abuses committed by J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. The bureau never solved the case. Now, for the first time in four decades, the people behind the burglary have told their story.

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CES 2014: Please don't run me down!

BBC - Mon, 2014-01-06 23:57
Trying to survive new car tech at CES 2014

Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam

NPR News - Mon, 2014-01-06 23:57

There's little talk of God at "Sunday Assembly," but you will find community, music and skepticism. There are now almost 30 congregations in several countries, offering what the British founders of the movement call "the best bits of church, but with no religion and awesome pop songs."

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