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The strange normality of life in the middle of Syria's war

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:39
How every-day life continues despite a civil war

Cows Remain At Large After Breakout At Idaho Meat Plant

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:23

Cows were running free in Pocatello, Idaho, Tuesday, following in the hooves of a feisty heifer that escaped from a meat packing plant Friday.

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E-cigarettes 'can help smokers quit'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:13
E-cigarettes can help smokers stop or reduce their habit, a Cochrane review has found.

Bill Cosby will not face LA charges

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:12
Charges will not be filed against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1974, US prosecutors say.

Fat 'breathed out' of body via lungs

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:08
Fat can be breathed out as well as burned off as you lose weight, biochemists who have studied metabolism at a microscopic level say.

Boxer Crolla 'attacked by burglars'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:08
Anthony Crolla is in "a stable condition" in hospital after suffering head injuries sustained when confronting burglars.

Mercedes rivalry set to continue

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:05
Mercedes plan to let team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle it out for the title again next season.

Brazil indigenous clash in Congress

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:05
Brazilian indigenous protesters armed with bows and arrows clash with police inside the National Congress building in Brasilia.

Petrol 'to fall below £1 a litre'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:02
Petrol could soon sell for less than £1 a litre thanks to the plummeting price of oil, motoring organisation the RAC has predicted.

VIDEO: Boyhood dream: Acting out Star Wars

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:00
Actor's one man Rings and Star Wars shows

Mourinho plays down quadruple talk

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 15:00
Jose Mourinho says his Chelsea side "don't speak" about the chance of winning the quadruple this season.

Bill Cosby Won't Be Charged Over 1974 Molestation Claim

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 14:23

Citing the statute of limitations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says it won't pursue child sexual abuse charges against the comedian, a subject of numerous allegations.

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VIDEO: Could this be the last Dalai Lama?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 14:17
The UK has been soft on China over the Hong Kong protest because Britain is economically weak, the Dalai Lama suggests.

VIDEO: Chester player takes the biscuit

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 14:16
Chester's Gareth Roberts enjoys a packet of biscuits during his side's FA Cup defeat to Barnsley.

Gibson CEO: We're so much more than guitars

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-12-16 14:07

Henry Juszkiewicz grew up playing guitar and played some gigs before becoming the CEO of one of the world’s most recognizable music companies, Gibson.

“My first band had an accordion, because we played a lot of weddings,”  Juszkiewicz says.

But Gibson is a lot more than just guitars these days, according to Juszkiewicz.

“We are in the music business, not just one segment,” he says.

Gibson is getting into the headphone business, Juszkiewicz says, and the company recently signed a 15-year lease for one of Los Angeles' most recognizable music hubs, the Tower Records building on the Sunset Strip.

“I’m gonna try to bring back the feeling that Tower had on people…. We also want live entertainment. We want it to be a thriving cultural place,” Juszkiewicz says. 

Liverpool must keep Rodgers - Savage

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:47
Robbie Savage says Brendan Rodgers should remain Liverpool manager, but he should sell Mario Balotelli and buy a defender.

How much was 1989 like 1919?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:43
How much was 1989 like 1919?

What's behind growing gun support in US?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:42
Why is support for guns rising in US as crime falls?

The story of the couple in the 'Deaf and Dumb Wedding' of 1940

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:41
The intriguing 'deaf and dumb’ wedding of 1940

On Nebraska's Prairies, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-16 13:35

The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.

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