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The escorts who want to rebrand male prostitution

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:20
Most people think of male prostitution as dangerous, exploitative work. But some are attempting to reinvent it.

Been and gone: Hat-maker to the royals and the artist behind Korky the Cat

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:18
Hatmaker to the royals and Korky the Cat's artist

The three-month flight along the Nile

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 17:14
The mechanic behind a 1914 flight along the Nile

Brazil: Gangs set four buses alight

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:58
Brazilian gangs acting on orders from inmates at a notorious jail have set fire to four buses in the north-eastern city of Sao Luis, officials say.

Better school food standards urged

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:41
School kitchens in Scotland have been ordered to improve food hygiene standards 83 times in the past five years, according to figures.

Nicaragua canal construction delayed

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:21
The head of the Nicaragua canal project, linking the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, says construction will not begin this year as planned.

VIDEO: Tackling growing cash machine crime

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:14
Almost eight million people use a cash machine every day in Britain but who is watching the thieves trying to access our bank accounts using 'skimming'?

VIDEO: Lebanon's al-Qaeda chief Majid dies

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 16:02
Al-Qaeda's commander in Lebanon, Majid al-Majid, has died in custody in a Beirut hospital, Lebanon's army says.

Putin relaxes ban on Sochi protests

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 15:57
The Russian authorities relax a ban on protest rallies at the Sochi Winter Olympics but set strict conditions for demonstrations.

VIDEO: US braced for more snow storms

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:59
Parts of Canada and the north-eastern United States are bracing themselves for more heavy snow and freezing temperatures as forecasters warn the winter storm is likely to continue throughout the weekend.

Some Women Decide Their Place Isn't In The Illegal Gun Trade

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:57

Women play an outsized role in the underground firearms marketplace. Often they handle illegal guns that are not for for their own use, but for men close to them. One Boston program is campaigning against gun violence, drawing connections between "crime guns" and domestic violence.

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VIDEO: Singer Phil Everly dies aged 74

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:55
Phil Everly, one half of the rock and country duo the Everly Brothers, has died in California at the age of 74, of complications from lung disease.

VIDEO: Teen missing after photographing storm

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:50
People are being warned to brace themselves for floods on England's coasts and rivers.

Phil Everly: Harmony To His Brother's Melody

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:20

The Everly Brothers influenced an entire generation of popular musicians. Don's voice usually handled the melody, but Phil gave the higher accompanying harmony to that melody, which defined the brothers' sound. Phil Everly died Friday from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74.

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Controversial Since Day 1, Bowl Championship Series To End

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:08

On Monday, the BCS National Championship featuring Florida State and Auburn University will mark the end of the confusing and controversial Bowl Championship Series. Dennis Dodd from CBS Sports speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about what this means for the future of NCAA football.

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Iraq's Anbar Province Under Threat From Al-Qaida

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 14:08

Heavy fighting has been reported in the Anbar province of Iraq this week. NPR's Arun Rath speaks to Middle East specialist Kirk Sowell about what it means.

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Iraq government 'loses Fallujah'

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 13:20
Iraqi troops have reportedly lost control of the strategic city of Fallujah after intense fighting with al-Qaeda militants and local Sunni tribesmen.

Wenger defends Walcott after gesture

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 13:01
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger defends Theo Walcott after the striker made a gesture to Tottenham fans in their FA Cup tie.

Saul Zaentz, Oscar Winner Who Feuded With John Fogerty, Dies

NPR News - Sat, 2014-01-04 12:41

Zaentz produced few films, but three of them won "best picture" honors: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The English Patient. Before making films, he was in the music industry. He and Creedence Clearwater Revival's Fogerty had some bitter legal battles over the singer's songs.

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Al-Qaeda under attack in north Syria

BBC - Sat, 2014-01-04 12:34
An al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria issues an ultimatum to rival rebel groups fighting it, threatening to leave the city of Aleppo to government forces.

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