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VIDEO: Fears of CAR humanitarian crisis

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:51
The UN children's charity, Unicef, has warned that the Central African Republic is heading for a humanitarian disaster, as civilians suffer amid ongoing ethnic violence.

McCain Lays Al-Qaida Surge In Iraq At Obama's Feet

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:42

Al-Qaida has gained control in an area where 1,300 U.S. troops lost their lives during the Iraq War. Troops who came home are now wondering whether it was all in vain, the Arizona Republican says. He says the total withdrawal of troops from Iraq left a vacuum that's being filled by America's enemies.

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VIDEO: Toy gun sales soar in Pakistan

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:41
Shops across Pakistan have seen a rapid increase in the sale of toy guns of various shapes and sizes in recent months.

I'll fight on at West Ham - Allardyce

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:37
Sam Allardyce is determined to continue as West Ham manager despite his side's 6-0 thrashing at Manchester City in the League Cup.

Solar Flare Will Hit Earth Thursday; Northern Lights May Expand South

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:34

Tired of reading about intensely cold temperatures? How about an intense solar flare that's being blamed for disrupting a NASA mission? The good news is that the flare is also expected to expand the viewing field of the aurora borealis.

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Connected tech sparks privacy fears

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:14
New gadgets and home appliances that connect to the internet raise the threat of new kinds of privacy breaches, warn experts at CES.

Rodman sings Happy Birthday to Kim

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:11
US basketball star Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in front of huge crowds as he visits the capital.

Rebel jihadist Aleppo HQ seized

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:11
Islamist rebels capture the headquarters of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

News Or Ad? Online Advertisers Hope You'll Click To Find Out

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:07

The New York Times' new Web redesign includes "native advertising": articles written by people working for the paper's advertisers. BuzzFeed and other outlets have already embraced the ads, but critics say the lines between paid and original content are sometimes just too blurry.

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Manchester City 6-0 West Ham United

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 15:02
Alvaro Negredo scores a hat-trick as Manchester City thrash West Ham in Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.

Fears of sectarian genocide in Central African Republic

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 14:52
Central African Republic's humanitarian crisis could worsen

As Temps Drop, Gas Prices Rise, Along With Demand For Fuel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-01-08 14:45

The country is producing more natural gas than it can burn, but frigid weather has made it harder for companies to deliver that gas to those who need it, especially in densely populated areas in the Northeast. As a result, prices have skyrocketed.

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Concern over missing hillwalker

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 14:42
Police say they are concerned for a missing hillwalker who has not returned to his car after walking near Loch Rannoch in Perthshire.

Maduro acts on beauty queen murder

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 14:38
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro meets governors and mayors to co-ordinate action against violence, following the murder of ex-beauty queen Monica Spear.

First H5N1 death in North America

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 14:35
Canadian health officials confirm the first known fatal case of the H5N1 avian flu strain in North America - a patient in Alberta.

US helicopter crashes off Virginia

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 14:26
One of four crew members rescued after a US helicopter crashed off Virginia has died, officials say, while a fifth is still missing.

VIDEO: Click puts health tech to the test

BBC - Wed, 2014-01-08 14:24
Click's Spencer Kelly tests a selection of the latest health tech on show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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