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London's Cheeky Skyscrapers

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:57

London's most modern skyscrapers have their formal names. But they are also given irreverent nicknames like "The Cheese Grater" and "The Prawn."

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VIDEO: Surfers flock to ride the 'black swell'

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:56
The series of low pressure systems in the Atlantic that have caused storms in the UK, have led to big waves off the coast of Ireland.

Florida State Wins A Thriller To Take College Championship

NPR News - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:45

A wild final 4 1/2 minutes was capped by Florida State's winning touchdown that came with just 13 seconds left in the game. So the much-debated Bowl Championship Series system ends with a great game.

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Carroll close to West Ham return

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:42
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says the club's record £15m signing Andy Carroll is near to a first-team return.

MPs fear environment budget cuts

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:36
Substantial cuts to the government's environment department budget will hamper its ability to cope with emergencies such as flooding, MPs warn.

Man jailed for brutal wife murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:12
A man is jailed for life for brutally murdering his wife in a frenzied knife attack in Glasgow.

Labour wants fixed odds betting vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:07
Labour is to force a vote in Parliament on its plans to give councils the power to ban high-stakes roulette machines from bookmakers' shops.

VIDEO: Guide dog presses crossing buttons

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:00
A guide dog not only uses his eyes and ears to help his owner, he uses his paws and nose as well.

Suspended term for Old Bailey bomber

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 03:00
Old Bailey bomber Marian McGlinchey, who admitted providing a mobile phone linked to a Real IRA attack in which two soldiers were murdered, has been given a suspended sentence.

Raped girl's family meets president

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:59
The parents of a 16-year-old Indian girl who died after being gang-raped and burnt in Calcutta meet the president to seek his help in their fight for justice.

China lifts ban on games consoles

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:59
The Chinese government will allow games consoles to be made and sold in China, opening up a potentially huge market.

Shrubsole shines in warm-up draw

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:51
Anya Shrubsole takes three wickets as England women draw their Ashes warm-up match against Australia A in Perth.

Eurozone's inflation rate falls

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:48
Inflation across the eurozone slowed to 0.8% last month, latest official figures show.

Dutch call for new EU policy on Cuba

BBC - Tue, 2014-01-07 02:39
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans urges a new European Union policy towards Cuba during a visit to the Communist-run island.

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.

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