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Ex-Rated: Should Men Fear This App?

December 10, 2013 3:00 am

#BBCtrending looks at the popular – and controversial – app in Brazil, Lulu, which allows women to rate men and share their assessments through social networks.

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Wintry Blast Targets Mid-Atlantic

December 10, 2013 2:41 am

The Mid-Atlantic states are facing their second blast of wintry weather since Sunday. Up to five inches of snow could fall from Washington, DC to Philadelphia. (Dec. 10)

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Crowds Brave Rain for Mandela´s Funeral

December 10, 2013 2:16 am

Thousands of mourners braved South Africa's summer rain as they packed the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg for a national memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday (December 10). Despite pouring rains, the atmosphere inside the stadium was celebratory, with people in colorful wear dancing, blowing "vuvuzelas" – plastic horns – and singing songs from the […]

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A Colony of Bats in Queensland

December 10, 2013 1:59 am

Tens of thousands of bats have infested the city of Charter Towers in Queensland, Australia. The city council is trying to drive them away using horns, helicopters and gun blasts. Residents say they have had enough — of the noise, and of bat droppings that have covered their yards.

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Raw: President Obama in South Africa

December 10, 2013 1:25 am

President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for former South African President Nelson Mandela's memorial. (Dec. 10)

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Comic Relief Invested in Arms Trade

December 10, 2013 12:58 am

Millions of pounds donated to Comic Relief have been invested in shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms, BBC Panorama learns.

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Seal Pups Stranded by Tidal Surge

December 10, 2013 12:58 am

A wildlife centre in Norfolk says it is struggling to cope after more than 100 seal pups were found injured following last week's flooding.

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Raw: Singing, Dancing at Mandela Memorial

December 10, 2013 12:40 am

The thousands gathered in South Africa for former President Nelson Mandela's memorial are singing and dancing. Many of the mourners say they are there to celebrate Mandela's life. (Dec. 10)

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China Report Card Shows an Economy Needing Improvement

December 9, 2013 11:57 pm

China's vast transformation – over the long run a steady work in progress. But over the course of 2013: a symphony of swinging indicators. And while China's new leaders have pledged to shift the economic engine from export driven manufacturing to domestic consumption, this year's data shows there's a long way to go. Here's a […]

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Spare the Air restrictions frustrate some cold residents

December 9, 2013 11:36 pm

Tempted to put a log on the fire, or in the woodstove?  The Bay Air Quality Management District says, don’t. Tuesday is another Spare the Air day, third in a row, and seventh of the season. That news fired up Pleasanton resident Terry Baranouskas. “No, that’s gonna be another cold day,” he told KTVU, as […]

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