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VIDEO: Scars of war: Man's battle with PTSD 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 06:17:45 GMT 
    The BBC's Jeremy Cooke went to meet Paul Wilson, one former serviceman who been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder.

VIDEO: Pensioner's £1,000 lunch for lonely 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:37:20 GMT 
    An 86-year-old woman decides to treat dozens of strangers to Christmas dinner in a pub in Devon.

VIDEO: Items from WWI Christmas truce 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:20:16 GMT 
    Alan Wakefield from the Imperial War Museums showed Robert Hall some of the home comforts enjoyed by British soldiers during Christmas 1914.

VIDEO: 'Beetroot as lipstick won't catch on' 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:16:32 GMT 
    In the midst of Russia's current currency crisis, a government senator has been advising the country's women to use beetroot instead of imported lipstick.

VIDEO: The vintage car investment boom 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 03:02:51 GMT 
    The market for vintage cars is booming as wealthy investors seek more unusual places to invest their money.

Letter from Africa: Zimbabwe's season of no cheer? 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:23:43 GMT 
    Opinion: Why Zimbabwe is feeling little festive cheer

'Super-astute' Welby faces big challenges 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:02:00 GMT 
    The new Archbishop of Canterbury has made an impressive start, says Caroline Wyatt - but his work has only just begun.

The year in business: 2014 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 00:09:27 GMT 
    During 2014 in business and economics, the shine seemed to come off a multitude of big ideas which had seemed until recently unstoppable.

2014 was the year of self-doubt 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:44:31 GMT 
    The year 2014 will go down as one of unprecedented events that challenged the established view of the world

Key issues addressed by agreement 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:22:53 GMT 
    The Stormont House negotiations tackled a number of contentious issues, although there is less progress on some others.

The woman poised for power in Kashmir 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:02:05 GMT 
    The BBC profiles Mehbooba Mufti, who led her People's Democratic Party to win most seats in state assembly elections in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Why did North Korea's internet go down? 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:31:38 GMT 
    The BBC's Stephen Evans in Seoul analyses the North Korean internet outage and its likely impact on the reclusive nation.

Picture power: The masked man 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:10:43 GMT 
    Photographer Marko Djurica on the story behind his picture from Donetsk.

VIDEO: Virginia's water-skiing Santa Claus 
  Wed, 24 Dec 2014 20:47:24 GMT 
    The annual water-skiing Santa event takes place on the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Burton and Bonham Carter split up 
  Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:26:14 GMT 
    Director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter announce they have "separated amicably" after 13 years together.

LDL Staff Picks

Elvis and the Dearly Departed
3 of 5 stars true
If you are or ever were an Elvis fan you will appreciate these books by Peggy Webb. Elvis is a hound dog (of course) who thinks he is the real Elvis. ~LDL Staff
Greasy Rider: Two Dudes, One Fast-Food-Fueled Car, and a Cross-Country Trip in Search of a Greener Future
3 of 5 stars true
Two friends set across the United States in their previously diesel-fueled car that was converted to run on cooking oil in order to examine alternatives for cleaner energy. The friends learn that Al Gore lives in an energy-hogging mansio...
Winter Garden
3 of 5 stars true
This book is beautifully written and I learned a great deal about what happened in Russia during the reign of Stalin. My favorite book, of late. ~LDL Staff
Poison Study
4 of 5 stars true
Fast-paced, this book is hard to put down. ~LDL Staff
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