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News that can deflect a blow
Half the world or so misheard
Delivered through a short window
Pray what am I? A single word ...

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I think the answer is

Mail

News that can deflect a blow

Chain mail can deflect a blow. There are many newspapers called the Mail.

Half the world or so misheard

Roughly half the world's population is male (or mail misheard)

Delivered through a short window

Mail is delivered through a letterbox which is a short window.

Prey what am I? A single word ...

Mail is a single word.

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  • $\begingroup$ Got it in one. I obviously need to make a harder one next time. $\endgroup$ – abligh Jul 4 '16 at 18:22

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