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Report: NSA Collects Millions Of Photos For Facial Recognition Project

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 10:53

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA is scouring emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other sources looking for facial-recognition quality photographs.

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Warming 'to increase severe floods'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 10:51
Global warming will lead to a significant increase in extreme summer downpours and flash floods in the UK, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Taliban celebrate prisoner 'victory'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 10:37
Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has issued a rare public statement hailing the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held US soldier as a "big victory".

Sam Smith scores number one album

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 10:07
BBC Sound of 2014 winner Sam Smith soars to the top of the UK album chart with his debut record, In The Lonely Hour.

Murray to play for third straight day

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 09:45
Andy Murray must recover quickly from a draining win to take on Fernando Verdasco in the French Open last 16 on Monday.

Missing divers found by search crews

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 09:45
Two divers are found safe after a search was launched when they failed to return to their boat.

Second attack at house within hours

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 09:25
Two men are physically assaulted at a house in Belfast just hours after the same property was targeted in a racist hate crime.

Arsenal Ladies retain FA Women's Cup

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 09:22
Arsenal win the FA Cup for the second successive year and a record 13th time overall as they beat Everton 2-0 at Stadium MK.

Police name Borders rally crash dead

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 09:17
The police name three people who died at a motor rally in the Scottish Borders, who were all from near Glasgow.

A Sisyphean Task Begins As 'Forget' Requests Roll Into Google

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 09:03

Following a European court ruling, the search engine is taking requests to delete personal information. At one point on Friday, Google was getting more than 20 requests a minute.

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Quintana wraps up Giro victory

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 09:02
Colombian Movistar rider Nairo Quintana wins the first Grand Tour of his career with victory in the Giro d'Italia.

In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:59

A major hurricane has not made landfall in the United States in for 3,142 days. That's the longest streak going back to 1900.

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Smoking and cancer gene 'deadly mix'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:57
Smoking and the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2 combine to "enormously" increase the risk of lung cancer, a UK-based study shows.

Federer suffers French Open exit

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:56
Roger Federer fails to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the first time since 2004, losing to Ernests Gulbis.

Two dead and five hurt in bike crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:55
Two motorcyclists die and five other people are hurt after a collision involving a car and six motorcycles.

Driver badly injured in gang attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:54
Police appeal for information after a driver is stabbed in his car by a gang of youths in Yoker early on Sunday.

What Elections? Syrian Opposition Rejects Assad's Expected Win

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:46

President Bashar Assad is sure to win in Tuesday's election. Some opponents are boycotting the vote, airing frustrations through bleak satire. There are signs that others will use violence in protest.

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VIDEO: Husband unaware of Sudan 'release'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:44
The husband of a woman sentenced to death in Sudan for abandoning Islam has told the BBC he has not been informed that his wife will be released.

Appeal after boys hurt in car crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 07:46
Police appeal for information after a 15-year-old driver is seriously injured when he loses control of a car on the A713 in Ayrshire.

Girl, 15, rescued in water accident

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-01 07:33
A 15-year-old girl is airlifted to hospital after getting trapped underwater while taking part in the sport flyboarding.
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