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London protest over NYC police death

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:28
Hundreds of people gather in west London in support of protests in the US over the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the New York police.

US extradition couple admit fraud

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:27
A couple from Northamptonshire accused of defrauding the US company they worked for admit the charges against them.

Some Deportees Return To Mexico But Their Stuff Stays In The U.S.

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:25

A new report says thousands of people are being deported without their belongings, money or ID. And that's creating even more hardship for Mexican migrants when they return home.

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Roma 0-2 Manchester City

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:19
Manchester City qualify for the Champions League last 16 for a second successive season with a win at Roma.

Brazil's Tearful President Praises Report On Abuses Of A Dictatorship

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:19

The 2,000-page document bring to light a history of torture, executions and disappearances during the 1964-1985 military dictatorship. An amnesty law means no one has been punished for their role.

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VIDEO: 'Too many medicines, not enough health'

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:16
Dr Clare Gerada tells the BBC that men and women in England are being

Watch: Navy Ship Uses Energy Weapon In Arabian Gulf

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:08

The U.S. Navy says it made a "historic leap" by deploying a laser weapon system for the first time. A video shows the system, based on the USS Ponce in the Arabian Gulf, taking target practice.

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Boredom On The Border Between Liberia And Guinea

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:06

To stop the spread of Ebola, Liberia shut down its border crossings to Guinea. That might have been wise from a medical point of view, but it's bad for the economy — and the restless residents.

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Miliband: Deficit a test for Labour

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:05
Labour leader Ed Miliband will promise a "tough but balanced" approach to cutting the £90bn deficit, when he sets out his plans in a speech.

Myanmar's pirated pop problem

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:03
The music industry which copies versions of international hits

Jet crashes on central France home

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 13:01
A French air force jet crashes into a home for disabled people in central France, reportedly killing one person and injuring six others.

Chelsea 3-1 Sporting Lisbon

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 12:59
Chelsea win their fourth Champions League group match and deny Sporting Lisbon qualification for the last 16.

Uber's Troubles Mount Even As Its Value Grows

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 12:57

The attorneys general of San Francisco and Los Angeles counties are accusing the ride-sharing service of misrepresenting its background checks on drivers. It comes amid a rash of bad news for Uber.

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Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 12:56

Many crops we eat today are the product of genetic modifications that happen in a lab, not in nature. Scientists and consumers are divided how cautious we need to be about these foods.

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Making The Human Condition Computable

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 12:56

Technological advances are make it easier for you and your doctor to track your health and to find treatments for complex diseases. But the technology may prove costly and there are privacy pitfalls.

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Ebola doctors win 2014 Time award

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 12:50
Time magazine has given its 2014 'Person of the Year' award to workers fighting the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

VIDEO: Myanmar's pirated pop problem

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 12:40
Myanmar's fledgling music industry is dominated by pirated and slightly modified versions of international pop hits.

Song of the Year shortlist announced

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 12:06
Pharrell's Happy and Sam Smith's Money On My Mind are on the shortlist for Song of the Year at the inaugural BBC Music Awards.

Nick Denton Steps Down As Gawker's President

NPR News - Wed, 2014-12-10 11:52

But he will remain CEO of the media company that he built, and be part of a seven-member managing partnership. He said he wanted to spend more time blogging.

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Putin in energy-focused India visit

BBC - Wed, 2014-12-10 11:46
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India for a visit pinned to a number of lucrative oil and gas deals.