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VIDEO: Dental patient 'absolutely furious'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 10:06
A woman whose family dentist is currently under review for poor infection control practices has told the BBC that she is "furious and horrified".

VIDEO: Warren Clarke: A life on screen

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:53
British actor Warren Clarke has died aged 67 after a short illness, his agent has confirmed.

Cancer Drugs Fund 'to be restricted'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:45
Some life-saving cancer medicines are likely to be removed from the list of expensive drugs paid for out of a special fund set up the prime minster.

Obamacare Architect Apologizes For Remarks On The Law's Passage

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:45

In a video, economist Jonathan Gruber says "the stupidity of the American voter" was key to the law's passage. He has apologized, but critics say his remarks are an admission of intentional deceit.

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Two US workers stuck 69 storeys high

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:39
Two workers are stuck on collapsed scaffolding 69 storeys above the ground at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.

Afghanistan's Opium Harvest Sets New Record

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:36

An annual U.N. report finds that more than 550,000 acres were cultivated with opium poppies this year — that's approaching the total land area of Rhode Island.

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VIDEO: 'Fantastic, fantastic, it's landed'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:31
"It's landed - I've waited years for this", Professor Monica Grady has said, on finding out that the robot probe Philae had landed on a comet.

S.C. Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Overturned

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:23

Rejecting the state's argument that it, not the U.S. government, has the authority to define marriage, a federal judge overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.

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War crimes suspect back in Belgrade

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:17
Serbian ultra-nationalist Vojislav Seselj, on trial at the UN war crimes tribunal at The Hague, arrives in Belgrade for cancer treatment.

Golden State Joe: California Makes A Play For Coffee's Future

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:15

California's coffee crop is new and small, but farmers are optimistic about its potential. Scientists hope that by growing coffee here they can learn more about how to help the crop resist disease.

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Irish female on Fifa goals shortlist

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:14
Ireland women's international Steph Roche is named alongside James Rodriguez on the Fifa goal of the year shortlist.

£3m fund after Murco job losses

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:13
A £3m fund to protect and create jobs in Pembrokeshire is announced in response to 340 job losses at the Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven.

Training The Next Generation Of Doctors To Get LGBT Health Right

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:01

People who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender often have a hard time getting appropriate health care. Med schools need to integrate LGBT health throughout training, a key group says.

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YouTube begins music subscriptions

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:00
YouTube launches a subscription service that lets users stream music videos without adverts and download them to smartphones and tablets.

VIDEO: Hands on with YouTube Music Key

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 09:00
Google's YouTube is starting a subscription service that allows users to stream ad-free music videos, and download them for offline use.

VIDEO: 'People invested entire lives in this'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 08:52
"Generations" of scientists have celebrated the landing of the probe Philae on a comet 300 million miles away, Dr Matt Taylor has told BBC News

Russia plans long-range air patrols

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 08:52
Russia has said it will conduct regular air patrols to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, missions that were wound down after the Cold War.

Farage: I could do deal with Labour

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 08:41
Nigel Farage says UKIP could do a deal with Labour - adding that he would "do a deal with the devil if he got me what I wanted" .

'Becker influence is underestimated'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 08:38
World number one Novak Djokovic says having Grand Slam-winning Boris Becker as his coach helps him "more than people can see".

Ebola outbreak deaths pass 5,000

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 08:36
Number of people killed by Ebola rises above 5,000 in worst-ever outbreak of the virus, the World Health Organization says.