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Autodesk to manufacture 3D printers

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 10:00
Autodesk is to launch its own 3D printer as part of an effort to drive adoption of software that would allow it to become the industry's equivalent of Android.

Debate: Is Death Final?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:54

The idea of an afterlife has fascinated humans for millennia. In a recent Intelligence Squared debate, two teams faced off over the concept of life after death from a scientific perspective.

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In pictures: Turkey mine disaster

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:53
Aftermath of a coal mine explosion

Cipriani set for England recall

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:49
Sale Sharks' Danny Cipriani will be named in England's preliminary squad on Thursday ahead of the tour of New Zealand.

Second arrest over care home abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:35
A second woman is arrested on suspicion of assaulting a resident at an Essex care home following and undercover Panorama investigation.

Cable signals zero-hours re-think

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:33
The government is considering giving workers on zero-hours contracts the right to request fixed contracts, Vince Cable says.

Qatar 'to ease foreign worker laws'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:32
Qatar proposes a new law to change controversial legislation on foreign workers amid mounting criticism ahead of the 2022 football World Cup.

For The Win(e): U.S. Passes France As World's Top Wine Consumer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:22

French wine consumption fell 7 percent between 2012 and 2013, while U.S. consumption grew by 0.5 percent, a report finds. Still, the French drink six times more wine per head than Americans.

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Labour MP defends 'rapists' tweet

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:18
Labour MP Austin Mitchell rejects calls to apologise for comparing Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca to rape in a Twitter message.

VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:12
A young boy had a lucky escape when a neighbour's dog attacked him while playing on his bike.

Is the Russell Group really an 'oligarchy'?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:12
Sean Coughlan on the Russell Group's marketing success

Tropical storms migrate toward poles

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:09
Tropical storms have been migrating northwards and southwards towards the poles for the past 30 years, a study suggests.

Water use boosts California quakes

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:08
Extracting water for human activities is increasing the number of small earthquakes being triggered in California.

Scolari faces Portugal tax inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 09:00
Brazil's football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is made the focus of a criminal investigation into tax fraud in Portugal weeks before the World Cup.

'Colombia Three' appeal unopposed

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:53
The Public Prosecution Service says it will not oppose an appeal by one of the so-called Colombia Three against a weapons conviction.

Pardew to stay in charge of Newcastle

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:46
Alan Pardew will remain Newcastle's manager the club states following rumours they were talking to other candidates.

Ulissi beats Evans to Giro stage win

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:39
Italian Diego Ulissi outsprints 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans to win stage five of Giro d'Italia.

School crash driver wore flip flops

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:38
A driver was wearing flip flops when he crashed into a lollipop lady and injured five pupils on a school crossing in south Wales, a court has heard.

In A New Twist To A Poignant Tale, Oscar-Winning Director Found Dead

NPR News - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:32

Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul won an Oscar with his first documentary, a poignant story about an American singer who was famous in South Africa for decades and didn't know it.

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Villagers 'repel Boko Haram attack'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 08:30
Villagers in northern Nigeria say they have repelled an attack by suspected militants amid reports of unrest amongst disgruntled soldiers in Maiduguri.
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