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Money no barrier to Man Utd signings

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 00:14
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is told he can spend as much money as he wants if he decides to improve his squad.

Kidney death families 'disappointed'

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 00:11
The families of two men who died after receiving organs infected with a parasitic worm say they are "disappointed" with the outcome of the inquests.

Vicar bailed over newborn baby murder

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 00:09
A vicar and his daughter are bailed following their arrests on suspicion of murdering a baby whose body was found in Lancashire.

New launch attempt for Orion capsule

BBC - Fri, 2014-12-05 00:06
Another attempt will be made today to launch Nasa's new astronaut capsule, ultimately intended for a Mars mission.

VIDEO: The busy school with no pupils

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:58
How children living in remote parts of Australia are learning via video conferencing

Indians 'lose sight' after surgery

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:54
Authorities in India's Punjab state are probing claims that a number of patients who underwent free cataract operations have lost their sight.

VIDEO: New test for man v machine

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:50
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.

Savage: Sacking season set to start

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:38
BBC Sport's Robbie Savage on why he thinks we will not have to wait long to see the first Premier League managerial casualty of the season.

A Miami School Goes From Blank Canvas To Mural-Covered

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:35

Jose de Diego Middle School has large expanses of facade that are almost begging for decoration. To raise funds for arts education at the school, artists are helping transform its walls with paint.

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Civil Rights Attorney On How She Built Trust With Police

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:33

Over the past 20 years, the Los Angeles Police Department has been reformed to work better with minority communities. One of the main forces behind that reform has been attorney Connie Rice.

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Caring For AIDS Patients, 'When No One Else Would'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:29

Ruth Coker Burks has no medical training, but has spent decades caring for people with AIDS. "I've buried over 40 people in my family's cemetery," she says, "because their families didn't want them."

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As Ebola Surges In Sierra Leone, Communities Take Control

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:25

With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.

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For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:24

Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But it's causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.

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US hostage's family in video appeal

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:19
The family of UK-born American hostage Luke Somers release a video appealing to al-Qaeda militants in Yemen to "show mercy" and release him.

Catholic Church cuts adoption links

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:18
The Catholic Church is to end its relationship with an adoption service following changes in legislation allowing same-sex couples to adopt.

VIDEO: Lowest rail fare rise for five years

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:01
Average rail fares will rise by 2.2% from 2 January, marking the lowest rise for five years. Richard Westcott reports.

Argentine junta-era child discovered

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 22:29
An Argentine campaign group says it has found another child snatched from political prisoners detained and killed under military rule in the 1970s.

Organ transplant concerns allayed

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 22:21
Patients must not be put off accepting donor organs following the deaths of two men who received kidneys infected with a parasitic worm, experts say.

Jones wins World Grand Prix crown

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 22:12
Britain's Olympic champion Jade Jones beats world number one Eva Calvo Gomez to be crowned champion in Mexico.

VIDEO: Women fight for football on grass

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 22:08
Some of the world's best female footballers are taking legal action to try to prevent the women's World Cup being held on plastic pitches.