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Somerset Levels flood work starts

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 01:23
Work begins on two roads on the Somerset Levels - with one raised higher - to help combat future flooding problems.

AUDIO: One Day author 'incredibly lucky'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 01:23
David Nicholls' new book "Us" is published tomorrow and is being described as one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the year.

VIDEO: Cern at 60 in 60 seconds

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 01:16
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) is celebrating its 60th birthday. Here is a quick look at its life so far - in 60 seconds.

AUDIO: 'Jammer' stops drivers using phones

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 01:08
An American entrepreneur has come up with a device that blocks all communication to your phone while you are driving to ensure you're not tempted.

Obama: US underestimated rise of IS

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 00:54
President Obama acknowledges that US agencies underestimated the threat posed by the Islamist insurgency in Syria.

Balfour Beatty warns on profits

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 00:48
Balfour Beatty issues its third profits warning in five months, compounding concerns over the UK's biggest construction group.

VIDEO: Richie: 'I'm a hopeless romantic'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 00:47
Lionel Richie speaks to BBC Breakfast about his UK tour and why he still loves performing

VIDEO: Work to lift flood-prone road begins

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 00:24
Work is beginning to raise part of one of the main roads in the Somerset levels to protect it from future flooding.

VIDEO: US lessons for UK's nuclear waste?

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-29 00:00
BBC Inside Out investigates the options for the UK's growing plutonium stockpile at Sellafield in Cumbria.

Survey: ATM, Checking Account Overdraft Fees Surge

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:44

The survey released Monday by Bankrate.com finds the average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed 5 percent over the past year to a new high of $4.35 per transaction.

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In pictures: People of India

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:42
Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers

Tributes to Welsh poet Dannie Abse

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:33
Tributes have been paid to the Welsh poet and author Dannie Abse, who has died aged 91, with people urged to read his poetry and 'remember him'.

In N.H. Race, A Rematch Of A Rematch

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:30

Voters in New Hampshire's 1st District have swung back and forth in recent congressional elections. This year, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter meets former GOP Rep. Frank Guinta for the third time.

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In N.H. Race, A Rematch Of A Rematch

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:30

Voters in New Hampshire's 1st District have swung back and forth in recent congressional elections. This year, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter meets former GOP Rep. Frank Guinta for the third time.

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Who's Buried In The 'Magnificent' Tomb From Ancient Greece?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:28

The largest archaeological find of its kind in Greece has set off speculation and thrilled Greeks, reminding them they are rich in history.

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Rochester Focuses On A New Picture Of American Manufacturing

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:27

Rochester, N.Y., was once the imaging capital of the world, home to Kodak, Xerox and Bausch + Lomb. Now, with a drastically cut manufacturing sector, the city is trying to build something new.

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A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries of the Brain By Talking And Watching

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:26

If you have a problem with your heart or liver, the diagnosis will likely be made by a lab test or medical image. But neurologist Allan Ropper says those tests often fail when it comes to the brain.

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HBCUs Move To Address Campus Sexual Assaults, But Is It Enough?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:26

One major study found sexual assaults are lower on campuses of historically black colleges and universities. But some question those numbers and whether HBCUs have the resolve to address the issue.

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California adopts sex crime rule

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:25
California becomes the first US state to require students to have active consent before all sexual activity, as it seeks to tackle rape on campus.

More RAF jets on Iraqi mission

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-28 23:06
Two further RAF Tornado jets have carried out a combat mission over Iraq after Parliament authorised air strikes against Islamic State militants.
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