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Air France offers to scrap expansion

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 12:35
Air France offers to scrap plans to expand its Transavia low-cost airline in Europe, in return for striking pilots returning to work immediately.

Last Mitford sister dies at 94

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 12:32
Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, and the last surviving Mitford sister, has died at the age of 94.

Dems Probably Won't Take The House, So Why Are They Raising So Much?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 12:26

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is millions of dollars ahead of the Republicans in fundraising, especially among the small-donor faithful.

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#Gamergate Controversy Fuels Debate On Women And Video Games

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 12:26

A debate has flared surrounding ethics in video game journalism and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry. Attacks online have turned heated, vicious and ugly.

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Obama condemns IS 'network of death'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 12:07
President Obama urges a global drive against the Islamic State's (IS) "network of death", as US air strikes intensify in Iraq and Syria.

Remembering Christopher Hogwood, An Evangelist For Early Music

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 12:07

The English conductor, keyboard player and musicologist died Wednesday at age 73. He used modern scholarship and keen musicianship to bring new life to works by Handel and Bach, Mozart and Haydn.

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Man charged over Iraq roadside bombs

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:59
A 37-year-old man from north-west London is charged with conspiring to murder coalition forces in Iraq.

U.N. Security Council Unanimously Passes Anti-Terrorism Resolution

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:45

The measure targets travel of militants abroad as well as recruiting and funding for extremist groups. It was adopted at a meeting chaired by President Obama.

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Grieving But Grateful, Ebola Survivors In Liberia Give Back

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:44

After living through their own nightmares, Ebola survivors are still mourning the loss of their loved ones. But they're giving back by working at the treatment centers and caring for children.

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Clarke hits back over black managers

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:42
Football League chairman Greg Clarke says he will not be forced to step down over the under-representation of black managers.

Obama sets out US leadership vision

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:27
US President Barack Obama has laid out a broad vision of American leadership in a changing world, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Water seen on Neptune-sized planet

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:21
A cloud-free atmosphere reveals signs of water vapour on HAT-P-11b, the smallest planet beyond our Solar System ever to yield such an insight.

Research Institutions Will Have To Identify 'Dual-Use' Pathogens

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 11:11

Scientists are deeply divided on whether lab-made flu viruses are legitimate medical research or national security threats. A new federal policy asks institutions to evaluate those risks early on.

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Some iPhone 6 Plus Users Find An Unwanted Feature: It Bends

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 10:47

Some owners of Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are discovering that their superslim glass and aluminum devices aren't holding up well in an environment that's usually safe: their pockets.

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Philippine rebels threaten hostages

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 10:44
A Philippines-based militant group, Abu Sayyaf, threatens to kill two German hostages it captured in April.

The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 10:41

Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.

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'Forced work' case man 'terrified'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 10:28
A vulnerable man allegedly forced to work for 13 years at a Newport farm by a father and son was left "devastated" and "disgusted", a jury hears.

VIDEO: Brother defends Alice Gross suspect

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 10:21
Detectives involved in the search for Alice Gross have gone to Latvia to try to find information about their main suspect, as his brother Janis Daksa tells the BBC he is "a good man".

CAR's 'endless crimes' to be probed

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 10:16
The International Criminal Court opens a formal investigation into war crimes in the Central African Republic where religious conflict has displaced thousands.

Threatened birds of prey 'vanish'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 10:11
Two of the rarest birds of prey in England, which had been satellite tagged, vanish in unexplained circumstances.
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