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VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:19
Hitch-hiking robot HitchBOT completes a 6,000 km (3,700 mile) trip plus other tech news

Can computers replace historians?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:15
Can computers do a job traditionally done by academics?

Tube passengers affected by strike

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:13
Passengers are hit by strike action as Tube drivers on the Central Line walk out over a "bullying culture".

Chilton to race in Belgium after all

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:06
Briton Max Chilton will race at the Belgian Grand Prix after all following the resolution of a dispute with his Marussia team.

Should the English have their own parliament?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 01:00
Watch and click as Mark Easton explore the issues

Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:56

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

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Malaysia observes silence for MH17

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:53
Malaysians observe a moment of silence following the arrival of the bodies of 20 victims of Flight MH17 which crashed in Ukraine in July.

Safe standing backed by Lib Dems

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:52
The Liberal Democrats want to change the law and allow Premier League and Championship clubs to introduce safe standing at stadiums.

VIDEO: London Luton bottom of airport poll

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:51
Passengers should try to use the UK's smaller airports for a better holiday experience, a survey has suggested.

Scots folk singer Jean Redpath dies

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:41
The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.

Bog to be searched for Disappeared

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:15
Forensic work is to begin next week in the search for an IRA victim whose body has been missing for almost 40 years.

Health experts' food poverty warning

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:13
More people are suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, health experts warn.

Doctors may face 'tougher sanctions'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:11
Failing doctors could be forced to apologise to patients under measures being considered by the medical regulator.

Rare China death row acquittal

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:08
A man convicted of murdering two children is acquitted by China's highest court, in a rare move.

VIDEO: Match of the Day at 50

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:04
As the new football season kicks off this August, the television institution that is Match of the Day celebrates 50 years since it was first aired.

EDF to pay out £3m after complaints

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-22 00:00
EDF Energy is ordered to pay £3m after an Ofgem probe into the way the firm handled customer complaints, the last of the "big six" to make such a payment.

Who will triumph in the T20 Blast?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 23:49
Birmingham Bears, Hampshire, Lancashire and Surrey will chase the season's first trophy at Edgbaston on Saturday.

The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 23:31

Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."

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VIDEO: What goes on behind the scenes at MOTD?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-21 23:29
BBC Sport goes behind the scenes at Match of the Day with Gary Lineker and the team before the show's 50th birthday.

TV's New Doctor Who Has An Old Connection To The Series

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-21 23:29

The BBC will soon air its first Doctor Who episode with Peter Capaldi as the show's hero, The Doctor. Capaldi says the 50-year-old series inspired him to become an actor.

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