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Moon's hidden valley system revealed

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:44
Scientists identify a huge rectangular feature on the Moon that is probably the buried remains of an ancient rift valley system.

Ex-Tory donor to give £1m to UKIP

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:31
Former Conservative supporter Arron Banks is donating £1m to UKIP after joining the party.

Alleged White House Intruder Pleads Not Guilty

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:29

Omar Gonzalez was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts, including entering a restricted building with a weapon. Gonzalez allegedly jumped a fence, then ran into the White House.

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Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola — But At What Cost?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:26

Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.

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VIDEO: Zookeeper rears leopard in bathroom

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:20
A rare clouded leopard has been hand-reared in the bathroom of a zookeeper after she was rejected by her mother.

Lithuania accuses Russia over boat

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:15
Russia is accused by Lithuania of violating international maritime laws after seizing a Lithuanian fishing boat with a crew of 30.

Europe's 'Moral Obligation' Is To Repair West Africa's Health Care System

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:06

With money and manpower, the European Union hopes to help stop the Ebola outbreak. But the EU has a long-term goal as well: Improving health care in West Africa to prevent future medical crises.

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Hospital Official: Ebola Patient's Travel Not Relayed To Doctors

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:05

A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital learned that the man had flown to the U.S. from Liberia, but that information was not communicated to doctors making the diagnosis, the official says.

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Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 10:02
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.

New Afghan leader reopens bank case

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:48
Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.

VIDEO: Fry tells 'ugly truth' in new book

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:38
The award-winning comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry has said his new volume of memoirs, More Fool Me, reveals the "ugly truth" about his cocaine use in the 1980s.

Remains found in Disappeared search

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:35
Human remains have been found in a County Meath bog by a team searching for an IRA victim missing for almost 40 years.

Britons joining IS are enemies - PM

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:32
Britons who try to join militants in Syria or Iraq will be treated as "an enemy of the UK", David Cameron says, as RAF jets carry out fresh strikes.

VIDEO: 'Mr Nobody' ups UKIP offer to £1m

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:10
Former Conservative supporter Arron Banks has announced that he will donate £1m to UKIP.

Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus

NPR News - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:06

A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.

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Record haul-out for Pacific walrus

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:04
Tens of thousands of Pacific walrus have been photographed moving ashore in northwest Alaska.

Iran filmmakers back nuclear deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 09:01
Six prominent Iranian filmmakers launch a campaign urging world powers to agree a permanent solution to the dispute over Iran's nuclear programme.

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:57
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

PM: referendum 'was nerve-wracking'

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:57
The prime minister admits the week leading up to the referendum on Scottish independence was the most nerve-wracking of his life.

Ex-ministers attack M4 relief road

BBC - Wed, 2014-10-01 08:49
Two former environment ministers criticise Welsh government plans for an M4 relief road south of Newport.
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