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Bill Gates calls for 'germ games'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 01:36
The world needs to prepared for the next major health crisis Bill Gates has warned at the Ted conference in Vancouver.

Actress Minnelli returns to rehab

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 01:20
Liza Minnelli is admitted to a drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit for treatment of substance abuse.

Burning Temple 'a pagan practice'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 01:18
A Presbyterian Minister from County Tyrone has described plans to burn the wooden structure called Temple in Londonderry as a pagan practice.

Do orangutans lie about their size?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 01:12
Orangutans use their hands to alter their voices and make themselves sound bigger, say scientists.

Tunis gunman 'known to authorities'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 01:11
One of two gunmen who carried out an attack that killed 19 people at a Tunis museum was known to the authorities, Tunisia's PM says.

Man sought after teen bus threat

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 00:43
A CCTV image of a suspect is released after two boys were forced off a bus and made to carry out a sex assault.

Crashed lorries leave road closed

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 00:20
Two lorries have been involved in a crash on the A9 about a mile north of Kingussie which closed the road in both directions.

VIDEO: On French patrol against jihadi groups

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-19 00:14
Thomas Fessy visits French paratroopers patrolling the border area between Niger and Libya as they work to cut off trafficking and supply routes used by jihadi groups

Next profit up 12.5% on sales boost

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 23:52
High street and mail-order retailer Next said profit for the year rose 12.5% to £782m after sales soared to nearly £4bn.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 23:40
Kane set for England call, Wolfsburg eye Everton striker Lukaku again, plus more.

Scientists Catch Up On The Sex Life Of Coral To Help Reefs Survive

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 23:35

It's all in the timing. Biologists haven't been able to breed embryos of the rare, pillar coral in the lab because it's been tough to catch the creatures in the act.

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More Americans Opt For Risky Long-Term Car Loans

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 23:33

The length of the average car loan isn't just creeping up, it's leaping up. Nearly 40 percent of people secure car loans that take more than five years to pay off. The trend has some analysts alarmed.

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One Year After Mudslide, First Responders Tackle Emotional Damage

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 23:29

This weekend, residents of Washington state will mark one year since a massive mudslide devastated a small community, killing 43 people and destroying dozens of homes in a matter of minutes.

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As Women Try Out For Armor Units, 'If You Can Hack It, You Can Hack It'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 23:24

As part of an experiment, the men and women of a Marine armor unit are being assessed on difficult physical tasks, such as hooking up heavy towing gear. The women are keeping up, but it's a struggle.

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Obama Says Critics Making 'The Same Argument' Despite Better Economy

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 23:22

President Obama defends his economic track record, even as Republicans are trying to change the government's fiscal course. House and Senate committees unveiled draft budgets that would cut spending.

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Williams makes Indian Wells semis

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 23:21
Serena Williams reaches the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells by beating Timea Bacsinszky.

Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-18 23:06

The hormone that controls blood sugar among diabetics is one of the oldest medicines used today. But more than 90 years after its discovery, a low-cost version is no longer available in the U.S.

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China and Japan hold security talks

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 22:41
China and Japan are holding their first high-level security talks in four years, following tensions over territorial and historical issues.

Yahoo pulls the plug on China office

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 22:39
Internet giant Yahoo is closing its China office and laying off "around 350" employees as part of a worldwide consolidation aimed at cutting costs.

More flights cancelled at airport

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-18 22:35
Several flights from Aberdeen International Airport have been cancelled on Thursday morning after heavy fog the previous evening.

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