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Who has won the social referendum?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:35
Who has come top in Scotland’s social media battle?

Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:17

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:16

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:15

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:14

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:12

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:11

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money is distributed might fix systemic problems.

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Billionaire in NI education grant

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 00:08
A US billionaire philanthropist is providing grants in Northern Ireland for shared education, dementia care and early years learning.

Fiji coup leader awaits poll outcome

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:52
Voting ends in the first election in Fiji since former military ruler Frank Bainimarama took power in a coup in 2006.

In pictures: Memory of History

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:48
Lewis Bush's pictures link the past with the present

Your Pictures: Photos from Wales

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:26
A selection of your photos from around Wales

WRU lays down law on head injuries

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:10
A "zero tolerance" approach to rugby players with concussion must be adopted, the sport's governing body in Wales says.

Ukraine rebels defiant over new law

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:05
A key Ukrainian rebel leader tells the BBC a new law granting self-rule to parts of the east will not sway the demand for independence.

Vikings Now Say Adrian Peterson Is Banned From Team Activities

NPR News - Tue, 2014-09-16 23:05

The change in running back Adrian Peterson's status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.

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Grim Luhansk wary of Ukraine's shaky truce

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:38
Ukraine's Luhansk a grim and fearful place

Wales joins final push for votes

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:35
On the last day of campaigning before Scotland's independence poll, Welsh politicians join the final push to win over undecided hearts and minds.

VIDEO: Lift-off for new US 'space taxis'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:35
Nasa chooses two private companies to build a new generation of spacecraft that will take their astronauts to the International Space Station.

Bangladesh death sentence commuted

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:25
Bangladesh's Supreme Court commutes Islamist leader Delwar Sayeedi's death sentence for crimes in the 1971 independence war to life imprisonment.

China 'injects $81bn' into top banks

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:17
China's central bank is said to be injecting 500bn yuan ($81bn; £50bn) into the five biggest state-owned banks to counter slowing growth.

15% of tobacco sold 'is illegal'

BBC - Tue, 2014-09-16 22:17
Almost half of smokers in Wales have been offered illegal tobacco some of which contain droppings and dirt.
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