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China tennis star Li Na retires

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:41
China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.

VIDEO: Ebola warning 'a wake-up call'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:35
US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call.

How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:20

Earlier this week, NASA awarded two contracts for new spaceships to commercial companies. Here's how they compare.

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Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:18

Lori Baker uses DNA samples to track down the loved ones of immigrants who died on their journeys. "I would love not to do this anymore, but I don't think I have it in me not to," she says.

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Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:15

Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.

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Tottenham report anti-Semitic flag

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:15
Tottenham report an anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans to Uefa, European football's governing body.

In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:13
Scotland votes "No" to independence

Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:13

As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.

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PM says Wales must have more say

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:03
Prime Minister David Cameron says Wales and the other UK nations must get more of a say over their affairs.

Spacey stalker given four years

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:49
A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:48
The goat simulator which started as a joke but became a surprising hit, plus other technology news

The politics of the English Question

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:39
The politics of the English Question

Paradise island murder mystery

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:25
Mystery over tourist killings continues to baffle Thailand police

'Scotland writes history' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 23:11
While papers went to press before the results of Scotland's independence referendum were declared, the story is nonetheless on front pages.

In full: Cameron on UK future

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 22:55
The full text of Prime Minister David Cameron's statement after the Scottish referendum on independence on 18 September 2014.

VIDEO: David Cameron: 'I am delighted'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 22:26
As Scotland votes ''no'' to independence, Prime Minister David Cameron says it is ''time for our United Kingdom to come together and move forward''.

Double Grand Slam winner Li retires

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:49
China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announces her retirement from tennis because of "chronic injuries".

Voters In Scotland Reject Independence With Unprecedented Turnout

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:45

The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence.

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Future of council chief is discussed

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:44
The chief executive of Pembrokeshire council will find out if he faces suspension later, as a special disciplinary meeting is held.

'4am bedtime before toughest GP'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:40
'It's a 4am bedtime before my toughest GP'

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