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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:24

Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.

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Raqqa air strikes 'kill civilians'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:16
At least 23 civilians have been killed in air strikes by Syrian government warplanes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa, activists say.

The problem with freezing stem cells

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:06
What went wrong with a cancer treatment that should have healed rather than harmed.

'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 07:05

Kinsey Wilson was NPR's chief content officer when he was forced out last month by the network's new CEO, Jarl Mohn.

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Tesco 'gifts for boys' sign removed

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:43
A complaint from a seven-year-old girl prompts Tesco to remove a sign which referred to a superhero alarm clock as a "gift for a boy".

VIDEO: David Mellor recorded in taxi row

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:40
Former cabinet minister David Mellor is secretly recorded having a heated row and swearing at a taxi driver, a tabloid newspaper reports.

'Tour may raise World Cup questions'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:32
England are desperate for a winning one-day formula, but a tour of Sri Lanka could raise more questions than answers.

Pope Francis hits out at 'bureaucratic' Europe

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:28
Many MEPs were surprised at how trenchant the Pope's criticisms were, after he directly addressed them on the current malaise in Europe.

Colombia rebels release two soldiers

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:24
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, Red Cross officials say.

France puts Russian warship on hold

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:20
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.

Ferguson: The controversy explained

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:10
The shooting of Michael Brown led to widespread unrest and an upsurge of anger against the police.

Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 06:02

The federal probe is examining whether Darren Wilson intentionally violated Michael Brown's civil rights. Justice Department veterans say proving he violated federal criminal law will be difficult.

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Turning 21? Here's How To Avoid A Big Hike In Health Premiums

NPR News - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:52

Coming of age can also mean a whopping 58 percent jump in the cost of your insurance. Shop carefully to pick a plan that strikes the right balance between benefits and cost.

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Hamilton's 48 hours as a champion

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:35
Late nights, tikka masalas and flying around - Lewis Hamilton guides BBC Sport through his first days as a world champion.

Top Thai policeman 'defamed royals'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:34
A third senior police officer in Thailand is charged with insulting the monarchy, bribery and corruption as part of a major investigation.

US economy grows faster than forecast

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:29
The US economy grew much faster than first reported in the third quarter, official figures have shown.

Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:28
A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the Hajj pilgrimage is arrested two days after retuning to the country from exile in India.

NHS cancer delay 'prevented cure'

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:14
A terminally ill woman would have been cured of her cancer had she been diagnosed earlier, according to an expert witness at Cardiff High Court.

Captain Kirk not trekking to Cheshire

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:11
Star Trek legend William Shatner denies rumours he will boldly go to switch on the Christmas lights in a Cheshire town.

Tech firms faulted by Rigby report

BBC - Tue, 2014-11-25 05:08
Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo are accused of not doing enough to prevent attacks, following a review into Fusilier Lee Rigby's murder.

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