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This One Is Worth Watching: New Zealand Retirees Join 'Happy' Meme

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:50

Yes, they've jumped on the bandwagon months after the fad peaked, but the video is still cute and will pick you up.

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Hillsborough police note 'vanished'

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:43
A note of a crucial radio message to the police control box at Hillsborough "vanished from the record", the inquests into the disaster hear.

'Quantum Cheshire Cat' observed

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:36
Scientists have separated a particle from one of its physical properties - proving a theory known as the "quantum Cheshire Cat".

West Africa flight ban over Ebola

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:33
A West African airline halts flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone amid concern about Ebola as a leading doctor dies of the virus in Sierra Leone.

Five-star McIntosh earns record haul

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:25
Jen McIntosh eclipses her mother's medal record to become Scotland's most successful female in Commonwealth Games history.

White House Threatens More Russia Sanctions, As Kerry Decries Rebels In Ukraine

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 09:02

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia to use its "considerable influence" to give investigators access to the debris field of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

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Liberia bans football over Ebola

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:48
Liberia suspends all football activities in an effort to control the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus in West Africa reaches 672.

In pictures: Royal visit to Glasgow

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:46
Royals meet Commonwealth Games stars

'Hobbit home' loses demolition vote

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:40
An eco-friendly 'hobbit-style' home faces demolition after being refused retrospective planning permission by Pembrokeshire council.

In pictures: Eid around the world

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:32
Muslims around the world celebrate festival of Eid al-Fitr

Government ends prison guitar ban

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:21
A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.

Hunt ticked off over A&E wait stats

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:20
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is ticked off by the statistics watchdog over claims about A&E waiting times in England.

Girl struck by crashing plane dies

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:15
A girl who was struck by a plane that crash landed on a Florida beach on Sunday and killed her father dies of her injuries.

VIDEO: Zoo animals stay cool with ice lolly

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:13
During the hot summer weather zookeepers are having to come up with ways to keep animals comfortable in the heat.

Liverpool sign striker Origi for £10m

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:11
Liverpool complete the £10m signing of Belgium striker Divock Origi from French club Lille on a five-year deal.

Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 08:00

Medicare is trying a different approach in one experiment: Some hospice patients will still be able to get treatments aimed at prolonging life.

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Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:54

Hotels are happy to charge you $300 a night for a stay, but their Wi-Fi speeds are often too slow to stream a movie. Now, two competing sites are trying to solve the problem.

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Barkley signs new Everton deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:42
Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.

Man charged with landlady murder

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:41
A man is charged with the murder of a guesthouse landlady in Bridlington, east Yorkshire, earlier this month.

Tourism blow over sewage discharge

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 07:39
Swimmers are warned not to enter the sea at a number of beaches around Thanet following a discharge from two Southern Water pumping stations.
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