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Brazil plan to save armadillos

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 18:22
Brazil says it will present concrete plans to save the three-banded armadillo, the mascot of the football World Cup, by the end of the year.

NBC's Tom Brokaw Announces He Has Cancer, Says He's 'Optimistic'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 18:15

Tom Brokaw, the NBC News correspondent who for years was one of America's favorite news anchors, has been diagnosed with Tmultiple myeloma, a cancer that affects blood cells in bone marrow, the network says.

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VIDEO: Yellen spells out Fed's taper policy

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 18:02
New Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen says that the central bank will continue winding down its stimulus programme if the US economic recovery continues.

Syria crisis 'threatens free media'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 17:54
The Syrian conflict is endangering press freedom throughout the region, a study by Reporters Without Borders reports.

Algeria mourns plane crash victims

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 17:45
Algeria enters three days of mourning for the 77 people killed after a military passenger plane crashed in the country's mountainous north-east.

House passes US debt limit increase

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 17:22
The US House of Representatives passes an increase in the government's debt limit, after Republicans end their effort to win concessions from the Democrats.

Asia stocks rise after Yellen speech

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 17:10
Asian stocks rise after new Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen pledges "a great deal of continuity" in policy until the US economy improves.

Study shows cities' wildlife impact

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 17:03
A dataset, described as the largest of it kind, assesses the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity levels around the globe.

Community groups secure funding

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:50
Grants from the government-backed Scottish Land Fund are awarded to three community group projects in the Highlands.

Lasers used for meningitis test

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:49
Scientists at Strathclyde University develop a new test to speed up the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.

Qatar scales back ambitions amid financial constraints

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:43
Qatar scales back ambitions amid financial constraints

European Union Moves To Approve U.S. Genetically Modified Corn

NPR News - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:38

Despite efforts by two-thirds of its 28 member states to block the move, the European Union took a large step toward approving a new genetically modified corn Tuesday. Opponents say the corn, a DuPont Pioneer product called TC1507, has harmful qualities.

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10 interpretations of who started WW1

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:32
The arguments over who started World War One have raged since the first shots were fired.

VIDEO: Photographing the digital soul

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:30
Photographer Travis Hodges meets his subjects on Twitter and tries to capture their "online personality" in his portraits.

VIDEO: How I recovered The Scream

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:27
How I posed as an art dealer to recover The Scream

African church preaching gospel in US

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:25
The African church spreading 'like Starbucks' in the US

VIDEO: Elephants orphaned by wildlife poaching

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:16
Mark Lowen visits an elephant orphanage in Kenya's Tsavo national park to see the effects of wildlife poaching.

Why are almonds so expensive?

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:15
Almond sales are booming because of their well-advertised health benefits, but could a water shortage in California threaten supply?

How the car industry outlawed crossing the road

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:13
The idea of being fined for crossing the road can bemuse foreign visitors to the US, where jaywalking first became law after a car industry campaign.

VIDEO: 'She is my breast cancer sister'

BBC - Tue, 2014-02-11 16:12
Palestinian housewife Ibtisam Erekat and Israeli Orthodox Jew Ruth Ebenstein talk about how breast cancer made them close friends.

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