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Coastguards warn of 'choppy' seas

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:17
Coastguards are urging people to take care in "choppy" seas after three incidents in the space of an hour.

Man nose-pushes sprout up mountain

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:15
A man completes his challenge to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose.

Sanctions Target Russian Oil, But Will That Persuade Putin?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:12

Under new sanctions imposed this week, Russia will no longer be able to buy technology from Western companies to develop its oil fields. Still, the sanctions are limited, and Russia has vast reserves.

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'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 07:00

Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."

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Botswana's Montsho fails doping test

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 06:33
Former world and Commonwealth 400m champion Amantle Montsho is provisionally suspended after failing a doping test.

AUDIO: 'Slenderman' teen unfit to stand trial

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 05:22
A 12-year-old girl, accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate to please a fictional online character, has been ruled mentally unfit to stand trial.

Gaza Update: Netanyahu Hails Military's Success; IDF Declares Soldier Dead

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:54

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's military will "regroup" after it completes the job of destroying tunnels Hamas has used to carry out attacks.

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Postcards From The Common Core Classroom

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

The Common Core State Standards mean big changes in classrooms across the country. This... is the sound of that change.

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As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:29

A combination of partisanship, upcoming mid-term elections and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.

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BA to continue flying over Iraq

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:04
British Airways flights says it will continue to fly through Iraqi airspace despite concerns over the threat from Islamic militants on the ground.

Tech Week: The CIA Apologizes, Twitter Soars, Foursquare Swarm

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 04:02

In this week's roundup of digital culture headlines, the hardcore Foursquare users have a problem with Swarm. Twitter got a big boost. And why buy shoes when you can print your own?

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War In Gaza Tests Israel's Tolerance For Dissent

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:59

In a nation that prizes free expression, some Israelis critical of the war say their views are under attack. "Something really, really bad is happening to the Israeli society," says one activist.

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James Shigeta 'Led The Way' For Asian-American Lovers On Screen

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:56

The actor broke barriers as one of Hollywood's first Asian-American romantic leads. Born in Hawaii, he died this week at the age of 85.

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VIDEO: Surrogate mother vows to keep baby

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:48
A Thai surrogate mother caring for an unwanted baby with Down's Syndrome says she loves the child and will care for him as her own.

Towers demolition 'caused quake'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:23
An expert reveals the demolition of the Didcot power station towers caused tremors similar to earthquakes.

Treating Ebola With An Experimental Serum: Why It Might Help

NPR News - Sat, 2014-08-02 03:03

In 1995, doctors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo skimmed serum rich in antibodies from the blood of Ebola survivors to treat other patients. It's a 19th century approach. Does it work?

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VIDEO: Close-up: The melting WWI memorial

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 02:28
Award winning Brazilian artist Nele Azevedo has shown her installation 'Mini Monuments' in cities such as Florence and Berlin. Jo Black reports from the next venue in Birmingham

Pistorius' brother hurt in car crash

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-02 02:21
Carl Pistorius, the brother of South African athlete and murder accused Oscar, has been badly hurt in a car crash, his family say.

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