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Disney makes people speak gibberish

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 08:33
Disney's research arm develops a program that can automatically dub a video with alternative speech that fits a speaker's lip movements.

Trains 'had to queue' at Auschwitz

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 08:32
So many trains full of Jews used to arrive at Auschwitz that often two would have to wait while people from the first were "processed", a former Nazi SS guard says at his trial.

Pipe bombs 'meant to kill or maim'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 08:29
Three pipe bombs are made safe by Army bomb experts in County Londonderry.

Young backs England selection policy

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 08:27
Wasps' Dai Young backs England policy on overseas Test players, and says failing to do the same has "wrecked" Welsh regions.

Court orders asylum seekers' return

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 08:21
The home secretary must return an asylum seeker and her son to the UK just months after ordering their removal, the Court of Appeal rules.

Debate: Is It Time To Abolish The Death Penalty?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 08:15

The practice is under renewed scrutiny after a series of botched executions in several states last year. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Why Many Doctors Don't Follow 'Best Practices'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 08:14

Doctors, it turns out, often don't follow evidence-based guidelines in their practice of medicine. Scientists who study this contrariness think they know why.

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Candidate may sue UKIP for libel

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 08:03
A UKIP general election candidate tells BBC Wales she is planning legal action against her own party.

Could It Be? Researchers Find A Hiring Bias That Favors Women

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 08:03

A new study shows that universities have a 2:1 preference for hiring women for STEM tenure-track positions.

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'People' Names Sandra Bullock, 50, World's Most Beautiful Woman

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:57

The actress is the oldest person to head the annual list. But as Clinton and Bush race for the White House, the news seems seems like deja vu — a vision from 1992.

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Salmond 'joke' over Labour Budget

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:42
Ex-SNP leader Alex Salmond says he was making a "light-hearted" point after David Cameron tweeted a video of him saying he would write Labour's Budget.

Deadly IS-rebel clashes in Syria

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:38
More than 40 people are reported to have been killed in clashes between Syrian Islamist rebels and Islamic State militants north of Damascus.

£700k mortgage cheat may face jail

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:36
An award-winning mortgage broker involved in almost £700,000 worth of fraud and deception could face jail, a court hears.

Tiernan-Locke: I want to race again

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:25
Former Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke wants to return to cycling in 2016 after serving a two-year doping ban.

The 'Folk Feminism' Roots Of The Latina 'Chola' Look

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:24

Celebrities like Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Sandra Bullock have appropriated this "tough girl" aesthetic from the cholas of the 90s. But the look actually has some really radical roots.

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Aerobatics pilot dies in plane crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:13
A aerobatics pilot has died in a plane crash at an airfield in Norfolk.

US police custody death protests grow

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 07:09
Protesters in Baltimore have launched a week of demonstrations against police violence as pressure to explain the death of man in police custody grows.

Cup final ref Moss a 'political pawn'

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:58
FA Cup final referee Jon Moss is 'political pawn' whose appointment does not make any sense, former official Mark Halsey claims.

Election 2015 in pictures: 22 April

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:56
Images from the campaign trail: 22 April

SFA's Meekings ruling wrong - Fifa

BBC - Wed, 2015-04-22 06:56
Fifa's head of referees Jim Boyce says the SFA is setting a dangerous precedent by trying to ban Inverness player Josh Meekings.

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