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Heart stop man wins payout battle

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 10:38
A man who suffered a heart attack hours after complaining of chest pains to a doctors wins the right to a substantial payout.

Greek Golden Dawn leaders face trial

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 10:19
The leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, Nikos Michaloliakos, and more than 70 party members are to go on trial, court officials say.

'We thought our son would be safe'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 10:11
The son who died in a learning disabilities care home

Road rage woman jailed over deaths

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 10:03
A woman who knocked down and killed an elderly couple by overtaking at a pedestrian crossing is jailed.

'They’re just jokes' say Indian comedians under investigation

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 10:00
Comedians defend themselves after YouTube controversy

Williams ends Indian Wells boycott

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 09:46
Serena Williams ends her boycott of Indian Wells, 14 years after suffering racist abuse at the tournament.

Does Binge-Watching Make Us Depressed? Good Question

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 09:35

Recent headlines make it sound like just because we watched a few episodes last night, we're depressed and lonely. OK, more than a few. But the science on binge-watching is just getting started.

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Bikes Only: London Approves New Cyclist Superhighway Plan

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 09:33

London Mayor Boris Johnson will change some of London's busiest roads and intersections, in some cases banning all traffic except cyclists from making turns.

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Talk show 116: Oscars, acting and singing on the tube

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 09:15
Oscars, acting and singing on the tube

Van Gaal charged by FA over comments

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 09:07
Louis van Gaal is charged by the FA over media comments he made after Manchester United's FA Cup tie at Cambridge.

Ancient climate 'backs predictions'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 09:00
Records of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support current predictions on the likely future course of climate change, say scientists.

Quiz: When higher education runs in the family

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-02-04 09:00

Compared to other nations, American adults are less likely to be more educated than their parents, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Charles 'knows limitations' of Crown

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:55
Prince Charles understands the "necessary and proper limitations" of a monarch - despite "ill-informed" media speculation, an official says.

Pentagon 'boss' keen to arm Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:54
The White House's pick for defence secretary has said he is "inclined" to send weapons to Ukraine to fight against Russian-backed rebels. Pentagon 'chief' inclined to send weapons to Ukraine

VIDEO: Why Jordan's tribal system matters

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:45
As the tribe of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh calls for revenge over his killing, BBC News asks how much power Jordan's tribes wield.

Loyalist Rea 'being investigated'

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:30
A former loyalist prisoner trying to stop police obtaining interviews he gave to a US university project is being investigated over offences of "the utmost gravity" a court has heard.

Cooking 101: Stanford Adds Healthy Eating Skills To The Curriculum

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:19

With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Stanford University is launching a cooking program to teach students the basics of choosing groceries, cooking and eating healthy.

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US watchdog to defend net neutrality

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 08:11
The chairman of the US's communications watchdog intends to defend the principles of net neutrality by treating net providers as utilities.

FCC Proposal Would Classify Internet As A Public Utility

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:52

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his proposal in an op-ed in Wired. The plan is backed by President Obama but strongly opposed by some cable companies and their lobbying firms.

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VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:51
MPs take evidence on counter-terrorism and foreign fighters.

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