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Can UK learn from anti-jihad scheme?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 17:00
Persuading those planning to fight in Syria to come home

Canada launches Arctic seabed quest

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:58
Canada launches a mission to map the Arctic seabed to support its claim for oil-rich undersea territory up to the North Pole.

VIDEO: Can US 'secret serum' cure Ebola?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:55
Alastair Leithead visits the San Diego research centre where a serum used on two US Ebola patients was developed.

A British geography quiz you can do in the car

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:43
A British geography quiz you can do in the car

McIlroy halfway leader at US PGA

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:42
World number one Rory McIlroy has the halfway lead at the US PGA after a second-round 67 at Valhalla.

NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:38

A federal judge sided with college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts, and other content without being paid.

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The great balloon riot of 1864

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:35
Author Jeremy Clay tells the little-known tale of the balloon riot in Leicester.

Cameron cautious over Iraqi strikes

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:31
The PM's approach to further military action in Iraq

Federal Judge Rules Some College Players Are Entitled To Payment

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 16:02

College athletes scored a victory in court. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

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Yemeni soldiers die in bus ambush

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:38
Suspected al-Qaeda militants abduct and kill at least 14 soldiers returning home from duty in east Yemen, officials and eyewitnesses say.

Exhibition honours 'legend' Mercer

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:21
An exhibition opens honouring former Manchester City and England manager Joe Mercer, with items including a metal plate and screws from his leg.

Reagan aide Brady death 'a homicide'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:19
The recent death of ex-White House aide James Brady is ruled a homicide, 33 years after he was wounded in a 1981 attempt on President Reagan's life.

In search of the perfect Full English

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:17
In search of the perfect Full English breakfast

When New York was graffiti central

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:11
When New York was famous for being covered with graffiti

Diner offers prayer discount

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:06
How a US cafe's 15% 'prayer discount' sparked an internet row

VIDEO: Amazon under threat by illegal mining

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:04
A surge in illegal gold mining has destroyed vast areas of the Amazon forest in Brazil.

Government reveals green plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 15:04
The Scottish government publishes a report which, it says, highlights the environmental benefits of independence.

VIDEO: Loom bands craze 'inspiring art'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:48
BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith investigated whether loom bands are inspiring artists and fashion designers.

A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On 'Fast-Tracking'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:47

A call to stop fast-tracking deportation hearings of unaccompanied minors comes from an unusual source: a judge who says the current practice could lead to many appeals.

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James Brady's Death Is Ruled A Homicide

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 14:33

His wounds were inflicted 33 years ago, but James Brady died from John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on President Reagan, according to Washington, D.C., police who cite a Virginia medical examiner's report.

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