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AUDIO: MP mistakes Worcester for Wichita

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:22
Chuka Umunna struggles to pronounce the name of a city in the Midlands, appearing to mix it up with an American town.

Decline in trials for Alzheimer's

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:21
More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer's disease in the past decade have failed, according to a study.

VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:18

Basketball player Josiah Brown can dribble with either hand; he has a spin move and he regularly hits shots from outside the lane. But he's still just 4.

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Freedom To NOT Celebrate Independence Day

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:11

On the Fourth of July, some Americans have celebrated their freedom of choice by choosing to not celebrate at all.

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British success behind Tour's decision

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:10
Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme says recent British Tour successes helped bring the race to Yorkshire.

Olympian and POW Zamperini dies

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:08
Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and American World War Two veteran who survived two years as a prisoner of war, dies at the age of 97.

Did Supreme Court Tip Hand On Future Contraception Cases?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 07:06

The court's opinion that some for-profit firms don't have to provide women contraceptive coverage in the face of religious objections addressed only part of the legal battle over the mandate.

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Why does the sum 7x8 catch people out?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:57
Chancellor George Osborne has refused to answer a "times table" question from children.

Boleto hack may lose Brazil $3.75bn

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:53
Researchers from an American security company have unearthed a substantial malware-based fraud ring that has potentially stolen $3.75bn from users of payment method Boleto.

National roaming - a bad call?

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:48
Why phone companies don’t like PM’s “national roaming” idea

Your pictures: Numbers

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:46
Readers' photos on the theme of "numbers"

Jihadist's home-made bomb pictures

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:46
Pictures of home-made bombs are posted on a social media account by a person claiming to be one of three from Cardiff who have joined a Jihadist group in Syria.

Antibiotics: CMO answers your questions

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:43
Chief medical officer answers your questions on antibiotics

Pistorius 'has disability anxiety'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:36
South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius has "significant stress and anxiety" because of his disability, a sports doctor tells his murder trial.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:34
Liverpool rival Arsenal for Netherlands striker, Thibaut Courtois on Lionel Messi, Brazil team psychologist summond, plus more.

Jayden's killer 'abused by father'

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:24
A man accused of murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend tells a court how his earliest memory is of his father beating him.

Germany Votes For First-Ever Minimum Wage, Around $11.50

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:24

By comparison, the U.S. is debating a raise to its minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The new German law includes several exceptions.

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Ryanair to begin flying from Glasgow

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-03 06:15
Budget airline Ryanair confirms it is to start flying from Glasgow Airport in October, but has cut some flights from struggling Prestwick.

The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 05:58

Pew surveyed more than 1,400 tech industry leaders and academics to find a troubling consensus: By 2025, the Internet will be more balkanized, more surveilled and less open.

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Saudi Arabia Reportedly Moves 30,000 Troops To Iraqi Border

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-03 05:54

The reported deployment comes amid reports that Iraqi forces have abandoned their positions in the region amid a Sunni-led insurgency.

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