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Tropical Storm Erika May Fall Apart Over Hispaniola; Dominica Deaths At 20

NPR News - Fri, 2015-08-28 20:36

The storm caused devastating flooding and landslides on the tiny island early this week, but may pose less of a threat to Florida, according to National Weather Service forecasts.

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Speed up autism diagnosis - experts

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 20:29
Children with autism are having to wait an average of three-and-a-half years before diagnosis, while adults wait on average two years, experts say.

VIDEO: Lava flows from volcano in Hawaii

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 19:48
A thick stream of lava has erupted from a newly formed opening on a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island.

Paris talks focus on train security

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 19:26
European ministers and officials are set to hold emergency talks in Paris following last week's foiled gun attack on a French train.

Cancellations as rail strike begins

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 18:56
A number of rail services are cancelled as First Great Western staff begin a three-day walkout.

Storm Erika kills 20 in Dominica

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 18:44
Tropical Storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with the devastation setting it back 20 years, its PM says.

VIDEO: How the BBC covered Hurricane Katrina

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 18:43
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina damaged much of New Orleans after high winds, heavy rains and floods from levees. Here's some of how the BBC reported from the city.

VIDEO: Life on Mars year-long simulation

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 17:27
A team of Nasa recruits begins living near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars.

Limit Chilcot legal advice cash - MP

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 17:22
The government should limit the amount of money spent on legal advice for politicians, officials and military figures as part of the Chilcot inquiry, a Tory MP says.

Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada's PM Is Put On Leave

NPR News - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:44

Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"

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Disabled push for a better life in Iran

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:09
Disabled people face big barriers to integration in Iranian society, says Camelia Sadeghzadeh - but things are starting to improve.

David Sillito: Questioning the vitality of Britain's TV industry

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:06
The Edinburgh TV Festival agenda is dominated by the future of the BBC and the health of the British industry.

Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:55
Tiny Bhutan thinks big after World Cup win

VIDEO: Ashley Madison: Founder steps down

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:48
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison infidelity dating website, Noel Biderman, has stepped down.

Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:30
Rapper Ice Cube on his son starring in NWA rap biopic

Year-long 'Mars isolation' to begin

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:29
A team of Nasa recruits is set to begin a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.

Week in pictures: 22-28 August 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:26
Our selection of top images from the past seven days

Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... forever?

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:26
Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... for ever?

How does Usain Bolt run so fast?

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:25
Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?

Drinking water 'no hangover cure'

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:08
Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.