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Playing Video Games Can Help Or Hurt, Depending On Whom You Ask

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:19

Playing video games for an hour a day may make children happier and more satisfied, one study says. But another finds that playing violent games is associated with risky behaviors.

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Bank rejects offer from Ecclestone

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:11
German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.

Israel hits Gaza amid rocket fire

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:10
Israel resumes air strikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rockets following the end of a three-day ceasefire.

This Isn't The First U.S. Rescue Operation In Northern Iraq

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 09:01

The last time was 1991, when the U.S. rushed to the aid of the Kurds. That mission offers several lessons as the U.S. embarks on a new operation to help the besieged Yazidi religious sect.

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Former chief bids to return to Rangers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:57
Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green tells BBC Sport he is close to raising up to £10m to invest in the Ibrox club.

UKIP rejects Farage candidacy claim

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:49
UKIP dismisses reports that its leader Nigel Farage is on a candidate list for next year's general election in a Kent constituency.

Heavy rain halts England and India

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:42
Rain curtails day two of the fourth Test between England and India at Old Trafford, with the hosts leading by 85.

Investors Pump Prospects Of Unproven Ebola Treatments

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:37

Drugs in development to treat Ebola virus are far from being ready for general use, but that hasn't stopped investors from rushing to talk up companies that are trying to develop the drugs.

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China jails British GSK investigator

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:33
A UK businessman and his American wife are jailed for illegally obtaining Chinese citizens' personal data, at a high-profile trial in Shanghai.

Royal Mail cuts later collections

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:25
Collection times at almost half the Royal Mail's collection boxes will be brought forward to between 9am and 3pm.

'Facts twisted' in Pistorius trial

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:25
Oscar Pistorius' lawyers say facts have been twisted by the prosecution at his murder trial which will issue a verdict on 11 September.

Malaysia's Money-Losing Airline Will Become National Property

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:25

Malaysia plans to nationalize its flag carrier Malaysia Airlines after back-to-back disasters and a 12-year stretch that saw the company restructured four times.

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Weekendish: Best longer reads from the week

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:16
The best long reads for you to enjoy at your leisure

Why not caring about anything is only for the young

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:04
Will Self on why not caring about anything is only for the young

Robinson: 'SF in shameless denial'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:04
The first minister says that the "shameless denial of economic realities" by Sinn Féin could end devolution in Northern Ireland.

Authority bans US flights over Iraq

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:03
The US Federal Aviation Administration bans all US airlines from flying over Iraq due to the "hazardous situation" as British Airways also suspends service.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 08:03
Dogs get jealous, and more nuggets from the week's news.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 07:58
The week's big numbers visualised

Couple jailed for abusing children

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 07:54
A man and his ex-wife who sexually and physically abused their children are jailed for a total of 25 years.

Round the world pilot returns home

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-08 07:47
Pilot Dave McElroy has touched down in Perth after flying 59,000 miles around the globe in a single-engine plane for charity.
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