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Westwood leads as Woods struggles

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 13:13
Tiger Woods cards an opening four-over-par 76 and is eight shots behind early US PGA co-clubhouse leader Lee Westwood.

Amid Ebola's Spread, One Rule Reigns: 'Don't Touch'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 13:01

Numbers from the World Health Organization put Sierra Leone at the top of the list for cases of Ebola. Yusuf Mackery explains what's being done to prevent infection and raise public awareness.

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Ministry experts paid thousands a day

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:59
At least 30 consultants worked in government departments last year on day rates of £1,000 to £2,000, figures obtained by Newsnight reveal.

Liberia And Sierra Leone Seal Off Ebola Epicenters With Troops

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:56

As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak continues to spread, affected nations are imposing drastic new measures to try to contain the infection.

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At Africa Summit, South Sudanese President Resents Pressure From U.S.

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:51

The world's newest country has been roiled by ethnic and political clashes, as well as famine. The U.S. and other African heads of state are pressing the country's president to make peace with rebels.

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Russia Retaliates For Western Sanctions With Ban On Food Imports

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:46

Russia reacted to Western economic sanctions by imposing a yearlong ban on U.S. and European food products. Moscow also made clear it's still considering other measures.

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Left out to freeze on K2

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:39
The porter Italian climbers left out to freeze on K2

Uefa investigates Celtic-Legia tie

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:20
Legia Warsaw are under Uefa investigation for fielding an ineligible player during their Champions League win over Celtic.

A Pair Of Approaching Storms Promise Hawaii A 1-2 Drench

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

The National Weather Service is forecasting that for the first time in 22 years, Hawaii will be hit directly by a hurricane — two, in fact. Hurricane Iselle is expected to make landfall soon, and Hurricane Julio is right on its tail.

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U.S. Considers Taking To Air To Aid Iraqis Marooned On Mountaintop

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

The White House is considering several military options to address an emergency humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq. The administration may approve either air strikes or airdrops of food and medicine to help tens of thousands of refugees stranded on a mountaintop.

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Militants Sweep Through Iraq's North, Mobilizing Exodus Of Refugees

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

After a week of fighting and conflicting accounts, militants with the Islamic State have reportedly captured Iraq's largest dam. The development spells danger for much of Iraq's civilian population.

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Khmer Rouge Convictions Offer Small Solace For Cambodian Victims

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

The Khmer Rouge terrified Cambodia when the group ruled the country in the 1970s. On Thursday, the two most senior surviving leaders of the regime received life sentences for crimes against humanity.

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In Texas Borderland, Security Is No Simple Goal

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

Calls for security at the border have intensified as an unprecedented number of migrant children have started crossing into the U.S. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the area, but border security is more complex than it appears.

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To Solve Cybercrime, Some In Silicon Valley Ditch The Data

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

Collecting data about people has become $1 trillion industry, but keeping this information safe is proving near impossible. So, a small group of entrepreneurs and developers are building new technologies that don't rely on data as a digital currency.

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White House Seeks Ways To Go It Alone In Keeping Companies Stateside

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

The Obama administration is exploring ways to prevent U.S. businesses from relocating abroad to save money on taxes. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew indicated that Congress would need to act, but now the administration says it is looking for ways to act on its own.

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With Gazans' Eyes On Cairo, Hamas Hopes For Leverage

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 12:16

War's toll on Gaza has been brutal, claiming civilians' lives and leveling buildings. But Hamas and many Gazans say the conflict was necessary, because they had run out of options in negotiating. If Palestinians come away with concessions after peace talks in Egypt, many think the damage will all have been worthwhile.

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Salmond says 'we're keeping pound'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:59
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond insists Scotland will retain Sterling under independence, in the face of continued opposition criticism.

Iraq's Widening War Imperils A Religious Minority

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:57

The Yazidis are an ancient religious sect concentrated in a remote corner of Iraq. They've been thrust into the spotlight of Iraq's nasty conflict, with thousands taking refuge in barren mountains.

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Fire station fight wins support

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:49
Blaenau Gwent councillors recommend keeping Blaina fire station open just weeks before the final decision is made.

Simmonds breaks own world record

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-07 11:40
Ellie Simmonds breaks her own world record winning gold in the SM6 200m medley at the IPC Swimming European Championships.
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