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Liberians Meet Death With Flowers, Trumpets and Cameras

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 10:52

To understand why Liberians have had a hard time changing their funeral practices in the age of Ebola, first you must understand their tender and celebratory traditions.

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Is Wayne Rooney an England great?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 10:39
With Wayne Rooney one cap away from being an England centurion, Phil McNulty looks at the striker's international career.

Liberia leader lifts Ebola emergency

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 10:18
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf lifts the state of emergency imposed to control a deadly Ebola outbreak that has ravaged the country.

Lightning strikes 'more as world warms'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 10:16
Global warming will significantly increase the frequency of lightning strikes, according to US research.

Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 10:03

Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to address immigration, President Obama will remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people, says The New York Times.

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Ennis-Hill enters football rape row

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:56
Jessica Ennis-Hill wants her name removed from a stand at Bramall Lane if Sheffield United offer rapist Ched Evans a contract.

Car park death leads police to body

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:51
The body of a woman is discovered at a house in a Suffolk village after a man was found dead at the bottom of a multi-storey car park.

Ferran Adria And Fellow Star Chefs Talk Biodiversity In Brazil

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:51

A group of chefs gathered this month in Sao Paolo to talk about how they can help preserve biodiversity. Among their warnings: If we lose food products, we will lose flavors and traditions.

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First Elvis recording to be sold

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:47
A demo acetate recording made by Elvis Presley when he was an unknown 18 year old is to be sold at auction at his former Graceland home.

Drones 'patrol US-Mexico border'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:44
The US government is using drones to patrol half of its border with Mexico to detect illegal immigrants and smugglers, a report by the Associated Press says.

Wales suffering 'obesity epidemic'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:36
Health Minister Mark Drakeford says the level of sugar in food should be regulated.

Poor Contact Lens Care Leads To A Whole Lot of Eye Infections

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:31

Almost 1 million people a year end up with painful eye infections, and improper contact lens care is a big reason why, according to a new study from the CDC.

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VIDEO: Hunt for needle in haystack 'is art'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:30
Palais de Tokyo director Jean de Loisy explains why Italian performance artist Sven Sachsalber is trying to find a needle in a pile of hay in a contemporary art gallery in Paris.

Is comet landing mission worth the cost?

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:29
At a price of 1.4bn euros, is Europe's Rosetta mission to a comet really worth the cost?

VIDEO: Medomsley centre staff interviewed

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:17
Former wardens at a youth detention centre have been interviewed by police investigating claims a paedophile ring operated there.

Footage shows lorry motorway U-turn

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:16
Footage is released showing a lorry driver performing a U-turn on a motorway after driving the wrong way up an exit slip-road.

House to vote on Keystone XL pipeline

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 09:05
The House of Representatives is set to approve a bill that would force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

VIDEO: Helicopter hunt for tiger on the loose

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 08:56
A young tiger, believed not to be dangerous, is the subject of a helicopter search by the French emergency services just outside Paris.

VIDEO: Footage shows lorry motorway U-turn

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 08:54
Footage is released showing a lorry driver doing a motorway U-turn after driving the wrong way up an exit slip-road.

Doctor At Center Of Deadly Sterilizations In India Arrested

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 08:46

The toll from the botched procedures is now 13 with scores more sick. Dr R.K. Gupta, who has performed 50,000 sterilizations over his career, told Reuters that he was being made a scapegoat.

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