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Wiki wars: Wikipedia's inner battles

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:48
Epic battles over Star Trek and a cute polar bear

The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:48

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.

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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:48

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.

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Victim Of Insider Attack, Gen. Harold Greene Was An Engineer By Training

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:45

NPR has confirmed that U.S. Army Major Gen. Harold Greene was killed in Tuesday's "green-on-blue" attack in Afghanistan. It was his first deployment to the country.

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Victim Of Insider Attack, Gen. Harold Greene Was An Engineer By Training

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:45

NPR has confirmed that U.S. Army Major Gen. Harold Greene was killed in Tuesday's "green-on-blue" attack in Afghanistan. It was his first deployment to the country.

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'Weekly fix' syringe ad criticised

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:38
An advert featuring a syringe and needle and the words "the weekly fix" is criticised by the advertising watchdog.

Shopper numbers up during Games

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:38
The number of shoppers on Scotland's high streets during the Commonwealth Games was up by 13.8% on the same period last year, figures show.

VIDEO: Toulouse-Lautrec's Paris in New York

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:26
An exhibition of work from French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) offers New Yorkers a glimpse of late 19th Century Paris.

Young offenders institution 'unsafe'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:25
A young offenders institution in Leicestershire is labelled unsafe by inspectors following an unannounced visit.

VIDEO: IDS on reshuffle 'secrets' overheard on train

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:24
Iain Duncan Smith talks to Becky Milligan from Radio 4's PM programme about the reshuffle "secrets" about him which were overheard on a train.

How Cobra Beer regained its sparkle

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:20
How the boss of Cobra Beer was able to regain the firm's sparkle

VIDEO: 'I built the world's first jet airliner'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:16
In 1949 the de Havilland Comet was built, heralding a new age in commercial air travel.

Energy price riggers to face jail

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:15
Anyone found guilty of rigging wholesale gas and electricity prices faces up to two years in jail, under new proposals by the government.

VIDEO: Caring for the graves of the homeless

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:09
"Captain Mikey Irishman" has been homeless in Denmark for seven years. He has made it his task to tend the homeless grave in Copenhagen cemetery.

UK firms 'facing skills crisis'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 15:09
Three-quarters of British businesses believe a significant skills crisis will hit the UK within the next three years, according to a new report.

McIlroy on way to greatness - Montgomerie

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 14:51
Former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie tells Iain Carter that US PGA favourite Rory McIlroy is unbeatable on current form.

Rebel no-show at South Sudan talks

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 14:37
South Sudan rebels fail to attend the second day of peace talks aimed at ending months of conflict, throwing the negotiations into doubt.

Salmond and Darling clash in debate

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 14:18
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling clash in a TV debate ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.

Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 14:09
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox withdraws its bid to purchase US entertainment giant Time Warner for an estimated $80bn.

Man released in PSNI contracts probe

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-05 14:00
A member of police staff questioned about the awarding of a number of PSNI vehicle contracts is released, pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.
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