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Supreme Court Sees The Signs — But Can They Stay?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:26

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that looks at how municipal governments may regulate where and when signs are posted.

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The Doctor Who Championed Hand Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:22

One of the most important medical advances may also be the simplest — hand washing. It's the best defense against spreading disease. And its power was discovered long before anyone knew about germs.

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VIDEO: Students return to Peshawar school

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:20
Pupils and teachers have been returning to the school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar for the first time since at least 150 people were killed in a Taliban attack last month.

The rise of IS - and how to beat it

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:13
Fawaz A Gerges explains how the jihadist militant group Islamic State has risen to power, and how it might be more fragile than many assume.

VIDEO: Challenging the 'grubby boys' club'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:10
Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2014, Naomi Mitchison, explains why she chose the career, as Engineering UK warns that Britain's economy could miss out on £27 billion a year over the next decade because of a shortage of engineers.

VIDEO: Africa Cup of Nations in numbers

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:10
As the 30th Africa Cup of Nations prepares to kick off, BBC Africa takes 60 seconds to tot up the tournament in numbers.

Ballon d'Or winner to be named

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:08
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Manuel Neuer will be named the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or winner on Monday.

VIDEO: Celebrating 100 years of Ladybird books

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:08
Ladybird books are celebrating 100 years since they first went to print, as Tim Muffett reports

Police shoot six dead in Xinjiang

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 23:04
Police in China's Xinjiang province shoot dead six people who they say were trying to detonate a bomb, local media report.

Marooned cavers rescued from pothole

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 22:57
Three men marooned in a pothole are brought safely to the surface by the Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO).

England seal easy warm-up victory

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 22:52
Five players score fifties and James Tredwell takes 3-11 as England defeat an ACT XI by 216 runs in a tri-series warm-up.

Taylor Wimpey upbeat on new sales

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 22:51
The big house building firm Taylor Wimpey says it has a record order book and has started the new year in an "excellent position".

VIDEO: Health fears over train toilet waste

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 22:29
More than one in 10 of Britain's trains still dispose toilet waste straight onto the railway tracks; but does it pose a risk to the public and rail workers?

Rangers reject Sarver's takeover bid

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 22:19
The Rangers board turn down American banker Robert Sarver's proposed £20m takeover of the Ibrox club.

Water disruption blamed on dispute

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 21:58
Up to 10,000 customers in Fermanagh and Tyrone suffered disruption to their water supply over the weekend.

High premature death rate targeted

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 21:56
The high premature death rate in one of the most deprived areas of the country is to be targeted by a new £300,000 programme.

Child abuse survivors 'voices heard'

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 21:52
The conviction of a paedophile as part of a wider operation into abuse at north Wales care homes proves survivors have finally been heard, the children's commissioner says.

AirAsia divers in race time and tide

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 21:47
The civilian divers racing to retrieve AirAsia bodies

Novelist Robert Stone, Known For 'Dog Soldiers,' Dies At 77

NPR News - Sun, 2015-01-11 21:43

Robert Stone, the award-winning novelist who spun out tales worldwide of seekers, frauds and other misbegotten American dreamers in such works as A Flag for Sunrise and Dog Soldiers, died on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Golden Globes: The highlights

BBC - Sun, 2015-01-11 21:33
Eddie Redmayne has been named best actor at the Golden Globes for his portrayal of a young Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.