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VIDEO: Cancer symptoms dismissed as IBS

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 00:27
Sonya Wilson - who is in remission from bowel cancer - said "she felt like she wasn't being listened to" when she was going to see her doctor.

Head teacher killer to be released

BBC - Fri, 2014-05-02 00:18
The man who killed head teacher Philip Lawrence outside a school in 1995 is to be released from prison, the Parole Board says.

Astronaut launches space meal contest

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:57
British Astronaut Tim Peake has asked schoolchildren to create a meal for him to eat in space.

Leaving A Dark Time Behind To 'Get Through It As A Family'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:51

Frank was severely depressed when he left his wife and three children to live on his own in 2009. But at his oldest son's baseball game two years later, he realized he couldn't stay away any longer.

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Texas Family's Nuisance Complaint Seen As Win Against Fracking

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:46

A jury awarded nearly $3 million to the Parrs, who say leaks at a natural gas site made them ill. The family won the suit without having to prove that the drilling company broke environmental laws.

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Cinco De Mayo: Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:45

Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.

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Cinco De Mayo: Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:45

Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.

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Arrests over Philippine 'sextortion'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:42
Police in the Philippines say they have arrested dozens of suspects linked to an online cybersex blackmail syndicate.

Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:42

There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.

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Amid The Device Hype, This Startup Is Taking Wearables To Heart

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:41

There's a lot of money and attention going toward wearable devices, though the sophistication of the technology varies. One company is developing wearables with clusters of tiny high-tech senors.

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White House Calls For More Privacy Laws

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:38

The White House is asking Congress to pass privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement probe.

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LA NAACP President Resigns Over Move To Honor Sterling

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:33

Leon Jenkins of the Los Angeles NAACP chapter resigned Thursday following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.

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How to win at rock-paper-scissors

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:31
Mathematicians have found a strategy that may give players of rock-paper-scissors a winning edge.

Man charged after Farage 'egged'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:29
A man is charged with assault after UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is hit with an egg in Nottingham.

Plane search 'could take a year'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:18
The official leading the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370 says a full search of the suspected crash area could take up to a year.

VIDEO: Clarkson apology over racist rhyme in full

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:11
BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has issued an apology on Twitter after unbroadcast footage of him appearing to use a racist word was given to a tabloid newspaper.

Exploring Dylan Thomas's New York

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:08
Dylan Thomas's life in the Big Apple

VIDEO: NYC in the footsteps of Dylan Thomas

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 23:00
The centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth is being celebrated this year. Tomos Morgan has taken a walk in Thomas's footsteps around the city of New York, where the Welsh poet died.

Glorious mud: The joy of cyclo-cross

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 22:24
British champion Helen Wyman on why racing bikes on muddy tracks in the freezing cold is so much fun.

Housing 'danger' and Peaches 'pusher' hunt - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-01 22:00
Rising house prices are on the front pages again, while tabloids say police are hunting the supplier of heroin thought to have contributed to Peaches Geldof's death.
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