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Tribute to window fall student

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 01:00
The family of a student who died after falling out of an Edinburgh window pays tribute to him, describing him as smart, funny and witty.

Crime figures remain at record low

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 01:00
Crime remains at record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.

VIDEO: How Cantona's kung-fu kick was reported

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:55
BBC Sport looks back on Eric Cantona's infamous kung-fu kick on a Crystal Palace supporter in January 1995.

At The Monterey Presidio, City And Army Partner To Reduce Costs

NPR News - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:55

Along California's central coast, the city of Monterey and the Army's Defense Language Institute have formed a partnership, saving about $2 million a year by sharing costs.

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Ballymurphy conviction is reviewed

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:52
A man convicted of rioting during events in west Belfast in 1971 during which soldiers shot dead 10 people is to have his conviction reviewed.

Pop star Rihanna wins image battle

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:51
Pop star Rihanna wins legal battle with High Street store Topshop over T-shirt with her image on

VIDEO: Were we duped over Page Three end?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:26
The Sun publishes a picture of a topless woman on Page Three, taking a swipe at media outlets that said the long-running feature had been dropped.

Should schools gorge on gadgets?

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:18
What if all of the gadgets brought by schools are a huge waste of money which would be better spent on employing more teachers?

Sherlock tops 2014 iPlayer chart

BBC - Thu, 2015-01-22 00:00
The return of Benedict Cumberbatch's in BBC One's Sherlock was the most popular programme on iPlayer last year.

VIDEO: 'Biggest' Italy treasure trove found

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:57
Italian police have uncovered what they say is a treasure trove of more than 5,000 stolen antiquities.

The Past, Present, And Future of High-Stakes Testing

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:39

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why are Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.

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X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:38

Scientists have used a particle accelerator to read ancient scrolls without unrolling them. The breakthrough could potentially be used to decipher hundreds of texts.

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Police Fire Tear Gas On Kenyan Kids Protecting A Soccer Field

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:34

Hundreds of kids in Nairobi protested the loss of their playground to a developer Monday. In the end, the children did what ordinary Kenyans are rarely are able to do: Defend a public space.

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Senator 'Astounded' That Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Poorest Patients

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:34

NPR and ProPublica have been reporting about nonprofit hospitals that seize the wages of lower income patients. Sen. Chuck Grassley says hospitals doing that could be breaking the Affordable Care Act.

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Balfour Beatty profits in £70m hit

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:33
Balfour Beatty says it expects profits for 2014 to be £70m lower at its construction business due to problems with contracts.

Instagram: The 'homeless' chief executive

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:32
Cillin Perera's daily photographic project

Building Sponge City: Redesigning LA For Long-Term Drought

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:32

In Los Angeles, some see drought as a design opportunity. The Arid Lands Institute in Burbank is developing ways to turn the city into a "sponge" in order to take in water and store it for later.

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'Murray-Lendl split was a mistake'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:31
Britain's Andy Murray made a mistake splitting from coach Ivan Lendl, says former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic.

VIDEO: Prince Andrew 'may address sex claims'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:16
The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she was forced to have sex with him when she was 17.

VIDEO: A rare look inside Britain's memory

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-21 23:05
David Sillito visits the British Library's high-tech Newspaper Storage Building in Boston Spa, where over 300 years of papers are archived.