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Rajab urges serious Bahrain dialogue

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 02:33
Released activist Nabeel Rajab says he would talk to the government to end the political deadlock in Bahrain, but that it is not serious about dialogue.

The cost of concussions

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 02:30

The White House hosts a summit Thursday about the perils of concussions in youth sports.

Researchers have been racing to find a fix, but gels and extra padding in helmets may not do the trick.

“Helmets stop skull fractures," says professor Dennis Molfese at the University of Nebraska's Developmental Brain Laboratory. "But we think it’s the primary rotation movement to the head that produces the concussion.” 

He’s working with electrodes to diagnose concussions. Other academics experiment with blood samples or voice patterns that can reflect brain damage. But it will be years before any reach the market.

Sports teams have an economic incentive to find a solution. The NFL is finalizing a more than $700 million settlement, which was rejected by a judge earlier this year, related to ex-players’ brain injuries. And experts anticipate more concussion-related law suits at all levels of the game.

Ex-Soviet economic union agreed

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 02:23
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a deal with his counterparts from Kazakhstan and Belarus to create an economic union.

Maya Angelou was a 'real original'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 02:17
Author Toni Morrison says her friend, the late poet, author and activist Maya Angelou was a "real original" with "no duplicate".

Froome hits out at lack of drug tests

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 02:09
Tour de France champion Chris Froome is 'disappointed' by the lack of anti-doping tests at a training camp in Tenerife.

'Police did nothing' to stop stoning

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 02:04
The husband of a Pakistani woman stoned to death by her own family outside a Lahore court tells the BBC police did nothing to stop the attack.

Missing plane 'not in ping zone'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:52
The area where signals thought linked to the missing Malaysian plane were detected is ruled out as its final resting place, Australia says.

Skylon ‘spaceplane economics stack up’

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:38
A report commissioned by the European Space Agency finds the economics of the UK-conceived Skylon spaceplane to be feasible – assuming its technology development is successful.

Want faster internet connection? Go to the moon.

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:38

If you're frustrated by a slow wi-fi connection you could consider moving... the moon.

Scientists from NASA and MIT have developed a way to create a wi-fi hotspot on the moon and the speed is faster than an earth-connection. Scientists say the signal could be used to transfer large amounts of data or even stream hi-definition buffering.

Maybe someday we can get that here on earth.

VIDEO: Brad Pitt 'attacked' at US premiere

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:36
Brad Pitt is allegedly punched in the face at the US premiere of Angelina Jolie's latest movie

England 'should play like Liverpool'

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:36
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says England should emulate Liverpool's attacking "swagger" at the World Cup.

CCTV footage released in rape probe

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:33
Police release more CCTV footage of two men they want to trace as part of an inquiry into the rape of a woman in Glasgow.

Argentina in deal to pay $10bn debts

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:32
Argentina reaches an agreement with the Paris Club group of international creditor governments on repaying its overdue debts.

Interviews for NI's top police job

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:31
Interviews for the job of Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland are taking place.

Syal not Steinbeck in English GCSE

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:22
The latest GCSE English literature set texts from a second exam board, AQA, include Meera Syal and George Orwell, but no American authors

VIDEO: Aerials show tanker explosion aftermath

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:13
One person is missing after an oil tanker exploded off Japan's southwest coast, according to the country's coastguard.

Kerry urges Snowden to return to US

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:09
US Secretary of State John Kerry says intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is a fugitive who should return to the US to face justice.

Jordan ready for Test team - Swann

BBC - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:06
Former England spinner Graeme Swann says "confident, buoyant and vibrant" Chris Jordan should be in the England Test team.

Transcript And Audio: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:02

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviewed President Obama on Wednesday about foreign policy, including his approaches to Syria, Ukraine and China, as well as his effort to close Guantanamo Bay prison.

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More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained

NPR News - Thu, 2014-05-29 01:01

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, the president says U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century should focus on diplomacy and counterterrorism rather than large-scale military operations.

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