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Ebola Vaccine Tester Feels A 'Real Satisfaction'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-10-25 03:50

Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.

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Case unfairly politicised says Adams

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 03:48
The case of Belfast woman Maíria Cahill has been unfairly politicised, says Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams.

VIDEO: One killed in US school shooting

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 03:40
One person was shot dead and four students wounded in a school by a student who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.

Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 01:42
One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.

Students fined over sexist chants

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 01:31
A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia.

AUDIO: Is technology killing old loved books?

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 01:07
Josh Spero, author of Second Hand Stories and editor of Spear's Magazine, and the author Erica Wagner, a former literary editor of the Times mull the question of high tech and old books.

AUDIO: Ebola health worker's audio diary fears

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 01:06
Dr Geraldine O'Hara, an infectious diseases specialist from Huddersfield, has recorded a series of audio diaries while she is in Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: Learning how to leap around a city

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 00:56
The UK's first specialised Parkour, or freerunning, academies have opened to encourage people to learn how to do it in a safe environment.

One killed in US school shooting

BBC - Sat, 2014-10-25 00:52
One student is shot dead and four wounded in a school by a classmate who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.

VIDEO: Record skydive from edge of space

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 22:36
Google executive Alan Eustace has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump by leaping from 135,890 feet (41,419 metres) beating Felix Baumgartner's record.

'Edging toward the EU exit?'

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 21:08
Saturday's newspapers focus mainly on the row over the European Union's demand for an additional £1.7bn from the UK. There is also the tale of the woman who is allergic to Simon Cowell.

US judge sentences Farc commander

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 20:38
A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.

Royals Hang On For 3-2 Win To Take Lead In World Series

NPR News - Fri, 2014-10-24 19:51

Following two high-scoring games in Kansas City, Game 3 of the World Series turned into a bit more of a pitcher's duel as the Royals prevailed in San Francisco.

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Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 19:47
A Malaysian diplomat appears briefly in court on charges of attempted rape in the New Zealand city of Wellington after being extradited.

VIDEO: Flash floods in Athens

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 19:42
People in the Greek capital, Athens, are clearing up after flash floods caused major disruption in parts of the city.

New HS2 station proposed for Crewe

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 19:22
A report into the route of the second phase of the controversial fast train project HS2 is expected to recommend a new station be built in Crewe.

Baffling ballet

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 18:20
Unravelling the flocking habits of starlings

Top 10 tips for being a comedian

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 18:07
Paul Merton advises how to make it as a comedian

Lost football grounds - part II

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:57
England's lost football grounds - part II

Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

BBC - Fri, 2014-10-24 17:56
An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.

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