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Texas dam holds after severe storms

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:34
A large part of the southern US continues to recover from deadly floods brought on by powerful weekend storms.

Fifa 'took bribes for 2010 World Cup'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:23
Fifa executives accepted bribes to help secure the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said.

Fifa crisis 'cannot continue'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:22
Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein says Fifa must oust president Sepp Blatter to restore confidence in football's governing body.

Paralyzed By Doubt? Here's A Guide For The Worrier In Us All

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:16

You might think that anxiety disorder is no laughing matter, but illustrator Gemma Correll respectfully disagrees. She sees the humor in the mental condition that she deals with every day.

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AdBlock Plus wins again in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:15
The makers of an advert-blocking browser plug-in defeat a second attempt to ban their product this year.

VIDEO: Seven Fifa officials arrested in Zurich

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:13
Swiss police have arrested seven leading officials from football's world governing body, Fifa, in a dawn raid, on suspicion of accepting and paying millions of dollars in bribes.

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:12
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.

Police 'failed' in indecency inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:06
Two police officers have been disciplined for failures in an indecency case in which a man exposed himself to three children in Belfast.

More Severe Storms Possible For Flood-Hit Texas

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:00

At least 17 people have died as a result of severe storms and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma.

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Lucic-Baroni stuns third seed Halep

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:44
Third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep is knocked out of the French Open by world number 70 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion At 12 Weeks

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:34

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients' behalf.

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Trader kept Libor 'artificially high'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:29
The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate, a court hears.

McIlroy to donate Irish Open money

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 06:19
Rory McIlroy says he will donate his prize money from this week's Irish Open to his charitable foundation.

Penn State Bounces Fraternity For 3 Years Over Nude Photo Scandal

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:57

Penn State has shut down the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity chapter for three years, after an inquiry over a Facebook group page that collected pictures of nude women uncovered other transgressions.

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How A Claim That A Childhood Vaccine Prevents Leukemia Went Too Far

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:32

It seemed to make sense that the childhood Hib vaccine could cut leukemia risk by keeping the immune system in check. But proving there's cause and effect at work turns out to be a challenge.

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Excess caffeine health warning - EU

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:28
Drinking more than five espressos worth of caffeine a day may be damaging to health, according to the European Food Safety Authority.

Nigeria fires 'cowardly soldiers'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:24
Nigeria's army sack at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers tell the BBC.

IS 'driven from Assyrian villages'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:21
Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.

Man struck by ride at fairground

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:18
A man is taken to hospital after being struck by a fairground ride on Barmouth promenade.

Criminals steal US tax returns

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 05:14
A security breach at the United States' Internal Revenue Service has allowed criminals to gain access to more than 100,000 tax returns.

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