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For Two Years, He Smuggled Photos Of Torture Victims Out Of Syria

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

The ex-military photographer known only as Caesar took some of the images, which show thousands of dead regime opponents. Syria says they're fake; U.S. officials say they may be proof of war crimes.

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A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.

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Ghost Cats And Musket Balls: Stories Told By Capitol Interns

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Giving Capitol tours to constituents is a primary duty of Hill interns. They provide a great deal of information, but sometimes they're a little short on actual history.

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Zillow To Buy Rival Real Estate Site Trulia

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

Zillow has agreed to buy Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The two websites represent more than 60 percent of the total Internet traffic for real estate listings.

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Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash

NPR News - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:55

The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.

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Cross-border heart ops to continue

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:51
Some heart patients in Wales will continue to be sent to England for surgery to cut waiting lists.

Baby mauled by 'bull terrier' dog

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:49
A 14-month-old boy is left with serious facial injuries after being mauled by a bull terrier-type dog in Huddersfield.

Ukraine conflict: EU squeezes Russia

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:42
EU braces for economic pain with further sanctions

Bomber kills Hamid Karzai's cousin

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:34
A suicide bomber kills Hashmat Karzai, an influential cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar.

VIDEO: Control a digger with smart goggles

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:03
Why operating heavy machinery remotely could become a safer and more immersive experience

'Huge' drop in tribunal claims

BBC - Tue, 2014-07-29 00:02
Wales sees a significant drop in the number of people taking claims to employment tribunals after fees to bring action have been introduced.

Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 23:30
Australia approves a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project despite concern over its potential environmental impact, including on the Great Barrier Reef.

Hype and hi-tech

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 23:05
Rory Cellan-Jones on predicting future shape of technology

Robot cleaners to cut ward infection

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 23:02
Deep-cleaning machines resembling Daleks are being used to cut hospital infections like C. diff in north Wales but a report says the problem is "still too high".

MPs bicker over climate report

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 22:53
Despite dissent, MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.

US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 22:46
The US accuses Russia of violating a Cold War arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, saying the breach is "very serious".

VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches online channel

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 22:42
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel.

Israel warns of 'prolonged' Gaza war

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 22:25
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza, amid one of the most intense nights of shelling in the conflict.

AUDIO: 'Steroids made my sperm count zero'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 22:20
Bodybuilder Lee believes he is unable to have children because he has been taking steroids for 25 years.

VIDEO: Divided West Bank united in anger

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 21:43
The conflict in Gaza has caused a rise in tensions in the West Bank and thousands have protested against Israel's actions in Gaza.
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