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Japan's struggling seaweed industry

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 12:05
Japan's seaweed industry misses out on Abenomics

Barcelona not favourites - Enrique

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 12:03
Barcelona are not clear favourites to beat Manchester City and reach the Champions League last eight, says Luis Enrique.

Your Soap Has Bacteria In It, But It Still Gets You Clean

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 11:18

Everyone presumes that soap is clean, but manufacturers know it's always got a few random germs in it. Most of the time that's not a problem, but every now and then things can get out of control.

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Putin: War with Ukraine 'unlikely'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 11:17
Russia's Vladimir Putin says war with Ukraine is 'unlikely', despite Ukrainian claims that Russia has been backing rebels in the east.

A dozen overdose on 'Molly' in US

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 11:16
A dozen university students are in hospital after overdosing on "Molly" or MDMA, a popular synthetic party drug, in Connecticut.

U.S. Appoints First Ever Special Envoy For LGBT Rights

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 11:15

The State Department said Randy Berry's job will be to "reaffirm the universal human rights of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."

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Closing the digital divide on the inside

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-02-23 11:02

The Wyoming Girls' School in Sheridan, Wy., is home to 39 young women between the ages of 14 and 18. They’ve all broken the law — mostly non-violent offenses like drugs and probation violations. These girls are among the tens of thousands of kids nationally who have been sentenced to live in secure juvenile justice facilities.

Historically, these facilities have failed kids when it comes to getting them an education.

The Wyoming Girls' School is an exception. On Monday, Feb. 23 Marketplace will explore how the school is preparing its girls to succeed in the 21st century economy.

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One million disability checks planned

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 10:52
A new company given the contract to assess disabled people for a sickness benefit tells the BBC it will do one million assessments this year.

Ad tool is 'worse than Superfish'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 10:51
A tool shipped with security products could pose a bigger security risk than Superfish - another controversial program, say experts.

Swiss deal over Italian tax evasion

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 10:49
Italy and Switzerland have signed a deal to work together on tackling tax evasion.

Where did it all go wrong for Parma?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 10:18
Gianfranco Zola and Faustino Asprilla helped Parma become one of Europe's top teams - now the club can't afford hot showers.

Lebanon satirist quizzed over tweet

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 10:13
A Lebanese satirist has appeared before a prosecutor in Beirut after being accused by the country's top Sunni religious authority of insulting Islam.

Qatar 2022 likely in Nov/Dec - Fifa

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 10:13
Fifa can choose only November and December for the 2022 World Cup, the head of the governing body's taskforce says.

Brown suffers concussion setback

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 10:01
England full-back Mike Brown looks unlikely to face Ireland following a setback in his recovery from concussion.

PLO faces $218m Israel terror fine

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 09:50
A US court in New York has found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for attacks in Israel over 10 years ago.

Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-23 09:47

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

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VIDEO: Cruelty case 'worst in 15 years'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 09:45
An enforcement officer with the Department of Agriculture says an an animal cruelty case discovered in County Down was "the worst they have ever had to deal with"

SS medic, 94, charged over Auschwitz

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 09:42
A 94-year-old man is charged with more than 3,600 counts of accessory to murder in Germany on allegations he served at Auschwitz.

Hospital 'black alerts' extended

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 09:24
"Black alerts" in hospitals have been extended across south-west England showing services are overwhelmed by demand, NHS bosses say.

Discipline & assists: A new Suarez?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-23 09:23
Unselfish and disciplined - how Luis Suarez has won the hearts of team-mates, fans and media since joining Barcelona.