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Man bailed over 'cruising' crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:58
A 19-year-old man arrested after 17 people were injured when a car ploughed into them, is released on police bail.

People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:57

Do you feel like you wander aimlessly through life, or is there a reason you're here? Psychologists say people with a sense of purpose may stress out less. Or they may lead healthier lives.

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More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:57

Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many will have missed a decade or more of work.

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Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:57

Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.

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Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:57

Fierce fighting continued overnight in eastern Ukraine along the Russian border, and Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. claims that his country has been supporting pro-Russia fighters there.

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The Week In Politics: Progress On Upgrading VA Health System

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:57

Congress has a number of big pieces of legislation to deal with before leaving on its annual summer recess. The Highway Trust Fund, border security and the VA are all on the to-do list.

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Locked In U.S. Hedge Fund Battle, Argentina Faces Default

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:57

Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.

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When gin was full of sulphuric acid and turpentine

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:45
The time when a single drink of gin could kill

Shifts In Habitat May Threaten Ruddy Shorebird's Survival

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:42

To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.

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Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:40

People sometimes avoid information because they're afraid of bad news. But this "information aversion" can lead people to avoid medical tests that could save their lives.

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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:36

Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?

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Johansson beats Johnson at US cinemas

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:33
Scarlett Johansson's action thriller Lucy comes out on top in a box office tussle with Hercules, the latest vehicle for former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Parents' joy as 13-year-old wins bronze

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:33
The parents of 13-year-old swimmer Erraid Davies speak of their pride after her Commonwealth Games bronze.

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:30
The UN Security Council calls for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after the quietest night in weeks.

With Deadline Looming, Lawmakers Reach Deal On VA Health Care

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-28 00:07

The compromise plan to be unveiled Monday is expected to authorize billions in emergency spending to lease 27 new clinics and hire more doctors and nurses.

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MH17 crash: The 298 who perished

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 23:25
The 298 men, women and children who perished

Police told off for Lily Allen image

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 23:02
Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down.

Seventeen hurt at car 'cruise' event

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 22:43
Seventeen people are injured, one of them seriously, when a car ploughs into the crowd at a car 'cruising' event in Plymouth.

Four rescued from dingy in rip tide

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 22:37
Four people, including two children, were rescued off the Gower coast after their inflatable dingy got swept out to sea in a rip tide.

138 jobs as electronics firm expands

BBC - Sun, 2014-07-27 22:18
A Swansea electronics firm is to double its workforce as it moves to a building at the old Visteon factory site.
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