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Chemical iris for tiny phone cameras

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:40
A new type of iris which uses chemicals instead of mechanical blades has been designed for smartphone cameras.

Unknown Pablo Neruda poems found

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:37
Chile's Pablo Neruda Foundation has found 20 previously unknown poems by the late Nobel prize winner while cataloguing some of his manuscripts.

Demise of the printed dictionary?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:36
Is this the end for the printed Oxford English Dictionary?

VIDEO: Greek man sings his way to Brazil

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:08
How a song got one football fan to Brazil

3rd Inmate Executed After April's Botched Lethal Injection

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:01

John Ruthell Henry was put to death in Florida after inmates in Georgia and Missouri became the first and second to be executed in the wake of a failed lethal injection two months ago.

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VIDEO: Highlights: Cameroon 0-4 Croatia

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:57
Alex Song sees red as Cameroon are knocked out of the Fifa World Cup after losing 4-0 against Croatia in their Group A match.

Paxman hosts his final Newsnight

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:51
The BBC's Jeremy Paxman presents his final edition of Newsnight, after 25 years on the programme.

Onetime Auschwitz Guard Arrested In Philadelphia On German Warrant

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:51

Johann Breyer, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1952, is being sought by German authorities in connection with the deaths of 216,000 Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II.

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VIDEO: 3D street painting and more art stories

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:23
A road in a university campus in China is transformed with one of the largest and longest 3D paintings in the world, a collection of bonsai trees could sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds at auction in Hong Kong - and more from the world of arts.

VIDEO: Pattinson leaves Twilight behind

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:19
Animal Kingdom director David Michod, is back with a new Australian film The Rover, staring former Twilight star Robert Pattinson.

Fifa's £19m film with Sepp Blatter as a hero

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:16
The £19m Fifa film where Tim Roth plays Sepp Blatter

Outlaws on the open road

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:12
Outlaws on the open road

England pick Burns at 10 over Cipriani

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:08
England pick Freddie Burns at fly-half in one of seven changes for Saturday's third and final Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.

Fault in Our Stars is a 'real story'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:07
Why the vampire-free romance The Fault in Our Stars is a hit

Grappling With Gangs, Salt Lake City Turns To Racketeering Laws

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:04

Law enforcement in Utah's capital is using federal organized-crime charges to try to rein in groups like the Tongan Crips. One officer says it's sometimes the only way to send a message to criminals.

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Can Amazon make us love 3D again?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:03
Can Amazon succeed where so many have failed?

The world's most precious genes?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:03
Why scientists are dying to get their hands on Icelanders' DNA

Today at the World Cup: Day eight

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:01
Who is playing? How can you watch the games? Who does our expert think will win? All the information you need on World Cup day eight.

VIDEO: Remember when flying was glamorous

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 15:00
Taking to the skies when transatlantic travel was glamorous

Hodgson keeps his cool before biggest test as boss

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-18 14:56
Nothing in England boss Roy Hodgson's long, nomadic career rivals Thursday's World Cup clash with Uruguay, says Phil McNulty.
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