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Couple tied up by armed intruders

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:53
A man and woman are assaulted and tied up by an armed gang in their home in east Belfast.

Whoa! Watch A Spectacular Supercell Take Form In Wyoming

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:51

A storm chaser caught the formation of an extreme thunderstorm in Wyoming. It looks like it's out of a science-fiction movie.

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Iranian backlash over Cannes kiss

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:49
Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob plays down a media backlash in Iran after kissing Iranian actress and jury member Leila Hatami on the cheek.

Why is Libya lawless?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:49
Why has Libya been so unstable since Gaddafi was overthrown?

AUDIO: Giant loudspeaker goes on display

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:46
A 27ft loudspeaker goes on display as part of an exhibition at the Science Museum in London.

Jail sentence for 'Occupy' protester

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:42
A New York woman convicted of assaulting a police officer during a 2012 Occupy Wall Street protest is sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Popstar Tulisa 'hit man in eye'

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:39
Former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos hit a man in the eye during last year's V Festival, a court hears.

California Chrome To Run In Belmont, Nasal Strips And All

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:33

There was concern the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness would not be allowed to wear nasal strips at the June 7 Belmont Stakes, the third leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.

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How can gardening attract young people?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:24
How can a gardening career attract young people?

'Million Bosnians' hit by floods

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:21
Floods have left about one in four Bosnians without clean water, the foreign minister says, as Serbia prepares for a new surge along the River Sava.

What is coffee rust?

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:18
The blight which is wiping out Central American crops.

Man Utd's Giggs ends glittering career

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:16
Manchester United's Ryan Giggs confirms his retirement after winning 13 league titles and the Champions League twice.

'Fed Up' Portrays Obese Kids As Victims In A Sugar-Coated World

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:08

A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused the childhood obesity epidemic. But the industry says society is to blame.

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Van Gaal appointed Man Utd boss

BBC - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:05
Louis van Gaal is named as Manchester United manager on a three-year contract, with Ryan Giggs as his assistant.

New Sitcom 'Unapologetically Embraces' Asian-American Family Life

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:05

Fresh Off the Boat will be one of the first network sitcoms in decades to feature an Asian-American cast. Critic Jeff Yang, whose son plays the lead, talks with host Michel Martin.

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Flooding In Balkans Kills Dozens, Threatens Power Supply

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:05

Months' worth of rain has fallen in Bosnia, Serbia and parts of Croatia in recent days. A Bosnian official compared the scope of the damage to the Yugoslav war of the 1990s.

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TV Networks Double Down On Diversity This Fall

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:04

Many new shows this fall feature diverse casts or a person of color in a leading role. But will people actually tune in? NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans weighs in.

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Less Sleep For Little Kids Linked To More Belly Fat Later On

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:04

Need another reason to get the kids to bed on time? The more sleep young children miss out on during early childhood, the more likely they are to be obese at age 7.

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In Europe And America, New Internet Rules Up For Debate

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:03

Rey Junco of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society breaks down recent developments on net neutrality and the control of information online.

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'New York Times' Upheaval: Is This A Barack Vs. Hillary Moment?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-05-19 08:03

The New York Times has fired Jill Abramson, making Dean Baquet the paper's first African-American executive editor. The move has sparked a debate about newsroom diversity and 'editing while female.'

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