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10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:31
Penguins can't taste fish, only bitter and meaty flavours, and more news nuggets

Quiz: Snacking on standards

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:31

New federal school-nutrition rules took effect this year, but 43 states have their own snack rules, according to a report by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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What Cease-Fire? Ukrainian Troops Retreat As Rebels Press Fight

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:29

Battles rage nearly a week after a cease-fire deal. Meanwhile, a British parliamentary committee accuses the EU of a "catastrophic misreading" of Russia's designs on Ukraine.

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Closing submissions over park murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:14
A judge hears closing submissions in the case of a man accused of murdering Jean Campbell at Cranhill Park in Glasgow.

Ferrari play down good testing form

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:09
Ferrari refuse to modify their target of two wins in 2015 despite their promising showing in pre-season testing.

MoD signs warship development deal

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:05
The Ministry of Defence signs a £859m deal to support the development of the next generation of Royal Navy warships.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 07:05
The week's big numbers visualised.

Police retain 'hacker's' computer

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:53
Police in the UK, who arrested a man accused of hacking FBI computers in the UK, refuse to return his computer because they cannot decrypt its files.

Banned From The Ride-Share Business In Spain, Uber Turns to Food Delivery

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:53

The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.

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Banned From The Ride-Share Business In Spain, Uber Turns to Food Delivery

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:53

The ride-share company Uber has decided to try its luck arranging rides for takeout food after it is prohibited in Spain from carrying passengers.

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Could UK politics go Swedish?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:46
BBC deputy political editor James Landale looks at whether a minority government could be held to ransom if a party like UKIP had the balance of power.

VIDEO: PM tells of his 'ultimate nightmare'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:39
Prime Minister David Cameron describes his "ultimate nightmare scenario" as a Labour and SNP coalition following May's general election.

VIDEO: Greece bailout talks - in 60 secs

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:38
BBC News looks at the key issues in Greece's bailout talks, which are taking place in Brussels on Friday.

Mountain death climber identified

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:29
A man who died on one of England's highest mountains is named by police.

Week in pictures: 14-20 February 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:18
News photos from around the world

Canadian Lawmaker Uses 'Tight Underwear' Excuse To Explain Absence

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:17

Blaming his absence during a vote on too-small underwear that makes him uncomfortable, a member of Canada's House of Commons earns applause from his colleagues.

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VIDEO: India budget preview - in 90 seconds

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:14
What is likely to be announced in Indian Prime Minister Modi's first full budget?

300 job loss fears for poultry plant

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:12
There are fears of substantial job losses as an Anglesey poultry factory considers cutting a shift from operations at the plant.

Thailand Moves To Outlaw Surrogate Services To Foreigners

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:12

The law comes after high-profile scandals have shed a negative light on the practice. In one case, an Australian couple refused to accept their Down Syndrome child born to a Thai surrogate mother.

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UCLA Outbreak Highlights Challenge Of Curbing Infections

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 06:09

The lethal bacterium that sickened people at a Los Angeles hospital is one of three types the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said hospitals should most urgently monitor and prevent.

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