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VIDEO: Tipper truck crash kills four in Bath

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 14:23
Four people including a child have been killed, and several others injured, in an accident involving a tipper truck in Bath.

Search after Australia shark death

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 14:06
A huge search operation is under way to find the shark that killed a Japanese surfer off the New South Wales coast.

If Apple Made iMilk And Nike Sold Fruit: Designer Groceries As Art

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 14:04

A designer has reimagined a host of everyday edibles as high-end grocery items. It's a project that explores how branding influences our purchases — and where the ethical boundaries lie for designers.

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VIDEO: Rotherham researcher 'threatened'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 14:01
A former Home Office researcher says a bullying culture at Rotherham Council led to her warnings of child sexual exploitation being suppressed in 2002, years before action was finally taken.

How do US cities get rid of snow?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:44
The snowploughs are out in force in Boston, but they're running out of dumping space.

Rotherham warning 'ignored in 2002'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:41
A former Home Office researcher says a bullying culture at Rotherham Council led to her warnings of child sexual exploitation being suppressed years before action was finally taken.

Jail Time For Unpaid Court Fines And Fees Can Create Cycle Of Poverty

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:38

Lawsuits filed in Ferguson and Jennings, Mo., seek justice for impoverished people who are jailed, sometimes for weeks, for not being able to pay what they owe the cities.

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Better Bath Rituals Is One Way Bangladesh Is Saving Its Newborns

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:26

Babies need a lot of help. And they don't always get it in low- and middle-income countries, where child mortality rates are high. A Bangladeshi doctor tells how his country is making strides.

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Shake, Rattle And Toll: Berkeley's Bells Play Sounds Of Earth

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:16

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the bells of UC Berkeley's Sather Tower were programmed to play a score composed in real time by the data from seismic shifts happening under the campus.

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Moyes praises Burnley striker Ings

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:07
Real Sociedad boss David Moyes says Burnley striker Danny Ings is a player "anyone would like to have".

North 'should have gone off' - WRU

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:07
Wales' George North should have been replaced with suspected concussion against England, says Wales medic Prav Mathema.

Samsung's Privacy Policy Warns Customers Their Smart TVs Are Listening

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:04

Samsung warned its customers that their TVs are sending reports to third parties and that could include sensitive information spoken by the owners. The policy has drawn comparisons to Orwell's 1984.

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Stranded US baby pair allowed home

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:03
A British couple who were stranded in New York after their baby was born prematurely are allowed to fly home with him.

McGuinness 'rocket attack threat'

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:01
Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness says police have warned him of a threat to kill him in a "rocket attack".

Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Marriages In Alabama

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 13:01

The move sent the strongest signal to date that the justices are on the verge of legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

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VIDEO: Could London roads go underground?

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 12:57
Could some of London's busiest roads go underground, to allow traffic to flow more freely?

In West Africa, Fewer New Ebola Cases But Epidemic Still Uncontained

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 12:55

Robert Siegel speaks with Brice de le Vingne, director of operations dealing with the Ebola outbreak for Doctors without Borders.

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Aussie Hewitt gets Queen's wildcard

BBC - Mon, 2015-02-09 12:48
Four-time champion Lleyton Hewitt is given a wildcard to the 2015 Aegon Championships in his last grass-court season.

Kenji Ekuan's Enduring Legacy Lives On Restaurant Tables

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 12:47

Ekuan created the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce bottle in 1961 and also designed the bullet train which connects Tokyo and northern Japan, among other things. He died this weekend at the age of 85.

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Alabama Joins 36 States In Allowing Same-Sex Marriage

NPR News - Mon, 2015-02-09 12:31

Same-sex couples in the conservative state married for the first time on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a federal judge's ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

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