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Compound From Soil Bacteria May Help Fight Dangerous Germs

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:15

A natural compound kills germs that have become resistant to antibiotics, researchers say. If it works in humans, it could help combat diseases like tuberculosis.

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United In Grief, Cartoonists Show Solidarity With 'Charlie Hebdo'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:03

From France to Australia, India and the U.S., cartoonists around the world paid tribute to their colleagues at the French magazine that was attacked today.

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'Game-changing' antibiotic find

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:01
The decades-long drought in the search for new antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant infections could be over, after a breakthrough by US scientists.

Gates drinks water from human faeces

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:00
The Microsoft founder shows off a processor he says could help alleviate the drinking water problem in the developing world.

Fossil fuels: The 'untouchable reserves'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:00
Can we really give up fossil fuels?

Most fossil fuels are 'unburnable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 09:00
Most of the world's fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground if dangerous global warming is to be avoided, modelling work suggests.

Officer disciplined over death call

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:35
A police officer who told a Gwynedd woman over the phone her husband had died is disciplined.

Europe's struggle with Islamism

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:29
Europe has struggled with how to tackle radical Islam, and the Charlie Hebdo attacks can only make it more difficult, writes Caroline Wyatt.

MP calls for email disclaimer ban

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:29
An MP calls for an end to "useless" legal disclaimers at the bottom of emails, saying they lead to "forests' worth of paper" being wasted.

MP: Pregnant women 'should not drink'

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:19
Labour MP Bill Esterson says pregnant women should not drink "at all" to avoid any potential damage to their unborn child.

A Magazine Staff Is Slaughtered, A French Nightmare Is Realized

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:13

The satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo kept taking jabs at Islamic radicals despite a 2011 firebombing that destroyed its office.

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Oil price falls: Will consumers benefit?

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:11
Do drivers and householders feel the benefit of falling oil price?

'Superman' ecstasy tests find PMMA

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:03
Tests on 'Superman' logo ecstasy tablets found in Ipswich find PMMA, a substance "much stronger" than that found in standard ecstasy pills.

Six reasons A&Es are struggling

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:02
A&E units are struggling to meet thier waiting time targets with some hospitals reporting major problems. But what is the cause of the growing difficulties?

Why Some Chefs Just Can't Quit Serving Bluefin Tuna

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 08:01

Japanese sushi chefs can't say no to Bluefin tuna on offer. Some American chefs can't, either, even though conservation groups and marine biologists have been badgering them about Bluefin for years.

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For 'Charlie Hebdo,' A History Defined By Humor, Controversy — And Cartoons

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 07:46

Renee Montagne talks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the provocative editorial stance adopted by the French satirical magazine, which was attacked by gunmen this morning in Paris.

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VIDEO: Driving ban for actor Fry's partner

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 07:37
Stephen Fry's partner Elliott Spencer is given a driving ban after being caught doing 101mph trying to get the actor to the Hay literary festival

In pictures: Gun attack on French magazine

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 07:29
Attack on office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

US temperatures 'dangerously' low

BBC - Wed, 2015-01-07 07:24
Temperatures across much of the northern and eastern US are plunging to "dangerously cold" levels, the National Weather Service says.

AirAsia Flight's Tail Spotted In The Java Sea, Official Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-01-07 07:22

It might provide clues to what caused the flight to crash Dec. 28 with more than 162 people on board. An aircraft's black boxes — the flight data and cockpit voice recorders — are located in its tail.

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