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Five facts about #BringBackOurGirls

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:50
Three million tweets - and four other stats on the trend

Jordan envoy free after Libya kidnap

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:44
Jordan's ambassador to Libya, Fawaz al-Itan, is freed after being abducted by masked gunmen in the capital, Tripoli, last month.

Boston College to be sued over tapes

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:26
Boston College is to be sued by former paramilitaries who contributed to an oral history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Group Says There's 'Strong Evidence' Syrian Regime Used Chemical Weapons

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:16

Meanwhile, a defector has handed the U.S. government 11,000 pictures the opposition says shows systematic torture. France is pushing for President Bashar Assad to be tried for war crimes.

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Book News: Each Page Of 'A Drinkable Book' Kills Bacteria In Drinking Water

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 05:03

A "Drinkable Book" can be used to treat drinking water. Also: a new book claims to know the identity of the Zodiac Killer; why all books about Africa use the same cover image.

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Flintoff in talks over T20 comeback

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:58
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is in discussions with Lancashire over a comeback in this season's Twenty20 Blast.

Day in pictures: 13 May 2014

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:52
News photos from past 24 hours: 13 May

Google Must Delete Personal Data When Asked, European Court Says

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:43

The case started when a Spanish man was irked that a 1998 notice about his home being repossessed was still online. Privacy advocates are welcoming a win for the "right to be forgotten."

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Court backs 'right to be forgotten'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:40
A top EU court rules Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in an important test of the so-called "right to be forgotten".

Ukraine vote 'crucial' in crisis

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:37
Germany's foreign minister says Ukraine's presidential election on 25 May will be "crucial" in bringing the country out of its current crisis.

Blasphemy charge for Pakistan lawyers

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:26
Pakistani police charge 68 lawyers with blasphemy in what is thought to be the biggest ever case of its kind in the country.

Scoutmaster jailed for sex attacks

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:25
A former scoutmaster who admitted 26 sex offences against boys during the 1960s and 1970s is jailed for 12 years.

VIDEO: Airport bosses put case for expansion

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:20
The chief executives of London's two largest airports put the case why their site should be expanded.

New book tells of China's modern awakening

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:12

If someone forced you to name the biggest economic and social transformation of the last 35 years, what would you say? The internet, probably.

But what about China, where more than half a billion people have moved up from poverty? Like so much good writing about vast topics, New Yorker writer Evan Osnos tells it from the grassroots.

Osnos' new book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China is out today. Click the above audio player to listen to our discussion.

New books tells of China's modern awakening

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:12

If someone forced you to name the biggest economic and social transformation of the last 35 years, what would you say? The internet, probably.

But what about China, where more than half a billion people have moved up from poverty? Like so much good writing about vast topics, New Yorker writer Evan Osnos tells it from the grassroots.

Osnos' new book, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China is out today. Click the above audio player to listen to our discussion.

Hospital care failings 'shock'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:05
Unacceptable levels of care were found at two Welsh hospitals following the death of elderly woman who was neglected while a patient.

What is the 'right to be forgotten'?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 04:00
What is the 'right to be forgotten', and how could it affect you?

VIDEO: MPs quiz Pfizer boss on AstraZeneca bid

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:52
The head of US drugs company Pfizer is questioned by MPs about the proposed takeover of British rival AstraZeneca.

NBA apologises over Sterling remarks

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:39
The NBA apologises to former player Magic Johnson after LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling criticises him for contracting HIV.

Rugby youth face scrum safety tests

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-13 03:36
Research suggests that young rugby players should be tested for neck strength before being allowed to participate in the front row of scrums.
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