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New Clues To Mysterious Kidney Disease Afflicting Sugar Cane Workers

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:09

What's causing the ailment that has struck 20,000 farmhands in Nicaragua and El Salvador? Pesticides? Alcoholism? Rat pee spreading an infection? A study from Boston University provides some answers.

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VIDEO: Man arrested for Birmingham car-jack

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 07:07
A 25-year-old man is arrested after footage showing a woman being dragged alongside her car as it was stolen was released.

VIDEO: Peter Greste arrives in Brisbane

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 06:50
Peter Greste, the Australian Al-Jazeera journalist freed after 400 days in jail in Egypt arrives in Brisbane.

Hodge pulls out of mayoral race

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 06:46
Labour MP Margaret Hodge pulls out of the race to become the next London mayor and urges the party to choose an ethnic minority candidate.

More health cash in Budget plans

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 06:40
Scotland's Finance Secretary John Swinney said his budget plans would create a "more prosperous and fairer Scotland".

Care cap for young adults proposed

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 06:37
The cap on care costs is to be applied to younger adults, the government in England is proposing.

Medal plan for UK Ebola aid workers

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-04 06:36
Britons who have travelled to Africa to help the fight against Ebola will be eligible for a new medal, David Cameron says.

Thousands of Cats Destined for Vietnamese Tables Are Buried Instead

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-04 06:36

Even though eating cats is banned, "little tiger" remains a delicacy. Many are sourced from China and smuggled over the border.

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