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Scots women face World Cup play-off

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:38
Scotland miss out on automatic qualification for the 2015 Women's World Cup after losing 2-0 to Sweden.

US Fed to end stimulus in October

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:38
The US Federal Reserve says it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.

Has quantitative easing helped the US economy?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:36
What good has quantitative easing done the US?

Can FA plans revive England team?

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:34
BBC Radio 5 live's Richard Conway asks if reforming work permit rules for players will help revive English football.

From Quebec To Kashmir, Separatists Watch Scotland Vote

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:19

Scotland's referendum on independence has implications beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. We take a look at several other regions with breakaway movements.

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Kids' Perception Of Parents' Favoritism Counts More Than Reality

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:13

Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.

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3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:12

A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

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Fog hinders helicopter crash inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 11:06
Thick fog hampers investigations into a helicopter crash off the East Yorkshire coast, which left two men dead.

VIDEO: Thai murder police to quiz Britons

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 10:47
Police investigating the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand say two British men are "possible suspects" and will face questioning.

Zoo owner 'fired rifle' at tiger

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 10:46
The owner of a zoo where a tiger mauled a keeper to death describes how he fired a rifle at the animal after the attack.

RFU apologises over shirt design

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 10:34
The Rugby Football Union apologises following criticism of the new England kit which incorporates the Victoria Cross emblem.

Woman dies in ambulance in A&E queue

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 10:27
A woman dies in an ambulance while waiting in a queue of around 15 emergency vehicles outside a Swansea hospital.

Kosovo 'imams held' in raids on IS

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 10:14
Prominent imams are among 15 people arrested in Kosovo as police tackle recruitment for Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, reports say.

Mass rallies mark referendum climax

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 10:03
Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign hold rallies as they make their final efforts to win over undecided voters.

England Women thrash Montenegro 10-0

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 10:00
England emphatically beat Montenegro to finish their 2015 Women's World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten.

Tax restrictions 'may be scrapped'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 09:57
Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says there could be a re-think over rules governing new tax powers for the Welsh government.

Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 09:47

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

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Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 09:46
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.

Villa manager Lambert signs new deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-17 09:46
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert signs a contract extension until June 2018 following an unbeaten start to the season.

Who's Giving What: Nonprofits Step Up Anti-Ebola Efforts

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-17 09:40

Nonprofits have an important role to play in fighting Ebola, Obama said yesterday. Indeed, they are now donating millions, dispatching doctors and sending over critical supplies.

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