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US lion killer 'sorry for disruption'

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:58
Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.

Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:55

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.

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One Point Of View On How Lions Can Earn Money For Africa

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:53

Cecil the lion died in an apparently illegal hunt in Zimbabwe. But legal trophy hunting can bring in big bucks for Africa nations. Our interviewee thinks tourism is a far more profitable venture.

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Birkin Bag Is Fine But Namesake Actress Wants 'Birkin Croco' Rebranded

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:51

After seeing a video that PETA published on the treatment of crocodiles, Jane Burkin asks Hermes to remove her name from the line's crocodile-skin version.

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VIDEO: On the banks of the new Suez Canal

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:49
Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.

California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:38

In the state's agricultural Central Valley, planning is under way to transform peach and plum fields into Kings River Village, a solar-powered community that will send wastewater back into an aquifer.

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Politics Overshadows U.S. Tech Firms' Hopes For Entering Iran

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:38

With a young, well-educated population, Iran has the potential to be a boom market for tech. But sanctions and negative political implications for doing business there seem to limit prospects.

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Celtic 1-0 Qarabag

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:37
Dedryck Boyata keeps Celtic's Champions League hopes on track with a late winner against Qarabag.

The Golden Age Of Cocktails: When Americans Learned To Love Mixed Drinks

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:33

The Manhattan, the daiquiri, the martini. These classic cocktails were all born between the 1860s and Prohibition, an era when American bartending got inventive — and theatrical.

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Nobel Prize Winner Thinks No One Should Ever Retire

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:19

Muhammad Yunus — honored for loaning millions to poor women — just turned 75. And he's thrilled to keep on working: 'The word retirement is very harmful.'

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I can bowl better, says Anderson

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:12
England's James Anderson says he can improve despite taking 6-47, his best Ashes figures, on day one of the third Test.

Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal at UN

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:06
Russia vetoes a United Nations draft resolution seeking to establish an international criminal tribunal into last year's MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine.

Doctors Devise A Better Way To Diagnose Shaken Baby Syndrome

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 12:05

Doubters have said that merely shaking a baby can't cause brain damage or death. Listing six injuries associated with shaken baby syndrome will make it easier to identify child abuse, a study says.

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US congressman faces fraud charges

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 11:06
Chaka Fattah, who has represented Pennsylvania since 1994, is accused of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.

Some Chinese Grandparents Are Making Their Grandkids Fat

NPR News - Wed, 2015-07-29 10:55

A new study shows that children in China who are mainly cared for by grandparents instead of mom and dad are twice as likely to be overweight — contributing to the country's obesity epidemic.

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Mundell backs more powers for islands

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 10:43
Scottish Secretary David Mundell is to confirm a commitment to hand more powers to island communities on a visit to Stornoway.

FA backs Platini for Fifa presidency

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 10:24
The English Football Association gives its backing to Michel Platini's bid to become the next boss of Fifa.

Murder charge for Ohio policeman

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 10:16
A US police officer is charged with the murder of a driver who was shot in the head during a traffic stop over a missing licence plate.

Britons Daley & Gallantree win gold

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 10:15
British divers claim a second medal of the World Aquatics Championships as Tom Daley and Rebecca Gallantree win team gold.

VIDEO: Calais migrant crisis leads to chaos in UK

BBC - Wed, 2015-07-29 10:11
Duncan Kennedy spends the day in Kent to see how the migrant crisis in Calais is causing chaos in the UK.