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Patients' app diagnoses 'not useful'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:12
More patients are going to their GP and telling them what treatment they need based on information from apps and the internet, a survey suggests.

Ship identified in Franklin search

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:11
A shipwreck recently found in north Canada is identified as HMS Erebus - lost in Sir John Franklin's famous Victorian-era Northwest Passage voyage.

The Outhouse — And Other Rooms — Get A 21st Century Makeover

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:11

Some people are spending more time in their backyard — in living rooms, entertainment centers, even bathrooms.

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Factory closure will cost 180 jobs

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 07:05
A factory in Fife is to close with the loss of about 180 jobs under proposals announced by its Danish owners.

No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:59

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

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Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:56
Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey are called up to the England squad.

In pictures: Exploring the African male

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:54
An exhibition of work by Rotimi Fani-Kayode

NI police budget cuts 'impossible'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:54
Northern Ireland's chief constable says budget cuts are forcing his organisation into a virtually impossible position.

Why A Thermometer Is A Good Tool For Airport Ebola Screenings

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:51

With ear probes, infrared cameras and laser beams pointed at passengers' foreheads, airports around the world are trying to stop infected travelers before they board a plane.

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Cardiff speed camera 'UK's busiest'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:49
A speed camera in Cardiff is the busiest in Britain - catching almost three times as many drivers each day as one on a Manchester motorway.

Boko Haram video shows leader alive

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:47
A video is released showing the purported leader of Nigeria's Islamist group Boko Haram dismissing the army's allegations he is dead.

UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:44
A "staggering array" of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says.

VIDEO: What can you do in a green phone box?

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:43
Disused phone boxes in London are being put to a novel use - as solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones.

De Silvestro F1 race bid breaks down

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:41
Sauber end their programme to make Simona De Silvestro the first woman to race in Formula 1 for nearly 40 years.

Officials: 100 'Potential Contacts' Linked To Dallas Ebola Patient

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:39

Texas health officials say that "out of an abundance of caution, we're starting with this very wide net."

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California Cracks Down On Farmers Market Cheaters

NPR News - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:30

Did your local farmer really grow that heirloom apple he just sold you? California wants to know, so it's sending more inspectors out to make sure the produce sold at markets is really local.

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VIDEO: Dog saved from tar pool in India

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:28
A stray dog in India's Udaipur recovers after being found stuck in pool of hot tar.

UK urges decisive action on Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:23
The UK calls for decisive international action to deal with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as it co-hosts a forum with Sierra Leone in London.

No rift over Sturridge - Hodgson

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:19
England manager Roy Hodgson says there is no rift with Liverpool over Daniel Sturridge, who has been left out of his latest squad.

AUDIO: Horowitz to build on unseen Bond works

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 06:06
Alex Rider series author Anthony Horowitz says is using previously unseen Fleming material as a "springboard" for his new Bond novel.
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