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How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-28 01:00

In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.

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The 'Swim Whisperer' Teaches Kids To Be Water-Safe

NPR News - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:57

For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been making children in LA water-safe by earning his young students' unwavering trust.

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VIDEO: Oldest Pict fort found on sea stack

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:56
Archaeologists say a Pictish fort uncovered during a dig near Stonehaven is the oldest in Scotland.

EU good at problem solving - Hill

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:51
The European Union is "very effective" at solving problems, Britain's top official in Brussels says, amid reports members are becoming more receptive to UK demands to renegotiate its membership.

A deadly trail of polonium

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:44
How radioactive material was left on Tube and planes

The country where disabled people are beaten and chained

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:38
The disabled people who are beaten and chained

EU satellite gears up for data flood

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:35
Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite, which will "carpet map" the Earth's land surface day-in, day-out, is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October.

VIDEO: Cameron speech on 'dirty money'

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:13
UK Prime Minister David Cameron outlines plans to stop foreigners from buying UK homes with "plundered or laundered cash" as part of a "global effort" to defeat corruption.

VIDEO: Birthday cake for world's oldest panda

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:11
At nearly 37 years of age, Jia Jia is thought to be the oldest panda ever kept in captivity.

Tech experts caution on killer AI

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:11
More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons.

Murder-suicide link investigated

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:10
Police in the Republic of Ireland are investigating if the deaths of a married couple were a murder-suicide, according to reports.

Amazon launches music streaming in UK

BBC - Tue, 2015-07-28 00:01
Retailer Amazon enters the UK streaming market with Prime Music, a new service available to Amazon Prime customers as part of their annual subscription.

Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From Montana

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-27 23:33

Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.

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Welter named first female NFL coach

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 23:16
Jen Welter becomes the first female coach in the NFL after being appointed by the Arizona Cardinals.

Drugs claim peer resigns from Lords

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 23:08
Lord Sewel resigns from the House of Lords and apologises for "the pain and embarrassment" caused after he was filmed allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes.

Malaysia PM sacks deputy over 1MDB

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 23:04
Malaysia's PM Najib Razak sacks his prime minister and attorney general who had both criticised him over a financial scandal.

BP profits fall on low oil price

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 22:54
BP reports a sharp fall in underlying profits for the three months to the end of June as lower oil prices continue to hurt.

Call for change after child's death

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 22:51
The mother of a baby girl from Londonderry who died at one of the world's leading children's hospitals has said lessons must been learned from the fatality.

VIDEO: Seagulls: Evil pests or misunderstood?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 22:49
Recent attacks by gulls on people and their pets have been widely reported. But are the birds misunderstood?

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 22:43
Man Utd set to miss out on Sergio Ramos, Pedro wants Barcelona exit, Spurs to bid for Berahino, plus best of social media.