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VIDEO: Will Ferrell's Team USA bite pledge

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 07:04
US football fans in Brazil receive a surprise visit from their team's 'substitute player' and alleged secret weapon - actor and comedian Will Ferrell.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 07:01

The justices said Massachusetts' law mandating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics providing abortion services violates First Amendment rights.

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Mortgage cap 'insures against boom'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:52
Plans by the Bank of England to cap riskier mortgage lending is an important "insurance policy" for the UK economy, MPs and the industry say.

Scholes fears over England future

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:51
Paul Scholes fears England could struggle to qualify for future tournaments after their early exit from the World Cup.

Iraqi PM welcomes Syrian air strikes

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:50
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki tells the BBC he supports an air strike on Islamist militants at a border crossing between Iraq and Syria.

Coca growing in Latin America 'down'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:48
Areas planted with coca, the raw ingredient for cocaine, have dropped in two of the three top cocaine producer countries in South America, UN figures suggest.

VIDEO: Suarez banned over bite incident

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:42
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been banned for nine matches after being found guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:42

As the industry grapples with a gender gap, major tech firms are starting to release the gender and racial breakdowns of their staffs. Facebook's workers are mostly male and white.

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New MH370 search area announced

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:35
The hunt for missing Malaysian plane shifts further south in the Indian Ocean following new data analysis, the Australian government says.

VIDEO: Giving birth naturally in Brazil

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:35
Over 50% of all births are by Caesarean in Brazil, but some women are determined to defy the trend and give birth naturally.

In Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Appointments

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:34

The court says the 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are invalid because they weren't approved by the Senate, which was in pro forma session at the time.

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VIDEO: Can you trust your sunglasses?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:25
Scientists in Brazil have developed a quick way to make sure your sunglasses are protecting your eyes from the sun's harmful rays.

FIFA Bites Back: Uruguay's Luis Suarez Suspended 9 Games

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:16

The suspension comes two days before Uruguay faces Colombia in the round of 16 on Saturday. It begins immediately, FIFA says.

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VIDEO: Solar cells made using bath salts

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:09
Researchers have developed a new manufacturing method which could bring down the cost of making a type of solar cell.

Call to halve target for added sugar

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:09
People need to more than halve their intake of added sugar to tackle the obesity crisis, according to scientific advice for the government in England.

VIDEO: Suarez banned over 'bite' incident

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:08
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been banned for nine matches after being found guilty of biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Bad review couple win compensation

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:04
A long-running dispute between an online retailer and a couple unhappy with its customer service comes to an end.

UK population grows by 400,000

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 06:04
The UK population grew by more than 400,000 last year, according to the latest official figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Will Ferrell, Teddy Goalsevelt Pump Up U.S. Fans

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-26 05:48

"I'm not going to lie to you – I'm not in the best shape," Will Ferrell told American soccer fans in Brazil last night, after being announced as U.S. Soccer's "secret weapon" in the World Cup.

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South Sudan 'most fragile state'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-26 05:38
The world's newest country, South Sudan, tops the list of fragile states in this year's index released by a leading US-based research institute.
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