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Obama At U.N.: World Risks Being Caught In 'Undertow Of Instability'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 07:15

The president, in an address to the General Assembly, says nations are at a crossroads and that the international system must meet challenges ranging from terrorism to disease.

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Nato sees Russia pullback in Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 07:08
Nato says it has observed a "significant" withdrawal of Russian troops from eastern Ukraine, but adds that some forces still remain there.

Cook to captain England at World Cup

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 07:02
Alastair Cook will captain England at the World Cup, while Ravi Bopara and James Taylor are recalled to tour Sri Lanka.

Your pictures: Lighting

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:58
Readers' photos on the theme of "lighting"

Ex-pilot 'blindfolded boy with sock'

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:50
The trial of a former British Airways pilot accused of 25 sex offences hears that he blindfolded a boy with a sock before assaulting him.

Air strikes on IS in Iraq and Syria

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:37
The US military says its warplanes have hit more Islamic State (IS) vehicles and arms dumps in Iraq and Syria.

Wiggins wins world time trial title

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:34
Great Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins clinches his first road world title with a thrilling time trial victory at the World Championships in Spain.

Trinity Mirror in phone-hack payout

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:23
Trinity Mirror admits for the first time that some of its journalists were involved in phone hacking as it agrees to pay compensation to four people.

Hearing That Things Can Change Helps Teens Dodge Depression

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:17

High schoolers are vulnerable to depression. Telling teenagers that people and circumstances can change and things will get better helps reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, a study finds.

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India coal scandal permits scrapped

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:10
India's top court scraps almost all coal mining permits awarded since 1993 in a corruption scandal which has cost the country tens of billions of dollars.

Nigeria MPs probe arms deal cash

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:09
Nigeria's MPs are investigating how $9.3m (£5.7m) of government money - allegedly earmarked for an arms deal - ended up on a private jet in South Africa.

Blackberry rethinks the keyboard

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:00
Blackberry launches a wide-screened smartphone whose innovative keyboard features push keys that can also recognise gesture controls.

VIDEO: First look at Blackberry Passport

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 06:00
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at Blackberry's latest smartphone, which it calls Passport.

India Mars mission arrives in orbit

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:53
India becomes the fourth nation to put a satellite into orbit around Mars, as Mangalyaan arrives to study the Red Planet's atmosphere.

Why India's Mars mission is so cheap - and thrilling

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:44
Why Indian mission costs less than a Hollywood movie

Novel antibiotic class created

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:39
Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria.

Art show called off after protests

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:22
A controversial art performance featuring black actors in a recreation of a "human zoo" is called off after protests at its opening night in London.

Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots And Remote Control

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:18

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

NPR News - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:15

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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Unions set for three days of strikes

BBC - Wed, 2014-09-24 05:14
The PCS union confirms a strike for 15 October which could be the third consecutive day of strikes by major public sector unions over pay.
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