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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

NPR News - Tue, 2014-08-19 01:00

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."

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Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:50
The five-day Gaza ceasefire is extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials tell the BBC.

Capaldi: Doctor 'not yet in place'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:41
New Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi admits he is still finding his feet when it comes to playing the Time Lord in the latest series of the BBC One sci-fi show.

Vine wins funniest Fringe joke award

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:18
A joke by Tim Vine is voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, making him the first comedian to win the accolade twice.

Bank 'double billed late customers'

BBC - Tue, 2014-08-19 00:03
Bank of Scotland has been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages, a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.

India cancels talks with Pakistan

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:57
India cancels a meeting with Pakistan, after Pakistan's envoy consults Kashmiri separatist leaders.

World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:42

USAID's Nancy Lindborg: "What we have now ... are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments."

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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:38

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.

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Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:36

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:34

Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.

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Reynolds to receive lifetime honour

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:32
Veteran screen star Debbie Reynolds is to be given a lifetime achievement award by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the organisation announces.

Mourinho wants substitute Cech to stay

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:13
Jose Mourinho wants keeper Petr Cech to stay, despite the Chelsea boss picking Thibaut Courtois for the 3-1 win at Burnley.

Ex-enterprise chiefs clash on pound

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 23:07
Two former heads of Scottish Enterprise are due to outline opposing views on the currency of an independent Scotland.

What next for England's part-time World Cup winners?

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:56
Will England Women's Rugby World Cup win hasten the change to professionalism, or is sevens where the game's future lies?

Australia-Indonesia spy rift 'ends'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:51
Australia says it has reached an agreement with Indonesia to end a row over claims Canberra spied on the Indonesian president.

Biker dies after Ballynahinch crash

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:33
A motorcyclist dies after he was involved in a crash in County Down on Monday evening.

England: What's fixed and what's still broken?

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:24
What's fixed and what's still broken?

VIDEO: 'I am Malala' memoirs re-versioned

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 22:12
Malala Yousafzai's memoirs 'I am Malala' was originally released in 2013 has just been reversioned for young people. She speaks to BBC School Reporters in a Birmingham library

Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:53

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. He also was the announcer for the original versions of the game shows The Price is Right and Jeopardy.

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VIDEO: Grayling: "Not a crisis in prisons"

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 21:45
Chris Grayling has admitted to the BBC that violence, suicides and staff shortages are 'pressures' in prisons in England and Wales but maintained that there is 'not a crisis'.
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