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Volcanoes In Iceland, Papua New Guinea Keep Residents On Edge

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 05:09

Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.

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Rosberg punished for Hamilton crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 05:07
Mercedes discipline Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Displaced and desperate: Syrians seek refuge

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:58
The United Nations Refugee Agency says Syria is the "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era", with almost half of all Syrians forced to flee their homes.

Plea To Ferguson's Leaders: To Help Heal, Acknowledge Our Hurt

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:53

NPR's Michel Martin was invited by St. Louis Public Radio to moderate an intensely emotional community conversation around race, police tactics and leadership.

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Rosberg punished for Hamilton crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:47
Mercedes discipline Nico Rosberg following his collision with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Guinea riot over Ebola disinfectant

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:46
Residents of Guinea's second-biggest city riot after the market was sprayed with disinfectant in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

VIDEO: Middle East's first coffee museum

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:44
Dubai-based coffee trader Khalid Al Mulla, takes the BBC on a tour of his new coffee museum.

Ex-children's head 'must quit'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:42
A former children's services director in Rotherham must resign "immediately" from her education job in Australia, an abuse survivors' advocate says.

World War One: Industrial innovation and suspicion

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:38
What industry learned from World War One

How much is a year of life worth?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:34
How much should we spend on life-prolonging treatments?

Everton handed tough European draw

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:29
Everton play Lille and Wolfsburg, Tottenham face Besiktas, and Celtic take on Salzburg in the Europa League group stages.

Russia warns of Ukraine gas shortage

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:22
Russia sees a risk that winter gas shortages could force Ukraine to divert supplies of Russian gas meant for EU customers.

U.N.: Syrian Refugee Crisis Is 'Biggest Humanitarian Emergency Of Our Era'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:09

The number of refugees from the Syrian civil war is on the verge of surpassing 3 million, the United Nations said. Almost half of all Syrians have been forced out of their homes.

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Tougher NFL domestic violence policy

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 04:08
The NFL has toughened its policy on domestic violence which could lead to a lifetime ban for a second offence.

Referendum round-up

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 03:39
Three weeks until Scotland votes - this week's key moments

Pakistan army to mediate in protest

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 03:21
Pakistan's powerful army chief to mediate in deadlock between PM and two opposition figures leading huge anti-government rallies in Islamabad.

Health cuts could be 'catastrophic'

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 03:16
Potential cuts to the health service outlined in a paper seen by the BBC could be "catastrophic" to patient care, a Northern Ireland GP says.

Rail regulator probes Longleat crash

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-29 03:04
A miniature train accident at Longleat Adventure Park is being investigated by the rail watchdog, the BBC learns.

PODCAST: Nashville's parking crisis

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-29 03:00

In a digital world where our personal data is sometimes passed around like popcorn at the stadium, Apple is getting strict. The Financial Times and the Guardian newspapers are reporting that Apple has told its developers they cannot sell to third parties health data generated by its devices. The tightening of privacy rules comes as Apple is preparing to launch an updated operating system and a new platform for health and fitness. Plus, Alibaba -- known as the Amazon of China or the Paypal of China or the Ebay of China -- is going public this month in what may well be the largest new stock offering in U.S. history. And as any company must, Alibaba will be doing what's called a "road show" - where executives meet with investors to gin up interest.  We take a look at how this road show will be different. And the city of Nashville's urban core is bubbling over with growth, bumping up land prices and gobbling up parking spots. For business owners, this means parking lots are becoming increasingly unaffordable. Enter, on the wings of supply and demand, valet parking companies.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Says Government Will Seek NATO Membership

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-29 02:58

Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Kiev was sending a bill to parliament to get the process rolling. Meanwhile, NATO held an emergency meeting to discuss further Russian incursion into Ukrainian territory.

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