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Board Games That Bored Gamers

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:48

Strolling through the board games of yesteryear we find some that succeeded and some that faded away.

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Shia militias 'in Tikrit pullback'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:48
A US general says Iranian-backed Shia militias in Iraq are no longer leading the battle to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State.

Downton Abbey to end after six series

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:44
The next season of ITV's period drama Downton Abbey will be its last, its makers announce.

Indiana emergency for HIV 'epidemic'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:41
The governor of Indiana has declared a public health emergency and authorised a needle sharing programme, after an HIV outbreak "reached epidemic proportions" in part of the state.

Pilots Downing Their Planes Is Unusual, But Not Unprecedented

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:39

Investigators looking into the crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 this week now believe it was the result of a "deliberate act" of the co-pilot. If so, it wouldn't be the first time.

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Coach overturns on A83 in Argyll

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:38
A coach which is believed to have been carrying dozens of people has overturned on the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll.

PayPal fined for illegal payments

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:34
PayPal agrees a £5.1m payout over allegations it allowed payments from accounts deemed enemies of the state by the US government.

How Snobbery Helped Take The Spice Out Of European Cooking

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:22

Complex, contrasting flavors are a hallmark of Indian cooking. They used to dominate Western food, too. What changed? When spices became less exclusive, Europe's elite revamped their cuisines.

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Harrison retires over brain injuries

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 07:08
Audley Harrison announces his retirement from boxing after revealing he is suffering from the effects of head injuries.

Joan Collins made a dame by prince

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:57
Actress Joan Collins says becoming a dame had "never even crossed her mind" as she receives the accolade from the Prince of Wales for services to charity.

VIDEO: Quad bike teen 'lucky to be a live'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:45
A teenage boy who rode a quad bike the wrong way into oncoming traffic in Liverpool is "lucky to be alive", police say.

Day in pictures: 26 March 2015

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:35
Images from around the world: 26 March

High-Deductible Health Plans Cut Costs, At Least For Now

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:31

Health plans that require people to pay thousands of dollars up front cut costs in the first three years, a study finds. But no one knows if costs will rise later as people avoid preventive care.

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VIDEO: King Richard III laid to rest

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:28
King Richard III's body is laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral, marked by a service presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

US defends 'deserter' Bergdahl swap

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:27
The US has defended a prisoner swap with the Taliban for the release of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl after the US soldier was charged with desertion.

Lib Dem held over child sex claims

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:21
A parliamentary candidate is suspended by the Liberal Democrats after he was was arrested over child sex abuse allegations.

Footballer set for assault trial

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:19
Dundee United footballer Paul Paton is to stand trial in October accused of assaulting Celtic player Lukasz Zaluska in Glasgow.

Breaking Bad to get full UK TV run

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:09
Cult US drama Breaking Bad is to be broadcast in full on UK terrestrial television for the first time.

Homeless children at six-year high

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-26 06:00
The number of children living in temporary accommodation in England is at a six-year high, according to official figures.

What's Up With Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Children?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-26 05:52

It could be a lack of confidence in the medicine. Maybe they don't think the risk of infection is that high. Or the clinic may be far from home. A new report looks at reasons in five countries.

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