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Cosby accusers' interviews published

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:53
Thirty-five of the women accusing Bill Cosby of rape or sexual assault are interviewed and photographed for the front cover of New York Magazine.

Payday firm to pay £20m compensation

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:51
Payday lender Cash Genie is to pay compensation after charging customers £50 to transfer them to the company's debt collection business.

Kanye West's 13 minute Canada gig

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:44
Was this the shortest Kanye gig ever? The rapper storms off stage after a mic fail.

20th Century artists on show at Tate

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:42
The work of 20th Century artists dominates next year's programme at Tate with exhibitions including US artists Georgia O'Keeffe and Robert Rauschenberg and war artist Paul Nash.

Twitter is the sincerest form of flattery

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:42
$105 million

That's the record-breaking fine that Fiat Chrysler has been ordered to pay for failing to correctly carry out safety recalls. Not to mention an agreement in which the company will offer to buy back vehicles with defective suspension. As Forbes reports, the fine far outdoes the previous record holder — Honda Motor's $70 million payout for defective airbags.

9 months

That's how long it would take the average San Francisco resident to pay off his or her credit card debt, according to a new study. And in spite of being infamous for its high cost of living, San Francisco actually came in at the lowest end of the credit burden spectrum when it comes to major metropolitan areas. Cities in the South tended to fare much worse, with San Antonio residents needing 16 months to pay off credit card debt.

25,000

That's how many Digital Millennium Copyright Act notices Twitter received last year — complaints that someone has tweeted copyrighted material. Usually complaints are about video or photos, but now Twitter is responding to users claiming others have stolen their jokes. Mashable has called attention to a couple of tweets that have been hidden, due to what the blue bird deems as stealing from the "copyright holder." It's a tough battle to pick though, as other users have taken to copying multiple jokes to test the limits of the site's policing capabilities. 

$6.63

That's the average price of a gallon of orange juice. The higher cost is being blamed on one of the smallest orange crops in years. But aside from a change in price, the orange juice industry is also experimenting with smaller packaging in response to consumers who want their dose of Vitamin C to go. 

Man's body yet to return from Ibiza

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:15
The family of a County Antrim man who died in Ibiza more than a week ago are still waiting for his body to be released by Spanish authorities.

Last Portsmouth IS fighter 'killed'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:11
The final member of a group from Portsmouth who travelled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State (IS) group is reportedly killed.

Moderate Muslims Counter Islamic State Propaganda With Own Media Strategy

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:09

The group, based out of Indiana, hopes its series of web videos will help to dispel the propaganda that they say has hijacked their faith.

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Beneath Alaskan Wildfires, A Hidden Threat: Long-Frozen Carbon's Thaw

NPR News - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:08

As millions of acres of forests burn across the state this summer, there's growing concern about what impact that might have on permafrost — and how melting permafrost might affect climate change.

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Russia sees Arctic as naval priority

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 01:02
Russia will strengthen its naval forces in the Arctic and Atlantic as a response to Nato activities close to Russia's borders, the Kremlin says.

Can you make schools integrate?

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:58
There have been warnings that segregation in schools creates a risk of extremism. But can you make communities go to school together?

VIDEO: Third birthday for panda triplets

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:52
Chimelong Safari Park in south China's Guangdong province is preparing to hold a birthday party for the world's only surviving giant panda triplets.

50 jobs go at waste firm in city

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:50
Fifty workers at a Londonderry waste firm lose their jobs.

China woman swallowed by escalator

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:46
A woman dies after falling into an escalator in a shopping centre in China, after pushing her toddler to safety, Chinese media report.

Ant-Man edges out Pixels at box office

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:46
Ant-Man has continued its dominance at the top of the US box office, beating off a challenge by the critically mauled Pixels.

VIDEO: Hunt for young coders at hackathon

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:45
More than 1,000 young computer enthusiasts, aged between five and 18, are taking part in the Festival of Code.

Boy, 7, missing after playing in park

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:39
A seven-year-old boy from Barnsley is reported missing after playing in a park with friends on Sunday.

VIDEO: Laughing gas 'not just a bit of fun'

BBC - Mon, 2015-07-27 00:12
Leesa Davies, whose son died after inhaling nitrous oxide - or laughing gas - speaks to the BBC.

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

NPR News - Sun, 2015-07-26 23:57

Try to look inside the brain and you're not going to get very far. But photoacoustic imaging may be a solution for the shortcomings of conventional imaging. It uses lasers to make the brain sing.

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Plea over women's rights in China

BBC - Sun, 2015-07-26 23:57
Speaking in Beijing, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says China can do more to promote gender equality and women's rights.

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