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VIDEO: 83-metre goal sets Bundesliga record

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 10:41
Paderborn midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp scores a wonder goal from 83 metres - the edge of his own box - against Hannover.

A big week to come in climate change policy

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-22 10:14

It's going to be a big week in New York for the policy of climate change. 

Just a day after 300,000 people took to the streets of Manhattan to bring more attention to the need for climate change action, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced it was divesting from fossil fuel investments.

"What's clear is that this is a symbolic announcement," says Marketplace's Scott Tong. "But the amount of selling off would pale in comparison to the size of most of these big companies."

The reality, Tong says, is that we're in a planet that is supposed to keep global warming to just two degrees Celsius, but is currently on track to double that figure. But one of the other realities, he says, is that accountants could change the world of climate change.

"[The bankers] are everywhere talking about the opportunities of a low-carbon economy," he said. "Solar and wind energy, they say, are worth investing in, because in many places they can compete against coal and gas. There are tens of billions of dollars going towards bonds that invest in low-carbon technologies — not because of polar bears but because the return on investment is good. This is the kind of reality they're trying to send to national capitals."

Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 10:11
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.

In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:54

You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.

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Labour vow to boost NHS spending

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:46
Labour would boost NHS spending via a so-called "mansion tax" on the most expensive homes, the BBC understands.

Hospital 'sorry' over doctor letters

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:44
A hospital apologises after being attacked for failing to contact all the families whose children could have been abused by a paedophile doctor.

Shot girl 'cruelly taken away'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:44
The mother of a "caring and lively" girl shot in the head by her abusive husband recalls the horror that destroyed "an ordinary day".

Ghani praises Afghan vote deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:41
Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace.

Calm follows Yemeni peace deal

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:38
The Yemeni capital, Sanaa, is reported to be calm one day after the government signed a deal with Shia Houthi rebels to end days of fighting.

Missing Afghans found at US border

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:31
Three Afghan soldiers who went missing after a military exercise have been found, US media reports

Your Wallet: Redesigning student financial aid

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:18

According to the Federal Reserve, total student loan debt in the country has recently surpassed $1 billion:

The effects of student loans pop up throughout the economy: housing is out of reach for many, and even social security can be affected.

So, how would YOU re-create financial aid, if you could? Would you require work-study programs to bring down the cost of college while in school? A greater number of programs that cover student debt after you graduate?

Let us know on Twitter or email us, we'd love to hear your ideas.

Lion King 'most successful show'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:14
Musical The Lion King takes more money at the box office than any other stage show or cinema release.

City siege over missing ex-prisoner

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:11
Police say they are still looking for a missing former prisoner after an armed operation in the Govanhill area of Glasgow earlier.

Air France pilots reject offer

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:05
Striking Air France pilots have rejected an offer by the airline aimed at resolving the dispute.

Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 09:05

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.

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Labour Party to examine NI economy

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 08:42
Labour is to set up a commission on Northern Ireland's economy and will investigate how to assist those on benefits or low pay.

Watson targets Europe's key players

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 08:40
US captain Tom Watson says his team will be targeting Europe's best player and talisman in this week's Ryder Cup.

JS Kabylie given two year Caf ban

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 08:27
Algerian club JS Kabylie are banned for two years from continental tournaments over the death of Albert Ebosse.

3 Afghan Army Officers, Who Had Gone Missing, Detained At Canadian Border

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-22 08:22

The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in training exercises. They are not considered a threat, officials say.

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VIDEO: Brunel rail structures uncovered

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-22 08:21
Remnants of structures built for Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western Railway are uncovered during the construction of London's Crossrail project.
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