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Pro-gay mosque opens in Cape Town

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 09:07
A Muslim academic opens a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and criticism from parts of the Muslim community.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:58
A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:52
The most efficient work break is 17 minutes, and other nuggets.

Cameron: Let's build a better UK

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:50
PM David Cameron says it is time for millions of voices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be heard after Scotland votes to stay in the UK.

VIDEO: Glass ceiling sheds light on artworks

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:50
The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, has reopened after a £5m refurbishment.

VIDEO: What could Act Two hold? In 60 secs

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:45
The stage is still set for change after the independence vote, not just in the Scotland, but the rest of the UK.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:44
The week's big numbers visualised.

Thousands line up to exchange Ray Rice jersey

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:43

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had a press conference today. He said, again, that he's sorry he handled the Ray Rice incident the way he did, that the NFL will do all it can to assist groups that fight domestic violence and that he hasn't thought about resigning.

But on a day when Apple fans lined up by the thousands to get their hands on the iPhone 6, so too did Ravens fans line up at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Also by the thousands.

To trade in their No. 27 Ray Rice jerseys.

This is not a line for the new #iPhone! Thousands line up to exchange @ravens #RayRice jersey at #M&TBankStadium pic.twitter.com/W3VBwJHjVX

— Kelly Blanco (@KellyNBC6) September 19, 2014

Scottish racing welcomes 'No' vote

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:34
Scottish horse racing welcomes the victory for the "No" side in Thursday's independence referendum.

Iconic Pabst Beer Brands Sold To Russian Company

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:33

Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.

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Syrian heritage destruction revealed in satellite images

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:31
Satellite images reveal Syria's heritage trashed by war

The Alex Salmond story

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:29
The life and times of Scotland's independence leader

How To Get Children To Behave Without Hitting Them

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:21

Most parents say they have used corporal punishment. But there's abundant evidence that it doesn't improve behavior over time. Changing how parents talk to children does work, but it takes practice.

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Apology over bullying website claim

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:20
An MP apologises for suggesting former Welsh Secretary David Jones's business partner was involved in writing an anonymous blog.

US 'police killer' manhunt continues

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:20
Police searching for a man accused of killing an officer say they have limited the area in which he can hide, as the manhunt enters a seventh day.

Shares rise in London on 'No' vote

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:05
Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.

Ann Clwyd to stand for re-election

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 08:00
The Labour MP for Cynon Valley says she will stand for re-election next year, after "many requests" to reconsider her plans to retire.

'Murdersquishing' Them To Death: How Little Bees Take On Enormous Hornets

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 07:53

They are small. They are weak. They are vulnerable. But these little bees take on a humongous predator in the most ingenious way.

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India's Modi Calls Al-Qaida's Plans For His Country 'Delusional'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-19 07:49

The Indian prime minister, in an interview, called his country's Muslims patriots. The remarks are his most forthcoming on India's Muslims, many of whom doubted his commitment to religious minorities.

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Sarkozy announces return to politics

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 07:47
French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy returns to politics, announcing on his Facebook page that he will seek the leadership of main centre-right party.
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