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'Foreign substance' forced Rosberg out

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 11:31
Mercedes say Nico Rosberg's retirement from the Singapore GP was caused by his car being contaminated by a "foreign substance".

VIDEO: Ryder Cup 2014: Shots of the Day

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:54
BBC Sport picks the best shots from a brilliant day's golf in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles as Europe take a 5-3 lead.

Somali pirates 'fight over ransom'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:53
At least five people die in Somalia in clashes between pirates fighting over a ransom paid for a recently released hostage, sources tell the BBC.

Anjem Choudary released from custody

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:51
Radical preacher Anjem Choudary is released from custody after being arrested on suspicion of being a member of a banned terrorist group.

Your Wallet: Getting financial aid, and getting out

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:16

This week, we learned that defaults on federal student loans declined in 2013 for the first time in years. 13.7 percent of student borrowers *who were in their third year of repayment defaulted on payments after they started coming due, that’s about a point lower than last year. But defaults are still far above what they were before the recession. Student loans can be scary and emotional… but key to getting an education.

How would you redesign student financial aid?

Here's what students at the University of Southern California had to say.

*CORRECTION: A previous version of this article did not clarify that this applies to borrowers who were in their third year of repayment.

Your Wallet: Getting financial aid, and getting out

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:16

This week, we learned that defaults on federal student loans declined in 2013 for the first time in years. 13.7 percent of student borrowers defaulted on payments after they started coming due, that’s about a point lower than last year. But defaults are still far above what they were before the recession. Student loans can be scary and emotional… but key to getting an education.

How would you redesign student financial aid?

Here's what students at the University of Southern California had to say.

NHS to pay for Ashya King's treatment

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 10:10
The NHS agrees to fund the care of brain tumour patient Ashya King who is undergoing proton beam treatment at a Czech clinic.

Europe take 5-3 Ryder Cup lead

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:57
Europe stage a stirring comeback to lead the USA 5-3 going into the second day of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Thai Leader Threatens New Takeover: The TV Soaps

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:57

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha says he's ordered a complete rewrite of Thailand's daily fare of infidelity and violence, and if it's not done right, he's threatened to do the job himself.

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Mexico troops held over June killing

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:43
Eight Mexican soldiers are detained in connection with the killing of 22 alleged gang members in June, the army says.

A Concert With Jay-Z (And India's Leader) Aims To End Poverty

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:32

The Global Citizen Festival is live in New York (and on TV) on Saturday. The superstar-studded event is designed to encourage concertgoers to care about the issues as well as the celebrities.

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VIDEO: House of Commons

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:28
MPs vote by 524 to 43 in favour of UK military action against Islamic State in Iraq.

New images from Flight MH370 hunt

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:24
The team looking for missing flight MH370 releases detailed images of the seabed for the first time, revealing extinct volcanoes and deep depressions.

A-level languages to be 'fairer'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:12
A-levels in modern foreign languages will be marked more fairly from next summer, the exams regulator, Ofqual, has pledged.

Blatter against report publication

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:10
Fifa president Sepp Blatter rejects calls for the report into alleged World Cup bidding corruption to be made public.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:04
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Yorke releases album via BitTorrent

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:03
Radiohead's Thom Yorke releases his latest solo album via BitTorrent in an attempt to bypass "the self-elected gatekeepers" of the music industry.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 09:00
Polar bears have changed their diet, and other nuggets.

Will .Health Make It More Likely That You'll Get Scammed?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-09-26 08:55

New websites ending in "health," "doctor" and "clinic" will soon start appearing online. But anyone can buy those names. Some public health researchers worry that they'll purvey bogus medical advice.

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VIDEO: What is it about Facetune?

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-26 08:33
The BBC's Mark Lobel visited the creators of the photo-editing app Facetune, based in Israel, to find out how they created a product which has sold extensively in over 100 countries.
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