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NHS plans 'kitemark' for health apps

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 20:08
An NHS "kitemark" for health-related smartphone apps is one of a number of new technological initiatives being backed by NHS chiefs in England.

After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 20:03

The federal government lost hundreds of millions of dollars when solar panel maker Solyndra and car company Fisker went bankrupt. Now the loan program has made up for early losses and is in the black.

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VIDEO: Man tries to hide chainsaw down shorts

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:36
A homeless man in the US has been arrested for allegedly trying to steal a chainsaw by hiding it under his clothes.

Gene error 'reduces heart attacks'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:35
A study suggests people who carry errors in a single gene could have protection against heart disease and high cholesterol.

Post staff to get missing risk alerts

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:31
Postal workers across the UK are to receive alerts about missing people while on their rounds to help locate vulnerable children and adults.

Christmas plea for blood donation

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:27
More than 200,000 blood donors are needed in the run-up to Christmas, according to the NHS transplant service.

Escaped NZ murderer found in Brazil

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:17
A New Zealand man serving a life sentence for child molestation and murder who escaped to Brazil is now in custody, New Zealand police say.

India sterilisation doctor held

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 19:07
A doctor is arrested in connection with the deaths of 13 women at a state-run sterilisation camp in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Mexican Government Claims US Auction House Sold Stolen, Fake Artifacts

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 18:40

Bonhams Auction House sold several pre-Hispanic artifacts in New York on Tuesday. The Mexican government says half of them are fake, and the other half were stolen from Mexico.

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Damien Rice: Back in the spotlight

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 18:23
Singer Damien Rice returns after an eight-year absence

Wheelchairs or pushchairs: Who should take priority?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 18:12
Who should take priority on the bus?

Scientists wait for comet probe news

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 17:52
Scientists face a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet - but did not stay in place as planned.

Bassano's studio reborn

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 17:37
Photographer uses 100-year-old inherited camera

VIDEO: Samsung's mobile VR headset

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 17:32
Samsung has announced it will make its mobile virtual reality headset available in December.

VIDEO: Indonesia's divisive new sea wall

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 17:05
A massive project to protect Indonesia's capital Jakarta from flooding is not being universally welcomed.

VIDEO: Who cares about the G20 summit? In 90 secs

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:53
Leaders of the world's biggest economies are arriving in Brisbane, Australia, for the G20 Summit. But why does anyone care? Deputy political correspondent James Landale explains.

Rhetoric hardens as tensions mount

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:51
A war of words has broken out between Russia and the West, with neither ready to compromise, says Bridget Kendall.

Germany considers a more active role

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:48
Germany has not intervened militarily on the world stage for decades but could that be about to change? asks Mark Mardell.

VIDEO: China's youth back home-grown brands

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:46
Luxury foreign brands are notoriously popular in China, the world's fastest-growing consumer market, but younger consumers have different tastes.

The Palestinians' 'car uprising'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 16:31
The Palestinians urged to use their cars as lethal weapons

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