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Woman who was struck by lorry dies

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 12:45
A woman pedestrian is struck by a lorry and killed in Lurgan, County Armagh.

England have hit a new low - Giles

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 12:42
Former one-day coach Ashley Giles says England's World Cup performances have hit a new low ahead of Scotland game.

Hospital ward closure was unlawful

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 12:33
The closure of a hospital ward in County Down was unlawful, a High Court judge finds.

Ukraine: Moscow Was Behind 2014 Deaths Of Protesters In Kiev

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 12:24

President Viktor Poroshenko, speaking on the one-year anniversary of a bloody day of protests leading up to his predecessor's ouster, accuses the Kremlin of organizing snipers who killed dozens.

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Man charged over baby's murder

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 12:16
A 26-year-old man is charged with the murder of a six-month-old boy.

Greece agrees deal with eurozone

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:38
Greece and the eurozone nations agree a deal over its financial bailout after talks in Brussels on Friday.

Champion Rowsell misses pursuit final

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:26
Britain's Joanna Rowsell can only win bronze in the women's individual pursuit at the Track World Championships.

Images released of Paris Chelsea fans

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:19
Images of three men sought in connection with an incident of alleged racism by Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro on Tuesday are released.

Native American tribute or theft?

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:13
Native design sparks Fashion Week controversy

15-Minute Ebola Test Approved For Fighting The Epidemic

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:11

The test is as simple as a pregnancy test. So it could help health workers find and stop new outbreaks more quickly. But it doesn't catch every case and still requires some lab equipment.

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Have Big Box Superstores Helped To Make Us Fat?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:10

A study argues that the density of restaurants and large-scale food retailers in parts of the U.S. has been a major factor in the rise of obesity. But some see it as a "chicken-and-egg" problem.

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Why do you share your secrets with strangers?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-20 11:05

We tell our secrets to psychologists, therapists, and licensed "professionals." But sometimes? We talk to complete strangers.

Lots of people spill their secrets to Mathew Schmuck while he's at work.

Why? Mathew answers this question outside The Black Cat, where he tends bar. 



Ex-Virginia first lady sentenced

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:54
The former first lady of Virginia, Maureen McDonnell, is sentenced to one year and one day in prison for her part in a corruption case.

VIDEO: Rebel-held Debaltseve 'eerily quiet'

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:47
As Ukraine holds a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the fatal clashes in central Kiev's Maidan Square, Paul Adams reports from the strategically important town of Debaltseve in the east.

VIDEO: Attack on police caught on camera

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:38
A man has been jailed for an attack on a female police officer that was captured on her body-worn camera.

Batter Up, Already: MLB Tries To Speed Up The 2015 Season

NPR News - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:34

In the 2015 season, baseball fans can expect to see new clocks ticking down the seconds in MLB stadiums — and for batters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box more often.

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Black hole's blast stunts stars

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:22
The winds blasted out by supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies are strong enough to slow the birth of new stars, astronomers reveal.

Chelsea suspend two more fans

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:18
Chelsea suspend two more people from attending Stamford Bridge as a result of investigations into an incident of alleged racism on the Paris Metro.

Your Wallet: Where do you fall on the economic ladder?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:15

On next week's show, we're talking about economic classes, and how we get where we are.

So where do you fall? Have you spent your whole life in the middle class? Maybe you climbed into a new financial class, or did some backsliding.

We want to hear your stories.

Write to us, by visiting us on the web and clicking on go or tweet us, we're @MarketplaceWKND

India struggles with deadly flu

BBC - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:06
Indian health experts are struggling to contain the spread of swine flu, which has killed more than 700 in the deadliest outbreak in five years.