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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:26

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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The 'lost' poetry of World War One

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:24
The patriotic verses that sent soldiers to war

Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:14

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.

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Small Passenger Plane Crashes In Iran

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:07

An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, Tehran, killing 48 people onboard, state media reported.

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Petrol bomb attack in Portadown

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:05
Police are investigating an overnight petrol bomb attack in Portadown, County Armagh.

VIDEO: Charity song marks WWI centenary

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 00:22
A marching song which became an iconic hit during World War One is being re-launched as a video to mark the centenary of the conflict.

US in new strikes on Iraq militants

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 00:20
The US military says it has carried out four new air strikes on militants to defend Yazidi refugees trapped in mountains in northern Iraq.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 23:58
Trends of the week in 60 seconds

VIDEO: Gaza crisis: Cairo talks under threat

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 23:51
There are fears the talks in Cairo, aimed at securing a long-lasting ceasefire in Gaza, could break down completely.

£300,000 on Supreme Court cases

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 23:38
More than £300,000 has been spent by the Welsh and UK governments on three Supreme Court cases about assembly powers, the BBC learns.

Wiggins set for London-Surrey Classic

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 23:37
Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will ride in Sunday's London-Surrey Classic over roads used in the 2012 Olympics.

VIDEO: Ukraine civilians 'in need of aid'

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 23:35
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he is ready to consider allowing humanitarian assistance into the rebel-held area of eastern Ukraine.

Forster seals £10m Southampton move

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 22:11
Southampton sign Celtic's England goalkeeper Fraser Forster on a four-year contract for a fee in the region of £10m.

US in for the long haul - the papers

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 22:02
The Iraq crisis again dominates the papers, as Barack Obama suggests there will be a long-term campaign against Islamist militants.

Ambulances 'queuing for hours' at A&E

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 20:33
Thousands of patients face long delays in ambulances while waiting to be transferred to accident and emergency care, research by Labour suggests.

New wave of fire strikes begins

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 20:15
Firefighters in England and Wales start a new period of strike action in a long-running pensions row with the government.

Typhoon Halong slams into Japan

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 19:58
More than one million people are advised to evacuate their homes as powerful Typhoon Halong hits south-western Japan.

VIDEO: Florida boy, nine, fights off alligator

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 19:41
A nine-year-old boy from Florida has been speaking about the moment he fought off a nine-foot-long alligator with his bare hands.

UKIP defends 'Hitler speech' MEP

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 19:40
UKIP defends one of its MEPs, who allegedly advised prospective party candidates to learn from the speaking style of Adolf Hitler.

VIDEO: A look inside Greenpeace ship

BBC - Sat, 2014-08-09 18:10
A Greenpeace ship impounded by Russia has returned to the Netherlands almost a year after it was stormed by Russian security forces.
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