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Debatable Land

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:43
One foot in Scotland, the other in England

Accused father 'had bitter divorce'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:33
The man accused of killing his five young children and dumping their bodies had gone through a bitter divorce, court documents show.

CIA Doubles Its Estimate Of Islamic State Fighters In Iraq And Syria

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:22

The Central Intelligence Agency says the Sunni militant group can "muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters." Earlier, the agency had estimated ISIS had at least 10,000 fighters.

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US man ordered to stop spreading HIV

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:21
A Seattle judge orders an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.

Ex-Sainsbury's boss warns on Scotland

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 17:07
Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King warns an independent Scotland will mean rising prices, put investment at risk, and affect Scottish food producers.

VIDEO: People power sparking renewable energy

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:54
In a shantytown in Rio De Janeiro, a British-backed scientific initiative harnesses the energy we generate in our daily lives to light up a football pitch.

Court Documents Show How NSA Leaned On Yahoo, How Yahoo Fought Back

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:53

Newly released court documents reveal details of a battle between Yahoo and the Obama administration. The government pressured Yahoo to disclose some users' data for a secret NSA surveillance program.

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Armed teacher wounds self in toilet

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:32
A teacher in the US state of Utah who was legally carrying a gun in her school was seriously injured when it accidentally discharged, police say.

Brain 'still active during sleep'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:31
The brain is still active while we sleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words according to their meaning during their slumber.

U.S. Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250K A Day If It Didn't Release User Data

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:24

The company says it fought the order in a secret court and lost. Today, that same court finally unsealed documents of a pivotal decision that allowed the U.S. to spy on Internet users.

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U.S. Threatened To Fine Yahoo $25K A Day If It Didn't Release User Data

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:24

The company says it fought the order in a secret court and lost. Today, that same court finally unsealed documents of a pivotal decision that allowed the U.S. to spy on Internet users.

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Bread actor to stand in Clacton

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:22
An actor best-known for his role in 80s sitcom Bread has been chosen as the Conservative candidate in the Clacton by-election, following an open primary.

Yahoo 'threatened' by US government

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:16
Yahoo says the US government "threatened" to fine it $250,000 a day if the search giant failed to hand over user data.

Scotland 'on cusp of making history'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 16:01
Scotland is on the "cusp of making history" by voting for independence, the country's first minister says as he addresses the international media.

American Fighting Ebola Receives Blood Transfusion From Survivor

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 15:55

Last Friday Dr. Rick Sacra was flown from Liberia to Nebraska in a special medevac plane to be treated for Ebola. After receiving two experimental therapies, Sacra's condition has improved.

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VIDEO: The Boxtrolls crawl into cinemas

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 15:51
The Boxtrolls is the latest stop-motion animation film from Laika.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 15:50
Which unusual animal was found in a restaurant's freezer?

VIDEO: Pakistan protesters set up school

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 15:39
Anti-government demonstrators in Islamabad set up a makeshift school, saying they do not want children to miss out on their education.

Robot could load up dishwasher

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-11 15:38
A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim.

Crocodile Meets Godzilla — A Swimming Dino Bigger Than T. Rex

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-11 15:31

It roamed land and sea and snacked on giant fish. The first few spinosaurus bones were discovered a century ago, but destroyed in WWII. A more complete, second specimen reveals a terrifying predator.

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