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Minecraft's Business Model: A Video Game That Leaves You Alone

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:41

Microsoft is buying the company that created the video game Minecraft, which has a loyal following in part because of the freedom it allows players — including freedom from pressure to buy add-ons.

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GM Ignition-Switch Defect Now Linked To 19 Deaths

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:40

A special compensation fund for victims of the faulty ignition switch has issued its first report, which makes clear GM will pay claims for more than the 13 deaths it says were linked to the defect.

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Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:38

So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.

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Typhoon Kalmaegi hits southern China

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:26
Tens of thousands of Chinese are evacuated as Typhoon Kalmaegi lands in Hainan province, after barrelling past the Philippines and Hong Kong.

Clooney to receive honorary Globe

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:25
US actor, director and producer George Clooney is to receive an honorary award at next year's Golden Globes.

Pro-Union leaders in powers pledge

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:16
The leaders of the three main parties at Westminster sign a pledge to devolve more powers to Scotland, if Scots reject independence.

Paisley critics 'pygmies in shadow'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:16
Ian Paisley Jr describes critics of his father, the former DUP leader and first minister who died last Friday aged 88, as "pygmies in his shadow".

VIDEO: Hurricane Odile stuns Mexico resorts

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:10
Hurricane Odile causes devastation in the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, triggering looting in some areas.

Warning over Philippine volcano

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 23:09
One of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, Mount Mayon, could erupt within weeks, scientists say, after quakes and rockfalls.

VIDEO: 'I just couldn't bear it anymore'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:58
Almost one in six mental health patients in England have attempted suicide because of long waiting lists for therapy, according to new research.

VIDEO: Crimewatch marks 30th anniversary

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:55
Television show Crimewatch is marking 30 years of helping to solve crimes by appealing to the public for information.

Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:52
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say.

VIDEO: UK party leaders sign No vote pledge

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:41
The three main UK party leaders - David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg - have signed a pledge promising "extensive new powers" for the Scottish Parliament.

SAS selection deaths inquest delay

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:24
The inquest for three soldiers who died from overheating while training in the Brecon Beacons will not be heard until 2015.

Double child abuse agony for family

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:17
Two children from the same family were sexually abused in separate paedophile scandals that both happened in Rochdale, the BBC has discovered.

VIDEO: On front line near IS-controlled Zumar

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 22:12
Jim Muir reports from the front line near IS-controlled Zumar, near Mosul, where Kurdish forces are fighting Islamic State militants.

Fire safety clarity call by father

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:52
The father of a Cardiff woman who died after a fire at a London apartment block backs a campaign for clearer rules on responsibility for fire safety.

Two arrests over attack on house

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:39
Two people are arrested after what police are treating as a racially motivated attack on a house in north Belfast.

Obama To Announce Buildup In U.S. Efforts To Fight Ebola

NPR News - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:32

The U.S. military plans to establish a medical base in Liberia to help stop the Ebola epidemic. It will build 1,700 new treatment beds and train up to 500 health care workers every week.

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VIDEO: Haiti's disease fighting eco toilet

BBC - Mon, 2014-09-15 21:29
Poor sanitation has caused serious health problems in Haiti - but could a special eco toilet improve the situation?
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