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Webcast: Sports And Health In America

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-16 07:45

What are the obstacles that keep adults off the field? How can sports help keep kids and adults in good health? What are the best ways to encourage more widespread and enduring participation?

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Data errors 'implicated wrong people'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 07:35
People were wrongly implicated in paedophile investigations because of botched attempts to access data, a communications watchdog says.

Ward faces Simon first in Davis Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 07:29
James Ward faces Gilles Simon in the first singles match of Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against France on Friday.

Froome digs in as Rodriguez wins

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 07:18
Joaquim Rodriguez wins stage 12 of the Tour de France as Chris Froome holds off challenges to his yellow jersey.

'Consumer Reports' Says Laundry Pods Are Too Risky To Recommend

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-16 07:15

More than 6,000 incidents involving children and liquid laundry packets have been reported to poison control centers so far this year. The health problems include respiratory distress and vomiting.

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Row over voter registration move

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 07:06
A row erupts over government plans to speed up the switch to individual voter registration to help it redraw constituency boundaries.

Egypt ship 'hit by Sinai missile'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 07:06
Militants in Sinai say they have hit an Egyptian navy ship with a missile, though the military gives a different account.

BBC Green Paper: Key points

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 07:01
Six 'highlights' from the government's consultation paper on the future of the BBC.

Liverpool to meet £32.5m Benteke clause

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:58
Liverpool are set to meet the £32.5m release clause of Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

Economic sanctions in Russia: Have they worked?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:56

The U.S. reached a deal with Iran on lifting international economic sanctions, and in return, Iran would limit its nuclear activity.

Russia has been experiencing economic sanctions for nearly a year. Have they worked, so far?

"Sanctions have a very important political row," says Olga Smirnova of the BBC. "And from that point of view, they have worked, they have shown that Europe is united. It’s a different question if we are talking about economics."

Smirnova stresses that falling oil prices and deflation of the ruble have strained Russia economically.  

"Russia is a developing economy, and it needs access, and it doesn’t have its own capital. It needs access to foreign capital, and that access has been denied," Smirnova says.

Arctic deal bans North Pole fishing

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:55
The US and Russia are among five countries to sign a deal to prevent commercial fishing in the melting Arctic sea ice near the North Pole.

Archbishop Tutu in 'good spirits'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:54
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu is in "good spirits" after his admission to hospital on Tuesday for an unspecified infection, his family says.

The Fall Of A Dairy Darling: How Cottage Cheese Got Eclipsed By Yogurt

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:51

Cottage cheese was the yogurt of the mid-20th century: a dairy product for the health-conscious. But it has fallen out of favor, while marketing of — and demand for — yogurt has soared.

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Why doesn't Britain love Froome?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:46
Engaging, friendly and a winner with a warrior spirit - why is Tour de France leader Chris Froome not universally popular?

Derry store destroyed in fire

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:38
A major fire destroys a Poundstretcher store in Londonderry.

Roofer jailed for life for murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:37
A roofer is jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering a man he believed was involved with his partner.

NHS management - the retailer's view

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:27
Ex M&S head Stuart Rose says the NHS needs more experienced managers to oversee the changes it faces.

Putin says MH17 tribunal 'premature'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:20
Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects calls for the establishment of a UN tribunal to prosecute suspects in the MH17 air disaster over Ukraine.

Poppy seller 'suffered depression'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:12
A 92-year-old poppy seller killed herself after suffering problems with depression and insomnia, an inquest hears.

Spieth in Johnson's shadow at Open

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-16 06:05
Grand Slam-chasing Jordan Spieth finishes two adrift of clubhouse leader Dustin Johnson after round one of the Open.