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Plasma treatment for UK Ebola patient

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:11
Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who is battling Ebola at a London hospital, is to be treated with plasma from patients who have fought off the disease.

S Korea 'nut rage' woman detained

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:07
Prosecutors in South Korea detain former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, who delayed a plane over how nuts were served to her.

Ebola Survivor: Faith And Oral Rehydration Salts Got Her Through

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 08:06

It was "the worst news that I can hear in my life," says Dr. Ada Igonoh. She had Ebola. Her husband said she looked like a zombie. She wondered: "What's the cure for a disease that has no cure?"

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Hospitals Win In States That Chose To Expand Medicaid

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:58

In negotiations over the Affordable Care Act, hospitals agreed to cuts in federal payments for uncompensated care in the expectation that millions of people would get Medicaid coverage.

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Name Palace boss soon, urges Millen

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:54
Caretaker boss Keith Millen urges Crystal Palace to appoint a manager quickly, with Newcastle's Alan Pardew the clear favourite.

VIDEO: Hundreds join Navalny protest

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:48
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested at a protest in Moscow. Steve Rosenberg describes the mood among his supporters.

Ethiopians Seeking Birth Control: Caught Between Church And State

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:36

The Orthodox church may not like it, but the powerful government is pushing family planning.

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Report: Number Of Police Officers Killed Spikes In 2014

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:33

In total, 126 officers were killed in 2014, a 24 percent increase from the 102 killed in 2013. The report also found that "ambush-style" attacks increased.

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Russian Opposition Figure Detained Hours After Suspended Sentence

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:25

Alexei Navalny broke his house arrest after he was convicted of fraud and given a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence. Navalny was a leader of the protests by opposition groups in Moscow three years ago.

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Why Greek election makes EU nervous

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:20
Does Greek political turmoil mean instability for the eurozone again? The BBC's Laurence Peter examines what is at stake in Greece's early election.

VIDEO: Ebola screening process 'chaotic'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:12
Dr Martin Deahl, a consultant psychiatrist who travelled back from Sierra Leone with Ms Cafferkey, criticises the screening process at Heathrow.

Man hurt in shop escalator plunge

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:10
A man is in a life-threatening condition after falling from a height from an escalator in a department store in south-west London.

Woman's death ruled non-suspicious

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 07:00
Police release two men without charge after a woman's death in Ceredigion is ruled non-suspicious.

Putin critic defies house arrest

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:58
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is defying house arrest to join a protest after his brother is jailed for three and a half years.

VIDEO: ATM thief's explosive mistake

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:52
Police in Australia have released CCTV footage in search of a man who tried to rob an ATM by blowing it up.

Pakistan Detains Suspect In Mumbai Attack A Day After His Ordered Release

NPR News - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:42

Police registered an unrelated kidnapping case against Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi. He is believed to have been the operational chief of a group blamed for the deadly 2008 attack on Mumbai.

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VIDEO: 'I was booked on AirAsia flight'

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:24
Sharanjit Leyl meets a woman who was due to fly on AirAsia QZ8051 but changed her booking, as she and her family watch the search for the missing aircraft.

What's in store for China in 2015?

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:08
What's in store for China in 2015? The BBC's Carrie Gracie takes a look at the issues facing the country as well as its prospects for the new year.

VIDEO: Investigation into fatal caravan fire

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 06:00
A woman and two children have died in a fire in a caravan near Lingfield, Surrey.

VIDEO: Obama apologises for wedding move

BBC - Tue, 2014-12-30 05:45
President Barack Obama calls a couple who had to move their Hawaii wedding because he was playing golf.

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