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Silicon Tally: 1 fish, 2 fish, red fish, cannon fish

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-08-15 01:00

It's time for Silicon Tally. How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week, we're joined by Mike Pesca, host of the Slate podcast "The Gist."

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Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 01:00

A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.

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VIDEO: Fear of Ebola spreads to economy

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:50
As the death toll from Ebola mounts across west Africa, there is growing concern about what the cost will be to the region's economies.

West Ham sign striker Sakho from Metz

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:42
Striker Diafra Sakho signs a four-year contract at West Ham after they agree an undisclosed deal with French side FC Metz.

Kirk calls for debate on Iraq action

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:40
Leading members of the Church of Scotland are urging the Westminster parliament to be recalled so MPs can debate the deepening crisis in Iraq.

Minister's 'no' to fracking change

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:39
Scotland's energy minister opposes plans to make it easier for fracking companies to drill beneath residential areas.

Dewani 'fit to stand trial' in SA

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:36
Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is found fit to stand trial in South Africa by a panel of psychiatric experts.

VIDEO: Panama Canal at 100: What next?

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:29
The Panama Canal opened 100 years ago today, but what does the next century hold for the waterway and the small Central American country that now runs it?

VIDEO: Part of world's biggest turret sets sail

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:22
The largest piece of a structure set to become the world's biggest turret has set sail from Dubai.

Waddle's son & £15 kit bags - FA Cup begins

BBC - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:05
The FA Cup begins this weekend with World Cup winners, Real Madrid conquerors and Chris Waddle’s son dreaming of glory.

Fleeing War And Finding Work

NPR News - Fri, 2014-08-15 00:00

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.

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Plastic bottle spoils Downton photo

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:49
The makers of costume drama Downton Abbey are left red-faced after a plastic bottle appears in a promotional photo, while producers say the new series will be lighter in tone.

US hails Okinawa base move start

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:48
The United States says it welcomes the start of a military base relocation project in Japan's Okinawa, amid protests by local residents.

Rider critical after Ulster GP crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:45
A French rider is in a critical condition in hospital following a crash at the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycling event.

Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:31

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.

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Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:29
Two cabinet ministers visit the Yasukuni shrine to mark Japan's World War Two surrender, angering South Korea and China.

Robot swarm shuffles into formation

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:27
Engineers create the world's largest robot swarm, with over 1,000 tiny robots that act independently but work together to build two-dimensional shapes.

Vigils across US for shot teenager

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:20
Thousands of people across the US gather to honour a black teenager whose fatal shooting by police sparked four nights of violence in a Missouri town.

VIDEO: How Germans adopt grandparents

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:20
Michael Buchanan reports on a German scheme to let families 'adopt a grandparent'.

Woman wrongly told she had cancer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:18
A woman who was wrongly told by a nurse she had Alzheimer's and cancer when her medical notes were mixed up receives an apology.
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