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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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'.

Unseen Warhol films to be digitised

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:09
New York's Museum of Modern Art is to digitise hundreds of unseen Andy Warhol films and screen them for the public.

Balfour reaffirms Carillion snub

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 23:04
UK construction firm Balfour Beatty has repeated its rejection of a takeover approach from rival Carillion.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 22:42

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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VIDEO: Posing at a price: Costume crackdown in NYC

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:53
New York police and city officials have warned tourists that tipping is optional if they have photographs taken with one of costumed characters in Times Square.

Japan ministers in Yasukuni visit

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:48
Two cabinet ministers visit the Yasukuni shrine to mark Japan's World War Two surrender, in a move likely to anger South Korea and China.

Girl, 3, dies after pool incident

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:47
A three-year-old girl dies after being pulled out of a hotel swimming pool in Lancashire, prompting a murder investigation.

Alcohol 'curbed' after Navy shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:31
The Ministry of Defence says a "drinking culture" in the Navy has been curbed after the death of a commander on a nuclear submarine.

Building site safety checks to begin

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:25
Safety inspectors are due make a series of unannounced visits to building site in Northern Ireland to tackle the risks posed to construction workers.

Iraq's Maliki quits to end deadlock

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:22
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki resigns to end a political crisis in Baghdad, in a move that is welcomed by the US and UN.

Premier League warns fans about Vines

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:09
The Premier League's told Newsbeat they're taking action to stop fans uploading unofficial goal Vines onto social media.

Sir Cliff: 'I'm innocent' - the papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 21:00
The police raid on a flat belonging to pop star Sir Cliff Richard - who strongly denies being involved in a historical sex assault - leads most papers.

Police ‘fire on Tibetan protesters’

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 20:51
Ten people were injured when Chinese police opened fire on Tibetans protesting against the detention of a village leader, activist groups and news reports say.

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