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Do Not Fear This Giant Robot Swarm

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 10:14

Researchers created a swarm of 1,024 tiny robots to do their bidding. So far, the only job they're given is to arrange themselves into a shape. But future versions could perform all sorts of tasks.

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Ebola risk from air travel 'low'

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 10:11
The risk of transmission of Ebola during air travel is low, the World Health Organization says, advising against travel bans to and from affected countries.

VIDEO: Where have Yazidi refugees gone?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 10:03
The BBC's defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt spends the day at an Iraqi hospital where the doctors have been treating Yazidi refugees.

There's No Longer A Doubt About This Cutthroat Trout

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:56

After learning that they'd spent decades restocking Colorado's lakes and streams with the wrong fish, biologists are now ready to release the right one.

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Chilean priest in adoption scandal

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:55
A Chilean judge bars a Catholic priest from leaving the country over claims he pressured unmarried women to give up their babies for adoption.

UK ready to help over Iraq - Cameron

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:48
The UK is ready to "help out in the right way" in Iraq where thousands of people have fled Islamist militants, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

VIDEO: BBC gains access to Mount Sinjar

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:45
The BBC's world affairs correspondent Paul Wood reports from Mount Sinjar in Iraq where many refugees are still located.

VIDEO: Teletext kept alive at art festival

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:45
Teletext may have disappeared from British TV screens - but artists across Europe are keeping the format alive.

Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:38

The president says thousands of Yazidis had been rescued from Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq, thanks to the targeting of Islamic insurgents who threatened them.

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Two arrests in missing brothers hunt

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:36
Police searching for three brothers missing from a foster home in Sunderland arrest two people in connection with their disappearance.

Suarez ban stays but cleared to train

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:32
Luis Suarez's four-month biting ban is upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but he is now allowed to train with Barcelona.

Should holiday email be deleted?

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:32
Should all holiday emails just be deleted?

NHS rights call for private patients

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:29
Calls are made for private healthcare patients in Wales to have the same rights as those on the NHS.

Less misery for new Downton Abbey

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:23
The producers of Downton Abbey says the show's lighter moments will return to the new series, after last year's storylines dealt with murder and rape.

Obama Urges Healing, Peace In Ferguson, Mo.

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:18

The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city, but said there's no excuse for violence against the police.

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Police search Cliff Richard property

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 09:16
Police search a Berkshire property belonging to Sir Cliff Richard in relation to an alleged historical sex offence.

Suicide rate falls by a fifth

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:58
The suicide rate in Scotland fell by almost a fifth over the past decade, new figures show.

VIDEO: The Analyst: How to play a bouncer

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:58
Cricket analyst Simon Hughes on how to beat fast balls

New Scrabble Champ: Oregon Man, 24, Wins Title

NPR News - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:58

In the final, Conrad Bassett–Bouchard of Portland used words including "florigen." Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, "He's going to be kicking himself for missing 'gramarye.' "

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Rain brings flash flooding

BBC - Thu, 2014-08-14 08:52
Torrential downpours bring flash flooding to several parts of Cardiff and surrounding areas, with a landslip halting trains between Radyr and Taffs Well.

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