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U.S. Says Syria's Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 19:59

President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.

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Royal Blood rewrite the rules of rock

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 19:26
Royal Blood rewrite the rules of rock

Pope lifts ban on 'left-wing' bishop

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 19:03
Pope Francis lifts the ban on the beatification of murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, imposed over his suspected Marxist views.

Crocodile kills Australia fisherman

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 18:44
A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.

The church that never opened

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 18:40
The Church of Scientology building providing a haven for squatters

MPs criticise project 'weaknesses'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 17:59
There are "serious weaknesses" in the government's ability to carry out large-scale projects, MPs warn.

Brain stimulation 'helps in stroke'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 17:12
Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may help people recover from strokes.

World War One: Kenya's forgotten heroes

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 17:04
Remembering the Africans who fought for Britain in WW1

Cease-Fire In Gaza Reportedly Extended 24 Hours

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 16:37

The previous cease-fire lasted five days and expired at midnight. Unlike other deal extensions, there have been no reports of rockets fired or Israeli action. Talks continue with mediators in Egypt.

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Cancer girl mum in school absence row

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 16:17
The mother of a seven-year-old child who battled cancer is facing prosecution for not sending her to school.

Syrians living with the mental scars of torture

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 16:06
Syrians struggling to cope with psychological impact of torture

Ebola patients 'missing in Liberia'

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 16:03
Liberia admits 17 suspected Ebola patients are "missing" after a health centre was attacked, as the UN calls for stricter screening at airports.

VIDEO: The hunt for Myanmar's missing bell

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 15:42
A new search has begun in Myanmar for the Dhammazedi Bell - said to have fallen into a river near the country's capital in 1608

VIDEO: Besson makes Scarlett superhuman

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 15:16
French film director Luc Besson talks about his new science fiction thriller called Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson

Holyrood to pass blue badges bill

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 15:13
Proposals aimed at tackling the misuse of disabled parking badges are expected to be passed by the Scottish Parliament later.

10 theories on how uptalk originated

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 15:13
Did Neighbours change the way British people speak?

Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

NPR News - Mon, 2014-08-18 15:12

Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.

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The bit of Scotland where English people go to get married

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 15:11
The village that has two weddings per person per year

Windows XP upgrade proves tricky

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 15:11
Upgrading Windows can be tricky and expensive

VIDEO: Living in Britain with no English

BBC - Mon, 2014-08-18 15:11
Newsnight's Jim Reed talks to English language learners to find out how hard it is to live in Britain if you do not speak the language.
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