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Smoking's Death Toll May Be Higher Than Anyone Knew

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:42

Tobacco's link to lung cancer, stroke and heart attack is well known. But smokers are also more likely to die from kidney failure, infections, and breast cancer, a revised tally suggests.

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The Ebola Diaries: Trying To Heal Patients You Can't Touch

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:40

Starting last October, an American doctor wrote almost every day, for six weeks, while she treated Ebola patients. Her eloquent writings offer a rare look into a world we've only had glimpses of.

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South Korea Sentences 'Nut Rage' Executive To 1 Year In Prison

NPR News - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:36

Cho Hyun-ah was found guilty of forcing a flight to change its route. She was angered she had been offered macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a dish and had a confrontation with the cabin crew.

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Transport key to region plans

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:06
A metro transport network and faster broadband are top of the shopping list for the new Cardiff Capital Region.

Rio Tinto plans $2bn share buyback

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 23:02
The world's second biggest miner, Rio Tinto, announces a $2bn share buyback despite profits being hit by falling commodity prices.

S Korea 'nut rage' executive guilty

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:54
A former executive of Korean Air is sentenced to one year in prison for breaking aviation law after forcing a plane back in a row over nuts.

HSBC tax scandal 'public' in 2010

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:53
The UK government should have known HSBC was helping wealthy clients evade tax as far back as 2010, the whistleblower at the centre of the story says.

VIDEO: Can 'smart' CCTV predict violence?

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:51
Hywel Griffith reports on a new generation of smart cameras which can can sense and even predict outbreaks of violence.

England not intimidated - Morgan

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:49
England captain Eoin Morgan says his team will not be intimidated by tournament favourites Australia in the World Cup opener.

CBS newsman Bob Simon dies in crash

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:48
The award-winning American war reporter Bob Simon has died in a car crash in New York, his network says.

House of Cards leaked on US Netflix

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:47
For 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon America got a glimpse of life under the iron fist of Francis Underwood.

Russia conditions unacceptable - Ukraine

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:46
Russia is imposing "unacceptable" conditions, says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a break from marathon peace talks in Minsk.

Greece and the Eurogroup need a marriage counsellor

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:39
What last night's talks between Greece and the Eurogroup showed was a collapse in trust between them: so is there a way to save this marriage and keep Greece in the euro?

Indonesia jail man due to fly home

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 22:13
A 25-year-old man from Caerphilly county is expected to fly home after being freed from a notorious Indonesian jail.

Benefits Street up for industry gong

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:55
Controversial Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street is shortlisted for an award by the Broadcasting Press Guild.

Police need to make saving of £10m

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:41
Police and Crime Commissioner says Dyfed Powys Police is expecting cuts of up to £10m from the UK government in the next five years.

Smoking ban in cars set for autumn

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:34
A ban on smoking in cars carrying children will be introduced in Wales this autumn, ministers are expected to announce.

Fifty Shades 999 call spike expected

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:29
London firefighters are anticipating an increase in call-outs with the release of Fifty Shades of Grey at the cinema.

Labour pledges infant class size cap

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:22
Class sizes for five, six and seven year-olds in England will be no larger than 30 under Labour, Ed Miliband is to say.

VIDEO: England's one-day woes explained

BBC - Wed, 2015-02-11 21:09
Analyst Simon Hughes explains why England's performance in the final overs of one-day internationals holds them back.