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Federal Judges Weigh Gay Marriage Cases From Four States

NPR News - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:46

The outcome of the hearing could put more pressure on the Supreme Court to make a decision on states' same-sex marriage bans.

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US travel firm in $500m China move

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 20:39
Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.

Australia commemorates MH17 dead

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 19:58
Australia is holding a national day of mourning for those who died in the Malaysia Airline MH17 air disaster in Ukraine in July.

Israel offers Gaza truce extension

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 19:43
Israel offers to extend a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, say Israeli officials, but Hamas, which controls Gaza, has yet to agree to the plan.

Pistorius closing arguments to begin

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 18:57
The murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius resumes for two days of closing arguments after months of evidence.

Liberia declares Ebola emergency

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 18:29
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declares a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Obama defends unilateral action

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 18:05
President Barack Obama defends his right to act without Congress' approval in order to address the pressing issues facing America.

Councils raise care funding concerns

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:47
Plans to cap the amount of money people in England and Wales spend on their social care could be jeopardised by a lack of funding, councils say.

VIDEO: Wikipedia monkey selfie row

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:16
British photographer, David Slater, is challenging Wikipedia to remove monkey selfies from websites.

Deaf tech could transform lives

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:11
Smart glasses could help deaf communicate

The Scots in England who want Scotland to go it alone

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:09
The Scots in England who want Scotland to go it alone

VIDEO: How to stay alive in Libya

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 17:09
How to stay alive in Libya as civil unrest increases

Variation in ant nest 'personality'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:47
Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by their environment., a US study suggests.

Tech activity 'overtakes sleeping'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:41
The communications regulator Ofcom indicates that on average, UK adults spend eight hours and 41 minutes of their day on media devices.

Obama hails 'a new Africa emerging'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:37
US President Barack Obama has hailed a new emerging Africa, on the last day of a summit in Washington DC with 40 African leaders.

Low vitamin D 'boosts dementia risk'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:29
People over 65 who have a severe vitamin D deficiency have double the risk of developing dementia, a study has suggested.

US man 'may not survive Cuba jail'

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:26
The lawyer for Alan Gross, a US government contractor imprisoned in Cuba, says he does not know how long he will survive in jail.

Gaza emergency appeal launched

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:24
British aid agencies launch an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza, saying it has created a "humanitarian emergency".

Chinese workers evacuated from Libya

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:11
China evacuates almost 900 of its workers caught up in fighting in Libya, a Chinese official tells the BBC, leaving only a few dozen in Tripoli.

VIDEO: Wikipedia: The book...

BBC - Wed, 2014-08-06 16:03
Christoph Kepper of Pedia Press talks about his company's ambition to print Wikipedia as a physical book.

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