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Beijing marathon runners hit by smog

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 04:54
Thousands of runners take part in the 34th Beijing International Marathon, many wearing face masks amid concerns about "hazardous" air quality.

VIDEO: Wenger's uncomfortable BBC interview

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 04:06
Arsene Wenger endures an uncomfortable interview with Match of the Day's Jacqui Oatley after a 2-2 draw with Hull.

Texas Hospital: 'We Are Deeply Sorry' For Missing Ebola Diagnosis

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:57

In a letter published on Sunday, Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said it had made mistakes in the diagnosis of index patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

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Will Ebola Impact Midterm Elections?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:43

Weekend Edition Sunday's new segment, "For the Record," kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR's Rachel Martin asks NPR's Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.

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California Farmers: We Are Getting 'Much Less Water'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:43

Farmers say they aren't using up groundwater supplies, nor are they solely to blame for the water crisis. Almond grower Dan Errotabere talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about the situation on his farm.

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DOD: Climate Change Is A Volatile Factor In International Security

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:43

The Department of Defense says climate change is an "immediate risk" to the nation. Adm. David Titley talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about how the military must respond.

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U.N. Ebola Chief: We Are Working 'At Full Speed'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:43

After criticism of a poor response to the Ebola crisis, the United Nations is establishing a management hub in Ghana. The head of UNMEER says the agency is in a race against the disease.

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ISIS Threat Is 'Extremely Worrying' Says Counter-Insurgency Expert

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:43

A decade after the U.S. took control of Fallujah, America is at war again. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with former Lt. Col. John Nagl, whose counter-insurgency manual helped shape U.S. strategy in Iraq.

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Catholic synod vote 'disappointing'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:31
Catholic gay rights groups express dismay at the rejection by bishops of proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, backed by Pope Francis.

After A Flurry Of Literary Awards, A Book On The 'Wonder' Of Words

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:03

It's literary awards season. The Nobel, the National Book Awards shortlists, and the Man Booker Prize were all recently announced. Author Jason Sheehan recommends some reading on all this reading.

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Liberians Wonder If Duncan's Death Was A Result Of Racism

NPR News - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:03

Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, died of Ebola in an American hospital. But white American patients have survived. Some Liberians believe racism is the reason for Duncan's demise.

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VIDEO: The quest for an Ebola vaccine

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 03:01
Authorities in West Africa are struggling to deal with the Ebola outbreak which has already claimed thousands of lives in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

'Share money from economic growth'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:54
Public services need their "fair share" of money from economic growth if they are to continue to be affordable in the future, the health minister says.

Man arrested over car murder attempt

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:50
A 33-year-old man is arrested in connection with an attempted murder after a vehicle was allegedly driven at another man in Ayrshire.

Canada to ship Ebola vaccine to WHO

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:50
Canada is to ship 800 vials of an experimental Ebola vaccine it has developed for further trials with the World Health Organization.

VIDEO: 'I'd be lost without poetry'

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:41
Writer and broadcaster Clive James talks about his new volume of essays and how poetry helps him deal with his terminal cancer.

VIDEO: Barroso warns UK against EU exit

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:34
The UK would lose influence on the world stage if it voted to leave the EU, the outgoing president of the European Commission has said.

Thousands race Great Birmingham Run

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:33
Thousands of people take part in the Great Birmingham Run - the most popular half marathon in the Midlands.

Cutty Sark deck damaged in blaze

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:30
Famous 19th Century ship Cutty Sark is damaged in a fire in London.

Search ends for Nepal survivors

BBC - Sun, 2014-10-19 02:12
Rescue teams in Nepal say there are no trekkers left stranded, after completing their search for survivors of a devastating Himalayan storm.
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