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Scientist Who Wrote Protest Song About Canada's PM Is Put On Leave

NPR News - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:44

Tony Turner wrote and sang "Harperman," leading a (barefooted) choir through lyrics that ask questions such as "Who squashes all dissent?" and "Who muzzles all the scientists?"

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Disabled push for a better life in Iran

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:09
Disabled people face big barriers to integration in Iranian society, says Camelia Sadeghzadeh - but things are starting to improve.

David Sillito: Questioning the vitality of Britain's TV industry

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 16:06
The Edinburgh TV Festival agenda is dominated by the future of the BBC and the health of the British industry.

Bhutan: Formerly the worst football team in the world

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:55
Tiny Bhutan thinks big after World Cup win

VIDEO: Ashley Madison: Founder steps down

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:48
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison infidelity dating website, Noel Biderman, has stepped down.

Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:30
Rapper Ice Cube on his son starring in NWA rap biopic

Year-long 'Mars isolation' to begin

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:29
A team of Nasa recruits is set to begin a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.

Week in pictures: 22-28 August 2015

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:26
Our selection of top images from the past seven days

Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... forever?

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:26
Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... for ever?

How does Usain Bolt run so fast?

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:25
Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?

Drinking water 'no hangover cure'

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:08
Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.

Shoreham crash marked one week on

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:08
A series of memorial events is to take place later to mark one week since the Shoreham air crash in which 11 people are thought to have died.

Funding call over veterans' care costs

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:03
Ministers must provide more funding to protect injured war veterans from spending compensation on social care costs, local authority leaders say.

Why are London's gay bars disappearing?

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 15:01
Why are London's gay bars disappearing?

Migration - in Europe and the UK

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 14:55
Migration is once again front-page news, although papers take very different approaches to the topic.

Brooks 'to return as News Corp chief'

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 14:45
News Corp confirms it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after the Financial Times newspaper reports she is to return as chief executive of its UK division.

Edwards wants to carry on as skipper

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 14:17
England captain Charlotte Edwards wants to remain in the role despite a chastening Ashes defeat this summer.

Worsening Wildfire Seasons Are Taxing The Forest Service

NPR News - Fri, 2015-08-28 14:16

The agency says it's now spending record amounts on fire suppression, and these bills are coming at the expense of its other programs — many of which would help prevent future wildfires.

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UN warning over EU migrant deaths

BBC - Fri, 2015-08-28 14:09
The UN says "much more is required" to prevent fatalities among migrants fleeing to Europe, after hundreds are reported dead in recent days.

NHL Hall-Of-Fame Coach Al Arbour Dies At Age 82

NPR News - Fri, 2015-08-28 14:07

The long-time coach of the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cup championships with the team — after winning four as a player.

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