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Pathogens On A Plane: How To Stay Healthy In Flight

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:05

We all think of airplanes as hotbeds for diseases. But how easily do pathogens spread on jets? One travel doctor explains what he does to keep from bringing home microbial stowaways.

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Why Are Obstetricians Top Billers For Group Therapy In Illinois?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:03

Illinois leads the U.S. in group psychotherapy sessions for Medicare patients. Some top billers aren't mental health specialists. The state's Medicaid program has cracked down, but the feds haven't.

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VIDEO: Cheers greet women bishops vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:03
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu reads the result of the General Synod's vote on women bishops in the Church of England, which was passed by all three houses.

Costa Concordia wreck refloated

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 08:00
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is afloat as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history makes progress.

VIDEO: Life beyond earth in '10 to 20 years'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:56
Astronomer Michael Merrifield says we are 'Pretty close' to finding life outside Earth

'Systematic abuse where I grew up'

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:56
Author tells of sexual abuse he suffered in care

Another Former Champion Abandons Tour De France After Crash

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:56

Alberto Contador apparently hit something in the road, sending him into a crash so violent that it tore his shoe apart.

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Farah's fitness in doubt for Games

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:40
Mo Farah tells the BBC he will take a decision "further down the line" on whether he will compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Butler-Sloss quits abuse inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:26
Baroness Butler-Sloss steps down as the head of an inquiry into historical child abuse - the home secretary responds by insisting she does not regret appointing her.

BBC Breakfast line-up confirmed

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:19
The presenter line-up for BBC Breakfast is cemented, with Naga Munchetty confirmed as a co-host alongside Charlie Stayt.

Church to decide on women bishops

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:12
The Church of England has a second opportunity to approve the introduction of women bishops in a crucial vote of its ruling General Synod later.

VIDEO: Inside the latest Boeing Dreamliner

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:06
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst took a tour of a 787 Dreamliner at the Farnborough Airshow.

Citigroup pays $7bn in settlement

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 07:05
Banking giant Citigroup will pay $7bn (£4bn) to US authorities to settle an investigation into risky sub-prime mortgages.

Former Captive Bergdahl Will Return To Regular Duty In Army

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:50

The Army says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, whose freedom from the Taliban was gained by a prisoner exchange in May, has been cleared for active duty and assigned to a unit in Texas.

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VIDEO: Rare bluefin tuna found in Cornwall

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:48
A rare bluefin tuna fish has been discovered by group of friends in Kingsand, Cornwall.

Facing A Toxic Dump In South Africa, He Cleaned Up

NPR News - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:38

Desmond D'Sa fought a landfill that took over a beautiful valley and sickened residents with its awful smell. He lost his job but won the battle — and the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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VIDEO: Timelapse of Costa Concordia operation

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:33
The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been successfully raised from the under-sea platform it has been resting on for the past year, as shown by this timelapse footage.

France sets up anti-Islamist force

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:23
France is to set up a new military operation in the Sahel region of northern Africa in an effort to stop the emergence of jihadist groups.

Memorial fund thief spared jail

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:20
A woman who stole £8,500 from a memorial fund set up after her friend died in a car crash is given a two-year suspended jail sentence.

VIDEO: Is appointment to a job by gender right?

BBC - Mon, 2014-07-14 06:12
How the construction industry tries to recruit more women, and diversity in Parliament, the BBC and Hollywood films
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