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Chile president asks cabinet to quit

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 18:47
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she has asked all her ministers to resign and she will choose a new cabinet in the next 72 hours.

Invasive ants are extreme excavators

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 18:22
Researchers reveal the secret of the success of invasive fire ants - they can excavate any type of soil.

Phone 'scans' blood for parasites

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 18:20
A smartphone has been used to automatically detect wriggling parasites in blood samples, a study shows.

Shares in Asia down following US lead

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 17:59
Shares in Asia are down on Thursday following US markets which closed lower after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen expressed concerns over the valuations of US shares.

Children 'trust pets before siblings'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 17:29
For children facing adversity, the importance of relationships with pets has been underestimated, say researchers

Stop and search video viewed over a million times

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 17:16
Does UK viral video show echo of Baltimore debate?

'Last of US-German Moon team' dies

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 17:12
Oscar Holderer, believed to be the last member of the post-WW2 German team whose rocket took US astronauts to the Moon, dies at 95.

Lusitania sinking to be marked

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 17:03
The centenary of the sinking of the British ship Lusitania, which led to the deaths of about 1,200 people, is to be commemorated later.

NAB reveals Clydesdale demerger plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:59
Clydesdale Bank is to be split from its parent company and then floated, says owner National Australia Bank.

Privacy warning over royal baby

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:53
Police hand out letters in a Norfolk village asking photographers not to harass the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Hatton Garden raid has 'ruined lives'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:37
The Hatton Garden raid on safety deposit boxes has "ruined the lives" and livelihoods of some of its victims, a loss adjuster says.

VIDEO: The house that can rise with flood levels

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:20
An architect in Thailand has come up with a new type of house to combat floods - one that rises with the water levels.

Britain's place in the EU is on the table Thursday

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:18

The British elections were basically too close to call late Wednesday.

On the one hand, a Labour win would bring about the U.K.'s most left-wing government in decades, but win by the incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron might bring about something else entirely.

Cameron has promised a public referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union, a prospect that isn't too popular with U.K. businesses.

To hear more about the implications of a "Brexit," click the audio player above, and click here for more on what's at stake in the U.K. Thursday.

Fla. Governor Leaves Meeting With U.S. Health Secretary Empty-Handed

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:17

Despite a "good conversation" with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Gov. Rick Scott gets no sign that Florida will receive the more than $1 billion he wants for health care.

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Business as usual for Egypt and the West

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:11
The renewal of US arms shipments to Egypt has come in spite of the fact some observers say the country is worse under President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi than it was under its former leader Hosni Mubarak.

Tracing the children of the Holocaust

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:11
Tracing the Holocaust orphans the BBC tried to help

VIDEO: New Yorker writer who stopped writing

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:07
Why did a renowned writer stop publishing for 30 years?

Is pregnancy costing women their jobs?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 16:02
When expecting a baby costs you your job

Yemen asks UN to back ground force

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:55
Yemen urges the UN to authorise the use of foreign ground forces to drive back Houthi rebels, as fighting intensifies in the city of Aden.

Canada votes to expand spy powers

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-06 15:50
Canada's lawmakers back a new Anti-Terror Act, dramatically expanding the powers of the country's spy agency.

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