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US offers $3m for hacker's arrest

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:57
The US offers an unprecedented reward for information leading to the the arrest of a Russian hacker, charged with major cybercrime theft.

VIDEO: Missing schoolgirls 'in Syria'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:42
Scotland Yard say they believe the three schoolgirls from east London who flew to Turkey a week ago are now in Syria.

Love to captain US Ryder Cup team

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:33
Davis Love III has been named US Ryder Cup captain for Hazeltine 2016, the second time he has been given the honour.

'Invest more' in protected areas

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 13:31
The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research.

Juventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:54
Juventus settle for a narrow first-leg lead after beating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last 16.

Gerbils Likely Pushed Plague To Europe in Middle Ages

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:53

Shifts in climate in the Middle Ages likely drove plague bacteria from gerbils in Asia to people in Europe, research now suggests. Rats don't deserve all the blame.

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Here's Where Emoji Skin-Tone Colors Come From

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:42

Apple will be rolling out with a more diverse set of emojis with browner — and yellower — skin tones. Here's the science behind how they come up with the colors.

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Manchester City 1-2 Barcelona

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:38
Luis Suarez scores twice as Manchester City lose at home to Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 first-leg match.

Little-Known Laws Help Sex-Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:38

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done," says a woman once convicted of prostitution. "But, at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment."

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Younger Women Hesitate To Say They're Having A Heart Attack

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:26

Even when women suspected they were having a heart attack, they didn't report it because they feared being called hypochondriacs, a study finds. That may contribute to women's higher death rates.

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Jordan's King Balances Threats Abroad And Critics At Home

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:24

Jordanians are now supportive of the military campaign against the Islamic State. But King Abdullah still faces domestic opponents, religious and secular, who chafe at restrictions they face at home.

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VIDEO: Commuters injured in US train collision

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:21
At least 28 people have been injured after the train they were travelling on collided with a truck in California.

College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:16

Vocational education is enjoying a renaissance in many U.S. schools. In Nashville, all high schoolers, regardless of college plans, are encouraged to take three career training classes.

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'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:12
Healthy gay men should be offered drugs which are normally used to treat HIV in order to prevent infection, say UK Medical Research Council scientists.

How Did A Celibate 82-Year-Old Buddhist Monk Contract HIV?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-02-24 12:01

His doctor injected him with a used syringe. Each year, millions of people contract HIV, hepatitis and other diseases that way. The solution: a syringe designed to prevent re-use.

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Row over Everest climb permits

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:59
Hundreds of climbers forced to abandon Everest expeditions after last year's avalanche want to know if they can try again with the same permits.

VIDEO: Guns cache found in Somerset river

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:57
Mystery surrounds a cache of guns found at the bottom of a river in Somerset.

Thousands stand with Mariam

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:56
Thousands support a Muslim lawyer targeted by the far right

Councils 'to control £6bn NHS budget'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:55
The £6bn health and social care budget for Greater Manchester will be taken over by councils under devolved NHS powers, it is understood.

Brazil roadblocks 'affect exports'

BBC - Tue, 2015-02-24 11:54
Brazilian lorry drivers block roads in protest against the high cost of fuel and tolls, with officials saying exports are being affected.

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