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Balotelli 'staying at Liverpool'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 09:50
Liverpool's Italy striker Mario Balotelli will not be leaving the Anfield club this summer, according to his agent.

Supreme Court Says Locals Can Make Pill-Makers Pay For Drug Disposal

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 09:40

The court decision means companies are on the hook for helping at least some consumers in California safely dispose of leftover pills and other medicine. Similar measures are in the works elsewhere.

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Colombia Farc negotiator 'killed'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 09:26
Colombia's largest rebel group says one of its peace negotiators, Jairo Martinez, was among 27 people killed in a bombing raid last week.

Robots adapt to damage in seconds

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 09:07
Researchers develop robots that adapt to damage in less than a minute, instead of the many hours needed by traditional self-learning systems.

Man, 71, missing on Isle of Wight

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 09:00
A pensioner from south Wales is at the centre of a police hunt after vanishing during a coach holiday to the Isle of Wight.

Kenya payout over birth control

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:55
A Kenyan court orders a private hospital to pay $48,000 (£31,000) to a woman who became pregnant despite having a contraceptive implant.

Scott Walker Says Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing'

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:55

Speaking about his state's law that requires an ultrasound before an abortion, the Wisconsin governor said he meets people all the time who are excited to show him ultrasounds of their grandkids.

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Fifa an embarrassment - Lineker

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:49
Gary Lineker says it is "nauseating" to be involved in football after seven Fifa officials are arrested on bribery charges.

Nebraska Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal Sets Up Override Vote

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:44

Thirty votes are needed in the state's unicameral Legislature to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto. The vote is expected to be close.

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US fraternity banned for three years

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:29
A US fraternity is banned from operating for three years after Penn State University officials accused the chapter of hazing, drug use and harassment by its members.

The government's data law - an attack on encryption?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:26
The proposal outlined in the Queen's Speech to "modernise the law on communications data" will divide opinion - prepare for another long battle

VIDEO: Bercow tells SNP MPs not to clap

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:18
Speaker of the House John Bercow reminds Scottish National Party MPs to respect the traditions and conventions of the chamber, and refrain from clapping.

VIDEO: Lineker calls for Fifa 'boycott'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:11
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker says major football federations should boycott Fifa in the wake of fresh allegations of bribery at football's governing body.

Dozens killed in Sanaa air strike

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 08:03
Saudi-led coalition warplanes have bombed a special forces camp in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 36 people, officials and witnesses say.

Mice in space develop thin skin

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:45
A study of three mice that spent 91 days on the International Space Station finds abnormalities in their skin.

Texas dam holds after severe storms

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:34
A large part of the southern US continues to recover from deadly floods brought on by powerful weekend storms.

Fifa 'took bribes for 2010 World Cup'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:23
Fifa executives accepted bribes to help secure the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the US Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said.

Fifa crisis 'cannot continue'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:22
Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein says Fifa must oust president Sepp Blatter to restore confidence in football's governing body.

Paralyzed By Doubt? Here's A Guide For The Worrier In Us All

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:16

You might think that anxiety disorder is no laughing matter, but illustrator Gemma Correll respectfully disagrees. She sees the humor in the mental condition that she deals with every day.

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AdBlock Plus wins again in court

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 07:15
The makers of an advert-blocking browser plug-in defeat a second attempt to ban their product this year.