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France urges reform of 'remote' EU

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:51
France's president will tell Europe's leaders to focus on boosting the economy, as they prepare to discuss the fallout from the European polls.

VIDEO: BBC Sport's World Cup Rewind

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:39
To get you in the mood for this summer's football extravaganza in Brazil, we are going to take you back in time to relive some classic encounters.

Mining giants sign $20bn Guinea deal

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:37
Rio Tinto, Chinalco and the International Finance Corporation sign a $20bn deal to develop Guinea's iron ore deposits.

Work starts on installing A9 cameras

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:34
Work is under way on installing the equipment needed for a system of average cameras on a stretch of the A9 between Inverness and Perth.

The tech challenges of hurricane season

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:17

This week is Hurricane Awareness Week, which precedes the official start of the hurricane season.

While storms like Hurricane Sandy are still unusual, protecting populated coastal areas like New York City is a technological challenge.

"In the last 150 years, the sea level has risen 45 centimeters in New York," said Portland State University's Stefan Talke.

Talke said that may not sound like much, but the result is any storm that hits today is nearly a foot and half higher than it was during the mid 1800s.

One short term solution is to move sensitive tech equipment and electrical boxes out of basements, or build houses several feet off the ground.

Another technology that might help is a deployable flood barrier.

Philip Orton, a professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology, said it's a temporary structure built to help protect the city.

"It just gets deployed when there's a storm coming. It's unpopular to some people because there can be human error if it's not deployed correctly."

Frozen becomes fifth-biggest film

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:14
Disney's Oscar-winning animation Frozen becomes the fifth highest-grossing film in box office history, overtaking Iron Man 3.

Google Glass - a fascinating failure?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 01:08
Rory Cellan-Jones delivers his verdict on Google Glass

VIDEO: Five of the best World Cup celebrations

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:43
BBC Sport looks back at five of the best World Cup goal celebrations in history.

VIDEO: Five of the worst World Cup misses

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:43
BBC Sport looks back at five of the worst ever misses in World Cup history.

VIDEO: Five of the best World Cup headers

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:42
BBC Sport looks back at five of the best headed goals in World Cup history.

VIDEO: Five of the best World Cup screamers

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:42
BBC Sport looks back at five of the best long-range screamers ever scored at the World Cup.

No Sign Of 3 Men Missing In Colorado Slide

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:42

Rescue teams failed to find any sign Monday of three men missing after a ridge saturated with rain collapsed, sending mud sliding for 3 miles in a remote part of western Colorado.

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Pope to meet sex abuse victims

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:41
Pope Francis announces that he will meet a group of sex abuse victims after saying the scandal was "as bad as performing a satanic mass."

Tornado Hits North Dakota Oil Workers Camp

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:40

A tornado struck a workers camp in North Dakota's oil patch on Monday, injuring nine people and destroying at least eight trailers where workers had been living, an emergency management official said.

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Back in the saddle

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:36
Blind horse rider Verity Smith sets sights on Rio 2016

Gunmen Kill U.S. Doctor From Minority In Pakistan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:31

Gunmen in Pakistan shot dead a visiting American cardiologist from the minority Ahmadi sect in front of his wife and son on Monday, police said. The family arrived 2 days ago from their home in Ohio.

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Tax crackdown yields record £23.9bn

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:21
The government raised a record £23.9bn in additional tax this year as a result of a crackdown on tax avoidance, HM Revenue and Customs says.

NI MEPs election count resumes

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:13
Counting to fill Northern Ireland's three seats in Europe resumes.

Why did UKIP do less well in London?

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:10
What’s the significance of UKIP’s lack of success in London?

994 caps but no clubs - the out-of-contract XI

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-27 00:08
Can you better BBC Sport's XI compiled from Premier League players available on free transfers this summer?
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