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Mysterious Kidney Disease Slays Farmworkers In Central America

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:30

One community has lost so many men that it's now called the Island of Widows. Researchers are struggling to figure out the cause of the disease. Some suspect a popular herbicide.

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VIDEO: Farage not standing in by-election

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:24
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he will not stand in a by-election caused by the resignation of former Tory MP Patrick Mercer.

Alstom to consider $17bn GE offer

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:23
French engineering firm Alstom says it will consider a $16.9bn offer from US multinational General Electric for its energy business.

Piracy sites are 'rife with scams'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 23:21
Most popular pirate sites contain credit card scams, malware and/or other unwanted programs, says a media industry group.

Dying patients' care survey plea

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 22:31
Patients who are dying and their families need better opportunities to make their views known about the care they receive, says charity Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Pakistan 'failing' at-risk reporters

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 22:23
Pakistan's authorities have "almost completely failed" to protect journalists, says human rights group Amnesty International in a new report.

Mars rover starts drilling again

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 22:14
Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover deploys its rock drill again after months spent travelling across the surface of the planet.

Airport reopens after runway closure

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 22:04
East Midlands Airport reopens after all flights were suspended when a cargo plane had landing problems.

Heartened By Sterling's Ban, Clippers Beat Warriors 113-103

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-29 21:40

The Los Angeles Clippers lead the Golden State Warriors 3-2 in the series. Owner Donald Sterling wasn't there. On Tuesday, the NBA banned him for life after he made racist comments.

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Xbox One console to launch in China

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 21:11
Microsoft says its Xbox One gaming console will go on sale in China in September, months after a 14-year ban on consoles was lifted.

Baghdad Frankenstein book wins prize

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 20:35
Ahmed Saadawi's modern-day Frankenstein novel set in Baghdad has won the Arab world's top prize for fiction.

Clippers owner race row ban welcomed

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 20:03
The lifetime ban imposed on the LA Clippers basketball team owner over racist remarks has received widespread praise, with the team coach saying it is the "start of a healing process".

Russia 'must leave Ukraine in peace'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 19:31
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia should "leave Ukraine in peace", as pro-Russian activists storm another building in eastern Ukraine.

'Question Time' day for MPs mooted

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 18:55
All MPs should be questioned by their constituents twice a year to help public involvement in politics, a study suggests.

UK urged to rethink aid to Pakistan

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 18:32
British aid to Pakistan should be cut unless there is "clear evidence" it is helping reduce Islamic extremism, MPs say.

Severe weather threatens eastern US

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 17:57
Severe weather threatens as many as 73 million Americans, after two days of powerful storms and tornadoes killed up to 34 people.

VIDEO: Rio Olympic preparation 'worst ever'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 17:33
The vice president of the International Olympic Committee has described Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro as the worst he has ever seen.

VIDEO: 'Racist' NBA owner banned for life

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 17:32
The owner of the LA Clippers basketball team in America has been fined $2.5m and banned from the sport for life for making racist remarks.

Pre-pregnancy diet 'affects genes'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 17:10
A mother's diet can permanently alter the functioning of her child's genes, even before conception, say scientists.

VIDEO: Farage: Newark 'seriously tempting'

BBC - Tue, 2014-04-29 16:58
Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP, has said that he is "tempted" to stand as member of parliament in upcoming by-election.
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