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Jerome accuses opponent of racism

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 14:57
Norwich striker Cameron Jerome claims he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci, says boss Neil Adams.

DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 14:52
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.

VIDEO: Obama responds to jealous boyfriend

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 14:49
President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 14:29
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.

VIDEO: Planes wobble as they land in storm

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 14:25
Planes wobble at they come in to land at Manchester Airport, during stormy weather on Tuesday.

Missouri Governor Announces Creation Of 'Ferguson Commission'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-21 14:19

The panel will study the social and economic conditions that fueled violent protests over the killing of an unarmed teenager this summer.

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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-21 14:08

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.

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Sam released by Dallas Cowboys

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 13:49
Michael Sam, who hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to play in an NFL game, is released by the Dallas Cowboys.

In More Cities, That Doggie In The Window Is Not For Sale

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-21 13:30

Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders, but many store owners say the bans are unfair.

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VIDEO: Can pioneering paralysis therapy help others?

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 13:21
The BBC's David Shukman asks whether a pioneering treatment - which has helped a paralysed man walk using a frame - could help other people with spinal injuries.

Press freedom in Americas 'worsens'

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 13:12
Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association.

Chelsea 6-0 NK Maribor

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 13:10
Didier Drogba scores his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as they beat Maribor 6-0 - their biggest Champions League win.

My Son Is Doctors Without Borders' 1,000th Ebola Survivor

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-21 12:52

Liberian health worker Alexander Kollie lost his wife, daughters and brother to Ebola. Then his son tested positive for the disease. He survived, and now father and son are building a new life.

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For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-21 12:51

The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.

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VIDEO: Storm leaves one dead and four hurt

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 12:49
A woman dies after being hit by a falling tree in high winds in London, while three people are injured in a separate incident in West Sussex.

Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 12:43
Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.

Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-21 12:27

Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.

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US appoints Gary Hart as NI envoy

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 12:26
US Secretary of State John Kerry sends former senator Gary Hart to act as his envoy at the multi-party political talks at Stormont.

Infant bodies found in Canada locker

BBC - Tue, 2014-10-21 12:15
The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.

From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

NPR News - Tue, 2014-10-21 12:09

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.

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