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Tech Week: Heartbleed, The Latest Bubble And Windows XP Retires

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 06:40

The cybersecurity threat that individuals are largely powerless to fix, Heartbleed, dominated this week's headlines. And is Silicon Valley overvaluing the future?

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Shrine visit irks Japan's neighbours

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 06:38
China and South Korea express annoyance after Japan's internal affairs minister visits the Yasukuni shrine, which commemorates dead soldiers.

Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 06:33

As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.

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Two held over KFC car park attack

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 06:16
Two people are arrested in connection with attack being treated as attempted murder in Inverness earlier this week.

'Enjoy rape' councillor stands down

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 06:13
A Conservative councillor who equated the "inevitability" of the building of new houses with rape, announces she will not stand for re-election.

VIDEO: 'Miracle' child found after two days

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:59
A three-year old who disappeared from her home in northern Australia has been found close to the family home almost two days later.

China water pollution hits 2.4m

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:46
China's biggest oil company has been blamed for water contamination affecting over 2.4 million people in Lanzhou.

Nine held after London gun raid

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:45
Nine people are being held after a sub-machine gun, 70 rounds of ammunition and a large quantity of cannabis was found at a house in south London.

Pakistani Court Tosses Out Attempted Murder Charge Against Baby

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:43

Weeks after he was fingerprinted and appeared in court, baby Musa is no longer living under the shadow of an attempted murder charge. The boy was reportedly 9 months old when he was charged.

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Queens Park Rangers 5-2 Nottingham Forest

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:42
QPR earn their first win in four games as they deal another blow to Nottingham Forest's play-off hopes.

Seven allege abuse at MP's school

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:34
Seven former pupils at a residential school in Rochdale linked to the late Sir Cyril Smith allege they were sexually abused.

Shipwreck given protected status

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:25
The wreck of an 18th Century ship off the Northumberland coast is designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage.

IPCC accused of 'marginalising' poor

BBC - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:14
Researchers meeting in Berlin have been accused of not paying enough attention to the interests of developing countries.

Republicans Form New Fundraising Group, On Heels Of High Court Ruling

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:04

Seeking to capitalize on the Supreme Court's recent ruling that eased restrictions on political contributions, Republicans are launching a new "super joint fundraising committee."

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Iran's Culture Wars: Who's Winning These Days?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

Men and women ski on the same slopes. A rock band performs in the capital. It's all part of the constant tug-of-war between religious conservatives and those seeking more social freedoms.

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School Lunch: Any Chicken In Those 'Food-Like Nubbins'?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

It took a Freedom of Information Act to get the Chicago Public Schools to disclose what's in the chicken nuggets they serve in their cafeterias. NPR's Scott Simon reveals the chemical contents.

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Pentecostal Churches Accused Of Exploiting Cameroon's Poor

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

Pentecostalism is spreading rapidly throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Half of the world's Pentecostalists live there, and Cameroon's government has deemed the church a national threat.

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Guineans Scramble To Defend Themselves Against Deadly Virus

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

A recent outbreak of Ebola in Guinea has the country on edge. Guineans have never experienced the deadly virus, and are learning quickly how to protect themselves.

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A Year After Bombings, Boston Comes Back 'Strong'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

The Boston Strong campaign cheers the grit and grace the city's shown since last year's marathon bombing. Journalist Mike Barnicle tells NPR's Scott Simon how Bostonians are overcoming the tragedy.

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Jailed In Cuba Since 2009, USAID Contractor On Hunger Strike

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-12 05:03

Alan Gross has been in a Cuban jail for more than four years. This week, he went on a hunger strike. Reporter Jeffrey Goldberg, recently back from Cuba, brings NPR's Scott Simon an update.

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