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An NPR Reporter Raced A Machine To Write A News Story. Who Won?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:27

Machines are taking on jobs that once seemed robot-proof. But can a machine replace radio reporters? We pit a human against a machine to find out.

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Live On Pakistani TV: A Call-In Show About Sex

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:25

Sex is a topic not often broached in a conservative Muslim country like Pakistan. Yet a cable TV program hosted by a male doctor has proved popular, particularly among 30-something women.

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UBS pays $545m in forex settlement

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:25
Swiss bank UBS pays a total of $545m to settle an investigation into alleged manipulation of foreign exchange rates.

She's Got One Of The Toughest Diseases To Cure. And She's Hopeful

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:25

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a growing problem. It's spread through the air. It can kill you. And it's incredibly difficult to treat. But a program in Peru shows that the disease can be cured.

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How A Bigger Lunch Table At Work Can Boost Productivity

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:24

Some firms use motion sensors and wireless tags to find out how people actually work. That can yield useful data, such as which free snacks tend to draw people into break rooms where they congregate.

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Many Native American Communities Struggle With Effects Of Heroin Use

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 23:21

Native Americans have some of the highest substance abuse rates compared to other ethnic groups. Alcohol and meth are the drugs of choice. Now, cartels are taking advantage of lax police enforcement.

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Nine dead in Indian train crash

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 22:26
At least nine people die and 18 others are injured when a tractor pulling a wagon loaded with people is hit by a train in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police say.

Profits rise at Marks and Spencer

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 22:25
High Street retail giant Marks and Spencer has reported a rise in full-year profits, saying it made "good progress" during the year.

VIDEO: Charles to visit IRA attack scene

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 22:22
Prince Charles will visit the place where his great uncle was murdered by the IRA on the second day of his tour of Ireland.

SSE to close Ferrybridge coal plant

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 22:16
Energy company SSE has confirmed it will close down one of its two remaining coal-fired plants, saying it is no longer economical.

Cook faces defining summer - Agnew

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:58
England v New Zealand series key to Cook's Ashes hopes

Ted of Manchester? FC United at home

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:57
Amy Lawrence finds a few snags cannot detract from the achievement and symbolism of FC United's new home.

Brailsford wants cycling TV revamp

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:39
Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says broadcasting team radio communications would help broaden the sport's appeal.

£25m sea 'kite' energy project hope

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:32
A £25m tidal energy project which works through flying "kites" underwater is being launched on Anglesey.

NCA powers fully extended to NI

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:29
The National Crime Agency becomes fully operational in Northern Ireland.

Charles to visit scene of IRA attack

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:21
Prince Charles is expected to meet the mother of a boy murdered in the IRA attack that killed Lord Mountbatten, on the second day of his Ireland visit.

Missing boat rescued off Indonesia

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:20
Migrants on a boat filmed last week by the BBC drifting off the coast of Thailand have been rescued by fishermen off Indonesia's Aceh province.

Canada detains 'IS-bound' youths

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:11
Ten youths have been arrested by Canadian police on suspicion of planning to travel to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State.

Murder probe continues after fire

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:07
An investigation into the murder of a woman in a fire at a flat in Torfaen continues.

VIDEO: Paris stained-glass windows restored

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 20:32
The stained glass windows of Paris's Sainte-Chapelle have been painstakingly taken down and cleaned to remove centuries of dirt.

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