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Care minister backs assisted dying

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 13:11
Care Minister Norman Lamb says he has changed his mind and is now in favour of a law on assisted dying in certain circumstances.

U.S. Officials Believe That Malaysian Airliner Was Shot Down By Missile

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 13:09

U.S. officials are saying that the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine was shot down by a missile. Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times explains.

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England let India off the hook - Agnew

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 13:04
England let India off the hook having been on course to bowl them out for 170, says Jonathan Agnew.

The UN In Gaza: A Glimpse Of The Ground Invasion Firsthand

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:57

To learn more about the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza, Audie Cornish turns to Robert Turner, who's in Gaza City. Turner is director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

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Prisons criticised after rapist death

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:55
Shortcomings at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, HMP Peterhead and HMP Glenochil are highlighted after an inquiry into the death of a convicted rapist.

Caesarean baby died after head cut

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:42
A coroner concludes a baby died after suffering a massive bleed caused by a cut to the skull during an emergency Caesarean section.

As Immigration Crisis Grows, A Protest Movement Gains Steam

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:41

Several hundred protests will begin Friday in cities across the country, as activists rail against the Obama administration's efforts to temporarily house migrant children detained at the border.

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Israel Launches A Ground Campaign Against Hamas In Gaza

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:41

According to a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Defense Force has been instructed to begin a ground offensive into the Gaza Strip.

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Couple abused their own children

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:38
A man and his former wife are convicted at Cardiff Crown Court of the sexual and physical abuse on their children between the 1990s and 2013.

Months From Water Crisis, Leaking W.Va. Tanks Are Demolished

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

As Dave Mistich of West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports, Freedom Industries is demolishing the site responsible for the leak that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians early in 2014.

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Amid Roiled Landscape Of Border Politics, Obama's Plans May Change

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

The White House's request for more funds on immigration could get a congressional vote soon. Meanwhile, the border crisis is complicating Obama's plan to take unilateral action to ease deportations.

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What Brought Down The Malaysian Airliner?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

Shortly after news broke that a Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in eastern Ukraine, suspicions began to swirl that the plane had been shot down.

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To Make A Spacecraft That Folds And Unfolds, Try Origami

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

The traditional Japanese art of folding paper is now adding grace and ease to the deployment of fragile solar panels, seismometers and other vital instruments in outer space.

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Lawmakers Call For GM's Top Lawyer To Step Down

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

Delphi, the company that made the defective ignition switch in General Motors vehicles, has stayed out of the harsh glare in the recall scandal. But that changed Thursday, as Delphi's CEO joined GM CEO Mary Barra and GM's top lawyer for a grilling on Capitol Hill.

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Senate Re-Authorizes Government's Role In Terrorism Insurance

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

The Senate has voted to reauthorize terrorism risk insurance, to help businesses stay solvent in the event of attacks. The bill faces a tougher road in the House, where some Republicans want to reduce the potential price tag for taxpayers.

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Malaysian Airliner Crashes In Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying nearly 300 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. It's unclear why it crashed, but the Ukrainian president is calling for an investigation.

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Microsoft Announces Largest Job Cut In Its History

NPR News - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:27

Microsoft plans to eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs over the next year — about 14 percent of its global workforce. The cuts would be the largest in the company's history. Microsoft recently acquired Nokia's mobile phone business, which boosted its head count by 25,000 and most of the cuts will be in that area.

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Ferdinand completes move to QPR

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:22
Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand completes his move to QPR on a one-year contract.

VIDEO: Political reporter's thrilling turn

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:19
Former political correspondent Terry Stiastny talks to the BBC's Nick Higham about her debut novel.

Tiernan-Locke banned for two years

BBC - Thu, 2014-07-17 12:15
Britain's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke receives a two-year ban and is sacked by Team Sky for an anti-doping violation.
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