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Thailand's elections could be delayed until 2016

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:37
In an exclusive BBC interview, Thailand's Finance Minister Sommai Phasee says that democratic elections could be delayed for another 18 months.

The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:36

The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country's first tribes.

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Weekly Innovation: A Seat That Fits In Your Pocket

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:31

The Sitpack is a compact seat shaped like a monopod that fits in your pocket when folded up. Creator Jonas Lind-Bendixen says the product could be used during travel or while waiting at a concert.

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Family 'crushed' by Ferguson ruling

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:30
The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are "crushed" by the decision not to charge Darren Wilson.

If High Court Strikes Federal Exchange Subsidies, Health Law Could Unravel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:28

A decision against subsidies would undermine the government-run insurance marketplaces that are backbone of the Affordable Care Act.

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A Warning For Latin America's Faltering Economies: 'Innovate Or Die'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:23

Latin economies thrived when prices for raw commodities soared. But with those prices down sharply, the region is hurting due to a lack of high-tech and other cutting-edge industries.

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A Somali Aid Worker Would Rather Give Out Cash Than Free Food

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:04

Degan Ali, a Somali humanitarian, tells us about her organization's efforts to fight famine in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan.

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Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:02

Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.

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Art school blaze caused by foam can

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 08:01
Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.

VIDEO: Cat meat off the menu in Switzerland?

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:50
An animal rights group in Switzerland has started a campaign to try to outlaw the eating of cats and dogs.

Sex assault charge for radio host

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:43
Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, Toronto police say.

VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:41
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.

Legendary London lamb chop enters stratosphere

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:32
How legendary London Lamb chop went airborne

Care home owners charged over neglect

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:31
Care home owners and staff member charged with mistreating vulnerable adults, in Preston, Lancashire

Oil price falls ahead of Opec meeting

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:26
The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week.

Snow snarls up Thanksgiving getaway

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:22
Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday.

Britons jailed over Syria terror camp

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:15
Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:06
MPs take evidence on flood risk management.

Runner tells of relief at rescue

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 07:02
An activities instructor who went missing in the Cairngorms has spoken of his relief at being found after a five-hour search operation.

VIDEO: Unsafe Christmas toys seized at Dover

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 06:55
Thousands of dangerous and counterfeit goods have been prevented from entering the UK after they were seized by Kent County Council Trading Standards from a huge consignment entering Dover Docks.