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Indiana Suspends Ban On Needle Exchanges To Combat HIV Outbreak

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:57

The state's governor says he would temporarily OK a program in one county after dozens of new infections were reported stemming from the injection of the prescription drug Opana.

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Uighurs to remain in Thai detention

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:56
A court in Thailand rules that a group of Muslim Uighurs at the centre of a diplomatic dispute between Turkey and China can remain in Thai detention.

VIDEO: Prosecutor: Torn-up sick notes found

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:55
The German public prosecutor in Dusseldorf has been giving an update into the search at the co-pilots home in the city.

VIDEO: Paedophile John Rudd jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:52
John Rudd thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl, but he was being tricked by a group of internet paedophile hunters and has been jailed for a year.

US Senate's Harry Reid to retire

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:48
The top Democrat in the US Senate, Harry Reid, has announced he will not seek re-election in 2016.

Court quashes reporter's conviction

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:42
An ex-News of the World reporter who was found guilty of paying a prison officer for information has their conviction quashed.

VIDEO: Tech to help navigate Tokyo transport

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:39
How beacon technology can help you navigate Tokyo’s complicated public transport system.

'Two killed' in Somali capital blast

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:36
At least two people killed in blast near hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu, eyewitnesses tell BBC.

Duo ready for one year in space

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:31
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are about to undertake a 12-month tour of duty on the International Space Station.

Tate seeks rethink over 'looted' art

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:20
Tate Gallery says "new information" has emerged over a John Constable painting in its collection thought to have been stolen by the Nazis.

British medic declared free of Ebola

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:16
A UK female military medic who tested positive for Ebola is being discharged from the Royal Free Hospital in London after being declared free of the virus.

Joshua returns from back injury

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 06:16
Unbeaten British heavyweight Anthony Joshua will fight American Jason Gavern in Newcastle on 4 April.

'Several missing' after NYC fire

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 05:56
Several people are thought to be missing after an explosion caused three Manhattan buildings to collapse, with fires still smouldering.

Brazil's economy grew 0.1% in 2014

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 05:53
Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy, narrowly avoided contracting in 2014 with a growth rate of just 0.1% for the year.

Richard III tomb goes on display

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 05:50
The sealed tomb of King Richard III is unveiled after a service in Leicester Cathedral.

Roof ripped off end-of-term trip bus

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 05:42
Ten schoolchildren are taken to hospital after the top deck of their bus was ripped off when it hit a railway bridge.

Pietersen could 'tear apart' England

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 05:42
Bringing back Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team, says former Australia coach John Buchanan.

'Murdered' baby had brain damage

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 05:30
A five-week-old baby allegedly murdered by her grandfather was paralysed when she was taken to hospital, a court hears.

Is There Any Way To Screen The World's Pilots For Suicidal Tendencies?

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 05:27

There are questionnaires that aim to identify people at risk of killing themselves. But the tests are flawed — and it's not at all clear they'd be effective in assessing the mental state of pilots.

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Airlines Worldwide Rush To Adopt '2-Person' Cockpit Rule

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 05:21

In the wake of the apparently deliberate crash of a German airliner, carriers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia say they will emulate a U.S. rule requiring two people in the cockpit at all times.

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