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VIDEO: Britannia rules the waves once more?

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:36
Despite its ups and downs, the cruise industry appears to be riding the crest of a wave, contributing £2.5bn to the UK economy.

US considers talks with Iran on Iraq

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:25
The US is considering opening direct talks with Iran on the security situation in Iraq, a US official tells the BBC.

Suarez must prove greatness - Hodgson

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:20
England manager Roy Hodgson says Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is yet to prove he is a world-class player.

Prince George photographed walking

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 00:17
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are photographed with their son Prince George, who took to two feet at a polo match in Cirencester.

Power To The Health Data Geeks

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 23:52

There's a gold rush on in health information technology. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists are betting on companies that aim to help consumers, insurers and providers save money.

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Hunting For Alien Bug And Seed Invaders At Baltimore's Port

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 23:51

A few weeks ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spotted an unfamiliar moth in a shipment of organic soybeans. It was a small victory in the effort to prevent the spread of exotic pests.

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Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 23:50

Insulin monitors and pumps are getting better, but a person with diabetes will tell you they're far from ideal. Potential solutions include one that delivers two hormones to control blood sugar.

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Recycling services 'too complicated'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 23:32
Household recycling services are too complicated, uneconomic and confusing, a Welsh government adviser says.

Somalis sent back home in fear of al-Shabab

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 23:02
Deported Somalis living in fear of al-Shabab reprisals

Fifa to review goalline TV process

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 22:58
Fifa is to review how it broadcasts goalline technology decisions after the process causes confusion on Sunday.

VIDEO: Brazilian players karate kick Neymar

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 22:19
Watch the Brazilian players karate kick Neymar in training after a opening day win takes the weight of the home nation's shoulders.

Starbucks to pay US college fees

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 22:11
US coffee chain Starbucks will pay college fees for US workers to complete a bachelor's degree online in a tie-up with Arizona State University.

Kaymer Closes Out Wire-To-Wire U.S. Open Win

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 22:07

The trophy Martin Kaymer won is all he needed to prove he's anything but a one-hit wonder in the majors, and that the two years he spent trying to build a complete game were worth all the skepticism.

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Medtronic To Buy Irish Medical-Device Manufacturer

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-15 22:02

U.S. medical device manufacturer Medtronic announced Sunday night that it has agreed to buy Ireland-based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock.

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Out-of-hours concerns highlighted

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 21:50
An out-of-hours GP who works in Craigavon Area Hospital describes it as like "walking into hell".

Pictures of a 'war crime' massacre - the papers

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 21:08
Much of Fleet Street puts very disturbing images of an apparent massacre of captured Iraqi Army soldiers by ISIS militants on its front pages.

VIDEO: Meet Bob, the robo-security guard

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 21:00
Scientists at Birmingham University are running a project that puts an autonomous robot in a working office environment to do a real job.

Tactical change allows Messi to shine

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 20:51
Argentina must continue to play with a 4-3-3 structure that allows Lionel Messi to blossom, writes BBC Sport's Tim Vickery.

VIDEO: Kurds 'swept through unchallenged'

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 20:49
An offensive by Islamist militants in northern Iraq has cleared the way for another group historically hostile to Baghdad to extend their reach.

Hundred days since MH370 vanished

BBC - Sun, 2014-06-15 20:02
Families of the those who went missing on flight MH370 have marked 100 days since the disappearance, as the authorities vow to carry on searching.
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