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Experts: MH370 Debris Could Have Reached Western Indian Ocean

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 11:05

An scientist who studies ocean circulation patterns tells NPR that it's "highly likely" that floating wreckage from the airliner could have reached the island of Reunion near Madagascar.

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#TBT: 40 Years After Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance, His Legend Lives On

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 11:02

Forty years ago today, Hoffa pulled into a restaurant parking lot and was never heard from again. His story is one of union devotion, fraud and fierce political battles.

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Plea for help over Calais crisis

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:59
Police and social services in the UK say there are seeking urgent support as the Calais migrant crisis continues.

Man's body found in city centre

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:59
The death of a man in his 50s in Belfast city centre is being investigated by police.

Md. Governor Orders Closure Of 'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:59

A 2013 investigation resulted in the indictment of "25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers" on racketeering and drug charges. Nearly 20 more faced other charges.

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VIDEO: RAF 'intercepts Russian aircraft'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:57
The Ministry of Defence has released footage which it said shows RAF Typhoons intercepting 10 Russian aircraft.

Big Orange wins Goodwood Cup

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:46
Big Orange wins a thrilling three-way finish to take the Goodwood Cup, while Richard Hughes wins in last Goodwood festival.

Kim takes one-shot British Open lead

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:45
South Korean Kim Hyo-joo shoots a seven-under-par 65 to lead the Women's British Open at Turnberry after the first round.

Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:39

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.

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IMF wary of third Greek bailout

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:29
The International Monetary Fund is wary of any financial contribution to a third Greek bailout and is unlikely to provide funds at the first stage.

Comet yields 'rich array' of organics

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:08
The spacecraft which made a spectacular landing on a comet last year has discovered a rich array of carbon compounds.

Finn puts England on brink of win

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:07
Steven Finn takes 5-45 to reduce Australia to 168-7 in their second innings on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Robot can leap from water's surface

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:03
Scientists in South Korea develop a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water

Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:03

The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.

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For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:58

Megan Brabec, 24, works three part time jobs with no benefits. "It does really frustrate me when I hear candidates talk about, 'Oh, well, you should have majored in something else," she said.

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What Cecil the lion means to Zimbabwe

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:57
What Cecil the lion means to Zimbabweans

EU extends farm aid amid Russian ban

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:52
The EU extends help for exporters of dairy produce, fruit and vegetables into next year to ease the impact of a Russian ban.

Trump says referendum 'bad period'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:46
US tycoon Donald Trump has said a second referendum on Scottish independence would be "ridiculous".

The Taliban enter uncharted territory

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:46
With the death of leader Mullah Omar, and the appointment of a successor, the Afghan Taliban face their biggest challenge yet, writes Dawood Azami.

Kenya's Garissa campus 'must reopen'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-30 09:41
Peace activists in Kenya are calling for the reopening of the college where 148 people were killed by gunmen from the Somalia-based al-Shabab group.