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Bear attack teen 'found paw print'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 07:00
A teenager who was mauled to death by a polar bear on an Arctic exhibition found a paw print two days earlier, an inquest is told.

What's Causing The Latest Immigration Crisis? A Brief Explainer

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:54

The number of Central American children seeking entry into the U.S. has grown dramatically. The U.N. calls it a refugee crisis, but the GOP blames administration policies for encouraging migrants.

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5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:53

While it's not exceptionally tall, the tree has a wide canopy. And it dates back to the era of Egypt's great pyramids.

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Deadly storms rip through eastern US

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:35
A wave of thunderstorms with powerful winds in northern New York have killed at least four and left more than 70,000 people without electricity.

Russia charges Ukrainian woman pilot

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:23
Russia charges a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists, as Ukraine demands she be freed.

Frail 'need joint NHS and care fund'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:19
Vulnerable patients should be offered their own personal health and care budgets, the NHS England boss says.

VIDEO: Action prince is new UK scuba president

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:14
The Duke of Cambridge has donned a wetsuit and shown off his scuba diving skills to mark his new role as the president of the British Sub-Aqua Club, after taking over from his father Prince Charles.

Defending Tour De France Champ Froome Quits Race

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:14

After falling twice in treacherous conditions on today's stage of the bicycle race, Chris Froome is forced to abandon his quest to repeat last year's victory.

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Ethiopia's 'most wanted' arrested

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:07
Ethiopia has confirmed it has arrested its "most wanted" person - opposition leader Andargachew Tsege, who disappeared in Yemen last month.

Picture shows lucky escape for Chilton

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:07
A remarkable picture emerges showing how close Marussia's Max Chilton came to serious injury during a crash at the British Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Typhoon batters Japanese islands

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:04
A powerful typhoon has battered the Okinawa islands, in the south of Japan, killing two people and forcing hundreds of thousands to seek shelter.

Federal prosecutors end 81 conviction win streak

Marketplace - American Public Media - Wed, 2014-07-09 06:00

A federal jury in New York found Rengan Rajaratnam not guilty of conspiracy Tuesday. While the money involved in the insider trading case was small by Wall Street standards, and Rajaratnam was not well known, the case is significant because it marks the end of an impressive win streak for federal prosecutors.

In recent years, they’ve racked up 81 straight convictions, including that of Raj Rajaratnam, the older brother of Rengan Rajaratnam. Tuesday’s verdict may signal the beginning of a period where insider trading convictions are tougher to get.

For more on the topic, click the audio player above to hear reporter Mark Garrison in conversation with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio.

Seven more great sporting shocks

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:57
After 7-1 German win, seven moments that surprised world

This Kenyan Runner Can't See But He Has A Far-Reaching Vision

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:56

Henry Wanyoike lost his sight two years after graduating from high school. That didn't stop him from running — and bringing the joy of sports to other disabled Kenyans.

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China detains Tibetan writer

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:50
The Tibetan writer Tsering Woeser has been placed under house arrest after being invited to the US embassy for an official dinner

'Gay cake' raised in Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:44
David Cameron says tolerance towards people of a different sexuality is an important part of being British, after an MP raises the issue of an NI bakery refusing to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage.

LG unveils child-tracking tech

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:44
LG announces a wrist-worn device designed to let parents keep track of where their child is and listen to what they are up to.

VIDEO: Political pictures: Look behind you!

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:43
Matthew Hancock seen with 'Sack Cameron' graffiti is not first politician to appear with an unfortunate background.

Volunteer Recap: A Bumpy (And Itchy) Ride Through Tanzania

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:43

Nick Stadlberger, a medical student at Dartmouth, spent a month volunteering at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam. The scariest moment, he says, was when he boarded a dala dala bus.

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Mail apologises to George Clooney

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-09 05:39
The Mail Online apologises to US actor George Clooney after publishing a story claiming his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage.
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