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VIDEO: Entrepreneurs pitch 'Silicon Wadi' ideas

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 19:26
Some of the Middle East's brightest young entrepreneurs tour Silicon Valley in California, to search for investors and work on the perfect business pitch.

Personality dictates spiders' roles

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 18:05
Social spiders' personalities determine the tasks they perform and the division of labour in their societies, a new study finds.

Ponds 'predict Arctic sea-ice melt'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 18:03
A UK team believes it can now make skilful predictions of how much sea ice will melt during Arctic summers, and says this year's minimum extent will likely be very similar to last year's.

VIDEO: Balloon treats bleeding at roadside

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 18:00
London's Air Ambulance crew have become the first team in the world to use a balloon device to control catastrophic bleeding at the roadside.

Deadly US tornadoes strike Nebraska

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 17:54
At least one person is dead and 16 more injured after two massive tornadoes sweep through parts of Nebraska.

VIDEO: Suarez 'fit' for Uruguay-England

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 17:43
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez says he is "100% fit" to start Uruguay's World Cup group game against England on Thursday.

World Cup: Ghana 1-2 USA

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 17:31
John Brooks heads a late winner for USA in a dramatic finale to their opening World Cup Group G game against Ghana.

Muller finds space on Ronaldo's stage

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 17:10
The world's best player has some catching up to do after Germany's 'false nine' Thomas Muller steals the show

VIDEO: Muslims 'fear Buddhist extremists'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 17:04
Three Muslims are reported to have been killed in clashes with hardline Buddhists in southern Sri Lanka.

Morph learns sign language

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 16:49
Morph learns sign language for deaf TV programme

Rooney can handle drama - Gary Neville

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 16:40
England forward Wayne Rooney will cope with the intense debate surrounding his World Cup, according to coach Gary Neville.

Danger Mouse to return to TV screens

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 16:32
Animated superhero Danger Mouse is to return to children's TV, more than two decades since the popular show ended.

Tornadoes Cause Widespread Damage, Injuries In Nebraska

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 16:31

Two twisters swept through the state's rural northeast, flattening one small town and causing serious damage in two others. One person was killed.

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Microwave helmet 'can spot a stroke'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 16:25
Scientists say they have devised a helmet that can quickly determine whether a patient has had a stroke.

Inmarsat confident on MH370 'hotspot'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 16:20
The UK satellite company Inmarsat tells the BBC that the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has yet to go to the area its scientists think is the plane's most likely crash site.

VIDEO: Saatchi: 'Abolish corporation tax'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 16:17
Lord Saatchi explains his plan to abolish corporation tax for small companies.

With Win Over Ghana, U.S. Is Off On The Right Foot In Brazil

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 16:12

On Monday night, the U.S. soccer team accomplished a feat it failed to achieve in the past two World Cups: beat Ghana. With a 2-1 victory, the Americans position themselves well for the games to come.

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Sweet Revenge: U.S. Bests Ghana, 2-1, In Its World Cup Opener

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 16:03

U.S. captain Clint Dempsey scored just 29 seconds after the starting whistle, one of the fastest goals in World Cup history. The U.S. lost to the West African nation in the previous two World Cups.

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VIDEO: Placido Domingo's retirement plan

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:50
Placido Domingo steps into the orchestra pit to conduct the Royal Opera House's latest production of Tosca.

'Smart glasses' for failing vision

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:48
Breakthrough for people with severe sight loss
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