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Baby died 'after 999 response error'

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 10:05
A six-month old boy died from breathing difficulties after 999 call staff wrongly classified his mother's emergency call, a report says.

Ex-Fifa head Havelange in hospital

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:55
Former Fifa president Joao Havelange, 98, is admitted to hospital in Rio de Janeiro with a lung infection.

Uber Car Service Company Is Now Valued At $17 Billion

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:50

Uber, the company whose app pairs drivers with passengers, hit it big in a new financing round, bringing in investments of $1.2 billion and sending its valuation skyward.

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Thousands delayed after airport fire

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:49
Thousands of people planning to fly from Bristol Airport are left grounded after a small fire caused a serious power failure.

Nigeria buries revered Muslim ruler

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:42
Tens of thousands of people attend the burial of the emir of Kano, one of Nigeria's most revered Muslim leaders and a vocal critic of Boko Haram.

Hodgson waits on Oxlade-Chamberlain

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:36
Roy Hodgson says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will get until 24 hours before England's World Cup opener to prove his fitness.

Halep out for revenge in French final

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:35
Simona Halep aims to cap an astonishing year by beating Maria Sharapova to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.

'Violent' raid on city jewellers

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:34
A police investigation is under way after an armed raid on an exclusive jewellers in Edinburgh's George Street.

Weekendish: Miracle buster and a sick city

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:32
Miracle busting and other great reads from the site this week

Gang jailed after £3.5m drugs haul

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:30
Members of a drugs gang are jailed for between two and 10 years after police seized 7,500 cannabis plants worth an estimated £3.5m.

Striking Train Workers Add To Brazil's World Cup Woes

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:20

There were scenes of chaos in Brazil Friday as striking workers and police clashed and commuters jammed onto overcrowded buses. The list of headaches is growing ahead of next week's World Cup kickoff.

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Ukraine, Russia seek to end fighting

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:13
The Russian president and new Ukrainian leader have urged a quick end to bloodshed in east Ukraine, in their first meeting since the latter's election, the Kremlin says.

Early Exposure To Bacteria Protects Children From Asthma And Allergies

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:13

It was widely thought that the grunge in inner-city housing was causing high rates of asthma. But now it looks like being exposed to just the right kinds of bacteria and vermin actually helps.

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The numbers: They're boring, but they matter

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:06

This final note today, an observation or two about our through-line this week, riffing off the live show we're taking on tour this summer and fall, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers.

There is, in fact, a whole lot to worry about with economic numbers. One, they can be really boring. Two, they can be cherry picked to suit one side or the other. And three, there are just so many of 'em that it can really make your head spin. 

But they matter. They matter a lot. 

So you kind of have to learn to love 'em.

 

 

Smart loos at Heathrow Terminal 2

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:02
Loos that monitor the number of people who use them to improve the efficiency of cleaning have opened in Heathrow.

VIDEO: Sword fights erupt at Sikh temple

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-06 09:01
Sikh groups brandishing ceremonial swords have clashed at India's Golden Temple in Amritsar as special prayers were held to mark the deadly military offensive there in 1984.

NBA Finals: Did The Heat Take Down Miami?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 08:56

A faulty air conditioning system spiked temperatures during the first game of the NBA finals, and the San Antonio Spurs took the win. The Barbershop guys talk sports, politics and pop culture.

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World Cup Makes Brazilians Crazy, But Soccer's Not To Blame

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 08:55

While workers scramble to prepare stadiums and airports for visiting fans, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says many Brazilians are angry and frustrated.

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Rabbi: American Jews Should Not Worry About Anti-Semitism

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 08:55

A new survey from the Anti-Defamation League estimates that nearly one in 10 Americans are prejudiced against Jews. But Rabbi Eric Yoffie says American anti-Semitism is not a real threat.

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Should Tweens Be Prosecuted As Adults?

NPR News - Fri, 2014-06-06 08:54

Two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin allegedly took their friend into the woods and stabbed her multiple times. They have been charged as adults. What does that mean and is it fair?

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