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Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:38:39 GMT
The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says. 
British Ebola nurse travels to US  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:05:23 GMT
A British nurse who recovered from Ebola travels to the US to donate blood to try to save the life of another victim of the virus. 
Bayern Munich 1-0 Manchester City  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:26:23 GMT
Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng scores a last-minute winner to deny Manchester City a point in their Champions League opener. 
Chelsea 1-1 FC Schalke 04  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:03:33 GMT
Cesc Fabregas scores as Chelsea are held to a draw by Schalke in their Champions League group opener. 
The freedivers who swim with whales  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:16:14 GMT
A group of researchers who risk their lives to swim side-by-side with sperm whales and humpbacks are hoping to get a unique insight into the animals' behaviour. 
VIDEO: Last of the castanet makers?  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:30:29 GMT
Juan Vela is one of very few artisans making traditional, handcrafted castanets for Spanish flamenco. 
Nigeria college attacked by gunmen  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:33:14 GMT
Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 15 people have been killed. 
Taiwan in tougher food penalties  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:33:07 GMT
Taiwan's government says it will impose harsher penalties for food safety violations after a "gutter oil" scandal. 
Shares plunge after Russian arrest  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:41:55 GMT
Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov is put under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering, and shares in his company Sistema tumble. 
Odile storm moves towards Arizona  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:16:04 GMT
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods. 
Dozens killed in Syria air strikes  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:24:15 GMT
Almost 50 people have been killed by two days of government air strikes in an opposition-held town in central Syria, activists say. 
'Genius grant' winners announced  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:09:20 GMT
A physicist, a graphic memoirist and an organiser of home care workers are among this year's recipients of the MacArthur "Genius" grants. 
IS 'fuelling UK far-right backlash'  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:54:55 GMT
Islamic extremism in the Middle East and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a UK far-right backlash, a Home Office adviser claims. 
Still no suspects in Thailand murders  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:42:32 GMT
Police in Thailand say they have still not formally identified any suspects in the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. 
Cash warning for university expansion  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:21:02 GMT
Plans that could increase student numbers by 20% have not been adequately funded, a policy analysis report warns. 
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National News From NPR
House Approves Bill To Train, Arm Syrian Rebels  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:19:00 -0400
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World News From BBC
Scottish independence: Decision day  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:43:45 GMT
Australia raids over killing plot  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 05:19:38 GMT
US House approves Obama Syria plan  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:47:05 GMT
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