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In pictures: Swiss seaplane pilots gather

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 06:20
The Swiss Association of Seaplane Pilots is gathering on the banks of Lake Geneva.

Aegon Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches first final since stabbing

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 05:44
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova reaches her first final since returning from a career-threatening hand injury.

'Grenfell Changes Everything': Hundreds Of Homes Evacuated Over Safety Fears

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 05:44

Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.

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New Zealand 30-15 British and Irish Lions: World champions rise to land knockout blow

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 05:18
For a moment, the Lions seemed to have New Zealand on the ropes - but then reality overcame hype, writes Tom Fordyce.

Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 05:02

Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.

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World's ugliest dog, Martha, crowned in California

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 04:58
The former rescue dog won over the judges with her stage presence at the Californian fair.

Women's World Cup: Three dropped catches but England finally catch Punam Raut

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 04:55
England's fielders drop India's Punam Raut three times before she is finally caught by Danni Wyatt for 86 during the opening match of the 2017 Women's World Cup.

In pictures: Glastonbury highlights

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 04:43
Arcadia's giant metal spider, Johnny Depp and damp festivalgoers escaping the downpours.

Jailed Philippine Senator: 'I Won't Be Silenced Or Cowed'

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 04:08

Leila de Lima, 57, was jailed in February on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders, after she launched a Senate investigation into Duterte's bloody war on drugs. It's not the first time they've tangled.

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On Top Of Hong Kong's High Rises, Rooftop Gardens Take Root

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 04:01

In one of the most densely populated cities on Earth, a gardening cooperative is helping residents rediscover farming — in the sky.

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Meyers Chuck, AK, 99903

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 04:01

Meyers Chuck is off the grid, with no roads or cars; just a sprinkling of houses on the water, and a post office that's the social hub of town.

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A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 04:01

Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.

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More Than Memory: Coping With The Other Ills Of Alzheimer's

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 04:01

Many people with Alzheimer's suffer medical and mental health issues that have nothing to do with memory loss, including slow healing, incontinence, paranoia and depression.

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Schwarzenegger and Macron join forces in swipe at Trump

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 03:41
In video footage posted on social media, the pair pledge to "make the planet great again".

Women's World Cup: England claim Smriti Mandhana wicket

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 03:37
England claim their first wicket as India's Smriti Mandhana is caught by Danielle Hazell during the opening match of the 2017 Women's World Cup.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Valtteri Bottas tops final practice for Mercedes in Baku

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 03:20
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas led Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in final practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel hit trouble.

How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 03:00

In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.

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Snakebites Make The List Of 'Neglected Tropical Diseases'

NPR News - Sat, 2017-06-24 03:00

They claim about 100,000 lives a year. WHO has now put snakebites on its list of "neglected tropical diseases."

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Here's what made us smile this week

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 02:50
Here's what made us smile this week.

Paula Radcliffe: Erasing world records would 'punish athletes twice'

BBC - Sat, 2017-06-24 02:49
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe says she was "very hurt and frustrated" at plans to erase athletics records set before 2005.