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N Carolina Republicans hold primary

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 06:50
Republicans in the US state of North Carolina head to the polls to choose a candidate to face Democratic Senator Kay Hagan in November.

Brown quizzed on Haudagain blackspot

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 06:42
Transport Minister Keith Brown insists work on the notorious traffic blackspot at Aberdeen's Haudagain roundabout will not start early.

Home school register plans dropped

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 06:38
Plans to make the parents of home-schooled children join an official register in Wales are dropped, following a backlash from parents.

School 'murder plot' teens excluded

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 06:32
Two schoolgirls at the centre of an alleged murder plot against a teacher are permanently excluded.

Medicare Pays For Alzheimer's Screening, But Do You Want To Know?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 06:24

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there's not enough evidence to know if routine testing for cognitive impairment in older people helps or hurts. So patients have to decide on their own.

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NI police chief rejects arrest claim

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 06:19
Northern Ireland's chief constable rejects allegations by Sinn Féin that the arrest of Gerry Adams was the work of a "dark side" within the PSNI.

EU ruling hits UK over vehicle data

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 06:18
A UK opt-out is affected as the EU's top court annuls a law aimed at prosecuting bad drivers.

Child prostitution woman jailed

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 06:04
A woman who used drugs and alcohol to lure "weak and vulnerable" girls into a life of prostitution in South Yorkshire is jailed.

England women earn central contracts

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:57
The first 18 women cricketers to be awarded central England contracts are named by the ECB.

Shout louder, Clegg urges Lib Dems

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:53
Nick Clegg urges Lib Dems to shout "from the rooftops" about the party's policies, as he launches its local elections campaign.

Eight more Nigeria girls abducted

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:44
Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped eight girls in northern Nigeria, following last month's mass abduction, police say.

Kidnappers In Nigeria Wore Uniforms, Escaped Girl Says

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:44

She says the gunmen claimed to be soldiers who had come to help girls abducted last month. It wasn't until the men stole food and set fire to a school that the girls were certain they were in trouble.

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Conviction in NY 'Occupy' trial

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:39
A New York woman faces seven years in prison after being convicted of assaulting a police officer during the 2012 Occupy Wall Street protests.

Pistorius neighbours 'heard man cry'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:26
Oscar Pistorius' closest neighbours say they heard a man crying loudly on the night he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, as his murder trial continues.

VIDEO: Poverty 'promises have not been kept'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:24
The Make Poverty History campaign has "achieved a lot, but not enough", says a former First Minister of Scotland.

VIDEO: Starr traumatised by police inquiry

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:22
Freddie Starr's lawyer Dean Dunham says the comedian has been 'traumatised' by the 19-month-long police inquiry into allegations of sexual assault against the comedian.

VIDEO: Neighbour mimics Pistorius 'cry'

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:18
Two of Oscar Pistorius' nearest neighbours said they heard a man crying loudly on the night the athlete shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Norwegian army tests Oculus headset

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:14
The Norwegian army has been testing virtual reality headsets as a way of seeing what lies ahead when inside tanks.

VIDEO: Olga Kotelko: The 95-year-old athlete

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:11
Olga Kotelko is a 95-year-old athletics champion with over 30 world records to her name.

Man dies at cement-making factory

BBC - Tue, 2014-05-06 05:03
A worker dies after a serious incident at a cement-making factory in North Lincolnshire.
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