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Osprey love triangle caught on film

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 04:38
An osprey at an Aberfoyle reserve has his work cut out after being caught setting up nests with two different females.

VIDEO: Blanchett wins Women in Film prize

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 04:37
Cate Blanchett, Eva Longoria and Rose Byrne are just some of the winners at this year's Women in Film awards.

Lib Dems top list in MP bills ballot

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 04:22
Lib Dems take the top two slots in the draw to bring in private bills - Tory Bob Neill came third and is set to bring back the EU Referendum Bill.

How Dame Shirley Jumped Over Tech's Gender Gap In The 1960s

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 04:09

Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley founded one of the U.K.'s first software startups, run almost entirely by women. The industry still has gender inequality, but Shirley showed alternatives were possible.

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Double decker on M11 gutted by fire

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 04:03
A double decker bus is completely gutted by fire causing long delays on the M11 through parts of Essex.

VIDEO: Should being fat be a disability?

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:58
Dr Rosemary Leonard and discrimination lawyer Audrey Williams discuss the issues surrounding a legal challenge in Denmark for employers to grant obese workers some disability rights.

Soaps set to clash during World Cup

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:58
Soap rivals EastEnders and Coronation Street are to go head-to-head in a rare scheduling clash during the World Cup.

Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:54

The Senate and House have both voted to overhaul veterans' health care. Their votes come amid the controversy over long wait times at VA facilities for veterans seeking care.

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The Open 'real boost for NI tourism'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:42
News that the biggest golf tournament in the world is to be held in Portrush has been greeted as a "real boost for tourism" in Northern Ireland.

Caption Challenge: Liquid football

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:37
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Day in pictures: 12 June 2014

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:33
24 hrs of news photos: 12 June 2014

Do Brazilians even want soccer anymore?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:30

With the World Cup kicking off in Brazil today, many commentators have questioned the state of Brazil’s economy, considering the costs associated with the soccer championship.

Click on the audio player above to hear a discussion about the economics underlying the competition with Adolfo Laurenti, Chief International Economist at Mesirow Financial, and Leon Krauze, host of “Open Source” on Fusion TV.

AUDIO: Press 'should pixelate faces of children'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:28
Hannah Weller and Ian Murray debate the freedom of the press to print information on the private lives of celebrities' children.

Plans for cap on courtesy car costs

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:25
The cost of courtesy cars should be capped to push down car insurance premiums, the competition regulator proposes.

Cable: Housing boom 'needs stopping'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:24
Action must be taken to stop the "housing boom" in parts of the UK getting "out of control", according to Business Secretary Vince Cable.

VIDEO: Fifa must take 'aggressive action'

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:21
Visa's chief marketing officer Antonio Lucio says he would expect Fifa to take "aggressive action" if any corruption claims proved to be true.

Wellers call for child privacy law

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:17
Hannah Weller, the wife of rock star Paul Weller, is calling for a change to the law to stop photos of children being published without consent.

Tour of the North parade rerouted

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:16
An Orange Order parade next week will not be allowed to return along part of the Crumlin Road separating nationalist and loyalist communities.

Militants Make Gains In Iraq Amid Report U.S. Rebuffed Calls For Help

NPR News - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:14

Al-Qaida-linked fighters have taken Mosul and Tikrit, while Kurdish fighters have seized Kirkuk. Meanwhile, a news report says the U.S. rejected Iraqi calls for an airstrike against the militants.

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Wales wing North to start against SA

BBC - Thu, 2014-06-12 03:13
George North is named in the Wales team for the first Test in South Africa despite suffering from a 'mild virus'.
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